Researcher Supply Chain Innovation (0.8 - 1.0 fte)

Researcher Supply Chain Innovation (0.8 - 1.0 fte)

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17 Jun 3 Jul Vlissingen

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As a researcher, will you help shape the transition to autonomous transport in Zeeland or make the switch to clean energy carriers easier?

Job description

Would you like to think about, for example, the use of an autonomous vehicle at the terminal of Kloosterboer or participate in the current project to have an autonomous boat sail between the station and the centre of Vlissingen? Then apply to the vacancy of researcher in the Supply Chain Innovation research group at HZ University of Applied Sciences in Vlissingen. Here you will be doing practice-based research that has real impact.

Your work as a researcher
You will be part of a research group in which everyone has their own specialisations. You will contribute to research in areas such as autonomous transport, zero emissions, digitisation and/or robotisation. As a researcher, would you, for example, like to help logistics service providers in the region with the inevitable switch to clean energy carriers? It is a transition that is difficult and complex. As a researcher of Supply Chain Innovation, you will make investment decisions easier for entrepreneurs, you will think along about the necessary loading and refuelling infrastructure and you will come up with logistic innovations.

You enjoy working with a diverse network of companies, platform and sector organisations, knowledge institutions and regional governments. You see the innovation needs of your stakeholders and answer their research questions. In this region, the lines are short. This makes it easy to establish and maintain contacts. You like to be in this playing field with different interests, because that is what makes this work so interesting.

You immediately pass on the knowledge you acquire to students in educational projects and lessons. This is inspiring and challenging. You will also succeed in putting your research results into words, so that you can publish them in scientific and professional journals.

Supply Chain Innovation mainly focuses on the application and integration of new technology, new business models, digitisation and robotisation in logistics. In addition, adapting the supply chain to social challenges is an important focus.

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

The team
You will work in a diverse and compact team led by a lecturer. The team has been in existence for several years but is still developing.


HZ University of Applied Sciences


You have a natural gift for creating structure, working in a project-based manner and distinguishing between headaches and side issues. You get energy from taking up projects and cooperating with your colleagues, study programmes and external stakeholders. You are curious, driven, practically oriented and involved in the field and the students. You also have:

  • A completed relevant Master's degree or PhD;
  • Interest and affinity in supply chain management;
  • Knowledge and experience of the methodology of qualitative research or design science;
  • English language skills at Cambridge Proficiency level.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: A temporary appointment of one year in the position of lecturer. Extension of this appointment depends on personal performance and formative space.

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

  • A temporary appointment of one year in the position of lecturer. Extension of this appointment depends on personal performance and formative space;
  • A gross monthly salary in scale 11 between € 3881.09 and € 5332.48 for a full-time appointment;
  • 8.3% year-end bonus, 8% holiday allowance and possibly a reimbursement of travel expenses and/or home working allowance;
  • The opportunity to work on your personal and professional development;
  • Freedom and independence in your work.


HZ University of Applied Sciences

With 4,800 students, 600 staff and 25 study programmes, HZ University of Applied Sciences 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; Education; Management
  • Engineering; Behaviour and society
  • 32—40 hours per week
  • €3881—€5332 per month
  • University graduate
  • SP Researcher Supply Chain Innovation


HZ University of Applied Sciences

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