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  • Openness Each recruitment process is open to the public and announced in such a way that all suitable candidates can apply for each opening
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Associate Research Scientist in High Performance Computing, Machine Learning and/or Combinatorial Scientific Computing with applications in bioinformatics, medical imaging, and/or health data analytics. (ref. no. CaSToRC_ARS_24_14)

Deadline for applications: 23/08/2024 Application process open * The Cyprus Institute (CyI) is a European non-profit Science and Technology oriented Educational and Res...

Deadline for applications: 23/08/2024

Application process open *

The Cyprus Institute (CyI) is a European non-profit Science and Technology oriented Educational and Research Institution based in Cyprus and led by an acclaimed Board of Trustees. The research agenda of the CyI is pursued at its five Research Centres: The Computation-based Science and Technology Research Centre (CaSToRC), the Science and Technology in Archaeology and Culture Research Centre (STARC), the Energy Environment Water Research Centre (EEWRC), the Climate and Atmosphere Research Centre (CARE-C), and the Science and Technology Driven Policy and Innovation Research Centre (STeDI-RC). Considerable cross-centre interaction is a characteristic of the Institute’s culture.

The Cyprus Institute invites applications for a highly qualified and motivated individual to join the Institute as an Associate Research Scientist, and pursue Research & Development (R&D) in the areas of High-Performance Computing (HPC), High-Performance Data Analytics (HPDA), Machine Learning (ML), Artificial Intelligence (AI) or Combinatorial Scientific Computing. Focus will be placed on applications of these technologies in bioinformatics, medical imaging, or health data analytics. The successful candidate will join the research engineering team of the EuroCC2 project, and will be leading support projects with industry/academia/public sector, to support the EuroHPC National Competence Center (NCC) of Cyprus.

In general, the Associate Research Scientist is expected to:

  • Contribute to all aspects of sponsored Research, Innovation and/or Development projects (including conducting research, co-authoring publications, implementing deliverables, reporting activities, dissemination activities, etc).
  • Participate in new grant proposals (including the possibility of leading proposals/projects as PI or co-PI).
  • Teach courses at the CyI Graduate School to gain teaching experience and engage graduate students in research projects.

 

About the EuroCC2 project

EuroCC2 is a pan-European project, involving over 30 countries, with the main objective of advancing the competencies of European communities in High-Performance Computing and High-Performance Data Analytics. The Computation-based Science and Technology Research Center (CaSToRC) of the Cyprus Institute is the National Competence Centre for HPC, and as part of EuroCC2, aims to promote advanced technologies in Cyprus, with a focus on HPC, HPDA, machine learning, artificial intelligence and computational modeling/simulation. The main aims for EuroCC2 in Cyprus include strengthening these technical competencies of the island, advancing competitiveness in research and innovation, improving the effectiveness of government services and promoting innovation by engaging with industry. Particular effort is placed on maximizing the socioeconomic impact of advanced technologies through increased collaboration with academia, industry, the public sector, and other national projects.

Position Description

The EuroCC2 Associate Research Scientist will be working in support projects that mostly involve HPC, HPDA, ML and/or combinatorial scientific computing, in a wide range of applications (bioinformatics, medical imaging, health data analytics, etc). The main goal of these projects will be to enable academic, public and private organizations in Cyprus to develop their HPC, HPDA, applied data science, and computational modelling skills and to benefit from the growing potential of these technologies. The selected candidate will be working closely with CyI faculty, research staff, the research engineering team, as well as with external organizations towards achieving this goal. This position offers a unique opportunity for exciting R&D using state-of-the-art HPC, applied data science, and ML/AI methods, and interacting with both researchers and users of these technologies. In addition, the successful candidate is expected to actively pursue funding opportunities, contribute in proposal preparation and be involved in scientific publications.

The initial period of the appointment will be for a duration of 16 months, with the possibility of renewal subject to performance and availability of funds. An internationally competitive remuneration package will be offered, which is commensurate with the level of experience of the successful candidate.

 

Job Specific Responsibilities:

  1. Participation and leading support projects with academia/industry/public sector.
  2. Consultation services for industry/public sector.
  3. Review and statistical analysis of data from various application domains.
  4. Close collaboration with cross-functional teams, such as researchers, product managers, backend engineers, data scientists.
  1. Develop original methods in HPC, HPDA, large-scale ML, data-driven computational science and technology, big data analytics, data management systems.
  2. Applications of advanced technologies in bioinformatics, medical imaging, health data analytics, etc.
  3. Contribution to project reports and deliverables.
  1. Involvement in training and user-support events.

