About the function

As selected candidate, you will be guided in performing your research with the aim of obtaining a PhD. The research topic is situated in the domain of warehousing, and is part of a joint research project with the ANT/OR research group of the University of Antwerp. In this research project, the goal is to design efficient order picking systems for e-commerce warehouses. You communicate your results by publishing in international journals, by presenting at international conferences and seminars and through international research stays. You will continuously have the chance to further professionalise, e.g. through the courses offered by the Doctoral School of Behavioral Sciences & Humanities. You will be part of a dynamic research group with national and international contacts. Furthermore, you contribute to the support of the teaching activities of the research group (such as preparing and correcting exams, teaching practice sessions, supporting master theses and business projects,…).

About us

The research group Logistics is looking for a dynamic and entrepreneurial colleague to further strengthen its team and to do doctoral research. This research group focuses on analysing and optimising problems of practical relevance concerning operations management, supply chain management and distribution logistics. Quantitative tools such as mathematical modelling, computer simulation and (meta)heuristics are used.

About you

  • You have obtained an academic Master with quantitative focus, such as Master in Business Engineering, Master in Business and Information Systems Engineering, Master in Engineering, Master in Industrial Engineering, Master in Computer Science (or equivalent)
    Final-year students are (likewise) encouraged to apply.
  • You dispose of outstanding problem solving capacity.
  • A background in business economics, and more specifically logistics, is an asset.
  • You work independently, you are result oriented and you dispose of excellent organisational skills.
  • You have a critical attitude as a researcher.
  • You dispose of very good communicative skills.
  • You are cooperative and can work well in teams.
  • You have a good knowledge of English. Knowledge of Dutch is an asset.

Our offer

You will be appointed and paid as PhD student.
Doctoral grant for four years (on the condition of a positive evaluation after 2 years).

Apply for this position

The selection procedure consists of a preselection based on application file and an interview.

Apply now
Apply up to 15.06.2022

Question about this vacancy?

For substantive questions, send an e-mail to katrien.ramaekers@uhasselt.be or kris.braekers@uhasselt.be or trijntje.cornelissens@uantwerpen.be. For questions about the selection procedure, please email jobs@uhasselt.be.

Prof. dr. Katrien RAMAEKERS

Associate Professor

Prof. dr. Kris BRAEKERS

Associate Professor

Prof. dr. Trijntje CORNELISSENS