As selected candidate, you will be guided in performing your research with the aim of obtaining a PhD. Your research topic is situated in the context of designing and applying operations research techniques for the optimization or simulation of decision-making problems in the context of transport and logistics. Potential research topics include warehouse optimization, urban logistics, humanitarian logistics, healthcare logistics, innovative mobility systems and vehicle routing. You will define your specific research topic in consultation with your supervisor. You communicate your results by publishing in international journals, by presenting at international conferences and seminars and through international research stays. You will be part of a dynamic research group with national and international contacts, and you will continuously have the opportunity to further professionalize, for example through the courses offered by the Doctoral School of Behavioral Sciences & Humanities. Finally, you may contribute to the teaching activities of the discipline group Quantitative Methods (e.g., preparing and correcting exams, teaching practice sessions, supporting master theses and business projects).
The research group Logistics focuses on analyzing and optimizing problems of practical relevance concerning supply chain management, distribution logistics and transportation. For this, the group actively cooperates with national and international companies and organizations. Aspects related to both efficiency and sustainability (e.g., worker well-being) are considered. Methodologically, both quantitative methods (e.g., mathematical programming, computer simulation, (meta)heuristics) and qualitative approaches (e.g., interviews) are applied.
You will be appointed and paid as PhD student.
Doctoral grant for four years (on the condition of a positive evaluation after 2 years).
The selection procedure consists of a preselection based on application file and an interview.
Apply up to 15.12.2023