The Faculty of Business Economics, capacity group Quantitative Methods,
research group Logistics of Hasselt University seeks a (m/f/x)
PhD student Warehousing
The research group Logistics is looking for a dynamic and entrepreneurial
colleague to further strengthen its team and to do doctoral research. This
research group focuses on analysing and optimising problems of practical
relevance concerning operations management, supply chain management and
distribution logistics. Quantitative tools such as mathematical modelling,
computer simulation and (meta)heuristics are used.
As selected candidate, you will be guided in performing your research with the
aim of obtaining a PhD. The research topic is situated in the domain of
warehousing, and is part of a joint research project with the ANT/OR research
group of the University of Antwerp. In this research project, the goal is to
design efficient order picking systems for e-commerce warehouses. You
communicate your results by publishing in international journals, by
presenting at international conferences and seminars and through international
research stays. You will continuously have the chance to further
professionalise, e.g. through the courses offered by the Doctoral School of
Behavioral Sciences & Humanities. You will be part of a dynamic research group
with national and international contacts. Furthermore, you contribute to the
support of the teaching activities of the research group (such as preparing
and correcting exams, teaching practice sessions, supporting master theses and
You have obtained an academic Master with quantitative focus, such as
Master in Business Engineering, Master in Business and Information Systems
Engineering, Master in Engineering, Master in Industrial Engineering,
Master in Computer Science (or equivalent)
Final-year students are (likewise) encouraged to apply.
You dispose of outstanding problem solving capacity.
A background in business economics, and more specifically logistics, is an
You work independently, you are result oriented and you dispose of
excellent organisational skills.
You have a critical attitude as a researcher.
You dispose of very good communicative skills.
You are cooperative and can work well in teams.
You have a good knowledge of English. Knowledge of Dutch is an asset.
You will be appointed and paid as PhD student.
Doctoral grant for four years (on the condition of a positive evaluation
after 2 years).
You can only apply online up to and including 30 June 2021.
The selection procedure consists of a preselection based on application file
and an interview.
Prof. dr. Katrien RAMAEKERS, +32-11-269151, firstname.lastname@example.org
Prof. dr. Kris BRAEKERS, +32-11-269120, email@example.com
Prof. dr. Trijntje CORNELISSENS, 032654115,
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