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International PhD Position in Consumer Behavior Analysis, 2024

International PhD Position in Consumer Behavior analysis: integrating AI, IoT, and conceptual modeling, offered jointly by SKEMA Business School in France and KU Leuven Faculty of Economics and Business in Belgium.

The selected candidate will focus on advancing Machine Learning and optimization techniques to enhance the sustainability of supermarket operations. They will thrive in a vibrant and collaborative research environment at both universities, engaging with groups actively pursuing cutting-edge scientific research on a global scale.

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Application Deadline: 22 March 2024

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: SKEMA Business School (France) and KU Leuven Faculty of Economics and Business (Belgium)
  • Department: Statistics
  • Course Level: PhD
  • Award: Full-time doctoral scholarship
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Nationality: Open to all nationalities
  • The award can be taken in: Belgium and France


  • Eligible Countries: All nationalities
  • Acceptable Course or Subjects: Any subject offered by the university
  • Admissible Criteria: Applicants must hold a Master’s degree in Business Engineering, Business Analytics, Computer Science, Information Systems, or equivalent. Proficiency in English and strong programming skills in Python and/or R are required. Final-year Master’s students are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit their applications no later than March 22nd, 2024, via the KU Leuven Jobsite. Required documents include transcripts, two recommendation letters, a motivation letter, and a CV in pdf format. In the motivation letter, applicants should demonstrate why they are suitable for the position. Additional attachments such as a publication list or photo are optional but welcomed.


The successful candidate will receive a full-time doctoral scholarship for one year at KU Leuven, followed by three years of employment at SKEMA Business School, subject to meeting first-year requirements at KU Leuven. The scholarship offers a dynamic and supportive research environment, participation in seminars and conferences, and opportunities for international mobility. Additionally, candidates may engage in teaching activities and mentorship of Bachelor and Master students.

For further inquiries, please contact Dr. María Olmedilla Fernandez ([email protected]) and Dr. Estefanía Serral Asensio ([email protected]). We encourage applications from diverse backgrounds and are committed to fostering equity and inclusivity within our academic communities.

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