PhD Stochastic Operations Research with applications to Military Supply Chains

PhD Stochastic Operations Research with applications to Military Supply Chains

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13 Feb 31 Mar Eindhoven

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Do you have a strong background in 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 'Robust and Light Additive Manufacturing Components for Military systems (ROLIAC)' program, which is funded by the European Union. The goal of the research project is to investigate the added value of additive manufacturing in military supply chains that are set up to deliver spare parts in an area of operation. The candidate will do so by using methods from Stochastic Operations Management. We strive to achieve both impact in practice and publications in top journals.

Start date: 1 September 2023 the latest.


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 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
  • V39.6354


Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)

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