General Responsibilities for an Associate Research Scientist:

  • Conduct research, innovation and development activities based on project requirements.
  • Develop new research ideas and contribute to the Center’s and the Institute’s research agenda.
  • Publish in selective peer-reviewed journals and conferences.
  • Secure funding to sustain research activities.
  • Mentor early-stage researchers, research engineers, and graduate students.
  • Engage in teaching activities relevant to expertise (if core-funded, classroom teaching is mandatory).
  • Participate in consultation activities as per field of expertise and center requirement.
  • Contribute to dissemination activities (such as public seminars or targeted talks) to promote external recognition at the national and international levels.
  • Contribute to planning and organization of Center-level and Institute-level internal and external events (such as workshops, conferences) to promote external recognition at the national and international levels.
  • Engage with industry and public organizations to support the role of CyI.
  • Provide independent input about strategic decisions related to research directions, methodologies, grant applications, etc.

 

Required Qualifications

  • PhD in Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Data Science or any other relevant field.
  • Previous experience in at least one of the following areas: HPC, HPDA, large-scale ML, applied data science, combinatorial scientific computing, big data analytics, data management systems.
  • Previous experience in at least one of the following application areas: bioinformatics, medical imaging, health data analytics, computer vision, NLP, or other domain-specific problems in computational science and technology.
  • Programming skills and experience with data analysis and/or machine learning frameworks such as R or PyTorch.
  • Experience with processing large and noisy datasets.
  • Prior Experience as a Post-Doctoral Fellow.
  • Ability to present technical concepts to non-technical users.
  • A growing publication record with at least some publications in which the ARS is the first or corresponding author.
  • A growing experience contributing to sponsored research projects.
  • Growing mentoring capabilities.
  • Independent initiative in conjunction with effective teamwork.
  • Proficiency in English.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • High level of organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with statistical methods.
  • Experience in at least one cross-disciplinary application domain.

Application

For full consideration, interested applicants should process their application at The Cyprus Institute Exelsys Platform (https://bit.ly/3HDLRTw) based on the instructions given. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae including a short letter of interest, list of publications and a list of three (3) referees (including contact information) (all documentation should be in English and in PDF Format). For further information, please contact Prof Constantine Dovrolis (c.dovrolis@cyi.ac.cy). Please note that applications which do not fulfill the required qualifications and do not follow the announcement’s guidelines will not be considered.

*Recruitment will continue until the application process is marked as closed

The Cyprus Institute is an Equal Opportunities Employer certified from the Cypriot Ministry of Labor and also an HRS4R accredited Institution that adheres to the European Commission’s “Charter & Code” principles for recruitment and selection.

Contact person: Prof Constantine Dovrolis

Reference number: CaSToRC_ARS_24_14



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    Senior Project Officer for Doctoral Networks Projects (ref. no. GS_SPODN_24_01)

    Deadline for applications: 25/08/2024 Application process open * The Cyprus Institute (CyI) is a European non-profit Science and Technology oriented Educational and Res...

    Deadline for applications: 25/08/2024

    Application process open *

    The Cyprus Institute (CyI) is a European non-profit Science and Technology oriented Educational and Research Institution based in Cyprus and led by an acclaimed Board of Trustees. The research agenda of the CyI is pursued at its five Research Centres: The Computation-based Science and Technology Research Centre (CaSToRC), the Science and Technology in Archaeology and Culture Research Centre (STARC), the Energy Environment Water Research Centre (EEWRC), the Climate and Atmosphere Research Centre (CARE-C), and the Science and Technology Driven Policy and Innovation Research Centre (STeDI-RC). Considerable cross-centre interaction is a characteristic of the Institute’s culture.

    The Cyprus Institute invites applications for a highly qualified and motivated individual to join the Institute as a Senior Project Officer for the Doctoral Networks Projects at the Graduate School of the Institute. The successful candidate will be responsible for the day-to-day execution of activities of the Doctoral Networks Marie Skłodowska-Curie projects. The Senior Project Officer should be an experienced professional who will execute administrative and project-related management activities with added coordination responsibility for the DN projects. They will also contribute to the management of the school’s activities related to these projects.

    The successful candidate will manage the training, reporting, operational and financial aspects of the Doctoral Networks projects in close collaboration with the respective Associate Research Scientist for Doctoral Networks, and the PIs.


