PhD position in Operations Research at KU Leuven (Ref. BAP-2021-28)

Posted by: roel leus
Date:2021-01-29
Contact:[email protected]

The research group ORSTAT of KU Leuven (Belgium) has a vacancy for one full-time PhD scholarship starting in September 2021, for a period of four years.  The researcher to be hired will work in the field of operations research (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.

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.

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 20, 2021, depending on the availability of the candidate.  For more information please contact prof. dr. Roel Leus, mail: [email protected]>, or dr. Ben Hermans, mail: [email protected]>.

You can apply for this job no later than April 05, 2021.  Applications can only be received via KU Leuven's online application tool at the webpage https://www.kuleuven.be/personeel/jobsite/jobs/56144997?hl=en (ref. BAP-2021-28), the university does not accept applications via any other way.  When applying, you must upload a motivation letter and cv in pdf.  In the motivation letter you should specifically indicate why you are the right person for the vacant position.  You can also upload a publication list, photo and/or other attachments.

KU Leuven seeks to foster an environment where all talents can flourish, regardless of gender, age, cultural background, nationality or impairments.  If you have any questions relating to accessibility or support, please contact us at [email protected]> .