Postdoc Integrated logistics operations for offshore wind farms (1.0 fte)

University of Groningen
September 14 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

The postdoc position is part of the research project ‘Sustainable service logistics for offshore wind farms' ( In this project the postdoc will work together with companies, permanent staff and a number of PhD researchers. The research project is funded by the NWO programme Sustainable Logistics.

The goal of the research project ‘Sustainable service logistics for offshore wind farms' is developing new innovative methods for the sustainable design and operation of service logistics for offshore wind farms. This project is composed of several work packages that cover network design, advanced maintenance strategies, coordination of transportation, as well as collaboration and governance aspects. In each work package, new methods will be developed that can serve as enablers for an improved service logistics process, thereby combining theoretical challenges in Operations Research with practical and societal relevance.

The postdoc researcher will be developing analytical and simulation models for integrated supply chain decision making in planning and control of logistics operations in offshore wind farms. To be able to achieve the best possible logistics performance for servicing wind farms, resources such as parts, tools and technicians must be available at the right places, available in the right amounts and optimally deployed, and their logistic movements should be coordinated. Furthermore, all stakeholders should support the different decisions. The postdoc researcher will build models to analyze the relationships between the various logistics aspects as well as the robustness of the designed network for service operations. Besides the main research activity, the researcher will also create links to other work packages, and will provide support to project partners in their valorization efforts.

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