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PhD Positions in Operations Research and Artificial Intelligence for Airline Operations-UNIVERSITY OF TWENTE


The Faculty of Behavioral, Management and Social sciences (BMS)


Drienerlolaan 5, Enschede, Netherlands

Job Type

Full time



About us :

The Faculty of Behavioral, Management and Social sciences (BMS) aims to play a key role in understanding, jointly developing and evaluating innovations in society. Technological developments are the engine of innovation. As a technical university that puts people first, we tailor them to human needs and behavior and use social engineering to integrate them into society. We also ensure adequate governance at public and private level, and robust, inclusive and fair organizational structures. We do this by developing, sharing and applying high-quality knowledge in Psychology, Business Administration, Public Administration, Communication Sciences, Philosophy, Educational Sciences and Health Sciences. Our research and education in these disciplines revolves around tackling and solving societal challenges. The research programs of BMS are closely linked to the research of the UT institutes Mesa+ Institute for Nanotechnology, TechMed Center and Digital Society Institute.

Job Description :

Are passionate about contributing to solutions that benefit science and business at the same time;
Are able to communicate with university and business stakeholders;
Have knowledge of several of the following techniques: mathematical programming, dynamic programming, reinforcement learning, supervised learning, simulation, business analytics, heuristics, etc.;
Can code in one or more of the following programming languages: Python, Java, C, Delphi, Matlab, and R;
Have, or will shortly acquire, an MSc degree in Industrial Engineering, Operations Research, Applied Mathematics, or related programme;
Possess excellent communication skills and are proficient in English.

Eligibility Criteria :

  • As a PhD student at UT, you will be appointed to a full-time position for four years, with a qualifier in the first year, within a very stimulating and exciting scientific environment;

  • The university offers a dynamic ecosystem with enthusiastic colleagues;

  • Your salary and associated conditions are in accordance with the collective labour agreement for Dutch universities (CAO-NU);

  • You will receive a gross monthly salary ranging from € 2.541,- (first year) to € 3.247,- (fourth year);

  • There are excellent benefits including a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary, an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%, and a solid pension scheme;

  • The institution is family-friendly and offers parental leave (both paid and unpaid);

  • You will have a training programme as part of the Twente Graduate School where you and your supervisors will determine a plan for a suitable education and supervision;

  • We encourage a high degree of responsibility and independence, while collaborating with close colleagues, researchers and other staff.

How to apply

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