PHD SCHOLARSHIP IN OPERATIONS RESEARCH

05 April 2019

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For more information please contact Prof. dr. Roel Leus via email: roel.leus@kuleuven.be.

You can apply for this job no later than May 03, 2019 via the online application tool
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ORSTAT has a vacancy for one full-time PhD scholarship starting in September 2019, for a period of four years.  The researcher to be hired will work in the field of OR under the supervision of Prof. Roel Leus; this work should lead to a PhD degree.

The research group ORSTAT of KU Leuven (Belgium) has expertise in Operations Research (OR) and Statistics. The ongoing research projects cover a wide range of challenging subjects in these two fields.

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Project

ORSTAT has a vacancy for one full-time PhD scholarship starting in September 2019, for a period of four years.  The researcher to be hired will work in the field of OR under the supervision of Prof. Roel Leus; this work should lead to a PhD degree.  Some keywords of our research area are: combinatorial optimization, integer (linear) programming, stochastic and robust optimization, algorithm design, …  The candidate will work on the development of models and algorithms at the interface of discrete optimization, scheduling, project management and innovation.  He/she will find a dynamic and pleasant working environment, in a group that is actively involved in scientific research at the highest international level.
Candidates will be expected to participate in seminars and conferences, be internationally mobile and to enroll in our PhD program.  The candidate can be asked to give guidance to Bachelor and Master students, to be involved in teaching activities and to supervise exams.

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Candidates should have a strong interest in OR and preferably hold a Master’s degree in Business Engineering (Handelsingenieur), Mathematics, Computer Science, Industrial Engineering, Operations Research, or equivalent.  Graduation with honors in preliminary studies is a requirement, as well as an appropriate command of written and spoken English.  Experience with at least one programming language is an asset.  Students that are currently in the final year of their Masters are especially encouraged to apply.

Offer

We offer an employment as full-time doctoral scholar for 1 year, renewable up until max. 4 years after positive evaluation.  The tentative starting date is September 16, 2019, depending on the availability of the candidate.