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Three Research Positions in the areas of Engineering, Economics and
Management at the Centre for Management Studies of IST, Lisbon (Portugal)


The Centre of Management Studies of Instituto Superior Técnico
(CEG-IST,( offers three
research positions in Engineering, Economics and Management, namely in the
areas of Decision & Information, Economics & Finance, Operations &
Logistics, Strategy & Organizations and  Sustainable Development. 

Research at CEG-IST in these areas has been focusing  upon:

·         Decision and Information: Development, enhancement & integration
of methodologies, tools and practices in decision analysis and conferencing,
behavioural decision-making, information systems, problem structuring
methods, multi-objective and ordinal classification problems, risk analysis,
project management, resource allocation, socio-technical approaches in
engineering and decision making in health systems.

·         Economics and Finance: Development of methodologies in the areas
of investment & risk analysis, industrial organization and policy,
assessment of engineering, labour economics, industrial organization, firms’
mergers, technology roles in economic growth & development, and health

·         Operations and Logistics: Development of novel models and
methodologies in the areas of design, planning & scheduling of production
systems; supply chains management, operations sustainability, stochastic
simulation and forecasting. 

·         Strategy and Organizations: Development and enhancement of
methodologies in organizational strategy & behaviour, marketing management,
strategic management & development of tourism, strategy and technology,
project finance & risk management and operational concepts of knowledge,
technology and capital. 

·         Sustainable Development: Integrating the three pillars of
sustainability (territory, economics and ecology) and to develop the methods
and applications in the areas of strategic environment assessment, of
innovation in territorial management and of governance towards

The candidates will carry out research of international standards in these
research areas, and are expected to contribute to current research projects,
to create new research projects as well as to support activities of
scientific supervision and training. Candidates should have the ability to
develop research activity within a multidisciplinary environment while using
management science methods, and are expected to strengthen different areas
of CEG-IST and to foster collaborative research with CEG-IST members and
with international research networks. The working language is English.

Qualifications and Experience required

Applicants should hold a PhD in Engineering, Management, Economics or in
related fields. Should have a strong publication record in a relevant field
of research and provide evidence of the ability to work independently and to
effectively participate in inter-disciplinary and international projects.
Applicants should display evidence of significant scientific accomplishments
and of experience in developing solutions to real world problems using
management science methods. 3 years of post-doctoral research experience are
preferably required. The successful candidates are expected to carry out
research in the areas listed above. 

Successful candidates should propose, after adjustment to the new
environment, their innovative research projects in agreement with the nature
of the on-going research. Will be motivated to work in a multidisciplinary
environment, where their own ideas and initiatives will be encouraged.
Candidates are expected to master the English language but the language of
communication could be English or Portuguese.

Contract conditions

The successful candidates will receive a salary in accordance with the
university regulations for a senior researcher. The contract offered will
have duration of up to 5 years, renewed yearly based on mutual agreement.
The annual gross income, before taxes, will be approximately 3.101,87 Euros
x 14 months. 

The successful candidate will celebrate a contract with IST- Instituto
Superior Tecnico (IST). 

Evaluation and Selection

The applications should be addressed to the E-mail to [log in to unmask]
before 17 of September.  Applications should include: 

-           Covering letter

-           Identification of the candidate

-           Curriculum Vitae/resume

-           Letters of Reference

-           Statement of purpose for the period of the contract

-           Copy of main publications 

-           Brief research plan proposal for the period of the contract

The jury will consider the CV of the candidates and the capability of
candidates to strengthen different areas of CEG-IST and to foster
collaborative research with CEG-IST members and with international research

The Instituto Superior Técnico is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer:


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