11/02/2019
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PHD Researcher in Decision Modeling for Knowledge-intensive Processes


  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    KU Leuven
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    EconomicsBusiness economics
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    31/03/2019 23:59 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Belgium › Leuven
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Permanent
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    38
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    BAP-2019-77

The research project is funded by the Fund for Scientific Research Flanders (FWO) in cooperation with UGent. The focus of the project will be on Process-Decision Integration for Knowledge-intensive Process Modeling and Discovery. As a PhD-student, you are expected, next to your main research tasks, to participate in seminars and conferences, to enroll in the PhD program of the Faculty of Economics and Business, and to perform a limited amount of educational duties (e.g. supervising student master's thesis). For more information about the PhD programme in Business Economics, see https://feb.kuleuven.be/research/PhD/businesseconomics/Business

Benefits

We offer a fulltime employment as a doctoral scholar for 1 year, renewable till max. 4 years after positive evaluation. You will work under the supervision of Prof. Jan Vanthienen. You will be located at the Leuven Institute for Research on Information Systems (LIRIS) at KU Leuven (Leuven, Belgium). You will find a dynamic and pleasant working environment in this research group that is actively involved in scientific research at the highest international level in different domains such as business intelligence, data mining, decision modeling, conceptual modelling, model-driven engineering, and smart learning environments. Research projects in these domains are focusing both on fundamental research as on applied research. For more information, check our group's home page.

Eligibility criteria

Candidates preferably have a master's degree in Business and Information Systems Engineering, Business Engineering, Informatics, Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, or Statistics. Excellent (honors-level) results in prior studies are required. Candidates must satisfy the prerequisites for admission to the PhD programme of our faculty (https://admin.kuleuven.be/rd/doctoraatsreglement/en/phdregulation-feb). In particular a GRE or GMAT result above the 75th percentile on the quantitative part and an English TOEFL (minimum score 575 paper-based, 233 computer-based, 90 internet-based), or IELTS (minimum score 7) test, both not older than 5 years are required to enter the program. In addition, we require:

  • Solid programming skills. Knowledge of business process modeling, process mining, knowledge representation techniques is a plus. 
  • Ability to work efficiently in a research setting, i.e. be able to investigate new research questions and solutions.
  • Strong mathematical background.

Selection process

For more information please contact Prof. dr. Jan Vanthienen, tel.: +32 16 32 68 78, mail: jan.vanthienen@kuleuven.be.
You can apply for this job no later than 31/03/2019 via the online application tool

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