PhD candidate in Hospital Efficiency

Amsterdam Business School – Operations Management Department

Publication date
20 November 2017
Level of education
Master's degree
Salary indication
€2,222 to €2,840 gross per month
Closing date
15 January 2018
Hours
38 hours per week
Vacancy number
17-587

The Amsterdam Business School (ABS) is a partner of Amsterdam Data Science, a network consisting of the academic knowledge institutes in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area, and worldwide industry partners that focus on stimulating research and education in Data Science. The ABS is part of the Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB).The FEB provides academic programmes for more than 5,500 students and employs about 400 people. The Faculty conducts research in many specialist areas and participates in the Tinbergen Institute, one of Europe's leading graduate schools in economics, finance and econometrics.

Project description

This project will be about the efficiency of the operation of hospitals. It involves studying patient flow in hospitals comprising: capacity management, admission policies and the use of modern IT techniques. A central theme will be to compare hospitals that are organized around diseases, by means of clinical pathways, to traditional hospital layouts.

Requirements

We seek a highly motivated student with excellent grades in operations research and/or queuing theory and well-developed skills in computer programming. The ideal candidate holds a Master’s degree in operations research, mathematics, econometrics, or equivalent.

Further information

Supervisors of the PhD project will be Prof. Ronald Does and Dr Alex Kuiper.

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Appointment

The appointment will be for a period of 4 years, with an intermediate evaluation after 18 months, resulting in a PhD thesis. An educational plan will be drafted that includes attendance of courses and (international) conferences. The PhD candidate is also expected to assist in undergraduate teaching.

The gross monthly salary will range from €2,222 in the first year to €2,840 in the last year. The Collective Labour Agreement (cao) for Dutch Universities is applicable.

What do we offer you?

Some of the things we have to offer:

  • a unique community of Data Science researchers;
  • a friendly and informal working environment;
  • a high-level of interaction;
  • a location in the city centre;
  • an international environment (10+ nationalities in the group);
  • access to high-end computing facilities (cluster with CPU 4,000+ cores and 50+ GPUs).

Since Amsterdam is a very international city where almost everybody speaks and understands English.

Job application

Applications should be made via applications-feb@uva.nl. Please quote vacancy number 17-587 in the subject line.

All applications should include a:

  • curriculum vitae;
  • list of university courses taken with grades;
  • single page maximum statement of motivation and research interests. 

An interview and a scientific presentation will be part of the selection process. #LI-DNP

No agencies please

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