Research Fellow – Humanitarian Supply Chains

Nottingham Trent University - College: Business, Law & Social Sciences

This post is fixed term for 18 months.

Nottingham Business School is internationally recognised as the business school for business engagement and impact. We conduct internationally excellent and world leading research that shapes policy and practice delivering real world impact. As the largest of Nottingham Trent University’s schools we are distinguished by a sustainable, innovative, international and collaborative ethos spearheading the university’s ambition of ‘value ideas’ that enables discovery, drives innovation, and changes the world, our students, and ourselves.

The principal purpose of this Research Fellow role will be to contribute to the development of research outputs in RCUK-TUBITAK grant, called “Innovating the Turkish supply chain for services in humanitarian aid”. You will help us to focus on two main research questions:

  • How to monitor, measure and assess the impact of cash/voucher supply on stakeholders, including any other refugees, local suppliers, donors, banks and other system providers, logistics services providers, or government?
  • How to set up cash and voucher distribution points dependent on in-kind distributions while reducing travel times, waiting times, yet guaranteeing sufficient security? How to support timely scale-up of cash and voucher distribution?

You will be performing research on cash and voucher distribution model in a humanitarian context. GAMS(Ciplex) and SPSS/R skills are essential as is experience with applied research in the field of operations / supply chain management.

You will be educated to master degree level or equivalent in an appropriate subject area such as operational research, management science, logistics and supply chain. Grant proposal writing experience and progression/final report experience is highly desirable, as well as academic journal paper writing.

Besides optimisation programming which is absolutely essential, knowledge of stochastic modelling and systems dynamic simulation is highly desirable.

In this role, fieldwork will require travel to Turkey.

Closing date – 05 September 2017

Interview date – To Be Confirmed

If you have any specific queries in relation to this position, please contact Professor Sander De Leeuw via email

Successful applicants will usually be appointed to the base of the advertised salary grade, except in justifiable circumstances.

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Applications from candidates who require sponsorship to work in the UK will be considered alongside other applications. However, candidates who require sponsorship cannot be appointed if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EEA applicant is available due to the UK Visas & Immigration requirements. For further information on this please visit the UK Visas & Immigration website.

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