Research Fellow in Logistics & Supply Chain Management job with CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY


School/Department:School of Management

Based at: Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire

Hours of work: 37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be considered.

Contract type: Fixed term contract

Fixed Term Period: Fixed Term Contract for 6 months

Salary: Full time starting salary is normally in the range of £37,337 per annum

Apply by: 14/01/2024

Role Description

About the Role

We would like to appoint a Research Fellow to work on the ReSChape project which aims at analysing social (as well as economic and environmental) changes and disruptions impacting on supply chains at levels ranging from the relationships between countries to the impact on social indicators.

About You

You will already have a Doctorate (or be very close to completion) in logistics, supply chain management, operations management or a related field and you will command strong expertise in qualitative research. We also welcome applications from individuals with expertise in food supply chain management and food systems. The successful applicant will be part of this exciting project and will be expected to conduct, inter alia, literature reviews, interviews and focus groups, to complete relevant data analysis and reports and to publish journal papers. With excellent communication skills, you will be also expected to analyse policy reports, disseminate and communicate appropriate policy recommendations and develop business and sustainability plans. 

About Us

As a specialist postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships are creating leaders in technology and management globally. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here.

Cranfield School of Management (SOM) is recognised as one of the most established and prestigious UK business schools, with 50 years’ experience of educating business leaders.

SOM is known for its excellence in leadership development, its deep-rooted relationships with organisations of all kinds, and its focus on transforming learning and research into improved management practice. The Logistics, Procurement & Supply Chain Management Group is based in SoM and it is one of the largest faculty groups in Europe in that area of expertise. Group members are publishing world leading papers, they are developing their international thought leadership profiles and they are also very successful in research and consulting income generation. Find out more for the Group here: 

Our Values and Commitments

Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here.

We aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together and realise their full potential. We are a Disability Confident Employer and proud members of the Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme.We are committed to actively exploring flexible working options for each role and have been ranked in the Top 30 family friendly employers in the UK by the charity Working Families. Find out more about our key commitments to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Flexible Working here.

Working Arrangements

Collaborating and connecting are integral to so much of what we do. Our Working Arrangements Framework provides many staff with the opportunity to flexibly combine on-site and remote working, where job roles allow, balancing the needs of our community of staff, students, clients and partners.

How to apply                                   

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Professor Matopoulos on E: [email protected]

Apply online now. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details on

E: [email protected]. Please quote reference number 4702.

Closing date for receipt of applications:  14 January 2024 


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