The University of Maribor Offers over 50 Vacancies for Young Doctors of Sciences at All Faculties

The University of Maribor opens 56 vacancies for young doctors of sciences at all 17 faculties to conduct joint research work with commercial companies.

All scientists are employed under an open tendering procedure for the support of researchers at the start of their professional career (Slovene: Javni razpis za spodbujanje raziskovalcev na začetku kariere 2.1 (No. 5442-1/2018)) announced on 13 July 2018 by the Ministry of Education, Science and Sports. The terms of the tender are published in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia No. 48/2018.

This tender is an instrument to strengthen ties and cooperation between research organizations and the business community, and as a result, to increase private investment in the sphere of research, development and innovation. A young scientist is destined to become the linchpin.

All doctors of sciences (citizens of Slovenia and foreigners) regardless of the field of expertise, who passed Ph.D. defense in the period from 1 January 2011 to 5 October 2018 and who were not employed at the University of Maribor as of 13 July 2018, can participate in the tender.

Doctors of sciences can represent the Western or Eastern macroregions of the country or a foreign country. Particular attention will be paid to unemployed scientists and researchers who come to Slovenia with recommendations received abroad with the aim of implementing a scientific project.

The contract duration is from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2022. Supposed position: H01900 – Assistant, Doctor of Science (m/f). The research work will be mainly carried out within a faculty group (a structural subdivision of the University of Maribor) in conjunction with the operation of a commercial partner company. The labour contract can be concluded only given that a certain application is chosen during the open tendering procedure for the support of researchers at the start of their professional career.

When reviewing the applications of candidates, the following categories of applicants shall have additional advantages:

  1. who, as of 13 July 2018, were officially registered in the Employment Service as the unemployed;
  2. who, as of 13 July 2018, were officially employed in the sphere of research, development and innovation in the macroregion of Western Slovenia;
  3. who, as of 13 July 2018, permanently or temporarily lived abroad and had 1 year of experience in the sphere of research, development and innovation; or, as of 13 July 2018, were employed abroad in the sphere of research, development and innovation.

The tender budget for an applicant (only for the University of Maribor and the Faculty of Information Sciences in Novo Mesto) located in the Eastern macroregion presumes funding for 56 vacancies. The project is co-financed by the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport (20%) and the European Regional Development Fund (80%). The amount of available funds is 12,876,300 EUR, 9,614,304 EUR of which are provided for the Eastern Slovenia macroregion, and 3,261,996 EUR – for the Western Slovenia macroregion.

Candidates that meet the conditions of this tender, who are fluent in English and want to do scientific work, should contact research groups or send a letter of intent with education certificates and a brief summary at tto@um.si through 5 September 2018.

The text of the open tender conditions and other documents are available here.

Source: um.si