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PhD in Managing the Adoption of Smart Healthcare Technologies

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PhD in Managing the Adoption of Smart Healthcare Technologies

Short Description

Are you fascinated by innovation management in healthcare? Are you interested in adoption of smart technologies and how to facilitate the adoption of such technologies? Do you like the idea of working with management theories and combining them with quantitative and qualitative research methods to address management challenges? We are looking for an ambitious PhD student with a focus on abovementioned topics.

Job Description

The development in the information and communication technologies (ICT) such as internet-of-things (IOT), artificial intelligence technologies and big data applications have advanced healthcare systems. The use of these technologies can help hospitals, traditionally at the center of healthcare systems, and other stakeholders (e.g., payers, patients) to deliver healthcare services with greater effectiveness (fewer errors, greater precision and better patient outcomes) and efficiency (e.g., cost and process optimization). Against this backdrop, the hospitals need to continuously embed innovative ICT technologies in their design and operations.


A master’s degree (or an equivalent university degree) in Industrial Engineering, Innovation Management, Healthcare Management, Business Administration or any other related, relevant field.

Affinity for topics such as open innovation, commercialization of new technology, adoption, business modelling, stakeholder analysis, and institutional (change) processes.

Strong affinity to use both qualitative e.g., (case studies, design science methodology) and quantitative methods (e.g., survey, experiments).

Potential and ambition to become a high-level management scholar

Independent thinking and self-responsibility

You are able to work on a challenging topic that has both basic and applied research aspects

Your verbal and written communication skills are excellent as is your proficiency in English and your ability to collaborate in local as well as in an international setting.


Do you recognize yourself in this profile and would you like to know more? Please contact dr. ir. Vikrant Sihag, Assistant Professor, v.sihag[at] or +31 40 247 6099

For information about terms of employment, please contact Susan Opgenoorth, HR advisor, hrservices.ieis[at] or +31 40 247 8827

Please visit to find out more about working at TU/e!


We invite you to submit a complete application by using the ‘apply now’-button on this page.
The application should include a:

  • Cover letter (2-page max) in which you describe your motivation and an explanation of why you would fit well with the project.
  • Detailed curriculum vitae and, if available, previous research experience, teaching experience, or other relevant experience.
  • List of courses you have taken in Master and Bachelor programs (including grades)
  • List of your publications (if available)
  • Name and contact information of at least two references.
  • Results of a recent English language test, or other evidence of your English language capabilities (TOEFL, IELTS, etc.).

Please use the application form on our website via the apply-now-button. Applications by e-mail are not accepted! Note that a maximum of 5 documents of 2 MB each can be uploaded, so if you have more than 5 documents you will have to combine them.

We look forward to your application and will screen it as soon as we have received it. The screening will continue until the position has been filled.

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May 2021