One or more integrated PhD Stipends in The use of new technologies for optimizing freight transport (6-18034)

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Civil Engineering one or more integrated PhD stipends are available within the general research programme Civil Engineering. The stipends are open for appointment from 1 September, 2018.

Job description

The PhD student shall contribute to research in collaborative logistics in the freight transport sector. The freight transport sector is currently undergoing a raid transformation. New technologies and new data have provided a number of new opportunities for optimization, which means that both 1Pl, 2Pl, 3Pl, 4Pl and 5Pl are dependent on adopting new technologies for optimization to remain competitive.

A growing discussion in the freight transport literature is the discussion about collaborative logistics, i.e. how logistics companies can optimize their operation by sharing excess capacity and freight. Existing research within collaborative logistics has focused in particular on the development of the technical systems that enable capacity sharing. Recent research, including the large DiRECTLY research project currently running in the Freight Transport Research Group, shows that organizational issues also constitute barriers to collaborative logistics.

The goal of the PhD study is to provide research into organizational barriers for the use of new technologies for optimization in freight transport, and to develop a number of research-based guidelines for implementing collaborative logistics solutions in the freight transport sector, given its specific structure, discourses and sense-making processes.

Applicants are expected to have strong professional skills in the field of organizational theory and business economics, and also experience working with transport research.

It is also an advantage if the applicant have skills in presentation and dissemination.

You may obtain further information from Associate Professor Kristian H. Reinau, Department of Civil Engineering, phone: +45 9940 8338, email:  concerning the scientific aspects of the stipend.

The integrated stipend consists of two parts, A and B. During part A you are enrolled simultaneous in the Master’s programme and in the PhD programme. The stipend consists of two SU-PhD Grants per month (SU=The Danish students’ Grant and Loans Scheme). One SU-PhD grant equals DKK 6.090 (2018 level). SU-PhD Grants are paid for a maximum of two years. When the Master’s degree has been obtained, you will be employed for two years as a PhD fellow according to the present collective agreement. Part B has a maximum duration of two years.
It is a prerequisite for allocation of the stipend that the candidate will be enrolled as a PhD student at the Doctoral School of the Faculty of Engineering and Science, in accordance with the regulations of Ministerial Order No. 1039 of August 27, 2013 on the PhD Programme at the Universities and Certain Higher Artistic Educational Institutions. According to the Ministerial Order, the progress of the PhD student shall be assessed every six months. It is a prerequisite for continuation of salary payment that the previous progress is approved at the time of the evaluation.

The qualifications of the applicant will be assessed by an assessment committee. On the basis of the recommendation of the assessment committee, the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Science will make a decision for allocating the stipend.

For further information about stipends and salary as well as practical issues concerning the application procedure contact Ms. Lisbeth Diinhoff, The Faculty of Engineering and Science, email: ,  phone: +45 9940 9589.

For more information of The Doctoral School of Engineering and Science:

The application is only to be submitted online by using the "Apply online" button below.

The following documents must be enclosed in the application:

Motivated application

  • BSc diploma and grade transcripts from the Master’s programme
  • CV
  • Project description
  • A list of outstanding ECTS points in the Master’s programme (can be attached in the boxes for references or publications).

The following documents are optional:

  • List of publications
  • Publications
  • References

We wish to reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.


Allocation of SU-PhD Grants are according to the Ministerial Order on the State Educational Grant and Loan Scheme part 12, section II. Appointment and salary as a PhD fellow are according to the Ministry of Finance Circular of November 10, 2015 on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the Ministry of Finance current circular on the employment structure at Danish Universities.   

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Fri Jun 01 00:00:00 CEST 2018

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