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RESEARCH SCIENTIST, Center for Transportation & Logistics (CTL)-Humanitarian Response Lab (HRL), to join a multidisciplinary team conducting research on business resilience, housing supply chains, and market systems in post- disaster scenarios. Will participate in the creation, support, and dissemination of new knowledge, analysis, and recommendations in post-disaster housing and related fields; and engage with FEMA, DHS, government stakeholders, and private sector entities involved in disaster response, community resilience, and post-disaster recovery and housing. General responsibilities include actively engaging thought leaders, policymakers, managers, and other stakeholders to move ideas to action; planning and conducting field research; supporting student involvement in research projects; delivering sponsor reports; theoretical and applied research; publishing results in peer-reviewed journals or proceedings; leveraging research to develop new educational materials and curricula; delivering educational programs; and other duties as needed.
CTL conducts research, outreach, and educational activities with a number of companies, organizations, and governments; conducts research initiatives across a wide range of SCM, logistics, and transportation topics; and runs a portfolio of SCM programs including the online MicroMasters credential, a SCM master's and doctoral track, and executive education courses.
The Humanitarian Response Lab works with government, nongovernment, and private sector organizations to help meet human needs by understanding and improving the supply chain systems behind public services and private markets.
Job Requirements REQUIRED: Ph.D. or master's degree; three years' relevant experience in disaster response, transportation, logistics, operations management, supply chain management, public policy, program/project management, general management, or related field; excellent communication and presentation skills; ability to work with industry and government agencies; history of working without on-going, hands-on guidance/direction; and willingness to contribute to CTL's broader mission. Job #15805
Internal Number: 15805
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