Netherlands: PhD student on the topic of infrastructure management

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The objective of the research project is to get
better insight into the dynamic interplay of value, performance and
maintenance strategies of infrastructure networks. Moreover, the
project aims at improved decision tools for the management of
infrastructure through which the efficiency and reliability of
infrastructure assets and service delivery can be enhanced.


University Graduate

The candidate is expected to have a master degree in construction
management, business administration or a comparable subject. Experience
gained from work in the construction industry is an advantage.
Excellent analytical capabilities are a must. Furthermore, the
candidate should be able to work in a multidisciplinary and dynamic
work environment.


University of Twente Engineering Technology
Sharing knowledge, working together, research,
innovation. It is all part of the only campus university in the
Netherlands: the University of Twente (UT). A university with an
international character. We have for example many foreign doctoral
students, and master programmes are provided in English. Divided over 5
faculties, we provide more than 50 Bachelor and Master programmes,
varying from Applied Physics and Public Administration to Applied
Communication Science and Biomedical Technology. In beautiful green
surroundings, more than 8000 students and 2700 staff live, work and
recreate at the UT. It is also a place where talented people get every
opportunity to perform cutting edge research. But as an entrepreneurial
university this is not all we do. In ‘Kennispark’, for example, we work
together with the business community, we support our students in
setting up their own businesses and participate in many projects in the
area of knowledge development. In brief, a dynamic climate in which to
work and study.

The faculty of Engineering Technology has about
270 employees and 1500 students and consists of four departments: Civil
Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and
Sustainable Energy Technology. The Center for Transport Studies is part
of the Civil Engineering department. The Center for Transport Studies
is conducting cutting-edge research and providing educational training
in the area of strategic planning, traffic management and advanced
driver assistance.

Conditions of employment

Estimated maximum salary per month: eur 2500 – 3000
Salaryscale 10.
Maximum salary amount in Euro’s a month 2558
Employment basis: Temporary for specified period
Duration of the contract: 4 years
Maximum hours per week: 38

Additional conditions of employment:

We offer the possibility to work on an interesting PhD project for
4 years. Part-time arrangements are possible. Additionally, the
University of Twente provides excellent facilities for professional and
personal development. The gross salary will be € 2000,- per month
(fulltime) in the first year and € 2558,- after 4 years.

Additional Information

Additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from:

prof.dr. G. Dewulf
Telephone number: +3153 489 4047
E-mail address:
Or additional information can be obtained through one of the following links.

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You can apply for this job before 07-12-2008 by sending your application to:

University of Twente
postbus 217
7500 AE Enschede

E-mail address:

When applying for this job always mention the vacancy number AT/08/277.

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