PhD vacancy Field Study on Experimental New Technologies in Logistic Warehouses


Apply before: 13 October 2019
TU Eindhoven
Job specification:
  • The Human Performance Management group focuses its research and education on the optimization of the role of human resources in operational and business processes of performance. In other words, how should we (re-)design work, processes and organizations to obtain a high performance organization in which employees could work with high motivation, creativity and pleasure?
  • Modern warehouses are at the center of the logistics network. Though innovative technologies are currently being developed, they disseminate only slowly in logistic practice. As a consequence, warehouse employees lack the opportunity to gain experience in working with these new technologies.collective mental health outcomes and cost effectiveness.
  • The objectives of the current PhD project are: (1) to empirically study the effects of new technologies on vocational logistic students’ and logistic warehouse employees’ experience of their work by means of small scale (quasi-)experiments in the SHAREHOUSE Living Lab Environment, and (2) to specify general ethical guidelines applicable to the context of living labs with experimental technologies based on literature review and conceptual analysis.
  • We require a master’s degree (or an equivalent university degree) in Work and Organizational Psychology, Management Sciences, Human Resources Studies, Industrial Engineering or a closely related field.
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