Transportation and Logistics - Gent | More than two weeks ago
As a high-tech research centre that is partially publicly funded, imec carries a responsibility to ensure global as well as local impact. imec’s EDiT (Enabling Digital Transformations) department plays a prominent role in realising local impact by conducting demand-driven R&D, in collaboration with authorities, other imec divisions, (academic) research institutes, companies, and citizens’ organisations. Our mission is to tackle so-called “wicked problems” in domains such as smart cities & regions, mobility & logistics, public health & sustainable environment. We are guided by an “Open for Impact” vision, which puts an emphasis on open knowledge, open source, and open data. Our research programmes include Physical Internet Living Labs, Sytadel, Mobilidata, Cityflows, VLOCA, and Nervocity – read more about these and other activities on https://www.imec.be/nl.
As a senior member of EDiT’s Mobility & Logistics cluster your role is to follow-up on the state-of-the-art of sustainable and resilient Freight Transport & Logistics regarding the current and future wicked problems and the specific nature of the ecosystem. Based on this knowledge, you define a strategy regarding EDiT’s specific role and contribution to the digital transformation of Freight Transport & Logistics, our position in the ecosystem, what wicked problems we will focus on and what (potential) solutions eg synchromodality, physical internet, digital twins, data spaces we support and (co-)develop. You are responsible for defining a strategic roadmap for Freight Transport and Logistics and to disseminate it with internal as well as external stakeholders. You assist the shaping team (business development) in finding ways of funding the development and realization of this roadmap and you align this roadmap with the cluster capacity and operational reality.
Concretely you will:
In exchange for your talent, passion, and expertise, imec offers you a demanding high-tech environment and a stimulating diverse culture. EDiT’s main offices are centrally located in Ghent & Antwerp, but we are also present at imec’s HQ campus in Leuven. We embrace a hybrid working culture where teams and individuals are empowered to strike a balance between multi-site office presence and remote/home working.
As a Domain Lead in Logistics you will become part of EDiT’s team Mobility & Logistics, where we provide coaching, arrange training, fine-tune your role and responsibilities, and plan your career path together. Additionally, through our Community of Practice initiative you will regularly interact with other developers, architects, designers, and user researchers across EDiT and imec.
We are committed to being an inclusive employer and proud of our open, multicultural, and informal working environment with ample possibilities to take initiative and show responsibility. We commit to supporting and guiding you in this process; not only with words but also with tangible actions. Through imec.academy, 'our corporate university', we actively invest in your development to further your technical and personal growth.
We are aware that your valuable contribution makes imec a top player in its field. Your energy and commitment are therefore appreciated by means of a market appropriate salary with many fringe benefits.
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