University of Amsterdam PhD Position in Statistics and Machine Learning

University of Amsterdam PhD Position in Statistics and Machine Learning

Deadline : May 1, 2021

Applications are open for a PhD position in Statistics with a computer science orientation at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. The Operations Management department at the Amsterdam Business School, University of Amsterdam is welcoming applications from candidates who demonstrate the ambition to work and succeed at the highest international academic level.

The research area for the PhD position is Predictive Process Modeling (PPM). Predictive Process Modeling (PPM) will focus on forecasting potential problems during process execution before they occur.

As PhD student and a researcher, you will be work under close supervision and collaboration with the supervisory team. Your work will involve working on several tasks within and with other faculty. Task will include the following:

  • You will be working to understanding statistical modeling and applying machine learning techniques
  • Part of your work will be identifying novel research questions based on real-world phenomena or extant theory.
  • Along with your supervisory team, you will present research findings at various international conferences
  • Research findings will be written and prepared for publication in international journals
  • You will also attending classes and seminars  to further develop thinking and research skills
  • As a researcher, you will also participate and contribute to departmental research functions  such as research seminars, PhD Day,  research meetings among others
  • Your work will involve teaching-related activities which may include undergraduate tutorials and the supervision of MSc and/or BSc thesis projects.


Accepted applicants will be eligible for the following benefits

  • You will sign an employment contract for an initial period of 12 months, with an intermediate evaluation after 18 months
  • The employment contract may be extended for 36 months making in total of 4 years).
  • You will be eligible for a gross monthly salary ranging from €2,395 in the first year to €3,061 in the last year.


Candidates for the PhD position must meet the following conditions

  • You must hold a Masters’ degree in Econometrics, Mathematics or a related field;
  • Your Master’s qualification must preferably be a Research Master’s or MPhil degree
  • You must posses a GMAT or GRE score with a minimum of 85%, of no more than five years old if you have graduated with a Master degree from a non-Dutch university).
  • Candidates must demonstrate proof of English proficiency through a TOEFL test or IELTS test
  • You must demonstrate statistical skills and command of standard software packages for analyzing data such as R and Python


Candidates interested in applying for this PhD position in the ABS Operations Management group must complete and submit their applications before the set application delaine. Along with your application form, you will be required to submit the following support documents

  • Submit a letter of motivation;
  • Develop a summary of description of your primary research interests and ambitions;
  • Include your most recent CV;
  • Candidates must also include a list for the most recently completed degree;
  • Submit a sample of completed research work if available
  • Request 2 letters of reference form a professor or your thesis supervisor
  • Applicants who graduated from a non-Dutch institution must include their recent test scores GMAT/GRE test sores
  • Provide TOEFL/IELTS test results as proof for your English proficiency

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