15/03/2019

Fully funded Joint PhD (co-tutelle) in Computer Science at University of Primorska (Slovenia) and University of St Andrews (UK)


  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    University of Primorska, Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies (FAMNIT)
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Computer scienceComputer systems
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    06/04/2019 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Slovenia › Koper
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/10/2019
  • IS THE JOB RELATED TO STAFF POSITION WITHIN A RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE?
    Yes

The Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies at the University of Primorska (UP FAMNIT) is offering one fully-unded PhD scholarship for a planned Joint PhD (co-tutelle) in computer science with University of St Andrews (UK).

We welcome applicants from EU and internationally who are enthusiastic about working as part of a multidisciplinary team focusing on applied computer science research in the following areas:

  • Human-computer Interaction
  • Computational interactions (HCI with focus on computationally intensive methods e.g. machine learning, AI, Computer Vision ,...)
  • Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality
  • Pervasive and Ubiquitous computing

The selected candidate will be offered a tailored research project at UP FAMNIT, HICUP Lab. It is planned that this will be in collaboration with the University of St Andrews (UK) subject to approval. The intention is that upon the successful completion of PhD the candidate will be awarded a joint degree under a planned Joint PhD (co-tutelle) agreement.

Candidate's obligations

Besides the regular coursework required for the doctoral study programme (more information available here http://www.famnit.upr.si/en/education/doctoral/computer-science/), the obligations of the selected candidate include 34 hours per week of research activities conducted at the HICUP lab (http://dist.famnit.upr.si/en/HICUP) as well as 5 hours per week of teaching assistant work (e.g. running lab sessions, consulting students, drafting and correcting coursework, etc.). The teaching assistant work is only conducted during term periods (32 weeks per year). As part of the study programme it is planned that the candidate will be required to spend a minimum of 12 months at the University of St Andrews subject to approval of the collaboration.

What does the position include?

The selected candidate will receive a 36-48 month scholarship which includes:

  • Monthly payments of 1,544 € before tax + expenses
  • Research equipment and a working desk.
  • Yearly budget for other research costs for covering fieldwork and conference attendance.
  • Tuition fees at University of Primorska.

NOTE: St. Andrews tuition fees are not covered by this scholarship.

For possible exemptions and height of tuition fees visit follow this link. Fees need to be paid during the time at St. Andrews (minimum one year).

Supervisors

More information about HICUP LAB: http://dist.famnit.upr.si/en/HICUP

More information about SACHI LAB: http://sachi.cs.st-andrews.ac.uk

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    Eligibility criteria

    Candidates should demonstrate outstanding academic potential with preferably a Master’s degree with distinction and need a strong first degree in Computer Science or related subject. Excellent technical ability, programming skills and proficient active and passive English language skills are essential. We seek a candidate with good prototyping skills and an inventive mind for problem solving. Specifically, we are seeking candidates with a very good knowledge in at least one of the areas of software engineering, 3D graphics, artificial intelligence/machine learning, information visualisation, interaction design, computer vision, systems modelling, software development or similar. Applied mathematics or ability to learn such is also desirable.

    Selection process

    • Closing date: 6.4.2019
    • Shortlisting date: 9.4.2019
    • Interview date: 11.4.2019 onwards

    Selected candidates will start their studies at the latest on 1st of October 2019 (can start earlier).

     

      Additional comments

      For more information and how to apply visit: http://dist.famnit.upr.si/en/fully-funded-phd-2019

      Offer Requirements

      • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
        Technology: Master Degree or equivalent
        Computer science: Master Degree or equivalent
        Other: Master Degree or equivalent
      • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
        ENGLISH: Excellent

      Skills/Qualifications

      The selected candidates will need a proof of fluent English language ability (IELTS — with min score of 6.5, ToEFL iBT — with min score of 93 overall and min 20 in each skill).

       

      Specific Requirements

      Excellent technical ability, programming skills and proficient active and passive English language skills are essential. We seek a candidate with good prototyping skills and an inventive mind for problem solving. Specifically, we are seeking candidates with a very good knowledge in at least one of the areas of software engineering, 3D graphics, artificial intelligence/machine learning, information visualisation, interaction design, computer vision, systems modelling, software development or similar. Applied mathematics or ability to learn such is also desirable.

       

      Map Information

      Job Work Location Personal Assistance locations
      Work location(s)
      1 position(s) available at
      University of Primorska, Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies (FAMNIT)
      Slovenia
      Slovenija
      Koper
      6000
      Glagoljaška 8

      EURAXESS offer ID: 390296