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Department: Department of Engineering Management
Let's shape the future - University of Antwerp
The University of Antwerp is a dynamic, forward-thinking, European university.
We offer an innovative academic education to more than 20000 students, conduct
pioneering scientific research and play an important service-providing role in
society. We are one of the largest, most international and most innovative
employers in the region. With more than 6000 employees from 100 different
countries, we are helping to build tomorrow's world every day. Through top
scientific research, we push back boundaries and set a course for the future –
a future that you can help to shape.
The Faculty of Business and Economics is seeking to fill a full-time (100%)
vacancy in the Department of Engineering Management for a doctoral student
in the area of Operations Research and Artificial Intelligence.
You prepare a doctoral thesis in the field of Operations Research,
Artificial Intelligence, Simulation, and Optimization.
You develop intelligent computer algorithms to optimize the planning and
the design of innovative manufacturing systems, e.g, systems with
automated tow trains.
You contribute to teaching and research in the department of Engineering
You will work actively on the preparation and defence of a PhD thesis in
You will publish scientific articles related to the research project.
You will carry out a limited number of teaching and research support tasks
for the Engineering Management department.
You hold a master degree in engineering, mathematics, computer science,
applied (business) economics.
You can submit outstanding academic results.
Also students in the final year of their degree can apply.
Your academic qualities comply with the requirements stipulated in the
Your research qualities are in line with the faculty and university
You act with attention to quality, integrity, creativity and cooperation.
You have some programming skills and/or are willing to further improve
What we offer
We offer a doctoral scholarship for a period of two years. Following a
positive evaluation, the scholarship can be renewed once for another two-
The planned start date is 15 September 2023 or as soon as possible after
Your monthly scholarship amount is calculated according to the scholarship
amounts for doctoral scholarship holders on the pay scales for Contract
Research Staff (Dutch: Bijzonder Academisch Personeel , BAP).
You will receive ecocheques, Internet-connectivity allowance and a bicycle
allowance or a full reimbursement of public transport costs for commuting.
You will do most of your work at our City campus in a dynamic and
stimulating working environment.
Find out more about working at the University of Antwerp here.
Want to apply?
You can apply for this vacancy through the University of Antwerp's online
job application platform up to and including 17 April 2023. Click on
the 'Apply' button, complete the online application form and be sure to
include the following attachments: a motivation letter, your academic CV,
score sheets and additional information you consider as relevant.
The selection committee will review all of the applications as soon as
possible after the application deadline. As soon as a decision has been
made, we will inform you about the next steps in the selection procedure.
When selected, you will receive an invitation for an interview.
If you have any questions about the online application form, please check
the frequently asked questions or send an email to [email protected] If
you have any questions about the job itself, please contact Prof. dr
Johan Springael ( [email protected] )
The University of Antwerp received the European Commission's HR Excellence
in Research Award for its HR policy. We are a sustainable, family-friendly
organisation which invests in its employees' growth. We encourage diversity
and attach great importance to an inclusive working environment and equal
opportunities, regardless of gender identity, disability, race, ethnicity,
religion or belief, sexual orientation or age. We encourage people from
diverse backgrounds and with diverse characteristics to appl y.