Deadline: 20 July 2012
Open to: Students with a Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Science or a similar field of study.
Salary: The successful applicant will be appointed temporarily for a period of 4 years with a gross monthly salary which starts at € 2.042,00 in the first year and will increas up to € 2.612,00 per month (gross) in the last year. A yearly 8 % holiday allowance and 8.3% end of year allowance is provided.
The School of Industrial Engineering of Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) has a vacancy for a Ph.D. student in Information Systems/Business Process Management for a cutting-edge international research project in collaboration with industry. The successful applicant, will perform the research project and will collaborate with researchers from the international community. Research findings will be reported at international conferences and workshops and in research journals. The research will be concluded with a Ph.D. thesis. A small teaching load (on average about 10%) is part of the job description. The project will be supervised by prof.dr.ir. Paul W.P.J. Grefen and dr.ir. Remco M. Dijkman. The goal of the Ph.D. project is to develop the means to quickly adapt executable business processes (also called workflows, or service orchestrations) to changing business situations. The application domain of the project is international transport and logistics. This materializes in business processes that represent transportation plans, including transportation-related activities like reserving a truck, announcing the ETA to interested parties, doing trans-shipment and clearing customs. When the transportation plan changes, for example because a ship is delayed, the business process must be adapted accordingly. The Ph.D. project is part of a larger European project that involves the development of a platform that transportation planners and drivers can use to plan their transportation, monitor transportation progress and perform certain administrative aspects of the transportation automatically.
Eligible candidates have a Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Science or a similar field of study. They should have strong affinity with interdisciplinary research that involves both Computer Science and Business Science, as well as collaboration with industry. Candidates should be able to work on a challenging topic that has both basic and applied research aspects. Furthermore, applicants should have excellent communication skills and should be proficient in English.
The successful candidate will be appointed temporarily for a period of 4 years with a gross monthly salary that starts at € 2.042,00 in the first year and increasing up to € 2.612,00 per month (gross) in the last year. A yearly 8 % holiday allowance and 8.3% end of year allowance is provided. Besides the above successful candidates are offered with a broad package of fringe benefits (including an excellent technical infrastructure, moving expenses, coverage of costs of publishing the dissertation and excellent sports facilities).
The application should contain the following documents (all in English):
- A detailed curriculum vitae with a statement of interest in the proposed research topic
- A course program and corresponding grades
- References and all other information that might be relevant.
Applications should not be sent via email. Interested applicants can apply by clicking the “Apply Now” button on the official website.
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