Ph.D. in Business Intelligence and Information Systems (The Netherlands) Deadline: June 02, 2019

Eindhoven University of Technology

Application Deadline

June 02, 2019

Program Commencement

September 01, 2019

Duration of the Program

4 Years

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Program Details

The School of Industrial Engineering of Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) invites applications for a PhD position in Business Intelligence and Information Systems.

Eindhoven University of Technology, one of the world’s leading research universities, is in particular well‐known for its joint research with industry. The Information Systems Group in the School of Industrial Engineering performs advanced research in the area of business process engineering, focusing on business process management (BPM) and business process intelligence (BPI). The group has a strong national and international reputation for both basic research in the academic community and applied research with industry. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to profit from the benefits that such an environment has to offer and to contribute to the ongoing research.

The position as part of the FENIX project is a European project to develop a federated network for information exchange in logistics. It has academic, logistics and software development partners, who will collaborate to develop the information exchange network as well as advanced logistics prediction and planning software on top of the network. With the network and the software services, logistics companies can collect logistics information from partner companies and other sources, predict properties of a transport, including estimated arrival times, traffic jams, loading and unloading times and customs inspection times. They can then use these properties to plan transport in an optimal manner. In that way they can minimize cost and CO2 emission.

The successful applicant will be involved in the research and development of information aggregation services for predictive analytics. The candidate will build distributed predictive techniques and algorithms on top of a distributed information system that was developed in previous research. You will test the effectiveness of your solutions in real-world case studies with partners of the project.

The job offers:

  • a challenging job in a dynamic and ambitious university;
  • a PhD appointment for a period of 4 years;
  • gross monthly salary is € 2325- in the first year up to  € 2971,-  (gross) in the fourth year (on a full-time basis);
  • a yearly holiday allowance of 8% and 8.3% end of year allowance;
  • a broad package of fringe benefits (including an excellent technical infrastructure, moving expenses, savings schemes, coverage of costs of publishing the dissertation and excellent sports facilities).


Eligibility/ Requirements

The applicant should have a Master’s degree in Computer Science, Data Science, Industrial Engineering, or a similar field of study. The should have a strong interest in interdisciplinary research and collaboration with industry. Candidates with a strong and verifiable background in programming are preferred. The candidates should be able to work on a challenging topic that has both basic and applied research aspects. The candidate is expected to have excellent communication skills and proficiency in English and be able to collaborate in an international setting.

Application Process

Apply for the position here.

The application must contain the following documents:

  • cover letter (1-page max), which includes a motivation of your interest in the vacancy and an explanation of why you would fit well for the project;
  • a detailed curriculum vitae;
  • a course list of your Masters and Bachelor programs (including grades);
  • results of a recent English language test, or other evidence of your English language capabilities;
  • name and contact information of two references.

Questions about this position can be addressed to Remco Dijkman (r.m.dijkman[at] Information about terms of employment can be obtained from Susan Opgenoorth, personnel officer (pz.iei[at] Further information about the Eindhoven University of Technology and the program can be found here.

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