Netherlands: PhD candidates in Operations Management

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The PhD student will work on a project defined on forehand. This project will be in one of the areas mentioned above. The PhD student is expected to do both supervised and unsupervised research, write a PhD thesis and research papers within the specified field. A small part of the studentship will involve teaching in courses offered by the School. The exact number of positions open and the exact fields of research will be known later this Spring and is dependent on grants awarded to the group. Apart from conducting research, the PhD students are required to complete an educational program offered by the BETA Research School as part of the degree requirements. Finally, all PhD students also engage in a small number of teaching activities (less than 10% of total time).



For the PhD candidate positions, the applicant should have completed (or be close to completion of) a Master’s degree in industrial engineering, econometrics, logistics, or operations management, with a solid background in quantitative, statistical and/or econometric research methods. The candidate’s file should demonstrate evidence of  the ability to interact with industry and/or policy makers, since this is a key part of each project.

Conditions of employment

We offer:

  • a challenging job in a dynamic and ambitious University;
  • a PhD appointment for a period of 4 years from 1 September 2010;
  • gross salary is in the range of €28.500 – €36.500 per annum (on a full-time basis), this includes 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end of year allowance;
  • a broad package of fringe benefits (including an excellent technical infrastructure, child care, moving expenses, savings schemes, coverage of costs of publishing  the dissertation and excellent sports facilities).
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    Additional information


    More information about the OPAC group can be found at More information about this position and the research programs should be addressed to: dr. Tom Van Woensel, phone +31 – 40 247 5017, e-mail: Information about terms of employment can be obtained from Mrs. Ellen van der Mierden, personnel officer (, phone: +31.40.247 4886. Further information about Eindhoven University of Technology can be found at


    Your application must contain the following documents (all in English):

  • A letter of interest;
  • An extensive curriculum vitae;
  • a position statement including motivation and objectives;
  • a recent GRE or GMAT result;
  • At least three names of references.

  • Screening will start immediately and continue until the positions have been filled.

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