    The initial period of the appointment will be for a duration of 2 years with the possibility of renewal, depending on performance and availability of funds. An internationally competitive remuneration package will be offered, which is commensurate with the level of experience of the successful candidate.

    Responsibilities/activities to be involved in:

    1. Execution of Doctoral Networks projects administration and coordination activities, including financial reporting, deliverables, communication with funding organizations.
    2. Planning and implementation of Networking and community building activities with National and International stakeholders.
    1. Responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Doctoral Networks projects and coordinate the activities of the consortia involved in the projects.
    2. Organize the training activities and secondments of the respective PhD students, enrolled at different European universities.
    3. Ensure that projects’ documentation is completed in accordance with the grant agreement and that the documentation is updated and properly archived.
    4. Maintain a clear view of projects’ deliverables and timelines, ensuring coordination between partners and on-time delivery and prepare relevant reports (non-scientific).
    5. Keeping track of the project's budget / expenditure and prepare financial reports.
    6. Collaborate with colleagues in and outside the doctoral networks, including partners from the non-academic environment and the European Commission.
    7. Responsible for the communication and dissemination of the specific projects, including the projects’ website and social media.
    8. Organize and participate in research and training events, and travel in connection with projects’ meetings and training sessions.
    9. Maintain a very good understanding of rules and regulations, relevant laws and guidelines that apply to the Graduate School
    10. Be responsible for identifying and attracting funding through competitive educational and training grants, search and promote funding opportunities, and assist in proposal preparation
    11. Advises PhD students and staff concerning policies, procedures and practices accordingly relevant to the Graduate School
    12. Liaise with staff across the Institute for various matters related to the Doctoral Network projects’ operations
    13. Keep up-to-date of new recruitment strategy for students, participate in recruitment drives, help organizing promotional events and outreach activities
    14. Participate in external events, either in Cyprus or abroad, for the promotion of the Doctoral Networks projects’ activities and as required for ensuring the smooth operation of the projects.

    Required Qualifications

    • A Master’s Degree in any scientific field
    • Experience in managing EU and/or national-funded research projects.
    • Excellent knowledge of office IT.
    • Experience in presenting to medium and large audiences.
    • Excellent knowledge of the English language, both verbal and writing
    • Demonstrated development ability, outstanding organizational, analytical, problem solving and communication skills
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to adapt to a multicultural/multinational environment
    • Be able to work independently with minimal supervision
    • Excellent multitasking skills
    • Ability to meet strict deadlines
    • Enthusiasm, dynamism and capacity for teamwork

     

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Previous experience in writing and/or supporting researchers in writing research proposals.
    • PhD degree and additional work experience will be considered a competitive advantage.
    • Previous experience in a research/academic institution.
    • Experience on finance management, IPR concerns, and ethics issues is valued
    • Experience in the coordination of diverse stakeholders, e.g. local authorities, non-profit organizations, universities, small and medium-sized businesses.
    • Knowledge of the H2020 environment

     

    Application

    For full consideration, interested applicants should process their application at The Cyprus Institute Exelsys Platform (https://bit.ly/3HDLRTw) based on the instructions given. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae including a short letter of interest, and a list of three (3) referees (including contact information) (all documentation should be in English and in PDF Format). For further information, please contact Dr Chrysanthia Leontiou (c.leontiou@cyi.ac.cy). Please note that applications which do not fulfill the required qualifications and do not follow the announcement’s guidelines will not be considered.

    *Recruitment will continue until the application process is marked as closed

    The Cyprus Institute is an Equal Opportunities Employer certified from the Cypriot Ministry of Labor and also an HRS4R accredited Institution that adheres to the European Commission’s “Charter & Code” principles for recruitment and selection.

     

    Contact person: Dr Chrysanthia Leontiou

    Reference number: GS_SPODN_24_01



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      Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Medical Imaging AI (ref. no. CaSToRC_PDF_24_13)

      Deadline for applications: 26/07/2024 Application process open * The Cyprus Institute (CyI) is a European non-profit Science and Technology oriented Educational and Res...

      Deadline for applications: 26/07/2024

      Application process open *

      The Cyprus Institute (CyI) is a European non-profit Science and Technology oriented Educational and Research Institution based in Cyprus and led by an acclaimed Board of Trustees. The research agenda of the CyI is pursued at its five Research Centres: The Computation-based Science and Technology Research Centre (CaSToRC), the Science and Technology in Archaeology and Culture Research Centre (STARC), the Energy Environment Water Research Centre (EEWRC), the Climate and Atmosphere Research Centre (CARE-C), and the Science and Technology Driven Policy and Innovation Research Centre (STeDI-RC). Considerable cross-centre interaction is a characteristic of the Institute’s culture.

