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University of Maribor/Univerza v Mariboru The Human Resources Strategy for Researchers
6 Feb 2023

Job Information

University of Maribor/Univerza v Mariboru
Research Field
Computer science » Cybernetics
Researcher Profile
First Stage Researcher (R1)
Application Deadline
Type of Contract
Job Status
Hours Per Week
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?
H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
Reference Number
Marie Curie Grant Agreement Number
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?

Offer Description

dr. Izidor Mlakar, principal researcher at the university Faculty of Electrical Engineering and
Computer Science, University of Maribor (Maribor, Slovenia) and Maja Ravnik, md, Head of
Oncology Department at University Clinical Center Maribor (Maribor, Slovenia), are interested
in receiving Expressions of Interest of potential candidates for the Marie Sklodowska – Curie
Doctorate Network (MSCA-DN-2021) call.
The title of the proposed project: Explainable Prediction model of breast-cancer relapse
combining histopathological, radiological and clinical biomarkers
The overarching goal of our project is to build an (X)AI-based breast-cancer relapse prediction
model by combining three types of data; histopathological, radiological biomarkers and clinical
records (including medical history). We are looking for a doctorate candidate will have the
following responsibilities:
* enroll in the doctoral school and successfully complete study obligations under the guidance
of supervisor and co-supervisor;
* carry-out scientific and research projects and collaborate with a diverse team of scientists
and engineers to build an advanced algorithm and a system for BosomShield;
*design and develop cutting-edge methods basedon computer vision, NLP, (X)AI/ML
* implement elegant solutions, and bulding tools that enable the team to move forward and to
measure progress;
* prepare research reports, carry-out studies, disseminate the results and outcomes, and
transfer of scientific research and professional results into practice.
We are looking for talented and innovative self-motivated young scientists, strongly committed
to high quality frontier and multi-disciplinary research and able to add new insights to the
existing core expertise of the University of Maribor, Faculty of Faculty of Electrical Engineering
and Computer Science, Laboratory for Digital Signal Processing as Hosting Institution located
in Maribor, Slovenia. The Hosting institution has all the technical and scientific facilities for
carry out this project. The project is directly supported by clinical expertise, with co-supervision
from the Oncology Department at University Clinical Center Maribor (Maribor, Slovenia).

The employment will last until August 31, 2026.


Research Field
Computer science » Cybernetics
Education Level
Master Degree or equivalent

Masters Degree from Electrical Enegeniring, Mathematics, Physics or Computer Sciences, nostrificated by the University.

On the web page…
you can inform yourself about the procedure for recognition of foreign education for the
purpose of further education at the University of Maribor. Nostrification must be carried out
only if the candidate is selected.


Specific Requirements

The researcher must not have resided or carried out his/her main activity (work, studies, etc.)
in the country of the host organization for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately
prior to the deadline for submission of proposals (a relaxed rule for Career restarting and


Additional Information


University of Maribor (Univerza v Mariboru) is one of 5 universities included in U-Multirank for
Slovenia. University of Maribor is a large public university located in Maribor with 13758
students enrolled (2019 data or latest available). It was founded in 1975. With regard to the
scope of its subjects and degree programs offered, the University of Maribor is a
comprehensive institution. It offers programmes in foreign languages. It is characterized by a
high percentage of international students. The University of Maribor graduation rate is 53,38
for bachelors (C score) and 69,88 for masters (C score). As made clear by its sunburst chart –
a snapshot illustration of the University’s performance profile across the five U-Multirank
dimensions – the University of Maribor is strongest in Research. Its overall profile shows top
performance across various indicators, with 6 ‘A’ (very good) scores overall. At the Faculty of
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Maribor (UM FERI) we
create knowledge based on the results of internationally recognized scientific research work,
and we pass it on to students and society. Our vision to consolidate the position of an
internationally-recognized university educational and research institution within the fields of
Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Informatics, Media Communications,
Telecommunications and Mechatronics, throughout Central Europe, which is high quality and
attractive to students, and addresses the challenges of society and the economy in Slovenia
and abroad. The values we pursue the most are: Academic responsibility, The quality of
teaching, scientific research, and development work, High ethical standards, Social
responsibility and sustainable development.
Slovenia is ranked as one of the most peaceful, safe, politically stable and culturally diverse
countries. We have a high standard of living, clean air, a healthy lifestyle and good
acommodation. Studying in Slovenia offers you a unique opportunity to discover the country
and its neighbours, the culture, cuisine, Slovenian festivals, nature, language, and gain new
On web page you can find information
about Accommodation, Student Meals and Health Services.

Eligibility criteria

On the web page…
you can inform yourself about the procedure for recognition of foreign education for the
purpose of further education at the University of Maribor. Nostrification must be carried out
only if the candidate is selected.
Selection process
Researchers willing to apply should check that they fulfil the eligibility criteria and then send an
expression of interest, consisting of:
Masters Degree from MElectrical Enegeniring, Mathematics, Physics or Computer Sciences, nostrificated by the University.
Knowledge and experience in deep learning concepts and experience with deep
learning environments (eg.: TensorFlow, PyTorch, etc).
Excellent practical software engineering ability, particularly Python and C# and
Experience in Computer Vision (and medical imaging)

Collaborative spirit

Selection process

Scanned copy of identity card, resident's card or passport currently in force.
Curriculum Vitae (Any research career gaps and/or unconventional paths
should be clearly explained so that this can be fairly assessed by the evaluators;
if you are a forcibly displaced researcher, please explain your situation in the
CV; if you have been residing in Slovenia in the last 3 years please provide the
exact duration and motives of your stay and be prepared to provide the
documentation proving it during the redress phase if required by the Project
Manager). We recommend you to use the Europass CV template.
Scanned copy of the certificate of the official academic qualification or proof of
payment of the fees for the
issuance of the certificate that allows the holder to
access the doctoral studies. Students who hold Master degrees should present
the scanned copies of their master's degrees. Students who are registered in an
official university master's course that allows them to access the doctoral
programme during the 2021/2022 academic year must present a scanned copy of
their master's course registration form.
Scanned copy of the academic transcript of the qualification equivalent to a
bachelor's degree
Scanned copy of the academic transcript of the master's degree.
Two signed and scanned reference letters.
A motivation letter, explaining his expertise and how the candidate is suited for
the position she/he applies for.

Website for additional job details

Work Location(s)

Number of offers available
Faculty of Electrical Engeneering and Computer Science
Postal Code
Koroška cesta 46

Where to apply



Slomškov trg 15
Postal Code