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PhD scholarship in Nurse Scheduling – DTU Management
Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark

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Job Description

Do you want to shape the future of healthcare in the era of digitalization with a focus on scientific research? Then we have the right opportunity for you.
The Department of Technology, Management and Economics at the Technical University of Denmark invites applications for a 3-year PhD position in Nurse Scheduling, starting in September 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is part of a joint research project between DTU Management and the Technical University of Munich, Campus Straubing (TUM, Prof. Dr. Alexander Hübner). The PhD student will be part of the Management Science Division at DTU Management. The position is affiliated to the Operations & Supply Chain Management Section.
The PhD project aims at analyzing and solving nurse scheduling and bed management problems in hospitals with advanced methodology. The methods from Operations Research, Management Science, Data Science, and Analytics are very suitable to study the decision problems and allow for making sound decisions. The focus of the PhD project will be on the combination of nurse scheduling and bed management in German and Danish hospitals. 
Responsibilities and qualifications 
Your overall focus will be strengthening the department’s competencies in modelling and optimizing healthcare-related decision problems. You will work alongside with academics and healthcare professionals. As a PhD student, you will: 

  • Be responsible for conducting your own research project
  • Contribute to new knowledge about analytics in healthcare
  • Strive to publish your work worldwide in recognised journals
  • Work in close collaboration with the alliance partner TUM (Prof. Dr. Hübner and his team)
  • Have regular (short- and long-term) visits at TUM Campus Straubing 
  • Collaborate with researchers from the Management Science Division
  • Present your work at international conferences and seminars
  • Teach and supervise engineering students

The PhD project will be jointly supervised by Professor Jens O. Brunner (DTU) and Prof. Dr. Alexander Hübner (TUM) and the candidates for the PhD position will be assessed on the following criteria:

  • Profound knowledge in Operations Research, Management Science, Data Science, and Analytics 
  • Knowledge of and practical experience with programming (e.g., Python, Java, Julia, etc.)
  • Basic knowledge of healthcare operations management

Priority will be given to candidates capable of speaking/understanding the Danish language.
You must have a two-year master's degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master's degree.
Approval and Enrolment 
The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidate will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study programme, please see DTU's rules for the PhD education . 
The assessment of the applications will be made by Professor Jens O. Brunner.
We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.
Salary and appointment terms 
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. 
The period of employment is 3 years. Starting date is preferably 1 September 2024, or as soon as the positions are filled. The position is a full-time position.
You can read more about career paths at DTU here .
Further information 
Further information may be obtained from Professor Jens O. Brunner ([email protected] ).
You can read more about DTU Management at .
If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark . Furthermore, you have the option of joining our monthly free seminar “PhD relocation to Denmark and startup “Zoom” seminar ” for all questions regarding the practical matters of moving to Denmark and working as a PhD at DTU. 
Application procedure 
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 19 June 2024 (23:59 Danish time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply now", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae 
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma (in English) including official description of grading scale
  • Short video (1-2 minutes introducing yourself)

You may apply prior to ob­tai­ning your master's degree but cannot begin before having received it. 
Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.
Who are we?
DTU Management conducts excellent research in the intersection between management, technology and economics. We develop solutions in close cooperation with companies and public authorities. Our research aims at strengthening welfare, productivity and sustainability within the society. A key element is the role of technology and its interaction with industry and individuals. The department offers a wide range of courses and programs at bachelor, master and PhD level across DTU’s study programs. The department has around 200 employees, approximately 50% coming from abroad. In the Management Science Division, the research ranges from mathematical-based optimization models to process-oriented management models and is used in basically every sector, such as transport, energy infrastructure, the education sector, as well as the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries.
Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear mission to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That mission lives on today. DTU has 13,500 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

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Job Info
  • Job Identification 3601
  • Job Category Phd
  • Posting Date 06/05/2024, 04:16 AM
  • Apply Before 06/19/2024, 05:59 PM
  • Locations Produktionstorvet, Kgs. Lyngby, 2800, DK

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