      The Cyprus Institute invites applications for a highly qualified and motivated individual to join the Institute as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Medical Imaging Artificial Intelligence at CaSToRC. The successful candidate will conduct research in the application of existing and novel Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning methods in cancer research.

      In general, the successful candidate is expected to:

      • Conduct research to further develop research skills and competencies, and publishing novel and significant results in selective peer-reviewed journals and conferences.
      • Contribute to all aspects of sponsored Research, Innovation and/or Development projects (including conducting research, co-authoring publications, implementing deliverables, reporting activities, dissemination activities, etc).
      • Contribute to new grant proposals preparation.

       

      More specifically, the successful candidate will contribute in research and development activities of the Agora 3.0 critical infrastructure project, in collaboration with the German Oncology Centre and several other research and industry partners in Cyprus. The project aims to establish a clinical trial unit at the German Oncology Centre, which will produce high quality medical imaging data from prostate cancer patients. The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will work closely with the GOC and a research team from the University of Cyprus to develop AI methods that will utilize medical imaging data to estimate the Gleason score and tumor stiffness through medical imaging.

      The initial appointment is for a fixed-term period of 2 years with the possibility of renewal subject to performance and the availability of funds.  An internationally competitive remuneration package will be offered, which is commensurate with the level of experience of the successful candidate.

       

      Project specific responsibilities:

      1. Perform thorough literature review of the current trends and advancements in the use of AI in the medical imaging field and prostate cancer research.
      2. Develop multimodal AI models which utilize high quality medical imaging and medical parameters data produced at the German Oncology Centre from prostate cancer patients to estimate Gleason score and tumour stiffness.

      General Responsibilities:

      • Conduct research, innovation and development activities based on project requirements.
      • Collect and analyze data as stipulated by project specifications and supervision.
      • Write research papers in collaboration with the line manager and other peers.
      • Present results at conferences and meetings and contribute to journal publications.
      • Contribute to research proposal preparation, scientific reporting, and project management.
      • Provide mentoring and guidance to Graduate Research Fellows and Research Engineers, if applicable.
      • Contribute to dissemination activities (such as public seminars or targeted talks), promoting external recognition at the national and international levels.
      • Contribute to planning and organization of Center-level and Institute-level internal and external events (such as workshops, conferences) to promote external recognition at the national and international levels.
      • Provide independent input related to research directions, methodologies, etc.

       

      Required Qualifications

      • PhD in Computer Science, Electrical / Computer / Computational Engineering, Physical Sciences or in a relevant field.
      • Relevant publications in scientific journals or peer-reviewed conferences.
      • Participation in scientific conferences.
      • Knowledge of AI frameworks (eg. PyTorch)
      • Programming Skills: Proficiency in programming languages, such as Python, commonly used in scientific computing and machine learning.
      • Image Analysis Knowledge: Solid understanding of image processing and analysis techniques, including challenges specific to different types of imaging data.
      • Experience in deep learning methodologies applied in imaging data and computer vision.
      • Experience in conducting peer-reviewed research in the relevant field.
      • Demonstrated record of publications and conference presentations.
      • Ability to work independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team.
      • Proficiency in English (written and verbal).
      • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

       

      Preferred Qualifications

      • HPC experience
      • Statistical Analysis Skills: Competence in statistical methods relevant to imaging and data analysis.

       

      Application

      For full consideration, interested applicants should process their application at The Cyprus Institute Exelsys Platform (https://bit.ly/3HDLRTw) based on the instructions given. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae including a short letter of interest, list of publications and a list of three (3) referees (including contact information) (all documentation should be in English and in PDF Format). For further information, please contact Dr Pantelis Georgiades (p.georgiades@cyi.ac.cy). Please note that applications which do not fulfill the required qualifications and do not follow the announcement’s guidelines will not be considered.

      *Recruitment will continue until the application process is marked as closed

      The Cyprus Institute is an Equal Opportunities Employer certified from the Cypriot Ministry of Labor and also an HRS4R accredited Institution that adheres to the European Commission’s “Charter & Code” principles for recruitment and selection.

       

      Contact person: Dr Pantelis Georgiades

      Reference number: CaSToRC_PDF_24_13



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        Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Geospatial Analysis and Land & Water Management (ref. no. EEWRC_PDF_24_05)

        Deadline for applications: 09/08/2024 Application process open * The Cyprus Institute (CyI) is a European non-profit Science and Technology oriented Educational and Res...

