[beasiswa] [info] PhD position Statistical Design of Experiments

The Faculty of Applied Economics of the University of Antwerp is seeking quantitatively oriented candidates for the following full-time position in the Department of Environment, Technology and Technology Management


Doctoral student
in the area of statistical design of industrial experiments for quality improvement and product innovation


Project description

Modern products and processes are increasingly complex, which makes it is difficult to determine optimal product formulations and to find optimal settings for production processes. In this research project, we will study methods to construct informative experiments to speed up the optimization of products and processes. In particular, we will develop a stratum-by-stratum approach for constructing multi-stratum designs using non-regular orthogonal designs.


Job description

· You prepare a doctoral thesis in the field of statistical design of experiments, within the broader area of applied statistics;

· You contribute to teaching and research in the department.


Profile and requirements

· You hold a master degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Applied Economics, Commercial Engineering, Civil Engineering, Bio-Engineering, Econometrics or a related field;

· You have obtained outstanding academic results, especially for quantitative courses;

· You have a preference to work on scientifically challenging problems;

· You are a good communicator and have a good command of written and spoken English;

· Your academic qualities comply with the requirements stipulated in the university’s policy ( http://www.ua.ac.be/research );

· You are quality-oriented, conscientious, creative, and cooperative.


We offer

· A doctoral scholarship for a period of two years, with the possibility of renewal for a further two-year period after positive evaluation;

· The start date of scholarship will be October 1, 2012;

· A dynamic and stimulating work environment.



· Applications may be submitted only online at http://solliciteren.ua.ac.be/Default.aspx?vid=295658&fac=6&empl=100&type=aap&lang=en, before April 25th 2012 ;

· A pre-selection will be made from amongst the submitted applications. The remainder of the selection procedure is specific to the position and will be determined by the selection committee;

· More information about the application form can be obtained from Ellen Huijer (TEL +32 03 265 31 45);

· For questions about the profile and the description of duties, please contact prof. dr. P. Goos peter.goos@ua.ac.be , tel: +32 03 265 4059 en prof. dr. E. Schoen – eric.schoen@ua.ac.be , tel: +32 03 265 4095.


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