PhD position at Erasmus School of Economics: Optimal planning of dispersed operations in urban coastal environments

PhD position at Erasmus School of Economics: Optimal planning of dispersed operations in urban coastal environments

Published Deadline Location
6 Nov 31 Dec Rotterdam
Consider a coastal mega-city with millions of inhabitants in the midst of a threat such as a climate disaster (hurricane, earthquake or flooding) or conflict (organized paramilitary troops, terrorist threats, conventional threats). The army needs to organize a sea-to-land operation to protect such a territory, where marines are landed on the shore of such contested or degraded environment to provide stability and/or humanitarian aid.

The aim of this project is to provide determine decisions in such a situation in an optimal way. This will be done by developing operations research techniques for solving this problem in a real-time setting, taking into account changes in the situation represented by the data. The PhD candidate will collaborate here with experts from TNO and The Netherlands Defence Academy.

Job description

A PhD position at Erasmus School of Economics (ESE). This project is a joint project of the Erasmus University Rotterdam, TNO in the Hague and Netherlands Defence Academy in Den Helder. The project is affiliated with one of ESE’s graduate schools: ERIM. ESE has a long tradition of academic and applied research, and is a leading academic institution, hosting some of the world’s foremost economists in all major areas of economics and business economics.

A detailed research project description is available on the ESE website

Specifications

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

Requirements

Due to the project’s defense-related character, only applicants with the Dutch nationality are considered. Moreover, a security screening is part of the hiring process.

Potential PhD candidates are expected to have:

  • A (Research) Master’s degree in a discipline relevant to the PhD project
  • Excellent study results
  • Strong and explicit interest and motivation for scientific research
  • Excellent command of English (minimum CEFR C1)
  • Candidates are selected on the basis of their CVs, academic references, and interview(s) with potential supervisors

Furthermore, candidates are required to be admissible to ERIM (ERIM admission requirements) (depending on the specific project).

The preferred starting date of PhD appointment is September 1, 2020

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: Temporary, 4 or 5 years. The candidate's performance is evaluated after 18 months and after a sufficiently satisfactory assessment, the contract is extended for the remainder of the project.

Our PhD projects are fully funded salaried positions with a duration of 4 or 5 years (depending on pre-education), meaning that appointed PhD candidates are employees of the Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR). Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO-NU). The salary for a PhD-employee (promovendus) starts at € 2,325 gross per month in the first year, increasing up to € 2,972 in the last year. In addition, the EUR pays an 8% holiday allowance and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%, along with 29 paid leave days in case of full-time employment.

Our university offers an attractive fringe benefits such as child care and excellent sports facilities. Additionally, the flexible Employment Conditions Selection Model allows you to put together your own personal package.  Depending on the type of appointment, EUR also provides opportunities for personal development by offering short courses in addition to the scientific courses.

Moreover, we offer a Dual Career Programme (DCP) to assists spouses in their search for a job on the Dutch labour market through an intensive three-step programme with a personalised approach that will suit each individual's unique needs by providing support, training and hopefully creating enjoyment around your spouse’s job search. Furthermore it provides possibilities to get in touch with other internationals and spouses at Erasmus University Rotterdam and in the region through workshops and network events. For more information, please visit our website https://www.eur.nl/en/working/international-staff-eur/family/spouse-support.

Employer

Erasmus University Rotterdam

The Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), named after Rotterdam-born humanist and theologian Erasmus, is a research university with a strong international orientation and a pronounced social focus, both in its education and research activities. On the lively, modern campus, more than 28.000 students and scholars of more than 100 nationalities are constantly encouraged to develop their talents and meet their ambition. Our more than 2700 scientists and employees work together with all our students to solve challenges faced by global society, drawing their inspiration from the consistently dynamic and cosmopolitan city of Rotterdam. The academic education offered at our faculties is intensive, engaging and strongly focused on practical application. We increasingly perform our research in multidisciplinary teams, which are closely interwoven with international networks. In terms of research impact and the quality of its degree programmes, EUR can compete with the foremost universities in Europe, which is reflected in its consistent top-100 position in most major universities rankings. Erasmus University Rotterdam’s key values are daring, curiosity, social involvement, breaking new ground and striving for success. More information can be found on www.eur.nl

Department

Erasmus School of Economics ESE

Erasmus School of Economics is one of the largest and most successful economics schools in Europe, offering excellent research facilities to its faculty. These projects are hosted by Erasmus School of Economics and are affiliated with one of Schools’ graduate schools: ERIM or the Tinbergen Institute. Erasmus School of Economics has a long tradition of academic and applied research, and is a leading academic institution, hosting some of the world’s foremost economists in all major areas of economics and business economics.

 

Additional information

The recruitment round ends on December 31, 2019. See the individual project descriptions on the PhD vacancy page to apply.

Additional information about the application procedure can be obtained from the ESE doctoral office, Lindsey Pijpers, tel: +31 (0)10 408 9051 e-mail: doctoraloffice@ese.eur.nl.

For academic questions about the projects please contact the project supervisor:

Prof. dr. Dennis Huisman, tel: +31 (0)10 408 1523, e-mail: huisman@ese.eur.nl

Dr. Krzysztof Postek, tel: +31 (0)10 408 2865, e-mail: postek@ese.eur.nl

 

Specifications

  • PhD scholarships
  • Economics
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • €2325—€2972 per month
  • University Graduate
  • ESE-1-06112019

Employer

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

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Location

Burgemeester Oudlaan 50, 3062PA, Rotterdam

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Application procedure

The recruitment round ends on December 31, 2019. See the individual project descriptions on the PhD vacancy page to apply.

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Application procedure

Application procedure

The recruitment round ends on December 31, 2019. See the individual project descriptions on the PhD vacancy page to apply.

Make sure to apply no later than 31 Dec 2019 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).