        Deadline for applications: 09/08/2024

        Application process open *

        The Cyprus Institute (CyI) is a European non-profit Science and Technology oriented Educational and Research Institution based in Cyprus and led by an acclaimed Board of Trustees. The research agenda of the CyI is pursued at its five Research Centres: The Computation-based Science and Technology Research Centre (CaSToRC), the Science and Technology in Archaeology and Culture Research Centre (STARC), the Energy Environment Water Research Centre (EEWRC), the Climate and Atmosphere Research Centre (CARE-C), and the Science and Technology Driven Policy and Innovation Research Centre (STeDI-RC). Considerable cross-centre interaction is a characteristic of the Institute’s culture.

        The Cyprus Institute invites applications for a highly qualified and motivated individual to join the Institute as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Geospatial Analysis and Land & Water Management in the Water Department of EEWRC. The Water Department investigates hydrologic and ecosystems processes and tests agro-ecosystems innovations and management practices through field observations, experimental research and modelling, in cooperation with various stakeholders in Cyprus and abroad.

        In general, the successful candidate is expected to:

        • Conduct research to further develop research skills and competencies, and publish novel and significant results in selective peer-reviewed journals and conferences.
        • Contribute to all aspects of sponsored Research, Innovation and/or Development projects (including conducting research, co-authoring publications, implementing deliverables, reporting activities, dissemination activities, etc).
        • Contribute to new grant proposals preparation.

        More specifically, the successful candidate is expected to contribute to the research projects of the Water Department, with a special focus on the newly funded Horizon Europe TERRASAFE Project on "Terrestrial resilience and restoration strategies for (semi) arid and fragile ecosystems through a multi-actor approach". This project is a cooperation between research groups and innovators from Austria, Cyprus, England, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden and Tunisia. This project aims to develop an integrated approach for the mapping and analysis of land degradation status, drivers, impacts and responses. Data from field surveys, online spatial databases, remote sensing and modelling will be used to develop GIS Apps for the analysis of land management practices and climate scenarios for combatting desertification in pilot areas in Cyprus, Romania, Spain and Tunisia.

        The initial period of the appointment will be for a duration of 24 months. Post-Doctoral Fellowships can be renewed depending to performance and availability of funds for a fixed-term period. An internationally competitive remuneration package will be offered, which is commensurate with the level of experience of the successful candidate.

         

        Project Related Responsibilities:

        1. Review of integrated assessments and mapping of desertification status, impacts and responses
        2. Collection and analysis of spatial data and remote sensing images for desertification assessments
        3. Development of online GIS applications for desertification analysis (e.g., Google Earth Engine)
        4. Land degradation field surveys
        5. Soil, water and plant sampling and analysis

         

        General Responsibilities:

        • Conduct research, innovation and development activities based on project requirements.
        • Collect and analyze data as stipulated by project specifications and supervision.
        • Write research papers in collaboration with the line manager and other peers.
        • Present results at conferences and meetings and contribute to journal publications.
        • Contribute to research proposal preparation, scientific reporting, and project management.
        • Provide mentoring and guidance to Graduate Research Fellows and Research Engineers, if applicable.
        • Contribute to dissemination activities (such as public seminars or targeted talks), promoting external recognition at the national and international levels.
        • Contribute to planning and organization of Center-level and Institute-level internal and external events (such as workshops, conferences) to promote external recognition at the national and international levels.
        • Provide independent input related to research directions, methodologies, etc.

         

        Required Qualifications

        1. PhD degree in Physical Geography, Environmental, Ecological or Earth Sciences/ Engineering or any other related field
        2. Proven experience in geospatial analysis
        3. Programming skills, e.g., Python, Javascript, C, R
        4. Experience with soil and land management field and laboratory research
        5. Experience in conducting peer-reviewed research in the relevant field.
        6. Demonstrated record of publications and conference presentations.
        7. Ability to work independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team.
        8. Proficiency in English (written and verbal).
        9. Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
        10. High level of organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills.

         

        Preferred Qualifications

        • Experience with analysis of Remote Sensing images
        • Experience with land degradation field surveys
        • Experience with soil, water and plant sampling and analysis
        • Experience in working in interdisciplinary research teams
        • Greek language will be considered an advantage

         

        Application

        For full consideration, interested applicants should process their application at The Cyprus Institute Exelsys Platform (https://bit.ly/3HDLRTw) based on the instructions given. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae including a short letter of interest, list of publications and a list of three (3) referees (including contact information) (all documentation should be in English and in PDF Format). For further information, please contact Dr Adriana Bruggeman (a.bruggeman@cyi.ac.cy). Please note that applications which do not fulfill the required qualifications and do not follow the announcement’s guidelines will not be considered.

