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

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

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9 Oct 3 Dec Eindhoven

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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.

Job description

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: 

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.


Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)


  • 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.


  • PhD
  • Engineering
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • University graduate
  • V39.6999


Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)

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