PhD in Game Theory with applications to Contracting in Military Supply Chains

Eindhoven University of Technology
December 03, 2023
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PhD in Game Theory with applications to Contracting in Military Supply


Do you have a strong background in Game Theory and Stochastic Operations Research? Do you want to use this background to help European military organizations? If so, then this might be an excellent opportunity for you.



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We are looking for someone who has the ambition to perform rigorous research with high practical relevance that can be published in top journals in the field of Management Science and Operations Research. For an impression of the type of research we perform, please have a look at the following papers:

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  • This exciting position is part of the DISCMAM project, which is funded by the European Union. The goal of DISCMAM is to develop a secure digital pathway for repair and manufacturing of spare parts in a mission area using metal additive manufacturing technologies. Our aim is to investigate which types of payment structures countries could use for getting access to intellectual property (IP) to manufacture and repair spare parts. In other words, we aim to develop a methodology that will be incorporated in the secure digital pathway, and that enables compensation mechanisms that ensure the IP right holder is willing to share computer-aided design (CAD) files and other info needed to produce their parts on-site in a mission area. The candidate will do so by using methods from Game Theory and Stochastic Operations Research. We strive to achieve both impact in practice and publications in top journals.

    Start date: As soon as possible; preference for but not required to start before February 1, 2024.

    Job requirements
  • A Master's degree in Operations Research, Econometrics, Industrial Engineering, (Applied) Mathematics, or a related field.
  • Strong analytical and mathematical skills and demonstrated competence for quantitative modelling.
  • The ability to work on a challenging topic that has both fundamental and applied research aspects.
  • Proven excellent verbal and written communication skills, including proficiency in English and an ability to collaborate in an international setting.
  • Motivation to develop teaching skills and coach students.
  • Conditions of employment

    A meaningful job in a dynamic and ambitious university, in an interdisciplinary setting and within an international network. You will work on a beautiful, green campus within walking distance of the central train station. In addition, we offer you:

  • Full-time employment for four years, with an intermediate evaluation (go/no-go) after nine months. You will spend about 10% of your employment on teaching tasks.
  • Salary and benefits (such as a pension scheme, paid pregnancy and maternity leave, partially paid parental leave) in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities, scale P (min. €. 2.541 - max. € 3.247).
  • A year-end bonus of 8.3% and annual vacation pay of 8%.
  • High-quality training programs and other support to grow into a self- aware, autonomous scientific researcher. At TU/e we challenge you to take charge of your own learning process.
  • An excellent technical infrastructure, on-campus children's day care and sports facilities.
  • An allowance for commuting, working from home and internet costs.
  • A Staff Immigration Team and a tax compensation scheme (the 30% facility) for international candidates.
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    About us

    Eindhoven University of Technology is an internationally top-ranking university in the Netherlands that combines scientific curiosity with a hands- on attitude. Our spirit of collaboration translates into an open culture and a top-five position in collaborating with advanced industries. Fundamental knowledge enables us to design solutions for the highly complex problems of today and tomorrow.

    Curious to hear more about what it's like as a PhD candidate at TU/e? Please view the video.


    Do you recognize yourself in this profile and would you like to know more? Please contact Loe Schlicher,, Marco Slikker, or Rob Basten,

    Visit our website for more information about the application process or the conditions of employment. You can also contact Najat Loiazizi, HR Advisor, or +31 40 2474465.

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    We invite you to submit a complete application by using the apply button.

    The application should include a:

  • Cover letter in which you describe your motivation and qualifications for the position.
  • Curriculum vitae and the contact information of two references.
  • A List of publications can be included, but is not mandatory.

    We look forward to receiving your application and will screen it as soon as possible. The vacancy will remain open until the position is filled.

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