        *Recruitment will continue until the application process is marked as closed

        The Cyprus Institute is an Equal Opportunities Employer certified from the Cypriot Ministry of Labor and also an HRS4R accredited Institution that adheres to the European Commission’s “Charter & Code” principles for recruitment and selection.

         

        Contact person: Dr Adriana Bruggeman

        Reference number: EEWRC_PDF_24_05



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          Technical Research Specialist in Field Research and Geospatial Analysis of Land and Water Management (ref. no. EEWRC_TRS_24_06)

          Deadline for applications: 09/08/2024 Application process open * The Cyprus Institute (CyI) is a European non-profit Science and Technology oriented Educational and Res...

          Deadline for applications: 09/08/2024

          Application process open *

          The Cyprus Institute (CyI) is a European non-profit Science and Technology oriented Educational and Research Institution based in Cyprus and led by an acclaimed Board of Trustees. The research agenda of the CyI is pursued at its five Research Centres: The Computation-based Science and Technology Research Centre (CaSToRC), the Science and Technology in Archaeology and Culture Research Centre (STARC), the Energy Environment Water Research Centre (EEWRC), the Climate and Atmosphere Research Centre (CARE-C), and the Science and Technology Driven Policy and Innovation Research Centre (STeDI-RC). Considerable cross-centre interaction is a characteristic of the Institute’s culture.

          The Cyprus Institute invites applications for a highly qualified and motivated individual to join the Institute as a Technical Research Specialist in Field Research and Geospatial Analysis of Land and Water Management in the Water Department of EEWRC.

          The Water Department investigates hydrologic and ecosystems processes and tests agro-ecosystems innovations and management practices through field observations, experimental research and modelling, in cooperation with various stakeholders in Cyprus and abroad. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the research projects of the Water Department, with a special focus on the newly funded Horizon Europe TERRASAFE Project on "Terrestrial resilience and restoration strategies for (semi) arid and fragile ecosystems through a multi-actor approach". This project is a cooperation between research groups and innovators from Austria, Cyprus, England, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden and Tunisia. This project aims to develop an integrated approach for the mapping and analysis of land degradation status, drivers, impacts and responses. The successful candidate along with the team will work with stakeholders in Cyprus to map land degradation, test soil and water management innovations and support the development of a GIS App.

          The initial period of the appointment will be for a duration of 24 months with the possibility of renewal, depending on performance and availability of funds. An internationally competitive remuneration package will be offered, which is commensurate with the level of experience of the successful candidate.

           

          Responsibilities/activities to be involved in:

          1. Sampling and analysis of soil, water and plant processes in the field and in the lab
          2. Maintenance of hydro-meteorological field sensors and data loggers and processing of large data sets
          1. GIS mapping and analysis of spatial data and remote sensing images for land management assessments

          Required Qualifications

          1. BSc degree in Environmental, Agricultural, Earth or Geographical Sciences/Engineering or any other related field
          2. Experience in GIS analysis
          3. Experience in soil, plant, and water management field work
          4. Experience in soil, plant, and water laboratory analysis
          5. Excellent knowledge of the English language, both verbal and writing
          6. Demonstrated development ability, outstanding organizational, analytical, problem solving and communication skills
          7. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to adapt to a multicultural/multinational environment

           

          Preferred Qualifications

          • MSc degree in Environmental, Agricultural, Earth or Geographical Sciences/Engineering or any other related field
          • Programming experience, e.g., Python, Javascript
          • Experience with analysis of Remote Sensing images
          • Experience in working in interdisciplinary research teams
          • Greek language will be considered an advantage

           

          Application

          For full consideration, interested applicants should process their application at The Cyprus Institute Exelsys Platform (https://bit.ly/3HDLRTw) based on the instructions given. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae including a short letter of interest, and a list of three (3) referees (including contact information) (all documentation should be in English and in PDF Format). For further information, please contact Dr Adriana Bruggeman (a.bruggeman@cyi.ac.cy). Please note that applications which do not fulfill the required qualifications and do not follow the announcement’s guidelines will not be considered.

          *Recruitment will continue until the application process is marked as closed

          The Cyprus Institute is an Equal Opportunities Employer certified from the Cypriot Ministry of Labor and also an HRS4R accredited Institution that adheres to the European Commission’s “Charter & Code” principles for recruitment and selection.

