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PhD Researcher - Optimisation & Progamming

VUB-MOBI is hiring! 

Envisioned starting date: November 2020

Contact: prof. dr. Lieselot Vanhaverbeke, email:

You are a motivated researcher with expertise in optimisation and programming and strong interest in new developments in the domain of electric and autonomous mobility. You have a good academic track record, preferably in Mathematics, Operations Research, Analytics Business Engineering, Engineering or Computer Science. You are a team player. You are a good communicator and write fluently in English; Dutch is a plus. You are willing to attend project meetings and travel abroad for meetings and conferences.

You start on an international research project situated in the domain of electro-mobility and smart charging. Your research will focus on the location of charging infrastructure for electric vehicles, with applications in different European regions/cities.

Research Group

The Mobility, Logistics and Automotive Technology Research Centre (MOBI) at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel has a strong tradition in state-of-the-art research on e-mobility and socio-economic analysis in sustainable mobility and logistics.

A multidisciplinary team of more than 100 specialists addresses the challenges that the transport value chain faces, by integrating the engineering, economy, policy, sociology & environmental sciences.

The Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) has been a leading player in the Flemish Higher Education landscape for 40 years. 


You start as a full-time researcher in November 2020 in a dynamic and stimulating working environment. We offer an attractive salary as well as extra-legal benefits such as free public transport and hospitalisation insurance. The project duration is 4 years.

How to apply?

Apply via LinkedIn or send your CV and motivation letter before 25/10 to