Postodoctorate position

MORELab


13 Jun 2023
Job Information

Organisation/Company
MORELab
Department
Electrical engineering and Computer Engineering
Research Field
Engineering » Other
Computer science » Programming
Mathematics » Algorithms
Researcher Profile
Recognised Researcher (R2)
Country
Canada
Application Deadline
3 Jul 2023 – 12:00 (America/New_York)
Type of Contract
Temporary
Job Status
Full-time
Hours Per Week
40
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?
Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?
No

Offer Description

In partnership with DISTRIBUTION BIKE CITY INC., Professor Blondin is recruiting a postdoctorate to pursue research in the optimization of cargo deliveries.

We invite applications for a postdoctoral position at Université de Sherbrooke, located in Sherbrooke, Canada. The selected candidate will be supervised by Professor Blondin and Professor Fitzer Jr. and will work closely with employees of DISTRIBUTION BIKE CITY INC. The postdoc is expected to enroll in the DESS de 3e cycle de perfectionnement en recherche at Université de Sherbrooke. Tuition fees and stipend will be covered for the two years of the postdoctoral position.

• Starting date: Fall 2023;
• Funding: 40,000$/year for two years.

The project involves a Post-doctorate Research Fellow and a Ph.D. student. The Post-doctorate Research Fellow is expected to be proactive in the project. The candidate may be presented to additional opportunities related to the post-doctorate position.

Summary of the project:

From a perspective of reducing greenhouse gases, Distribution Bike City Inc. is currently designing a hybrid bike for parcel deliveries. In urban areas, it is common to consider cargo bikes (CB) for last-mile delivery, i.e., the distribution of parcels within a small radius around a delivery point, such as a small storage facility. Numerous factors affect the CB’s delivery time. An algorithm considering factors such as the mass of the cargo, battery state-of-charge, and the elevation of the road will be a practical tool for successfully incorporating an urban bike-delivery system.

The Post-doctorate Research Fellow is expected to supervise the development of an algorithm that provides an optimized delivery schedule. The Post-doctorate main tasks are developing an estimation algorithm for short delivery time intervals for customers and devising methods to generate property graphs, which involves processing big real-time data from maps that the optimization algorithm will use.

     

    Requirements

    Research Field
    Computer science » Programming
    Education Level
    PhD or equivalent

    Research Field
    Mathematics » Applied mathematics
    Education Level
    PhD or equivalent

    Research Field
    Mathematics » Algorithms
    Education Level
    PhD or equivalent

    Skills/Qualifications

    Required profile:

    • Ph.D. in applied mathematics, operational research, computer science, data science, or in any other relevant field with a math and optimization background;
    • Strong expertise in evolutionary computation, multiobjective optimization, computational intelligence, routing problems, and combinatorial optimization;
    • Solid experience in programming – Open Street Maps and understand Python, Julia, or C++, Matlab;
    • English is required; French is a plus.

    Specific Requirements

    Application process:

    If interested in this position, please send your CV, a short motivation letter, and contact details of three referees to Professor Blondin at [email protected] and put the following email subject line: Interested postdoc – DISTRIBUTION BIKE CITY INC. Moreover, samples of your three most relevant publications will be appreciated. Moreover, samples of your three most relevant publications will be appreciated.

    Languages
    ENGLISH
    Level
    Excellent

    Research Field
    Mathematics » Applied mathematics
    Years of Research Experience
    1 – 4

    Additional Information
    Work Location(s)

    Number of offers available
    1
    Company/Institute
    Université de Sherbrooke
    Country
    Canada
    Geofield

    Where to apply

    E-mail
    [email protected]

    Contact

    City
    Sherbrooke
    Website
    https://www.usherbrooke.ca/recherche/specialistes/details/maude.blondin2
    Street
    2500 boul. de l’Université
    E-Mail
    [email protected]

    STATUS: EXPIRED

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