           

          Contact person: Dr Adriana Bruggeman

          Reference number: EEWRC_TRS_24_06



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            Associate Research Scientist in Regional and Local Climate Modelling (ref. no. CARE-C_ARS_24_10)

            Deadline for applications: 26/07/2024 Application process open * The Cyprus Institute (CyI) is a European non-profit Science and Technology oriented Educational and Res...

            Deadline for applications: 26/07/2024

            Application process open *

            The Cyprus Institute (CyI) is a European non-profit Science and Technology oriented Educational and Research Institution based in Cyprus and led by an acclaimed Board of Trustees. The research agenda of the CyI is pursued at its five Research Centres: The Computation-based Science and Technology Research Centre (CaSToRC), the Science and Technology in Archaeology and Culture Research Centre (STARC), the Energy Environment Water Research Centre (EEWRC), the Climate and Atmosphere Research Centre (CARE-C), and the Science and Technology Driven Policy and Innovation Research Centre (STeDI-RC). Considerable cross-centre interaction is a characteristic of the Institute’s culture.

            The Cyprus Institute invites applications for a highly qualified and motivated individual to join the Institute as an Associate Research Scientist in the Environmental Predictions Department of CARE-C.

            In general, the Associate Research Scientist is expected to:

            • Contribute to all aspects of sponsored Research, Innovation and/or Development projects (including conducting research, co-authoring publications, implementing deliverables, reporting activities, dissemination activities, etc).
            • Participate in new grant proposals (including the possibility of leading proposals/projects as PI or co-PI).
            • Teach courses at the CyI Graduate School to gain teaching experience and engage graduate students in research projects.

            More specifically, the selected candidate will further develop the Institute’s research on climate downscaling methods and applications for improved climate projections at higher spatial precision from the regional to the local scale. The research will primarily consist of applying a regional climate model to support the MENA-CORDEX downscaling as well as contribution to the URBan environments and Regional Climate Change (URB-RCC) program. This research will also contribute to the OptimESM Horizon Europe project (“Optimal High Resolution Earth System Models for Exploring Future Climate Change”).

            The initial period of the appointment will be for a duration of 24 months with the possibility of renewal, depending on performance and availability of funds. An internationally competitive remuneration package will be offered, which is commensurate with the level of experience of the successful candidate.

             

            Position Related Responsibilities:

            1. Climate model dynamical downscaling.
            1. Application of advanced land surface schemes and urban parameterizations for regional and local climate change studies

            General Responsibilities of associate research scientists:

            • Conduct research, innovation and development activities based on project requirements.
            • Develop new research ideas and contribute to the Center’s and the Institute’s research agenda.
            • Publish in selective peer-reviewed journals and conferences.
            • Secure funding to sustain research activities.
            • Mentor early-stage researchers, research engineers, and graduate students.
            • Engage in teaching activities relevant to expertise.
            • Participate in consultation activities as per field of expertise and center requirement.
            • Contribute to dissemination activities (such as public seminars or targeted talks) to promote external recognition at the national and international levels.
            • Contribute to planning and organization of Center-level and Institute-level internal and external events (such as workshops, conferences) to promote external recognition at the national and international levels.
            • Engage with industry and public organizations to support the role of CyI.
            • Provide independent input about strategic decisions related to research directions, methodologies, grant applications, etc.

             

            Required Qualifications

            1. PhD in Atmospheric & Climate Modelling
            2. Previous experience as a Post-Doctoral Fellow
            3. Experience in designing and carrying out dynamical downscaling experiments; analysing and interpreting results in the context of regional and local climate change.
            4. Experience in using the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model.
            5. Experience in working with climate model output (NetCDF files and other common formats).
            6. Strong analytical and programming skills in R or Python.
            7. Growing publication record with at least some publications as the first or corresponding author.
            8. Experience contributing to sponsored research projects.
            9. Growing mentoring capabilities.
            10. Independent initiative in conjunction with effective teamwork.
            11. Proficiency in English.
            12. Excellent communication skills.
            13. High level of organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills.

             

            Preferred Qualifications

            • Experience in applying advanced land surface schemes and urban parameterizations for climate downscaling
            • Experience in dealing with project timelines and deliverables.
            • Knowledge of the Greek language, both verbal and writing.

