5th August 2016

Internships & Scholarships

Among its activities, DBSS promotes to its members student exchanges via partner societies in Europe and the rest of the world, as well as academic exchanges between participating universities. At the moment, the following internships and/or scholarships are offered:

1. Research scholarship in the area of modelling and simulation

The period of the scholarship is one year, extensible to another one. The candidate will join a research group related to modeling and simulation in aviation capacity analysis, in particular related to cargo logistics at Schiphol Airport.

The ideal candidate should be pursuing or close to starting a MSc in a University, have an excellent background in computer science, industrial engineering or similar, good English language skills (written and spoken), demonstrated background in research activities and real interest in modelling and simulation; interest in aviation operations is a plus.

2. Post Doc position in Simulation and Heuristics for capacity in the Aviation Sector

The position
As a Post Doc you will contribute to the research on capacity in the aviation sector. Your research project related with cargo transport at Schiphol Airport will aim at evaluating the performance of the future mode of cargo transport in the Airport by important carriers in the Netherlands. Simulation will be the main activity of the project and by the end of the contract algorithmic implementations might be used to implement solutions in the study performed. The objective will be to develop models in order to get insight about the operative restrictions that are imposed by the different elements in the system: weather, transport networks and technical restrictions in general and test novel solutions for transporting the cargo by air. Research will be performed to propose solutions for the identified problems. The project lasts for maximum two years in Amsterdam.

You will conduct research together with colleagues and industry professionals, and present your research results in professional publications, conferences and the university seminar. You will collaborate with other international research groups of recognized prestige.

What we are looking for
We are looking for a doctorate-level expert in simulation with experience preferably in the use of SIMIO and C#, the knowledge in the aviation and/or logistics sector will be highly appreciated. You have a genuine interest in improving the operative problems of the aviation industry through the use of simulation and operations research techniques. You also have excellent verbal and written skills in English. Your research was related to similar topics where simulation and operations research was one of the most important components.

3. Scholarships

Murrieta-Patrón Scholarship: This scholarship is for supporting students in their research activities.


For further information about these internships, please fill in the following contact form.

Complete applications including cover letter, CV, copies of graduate certificates, and a reference letter should be submitted via E-mail in a single file (format pdf).