PhD student Logistics

PhD student Logistics

Published Deadline Location
10 Dec 1 Feb Hasselt

Job description

The Faculty of Business Economics, capacity group Quantitative Methods, research group Logistics of Hasselt University seeks a (m/f) PhD student Logistics.


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.

Job content

As PhD student, you will be guided in performing your research with the aim of obtaining a PhD. You determine together with your promoter the direction of your research and 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. 
Examples of research topics for the PhD are:

  • simulation optimisation
  • city distribution
  • logistics in health care
  • warehousing
  • horizontal collaboration
  • rich vehicle routing problems

The research topic will be defined together with the promoter of the PhD. 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 business projects,...).


Hasselt University


  • You have obtained an academic Master with quantitative focus, such as Master in applied economics, Master in business engineering, Master in business informatics, Master of Business Administration, Master in Industrial Engineering, Master in Computer Science (or equivalent)
    Final-year students are (likewise) encouraged to apply.
  • A strong interest in logistics and quantitative methods is required.
  • You work independently and 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 Dutch and English.
  • You dispose of outstanding problem solving capacity.

Conditions of employment

You will be appointed and paid as PhD student.
Doctoral grant for four years (on the condition of a positive evaluation after 2 years).



The UHasselt contributes to the knowledge economy in the Euregion. Active tutoring, made to measure for the students, topquality research in specific domains and an international orientation are our university's characteristics. 
Owing to its small size, the university and its employees are building up to an organisation together where it is a pleasure to work. Qualities are the only means by which people are measured. Gender, ethnicity, handicap, nationality and age are not taken into consideration.

Additional information

Preselection based on CV. Interview with the selected candidates.

More about working at Hasselt University? Check for our staff benefits.

Further information


  • PhD positions; Research, Development, Innovation
  • Natural Sciences; Engineering; Economics
  • max. 40 hours per week, temporary
  • University Graduate
  • AT 189/35/014



Martelarenlaan 42, BE3500, Hasselt

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Application procedure

Application procedure

Make sure to apply no later than 1 Feb 2019.