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School/CompanyIÉSEG School of Management
Job TitleOperations Management: Postdoctoral position
Job categoryAcademic
Career level[not specified]
Desired education levelDoctorate or PhD
Job typeFull-Time
Job description


IÉSEG School of Management - Lille Economics and Management (LEM, CNRS) invites applications for a 24-month fully funded postdoctoral position in Operations Management on its Paris campus starting in September 2024.



IÉSEG holds the “triple crown” of international accreditations (AACSB, AMBA & EQUIS) and is a member of the “Conférence des Grandes Écoles”. The school offers Bachelor, Master and Post-Graduate Degrees as well as Executive Education programs. IÉSEG is also one of the leading French business schools in terms of research. The IÉSEG Research Center is accredited by the French CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research). Our Lille Campus is in the heart of Northern France (within the triangle made up by London, Paris and Brussels), and our Paris Campus is located in the biggest European business district of “La Défense”. More information on the school can be found here:



Our department counts 10+ permanent faculty members from researchers to professors of practice, 5+ teaching and research assistants and post-docs, and several visiting and adjunct professors. Our faculty, academics and accomplished professionals, have a wide range of professional backgrounds in areas, including project management, supply chain management, transportation and logistics, data analysis and decision support, purchasing, and production. Research staff within the department are affiliated to the CNRS research laboratory LEM, Lille Economie Management. An overview of our diverse group of professors can be found here: Operations Management Department.



Research will be a strong focus of the selected candidate. He/she/they will join a dedicated research team to conduct high-quality research and will specifically collaborate with collaborate with the team to advance research in the field of operations and supply chain management. To this end, the postdoctoral researcher will collaborate with Professors Majid Eskandarpour and Ronald McGarvey, and others at IÉSEG School of Management. He/she/they will receive regular mentorship and be expected to disseminate their research by submitting academic manuscripts to top operations management/operations research/supply chain management journals.

The project may focus on the field of multi-criteria optimization with multiple stakeholders. In conjunction with other partners, we envision applications of this research in the domain of waste management. Nevertheless, the research may also focus on other interesting applications including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Urban freight logistics
  • Healthcare systems
  • Energy generation

 The selected candidate is expected to:

  • hold a PhD in Operations Management, Operations Research, Industrial Engineering, or a related discipline (earned no later than September 2021).
  • Have a solid research background in optimization of logistics systems, exact methods for mathematical programming, metaheuristics, multi-objective methods, and machine learning techniques
  • have a proven research track record, including journal publications/submissions in leading journals.
  • provide evidence of proficiency in programming languages (e.g., C++, python) and optimization software (e.g., CPLEX, Gurobi)

In terms of teaching, the selected candidate will also be involved in some (limited) teaching activities in the Operations Management department at the undergraduate, graduate and/or postgraduate level. As such, we are looking for candidates who are fluent in English, as most courses are taught in this language. Professional experience and knowledge of French are a plus, but not a requirement.

Finally, we are looking for candidates who embody our core values of Accomplishment, Responsibility, Integrity, Solidarity, and Engagement, and fit our diverse and international culture in which 50 nationalities are represented. IÉSEG places tremendous value on diversity and inclusion, and we therefore encourage applications from all backgrounds. Underrepresented groups in academia (notably women, minority ethnic groups, people identifying as LGBTQIA+, people with a (non-)visible disability, and people from lower socio-economic backgrounds and/or economically developing countries) are particularly encouraged to apply, as we are highly committed to ensuring that IÉSEG reflects and benefits from the diversity present in society.



The selected applicant is expected to begin his/her/their assignment in September 2024. The appointment is for 24 months. Gross salary will be competitive with other European research and academic institutions. The researcher will be based in Paris (on the campus of IÉSEG School of Management).

At IÉSEG, we are committed to providing a supportive and engaging work environment. To new faculty members (and their partner), we offer a wide range of resources to help them integrate into the country, culture and school, such as individualized French language courses, a relocation allowance, and housing search assistance. Moreover, all faculty members have access to a competitive salary, as well as benefits such as French social security, a complementary health insurance, meal vouchers, a profit-sharing plan, and a contributory pension scheme. Finally, the school actively promotes research, provides resources for active scholars (e.g., funding for conferences and data collection) and offers competitive financial bonuses for high quality international peer-reviewed research publications.



The candidate is expected to conduct research and write papers on research projects with the other team members: Professors Majid ESKANDARPOUR and Ronald MCGARVEY. Other members of the research team include faculty researchers based in the UK and USA. They have published their research in international journals such as the European Journal of Operational Research, Computers and Operations Research, International Journal of Production Economics, among others. In addition, the candidate will have the opportunity to exchange with an international network of scholars specialized in the Operations Management domain.



LEM is a research unit associating the CNRS (the French National Center for Scientific Research), the University of Lille and IÉSEG School of Management. It comprises about 200 researchers and 50 doctoral students in the fields of economics and finance. LEM is a young, internationally oriented, and dynamic laboratory with a strong scientific ambition.



Apply by filling out the application form available at:

When applying, please upload a single pdf file merging the following documents:

  • Cover letter (including a statement that describes the candidate’s qualifications and motivation to work in our group).
  • Updated CV
  • A research statement
  • Two representative papers
  • Names, affiliations, and e-mail addresses of referees
  • Two recommendation letters should be sent separately by the referees to the following address:

For any further question, please contact Professors Majid ESKANDARPOUR and Ronald MCGARVEY via

Please, note that applications received by email will not be reviewed. They must be sent through the provided link.

Applications will be considered and processed upon reception. The process will continue until the position is filled.

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Expiry date2023/12/31