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PhD position Responsive InfrastructurePosted by: University of Twente (UT)
Posted date: 2017-Nov-20
The Construction Management and Engineering group in the Department of Civil Engineering and Management is looking for a PhD candidate in the research area of infrastructure management. We are an international and multidisciplinary group of researchers that combine engineering knowledge with management skills. Our research focuses on the interplay of the social, technical and environmental aspects in providing and managing modern infrastructure assets and aims at developing new methods and models for optimized decision-making throughout the lifecycle of infrastructure assets.The challenge
Infrastructure agencies have been confronted with considerable investment needs in their infrastructure networks that mainly stem from an increased demand encountering an aged and deteriorated infrastructure stock. Since these investment needs can overlap in time and geographically, they can become cross-sectoral investment opportunities for increasing the responsiveness of the infrastructure system as a whole. However, for investment opportunities to be seized, infrastructure agencies have to be able to align their individual decision-making processes: the institutional system has to be responsive as well. The PhD candidate will examine investments opportunities in infrastructure systems under different technological and social scenarios and will explore the current institutional system that influences seizing investment opportunities.
For further information, please contact dr. Andreas Hartmann (a.hartmannutwente.nl).
The start of the project is as soon as possible. If you expect to graduate soon, you are also invited to apply. Your application should be submitted before December 5th 2017 through the link below.
Conditions of employment
We offer a very challenging fulltime position for four years in an inspiring multidisciplinary and international environment. The university offers a dynamic ecosystem with enthusiastic colleagues in which internationalization is an important part of the strategic agenda.
The University of Twente. We stand for life sciences and technology. High tech and human touch. Education and research that matter. New technology which leads change, innovation and progress in society. The University of Twente is the only campus university of the Netherlands; divided over five faculties we provide more than fifty educational programmes. We have a strong focus on personal development and talented researchers are given scope for carrying out groundbreaking research.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status. Because of our diversity values we do particularly support women to apply.