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Kühne Logistics University


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Anja Meyer

Head of Human Resources

Tel: +49 40 328707-114
Fax: +49 40 328707-109

We offer the inspirational atmosphere of a newly founded university with a slight hierarchy, a devoted team and an international environment with a wide scope for further structure in Hamburg.

Open Positions / Professorships

The Kühne Logistics University in Hamburg solicits applications for a Research Associate / PhD position (gn*) starting as soon as possible. (Referenzno.: 20190202)


We are seeking to hire a doctoral researcher to collaborate in an ongoing project funded by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI). This project investigates different challenges concerning the utilisation of electric vehicles in last-mile deliveries, e.g. time-dependent travel times and opportunity charging. The candidate will gain experience in research projects with leading industrial partners from the courier, express, and parcel industry.


  • A good M.Sc. degree in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Industrial Engineering, etc. or an excellent M.Sc. degree in Business Studies or related fields with a quantitative focus
  • A good understanding of analytical methods for solving combinatorial optimization problems
  • Advanced programming skills
  • Ability to work both independently and within a team
  • Good verbal and written communication abilities (English)

Salary and Conditions:

In the first two years of the PhD, the candidate will be employed as Research Associate in a project funded by the BMVI. In the third and fourth year, the candidate will be able to focus entirely on pursuing his or her PhD and will receive a stipend to cover expenses. Furthermore, the PhD candidate will receive a generous annual research and training budget of 5000 EUR and a full tuition waiver for the entire 4-year program.

The candidate will work closely with Prof. Asvin Goel.


Please apply exclusively by quoting the reference number (20190202) via the following link:

Review of applications starts on March 15, 2019. The position will remain open until a successful candidate is found.

We are looking forward to your application! All further inquiries should be sent by email to Prof. Asvin Goel (

The Kühne Logistics University (KLU) in Hamburg solicits applications for a 1-year postdoctoral position (with an option for extension) starting as soon as possible.


We are seeking to hire a postdoctoral researcher (gn) to collaborate in ongoing projects. These projects focus on assessing the resilience of humanitarian supply chains in a country or region and look at how this affects the functionality of supply chains. A Supply Chain Resilience Analysis tool has been developed, intended to identify strengths and weaknesses, as well as related risks and opportunities, in the logistics infrastructure and supply chains. It thereby helps to identify and prioritize the preparedness activities with the greatest impact on the effectiveness and efficiency of supply chain operations and supports the advocacy for allocation of resources. The researcher will play a key role in upgrading the methodology to apply the tool in an inter-agency context as well as with commodities other than food.

The position entails collaboration with different stakeholders across the humanitarian supply chain, writing scientific manuscripts for journal publication, presentation of research results to internal and external audiences, at national and international conferences and meetings, and, as appropriate, proposing new research concepts.


  • Ph.D. in operations research, operations management, industrial engineering, or related fields
  • Research experience and interest in modeling humanitarian operations problems; experience in using system dynamics methodology is welcome
  • Willingness to collaborate with different stakeholders across the humanitarian supply chain; some traveling to countries where humanitarian operations take place to support the local capacity building of humanitarian organizations
  • Ability to work both independently and within a team
  • Good verbal and written communication abilities (English)

Salary and Conditions:

This postdoctoral position is available for 1 year (with a possibility for extension) and will start as soon as possible. The successful candidate will receive an attractive salary based on the German salary system for public universities (which for this position ranges between 45 000 EUR and 55 000 EUR gross per year) as well as an annual research budget. The candidate will work closely with Prof. Maria Besiou.

Closing Date for Applications:

Review of applications starts immediately and the position will remain open until a successful candidate is found.


We are looking forward to your application! All applications or inquiries should be sent by email to Prof. Maria Besiou ( Your application should include a cover letter describing your experience and research interests related to this position, a detailed CV including a publication list, and contact details of references. To apply please send your details to To obtain more information about the project or the excellent working conditions at the KLU, please contact Maria Besiou (, +49(0)40 328707 266.



As Career Development & Alumni Relations Manager, you are our office’s “face to the customer”, and organizational backbone. The office and project management responsibility for most of our career services rests with you. The position is advertised as a full-time position (40 hours/week) and is limited to two years with the possibility of conversion to long-term status.We are looking for an immediate hire. 

Areas of responsibility include:

  • Plan, organize and present programs on varying career-related topics.
  • Act as program manager for KLU’s integrated compulsory internship program, including information provision, student and company outreach, data management, and reporting. 
  • Further develop our alumni and employer relations via innovative services fitting our profile. This area will require an entrepreneurial mindset.
  • Provide professional development counseling and application feedback to current students and alumni via individual counseling, group programs and/or electronic communications.
  • Always be a strong communicator, and networker, who enjoys building long-lasting relationships with faculty, professional organizations, student groups, our alumni association and employers, and has an affinity towards marketing our services.
  • Assisting with the creation of statistics, working with our CRM tools and other reporting needs.  
  • Summarized work distribution: 40% counseling, 40% project management, 20% marketing & networking.


  • Master’s degree (open to all disciplines).
  • Demonstrated excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills in English (preferably also German).
  • Preferably previous counselling/ teaching/ training experience (degrees or certificates not necessary).
  • Demonstrated affinity to market services and news to a targeted audience via email, newsletter, social networks or portals.
  • Demonstrated previous project management, event or program planning experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, creatively and collaboratively, and exercise good judgement.
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to execute and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated computer competence including word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, and database management.
  • Experience interacting with a diverse group of people. Ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures.

