Doctoral Studentship in the MSCA-ITN ImmerSAFE Project
Early Stage Researcher (ESR) Doctoral Studentship in the MSCA-ITN ImmerSAFE Project

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (H2020-MSCA-ITN) project “Immersive Visual Technologies for safety-critical Applications” (ImmerSAFE) invites applications for full-time, three-year Early Stage Researcher (ESR) position to begin in September 2019 or as mutually agreed upon by both parties. ImmerSAFE’ main goal is to train multi-disciplinary experts, who will achieve an operational understanding of the core imaging and image processing technologies, and requirements set to them by the safety-critical applications.

The project includes 15 PhD-students in 5 countries (Croatia, Finland, Italy, Norway and Sweden). In addition to work in Xylon and post-graduate studies at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (FER) in Zagreb, Croatia, the recruited PhD-student will interact extensively with the 14 partners in the project and will do part of his/her research as secondments for up to six months at some of the partners premises.

More information on the project can be found on the following URL:

The available subproject (“Embedded system for enhanced surround vision in work machinery”) is located at Xylon Ltd., Zagreb, Croatia.

About Xylon

Xylon is an electronic company focused on design of intellectual property (IP cores), design services and embedded electronic products based on the Xilinx® All Programmable FPGA and SoC/MPSoC devices. The company was founded in 1995, and since then it has grown into a prominent provider of various solutions in the fields of embedded graphics, video and vision. Xylon has a broad experience in research and development of Advance Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) based on computer vision. More information can be found HERE.

Job Description

Within this project, Xylon, Ltd. offers one open position for an Early Stage Researcher (ESR). He/she will enroll to a PhD position at FER at the same time. Further details on the specific research project ESR11 is provided below.

Research Project

ESR 11 - Embedded system for enhanced surround vision in work machinery.


Develop methods and architectures suitable for real-time implementations of multi-camera surround view system for work machines working in challenging conditions, using modern field-programmable gate array (FPGA) technology. Investigate failure-safe designs and optimize developed algorithms for embedded computer architectures. Special emphasis will be put on maximizing the safety goals of the designed systems.

Expected Outcomes

Implementation of a multi-camera surround-view system for work machines utilizing the FPGA technology. Implementation of stereo and structure-from-motion approaches for 3D scene reconstruction. Novel system design methods aimed at achieving high reliability of the embedded surround view system.

Planned Secondments

(1) Mälardalen University (Västerås, Sweden), study of evaluation of dependability in embedded systems, (2) FIMA Forum for Intelligent Machines ry (Tampere, Finland), study various use cases of heavy work machines and work environments.

Research Environment

The employed researcher will be part of Xylon research and development team. He/she will also work closely with the Image Processing Group at FER lead by Prof. Sven Lončarić. The group is a part of the Centre for Computer Vision and the employed researcher will work closely with experts in the area of image processing and analysis. Capability for working in multi-disciplinary and international environment is appreciated.

Research Fields

Image processing, Image Analysis, Computer vision, Computer science, Computational data analysis.

Career Stage

Early stage researcher or 0-4 years of post-graduate experience. First Stage Researcher (R1).


We are looking for talented, creative and highly motivated researchers. A suitable background for these open positions include image processing, computer vision, software engineering and other related areas. Fluent written and spoken English and proficiency in using scientific software packages such as Matlab and C are required. Knowledge of FPGA technology is advantage but not mandatory.

Candidates applying for the doctoral student position must hold Master’s degree in computer science, electrical or electronic engineering, computing, information technology or applied mathematics. The recruited candidate is expected to enroll as doctoral student at Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb.

Applicants shall, at the time of recruitment by the host organization, be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and not yet have been awarded a doctoral degree. Full-time equivalent research experience is measured from the date when a researcher obtained the degree that would formally entitle him/her to embark on a doctorate.

H2020 MSCA Mobility Rule: at the time of recruitment by the host organization, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their host organization (Croatia) for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the recruitment date. Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays and time spent as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention are not taken into account.


The salary will be set in accordance with MSCA ESR rates..


The position will be filled for a fixed term period until December 31th 2021. The commencement date will be in September 2019 or as mutually agreed upon by both parties. Successful collaboration can be extended and financed by Xylon until the end of June 2022.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted in English by email to Closing date for applications is August 31th, 2019 (24.00 CET). In case no suitable candidates are found, Xylon reserves the right to re-open the call.

The application should include the following attachments:

1. Letter of motivation
2. CV (including list of publications and names and contact details of at least two references)
3. Copy of MSc + BSc degree certificates including transcripts of all university records and their English translations (Croatian certificates are accepted)

For further information on the research project and doctoral program at FER, please contact:

Predrag Vidas

Business Operations Manager

Professor Sven Lončarić

Image Processing Group

Center for Computer Vision

Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (FER)

University of Zagreb
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