Senior Researcher Supply Chain Innovation (0.8 - 1.0 fte)

Senior Researcher Supply Chain Innovation (0.8 - 1.0 fte)

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17 Jun 3 Jul Vlissingen

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Job description


Logistic flows and connections, zero emission, digitalisation and robotisation and autonomous transport. These are the themes on which the Supply Chain Innovation research group of HZ University of Applied Sciences focuses. As a senior researcher, would you like to contribute to innovations to make the logistics chains in the region more efficient, competitive and sustainable? And would you like to work together with governments, businesses and other knowledge institutions so that your practice-based research has a real impact? Then apply for a position at HZ University of Applied Sciences in Vlissingen.

Your work as a senior researcher
Your main task as a senior researcher is to direct and initiate multidisciplinary, innovative and long-term research programmes. Together with your colleagues, you will investigate the impact of autonomous vehicles and vessels in logistics chains, the transition to zero-emission logistics, better utilisation and strengthening of hinterland connections and applications of digitisation of logistics chains. The focus of the research group is on the application and integration of new technology, new business models, digitisation and robotisation in logistics and the adaptation of supply chains to societal challenges. Combined applications of autonomous and manual systems in companies are other points of interest. You find the impact of research on Zeeland's logistics just as important as we do.

The research agenda is constantly evolving. To this end, the group works with Zeeland Connect and Greening Corridors, a national collaboration of knowledge institutions, governments and the business community.

Curiosity, enthusiasm, a practical focus, and involvement with the professional field and students are important qualities that you will recognise yourself in. Because, based on analysis, you develop a portfolio of research projects, build a network of relevant stakeholders, identify innovation needs and formulate and acquire new research questions. You apply newly acquired knowledge in education, because working with students keeps you sharp. The valorisation and publication of research results is a matter of course for you.

The Team
You work in a diverse and compact team led by a lector. The team has existed for several years but is still developing. Therefore, you also coach and guide other colleagues in the team.


HZ University of Applied Sciences


With your experience as a senior researcher in technical and/or logistics research, you can start working on research projects immediately. Because of your experience with conducting scientific research, you are able to initiate, lead and carry out interesting research projects.

You also have the following:

  • A completed PhD in a relevant field;
  • Broad experience with research and/or consultancy in relevant fields of knowledge;
  • Knowledge of and experience with the methodology of quantitative research and design science;
  • Work experience in research projects involving multiple stakeholders;
  • English language proficiency at Cambridge Proficiency level.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: For the duration of one year in the position of lecturer in higher education. Renewal of this appointment depends on personal performance and formative space.

We believe that future-proof education starts with our staff. Therefore, in addition to a vibrant work environment, we also offer:

  • A fixed-term contract for the duration of one year in the position of lecturer in higher education. Renewal of this appointment depends on personal performance and formative space;
  • A gross monthly salary in scale 12, between €4715.81 and €6064.86 for full-time employment;
  • 8.3% year-end bonus, 8% holiday allowance and possibly an allowance for travel expenses and/or working from home;
  • The opportunity to work on your personal and professional development;
  • Freedom and autonomy in your work.


HZ University of Applied Sciences

With 4,800 students, 600 staff and 25 degree programmes, HZ University of Applied Sciences (HZ) in Zeeland can be called a small, personal university of applied sciences. We offer bachelor's programmes, master's programmes, postgraduate programmes and associate degrees. In addition, our professorships and knowledge centres conduct practice-based research on the themes of vitality, food, energy, water and bio-based solutions. Working at HZ means working in a lively environment where no two days are the same. Where lecturers know the names of their students. And where the lines are short. Whether you work as a lecturer, caretaker, marketing assistant, ICT officer, P&O advisor or financial manager: together with your colleagues you form a team of professionals who prepare our students for the (international) labour market. And did you know that we have been in the top three of the best universities of applied sciences in the Netherlands for years?


  • Research, development, innovation; Policy and staff; Management
  • Behaviour and society; Engineering
  • 32—40 hours per week
  • €4716—€6065 per month
  • Doctorate
  • SP Senior Researcher Supply Chain Innovation


HZ University of Applied Sciences

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