We offer:

At KLU you will work with open and ambitious colleagues in an international, multicultural atmosphere at an attractive HafenCity location. The campus offers not only breathtaking views of the Elbphilharmonie, the container terminals and the new quarters of Hamburg's HafenCity, but also modern workplaces. Our employees benefit from family-friendly working hours, home offices, company pension schemes, sports activities and a subsidy for public transportation.


Please send us your complete application including CV, cover letter, letters of recommendation, and relevant certificates and degrees via e-mail to as soon as possible. Should you have any questions, please refer to Anja Meyer (Human Resources): +49 40 328707-114 or Anne Rehmet (Head of Career Development & Alumni Relations) via


Die Stelle ist in Vollzeit (40Std./Woche) als Elternzeitvertretung ausgeschrieben und auf zwei Jahre befristet.

In Ihrer Funktion als Program Manager arbeiten eng mit dem Dekan, dem Prüfungsamt sowie der Fakultät zusammen. Sie sind für die Organisation und Administration der Studiengänge verantwortlich und erster Ansprechpartner für Studierende und Lehrkräfte zu allen Fragen rund um die Studienprogramme und den Lehrbetrieb.  


  • Planung, Koordination und Organisation der Studiengänge (Ansprechperson für Studierende, interne Fakultät, externe Gastdozenten)
  • Mitarbeit bei der Entwicklung- und Weiterentwicklung der Studiengänge (Programmakkreditierung, Entwicklung Curriculum, Qualitätsmanagement, etc.)
  • Administrative Unterstützung bei Planung, Umsetzung und Evaluation des Curriculums und einzelner Veranstaltungen (Stundenplanerstellung, Raumbuchung, Bereitstellung von Unterrichtsmaterialien (online) und Medienausstattung)
  • Kommunikation mit Lehrenden und Studierenden sowie mit kooperierenden Praxiseinrichtungen
  • Pflege und Support unserer Lernplattform (Moodle)
  • Mitarbeit bei der Organisation und Begleitung von fachspezifischen Exkursionen und Unterstützung von Marketing- oder Sonderveranstaltungen
  • Mitarbeit bei der Studiengangsvermarktung (Input für Broschüren und Webseite)


  • Abgeschlossenes Hochschulstudium, bevorzugt im Bereich Betriebswirtschaftslehre oder Logistik, erwünscht. Alternativ verfügen Sie über eine abgeschlossene Ausbildung als Verwaltungsfachangestellte/r, Bürokauffrau/-mann, Fachangestellte/r für Bürokommunikation oder gleichwertige Kenntnisse und Erfahrungen
  • Erste Berufserfahrung im Bereich der Wissenschafts- bzw. Hochschulverwaltung oder vergleichbaren Einrichtungen
  • Selbstständige und strukturierter Arbeitsweise sowie organisatorisches Geschick
  • Sicheres Auftreten, Belastbarkeit und Eigeninitiative
  • Beherrschung der gängigen MS Office-Programme sowie die Fähigkeit und Bereitschaft zur umfassenden Einarbeitung in neue Systeme und Datenbanken
  • Ausgeprägte Serviceorientierung, sicheres und verbindliches Auftreten sowie gute Umgangsformen und Freude an der Kommunikation mit Studierenden, Lehrenden, sowie Mitarbeiten und Partnern innerhalb und außerhalb der Hochschule
  • Sehr gute Englischkenntnisse in Wort und Schrift
  • Interkulturelle Kompetenzen
  • Hands-on Mentalität

Wir bieten:

An der KLU arbeiten Sie mit offenen und ambitionierten Kolleg*innen in einer internationalen, multikulturellen Atmosphäre am attraktiven Standort HafenCity. Der Campus bietet nicht nur atemberaubende Ausblicke auf die Elbphilharmonie, die Containerterminals und die neu entstehenden Quartiere der Hamburger HafenCity, sondern auch moderne Arbeitsplätze. Unsere Mitarbeiter*innen profitieren von familienfreundlichen Arbeitszeiten, Homeoffice, betrieblicher Altersvorsorge, Sportangeboten und einem Zuschuss zum Job-Ticket des ÖPNV.


Bitte schicken Sie Ihre vollständigen Bewerbungsunterlagen auf Deutsch oder Englisch mit Anschreiben, Lebenslauf sowie relevanten Zeugnissen und Ihrer Gehaltsvorstellung per E-Mail an

Für eventuelle Rückfragen können Sie Frau Anja Meyer / Lisa Jöhren unter den Telefonnummern +49 40 328707-114/-113 kontaktieren.


Zur Unterstützung unserer IT suchen wir ab sofort eine studentische Hilfskraft (gn*).


  • Mitarbeit im 1st-Level-Support (Erfassung von Anfragen im Ticketsystem und Erstanalyse) in enger Zusammenarbeit mit dem Applikationsbetreuer
  • Mithilfe bei einfacheren Konfigurationsarbeiten im Campus Management System
  • Dateneingabe und -pflege
  • Nutzerverwaltung (Benutzer anlegen, deaktivieren und Rechtevergabe)


  • Affinität zu Anwendungsprogrammen und IT
  • Sorgfältige Arbeitsweise
  • Serviceorientierung
  • Gute Englischkenntnisse

Wir sind an einer längerfristigen Zusammenarbeit interessiert. Die Anstellung erfolgt auf Minijob-Basis. Die Arbeitszeit umfasst 10-12 Wochenstunden in Absprache mit Leitung und Team.

Bitte schicken Sie Ihre Bewerbung mit einem aussagekräftigen Bewerbungsschreiben, Ihrem Lebenslauf sowie relevanten Zeugnissen per E-Mail an:, Ansprechpartnerin: Lisa Jöhren, Human Resources

 *gender neutral