             

            Application

            For full consideration, interested applicants should process their application at The Cyprus Institute Exelsys Platform (https://bit.ly/3HDLRTw) based on the instructions given. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae including a short letter of interest, list of publications and a list of three (3) referees (including contact information) (all documentation should be in English and in PDF Format). For further information, please contact Dr Panos Hadjinicolaou (p.hadjinicolaou@cyi.ac.cy). Please note that applications which do not fulfill the required qualifications and do not follow the announcement’s guidelines will not be considered.

            *Recruitment will continue until the application process is marked as closed

            The Cyprus Institute is an Equal Opportunities Employer certified from the Cypriot Ministry of Labor and also an HRS4R accredited Institution that adheres to the European Commission’s “Charter & Code” principles for recruitment and selection.

             

            Contact person: Dr Panos Hadjinicolaou

            Reference number: CARE-C_ARS_24_10



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              Maintenance Technician (ref. no. CYI_MT_24_08)

              Deadline for applications: 23/08/2024 Application process open * The Cyprus Institute (CyI) is a European non-profit Science and Technology oriented Educational and Res...

              Deadline for applications: 23/08/2024

              Application process open *

              The Cyprus Institute (CyI) is a European non-profit Science and Technology oriented Educational and Research Institution based in Cyprus and led by an acclaimed Board of Trustees. The research agenda of the CyI is pursued at its five Research Centres: The Computation-based Science and Technology Research Centre (CaSToRC), the Science and Technology in Archaeology and Culture Research Centre (STARC), the Energy Environment Water Research Centre (EEWRC), the Climate and Atmosphere Research Centre (CARE-C), and the Science and Technology Driven Policy and Innovation Research Centre (STeDI-RC). Considerable cross-centre interaction is a characteristic of the Institute’s culture.

              The Cyprus Institute invites applications for a highly qualified and motivated individual to join the Institute as a Maintenance Technician in the Facilities and Infrastructure Unit. The successful candidate will be responsible for the general day-to-day handyworks, maintenance works, repairs and landscaping tasks and support with relevant administrative duties at the Institute Campuses. The Maintenance Technician will be expected to carry out tasks with the highest quality and with full adherence to health and safety standards.

              The initial period of the appointment will be for a duration of 24 months with the possibility of renewal, depending on performance and availability of funds. An internationally competitive remuneration package will be offered, which is commensurate with the level of experience of the successful candidate.

              Responsibilities/activities to be involved in:

              1. Be responsible and handle routine inspections, repairs and maintenance tasks for CyI Campuses.
              2. Repair minor mechanical and plumbing issues.
              3. Identifying, documenting, and reporting maintenance and repair works.
              4. Set up of office equipment, including setting up venues for events.
              5. Coordinate with external contractors for specialized repairs and maintenance when necessary and supervise their work.
              6. Respond to emergency maintenance requests promptly and efficiently.
              7. Technical support with any new installations as required.
              8. Participate in safety trainings and drills.
              9. Occasional landscaping and wall/equipment painting activities
              10. Performing other related duties and activities as assigned by the line manager(s).

              Required Qualifications

              • School Certificate
              • Good physical condition to be able to meet the requirements of the position
              • Skilled in the use of common hand-tools
              • Experience with a variety of maintenance tasks
              • Strong time management, organizational, problem-solving skills, with the ability to be flexible and adaptable, and to change priorities and direction as needed
              • Ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines
              • Eye for detail
              • Excellent understanding and good knowledge of relevant quality and health and safety standards
              • Valid driver’s license
              • Positive attitude and good communication skills
              • Basic Microsoft Office computer skills
              • Excellent command of the Greek Language
              • Good command of the English Language
              • 1-year relevant experience

               

              Preferred Qualifications

              • Technical School certificate, will be considered and advantage

               

              Application

              For full consideration, interested applicants should process their application at The Cyprus Institute Exelsys Platform (https://bit.ly/3HDLRTw) based on the instructions given. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae including a short letter of interest, and a list of two (2) referees (including contact information) (all documentation should be in English and in PDF Format). For further information, please contact Prokopis Alexandrou (p.alexandrou@cyi.ac.cy). Please note that applications which do not fulfill the required qualifications and do not follow the announcement’s guidelines will not be considered.

              *Recruitment will continue until the application process is marked as closed

              The Cyprus Institute is an Equal Opportunities Employer certified from the Cypriot Ministry of Labor and also an HRS4R accredited Institution that adheres to the European Commission’s “Charter & Code” principles for recruitment and selection.

               

              Contact person: Prokopis Alexandrou

              Reference number: CYI_MT_24_08



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