PhD position in the field of “Big Data Analytical Strategies” (1.0 FTE)
This PhD position is sponsored by the centre of expertise Customer Insights Center, see: https://www.rug.nl/cic/ of the Faculty of Economics and Business. Therefore the PhD candidate will be able to closely work with leading Dutch companies. In this broadly defined project we lo
- Broerstraat, Groningen, Groningen
- Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
- Uren per week:
- 38 - 38 uur
- € 2840 - € 2840 per maand
This PhD position is sponsored by the centre of expertise Customer Insights Center, see: https://www.rug.nl/cic/ of the Faculty of Economics and Business. Therefore the PhD candidate will be able to closely work with leading Dutch companies. In this broadly defined project we look for students who are interested in big data as a general topic. Thereby, one could focus more on the analytics of big data and the application of new computer science techniques with a specific focus on the privacy consequences (i.e. fewer data). However, one could also take a more strategic focus and look at how firms aim to benefit from big data analytics.
Firms and institutions gather more and more data constantly. This has resulted in what is now called big data. Typically this involves huge volumes of data with different data sources and types of data (i.e. structured vs. unstructured). Firms analyse these data to create value for the firm and their customers. They do though have several challenges. For example, how should they analyse these data? How should they approach big data and how should they organize big data analytics? How should they deal with privacy issues that may lead to fewer data and less detailed data?
The project will be embedded in SOM’s research programme in Marketing, see” https://www.rug.nl/research/marketing/
We are looking for applicants with a Master of Science degree. Both more quantitative oriented students with a background in statistics, econometrics and students with a background in marketing and business administration are invited to apply.
ConditionsThe University of Groningen offers a gross monthly starting salary is € 2,222 which increases yearly to a maximum of € 2,840. In addition there are an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end of year bonus. The full-time appointment is temporary for a period of four years, under the condition of a positive assessment at the end of the first year.
Starting date: 1 September 2018
An assessment may be part of the procedure, consisting of psychological tests and an interview.
How to apply
You may apply for this position until 21 June 23.59h / before 22 June 2018 Dutch local time. Please click on the "Apply" button below. The application package consists of the following separate documents:
1. your CV and scan of your passport (CV attachment)
2. a motivation letter (1 A4 max) and a short study proposal for the PhD project (2 A4 max) (a letter of motivation attachment)
3. a scan of your diploma including transcripts (extra attachment)
4. proof of English proficiency (extra attachment 2)
5. other relevant documents (extra attachments 3).
The documents 1-4 are compulsory and please note that incomplete application packages will not be taken into account.
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Additional informationProf. Peter Verhoef (more information on the project itself)
Prof. Jaap Wieringa (more information on the project itself)