PhD student: Data Analytics

Last application date
Sep 17, 2017 09:00
Department
EB07 - Department of Marketing
Contract
Limited duration
Degree
Master of Science in Business Engineering (main subject Data Analytics) or an equivalent degree
Occupancy rate
100%
Vacancy Type
Research staff

Job description

The Data Analytics Cluster at the Faculty of Econmics & Business Administration has a position available for a motivated PhD researcher. The goal of the PhD research is to work on methodological and/or applied topics in the field of Data Science, such as: pricing & revenue management, customer relationship management, learning analytics & educational data mining, etc. The successful candidate will also provide (limited) support in the teaching activities of the Data Analytics Cluster. We offer you a two-year appointment, which may be renewed for two years, on condition that the previous term was given a positive evaluation. The successful candidate will start on October 1, 2017, or as soon as possible.

Profile of the candidate

You will perform research in the domain of data analytics. This requires

  • a strong interest in interdisciplinary research
  • a strong interest in fundamental and/or applied research
  • strong background in statistics, machine learning

Proficiency in programming languages such as R, Python and/or SQL Fluency in spoken and written English is a strong requirement.

How to apply

Submit your application via email to Dries.Benoit@UGent.be before 17 september 2017. Make sure you send the following documents:

  • application letter
  • cv, including an overview of study results (merged into one file of maximum 5 MB)
  • a transcript of the required degree
  • for diplomas awarded outside the European Union: certificate of equivalence (NARIC) (if you already have it)

We do not accept applications that lack (one of) the above-mentioned documents.

For more information, please contact prof. dr. Dries Benoit (dries.benoit@ugent.be).