Job opportunity! Senior scientist/ senior associate in Sustainable Logistics and Supply Chains at KLU in Hamburg, Germany

Dear colleagues,

The Center for Sustainable Logistics and Supply Chains at Kühne Logistics University in Hamburg, Germany is looking for a Senior Scientist/ Senior Associate in Sustainable Logistics and Supply Chains.

This dual position involves both research as well as development and branding of the newly established Center for Sustainable Logistics and Supply Chains at KLU. You will work on research projects in the field of sustainable logistics and supply chain, focusing, for example, on decarbonization (e.g., through new technologies or behavioral changes), transparency (e.g., through digital technologies and collaboration), and Circular Economy. Your research should be scientifically rigorous and, at the same time, relevant to managers and/or policymakers. We welcome both qualitative and quantitative research approaches.

You will also contribute to shaping the future of the CSLS through initiating and managing projects that help establish the CSLS as a global knowledge hub for sustainable logistics and supply chain management, developing outreach formats for effectively transferring research into industry practice, and identifying opportunities for external funding and preparing project proposals. Overall, the position offers a unique opportunity to gain experience in leading research projects and teams. There are also possibilities to contribute to the Center’s teaching activities if desired.

We are looking for a passionate person who wants to make a difference in current logistics and supply chain practices. You hold a Ph.D. in engineering, management, or logistics and have a clear aspiration to pursue an academic career. Relevant experience around companies’ challenges regarding sustainability and experience with third-party-funded research is highly welcome. Your working style is team-oriented, proactive and structured, and you have strong communication skills. You are fluent in English; German is not necessary but is an additional asset.

We offer an entrepreneurial research atmosphere in an expanding team with the unique opportunity to play a leading role in shaping an impactful research center right from the start. This is an 80-100% position, initially for two years, with the possibility for an extension, depending on performance and availability of positions. We also offer national and international development opportunities through collaborations within academia and industry and a very attractive location in the heart of Hamburg. The successful candidate will receive an attractive salary based on the German salary system for public universities and an annual research budget. The starting date is negotiable, but we are looking to fill this position quickly and consider applications on a rolling basis.

We are looking forward to receiving your application! It should include a letter of motivation, your CV with the contact details of two referees, your publication list, and a sample of your work.
For additional information on the position, you may contact the Directors of the Center, Prof. Dr. Moritz Petersen ( or Prof. Dr. Johannes Meuer (

Please send your application by e-mail to: For questions regarding the application process, please contact Ms. Anja Meyer (Head of Human Resources) under the telephone number +49 40 328707-114.

KLU is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a culturally diverse, inclusive, and pluralistic intellectual community. With all current and upcoming openings in research, we look to increase this diversity and inclusivity further. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, ethnicity, nationality, family status, or physical or mental disabilities.

Kühne Logistics University - Wissenschaftliche Hochschule für Logistik und Unternehmensführung (KLU) is a private university founded in 2010 and based in Hamburg’s HafenCity. The independent, state-approved university focuses on the areas of logistics and management. As a boutique university, KLU offers its students and doctoral candidates a high degree of specialization and excellent study conditions. KLU Executive Education offers advanced training programs for specialists and managers within the framework of seminars and summer schools. We offer our employees exciting projects and challenging responsibilities in an innovative environment. Contribute your skills to a strong team that significantly influences and drives the development of our university.