PhD Position in Business

University of Bern


PhD Position in Business 


The Group for Business Analytics, Operations Research and Quantitative Methods at the Department of Business Administration of the University of Bern is dedicated to research and teaching in the fields of Operations Research, Data Science, Project Management, and Big Data.

We are looking for a committed candidate to join our team as soon as possible or by an agreed-upon start date. The research objective of the position is to develop models and algorithms for applications in the field of Data Science.

  • Academic research in the area of Data Science with the goal of writing a dissertation
  • Teaching assistance at Bachelor and Master level
  • Supervision of Bachelor and Master theses and student projects
  • An excellent Master's degree (University or ETH/TU) in Business Administration, Economics, Computer Science, or Mathematics with some reference to Operations Research or Data Science
  • High interest in analytical thinking, scientific work, and academic teaching
  • Excellent German and English skills
  • Knowledge of a programming language (e.g., Python)
  • Advantageous: knowledge of optimization software (e.g. Gurobi or CPLEX)
We offer
  • Opportunity to do a doctorate in an attractive research environment
  • Academic education with proximity to the business world. Graduates have an excellent skill set for a quantitative career (Data Science, Consulting, Finance), as well as for a scientific career.
  • Opportunity to present research results at international conferences and in leading scientific journals
  • Young and motivated team with work location in the center of the city of Bern
  • Attractive employment according to the conditions of the canton of Bern
Please send your application documents
as a single PDF file (letter of motivation, CV, and copies of university transcripts/mark sheets) to Prof. Dr. Philipp Baumann,

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