Two Post-Doctoral Positions
The University of Wollongong in Dubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Call for Two Post-Doctoral positions at the Faculty of Business, the University of Wollongong

in Dubai (Research Area : Food Security and Supply Chain Sustainability), funded by The UAE

Ministry of Education

The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) is one of the oldest and most prestigious

universities in the UAE. Established in 1993 by the University of Wollongong in Australia,

currently ranked in the leading universities in the world, it is now an independent university,

licensed by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education Higher Education Affairs.

The Faculty of Business of UOWD is inviting applications for two post-doctoral research positions

in the fields of Food Security and Agrifood SCM, under the supervision of Dr. Ioannis Manikas.

The positions are for 3 years. The starting date is September 2020. The successful candidates

will join the team to work on a recently awarded project in the thematic areas of Food Security

and Agrifood Supply Chain.

The project will examine the global drivers of change and assess their impact on the United Arab

Emirates food systems including the society and the dietary habits of the consumers and will

deliver tools for evidence-based decision making and policy planning. The project addresses the

UAE National Food Strategy 2051 Vision to become a world leading hub in innovation-driven

food security , with the introduction of a set of new innovative tools and it is aligned with the

country’s 2021 mission to ensure food security under all circumstances through enabling

technology- based production and supply of food, promoting international trade partnerships,

and enforcing policies and regulations to enhance nutritional intake and reduce food loss and

waste .

Questions can be asked to the Manager, People and Culture, Tammy Akhurst

tammyakhurst, or to Dr Ioannis Manikas (PI), Associate Professor of Supply

Chain Management (ioannismanikas


Have a Ph.D. (or be close to completion) in supply chain management, or equivalent,

with particular emphasis on food supply chains, agribusiness, food and nutrition

security, sustainable agriculture etc.

He / she is expected to possess strong conceptual and analytical quantitative methods

skills and have a commitment to research excellence.

A proven academic and publication track record.

Applicants should be completely fluent in English. Ability to write high-standard text in


A good knowledge of statistical methods (e.g. multivariate analysis based on

experimental research) and software packages (e.g. SPSS, SAS).

Keen interest in Food and Nutrition security. Previous experience in the GCC region will

be a plus.

Ability to manage time, resources, data, and details of multiple projects is also required.

Experience with external funding and grant application is a plus.

Knowledge in software design, development of ICT solutions for Agrifood supply chain

management, food security and policy decision making support is also a plus.

Active participation in the research team and interactions with the other post-doctoral

researchers, Professors, and PhD students are expected.

Terms of employment

The successful candidate will receive a remuneration package of AED288,000 per annum

The successful candidate will enjoy the interaction with a professional and dynamic

team of highly respected educators from over 35 different nationalities and exposure to

students from over 120 nationalities.

As part of this position and as funded by the MOE, the package, will include a tax-free

salary and end of service payments in line with UAE Labour Law. Other items that will be

negotiated with the successful candidate include private medical insurance and visa


Application Procedure

Candidates for the position should submit the following :

A motivation letter (maximum 1 page) including a demonstration of your understanding

of the particular research topic

CV with academic qualifications and previous research particulars

List of research outputs / publications

Full contact details (Name, address, telephone & email) of 1 - 3 professional referees

All documents should be sent to Dr. Ioannis Manikas PI (ioannismanikas, Dr

Balan Sundarakani (Co-PI), (balansundarakani, who are in charge of the

recruitment procedure.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications

from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background. UAE nationals are strongly

encouraged to apply as preference will be given to those with the requisite qualifications.

Application deadline : The position(s) will remain open until filled.


Application deadline : Open until filled.

Employment start : 01-09-2020

Working hours : Full time

Department / Location : Faculty of Business UOWD, Dubai, UAE

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