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  • Fairness The process has to ensure that every potential candidate has been given the same consideration, and that the choices made by the Institute are based solely on a candidate’s fitness for the position. The same selection criteria will apply to all candidates irrespective of age, nationality, race, religion or gender.
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IT Officer/Senior Officer (ref. no. CYI_ITO_23_12)

Closing Date: 29/10/2023 The Cyprus Institute (CyI) is a European non-profit Science and Technology oriented Educational and Research Institution based in Cyprus and led by...

Closing Date: 29/10/2023

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 an IT Officer to join our Team. The successful candidate will be responsible to contribute in the coordination of general IT support and the development of suitable IT solutions to deliver a professional high-quality service level within the Institute.

The initial period of the appointment will be for a duration of one year 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:

  • Configures, manages and monitors the following areas:

    Windows Microsoft AD (DNS, DHCP, Group Policies, Radius, etc)

    VMware vSphere

    Microsoft 365 Products

    Linux Servers

    Security Systems (Antivirus, Email Filtering, SSL, Vulnerability Assessment Tools, etc)

    Network Infrastructure (advantage)

  • Oversees and mentors 1st Level Support team members.
  • Regularly monitors and oversees the performance of servers, including software and hardware, to ensure they are operating at an optimum level.
  • Installs and configures computer hardware operating systems and applications.
  • Diagnoses and troubleshoots technical issues.
  • Provides support with escalated help desk requests.
  • Advises on available technologies that can improves efficiency and effectiveness of the CyI operational objectives.
  • Consults with users, management, vendors, and technicians to assess computing needs and information system requirements, suggests solutions and specifies the technology suited to meet those needs.
  • Provides project management support during development or upgrade of Information Systems and assists with the acceptance procedures.
  • Evaluates project deliverables and prepares progress reports for the Institute’s IT projects.
  • Trains the Institute personnel on the use of applications and prepares user manuals as necessary.
  • Contributes in the development of relevant IT policies and procedures to be followed by staff members.
  • Produces and updates IT documentation.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technologies or other directly related field
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience
  • Experience in managing Linux and Windows Servers.
  • Administration experience in VMWare.
  • Working knowledge of overall IT infrastructure and related technologies and standards.
  • Experience in administering Office 365.
  • Demonstrated strong problem solving, analytical and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with no supervision.
  • Ability to multitask and changing priorities in a high-pressure work environment.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Customer service-oriented approach.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Fluency in English is required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Computer Engineering or other related field

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 two (2) referees (including contact information) (all documentation should be in English and in PDF Format). For  further information, please contact Mr. Petros Ioannou (p.ioannou@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 position is filled. 

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: Mr. Petros Ioannou

Reference number: CYI_ITO_23_12



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    Research Engineer for EuroHPC National Competence Center (ref. no. CaSToRC_RE_23_10)

    Closing Date: 20/10/2023 The Cyprus Institute (CyI) is a European non-profit Science and Technology oriented Educational and Research Institution based in Cyprus and led by...

    Closing Date: 20/10/2023

    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 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 Research Engineer to support the EuroHPC National Competence Center (NCC) of Cyprus. The successful candidate will be part of the High Level Support Team of the NCC and will be working in projects that involve High-Performance Computing (HPC), “Big Data” management and analytics, and/or large-scale Data Science (DS) and Machine Learning (ML) projects. The goal of these projects will be to enable academic, public and private organizations in Cyprus to develop their HPC, “Big Data”, and/or DS/ML skills and to benefit from the growing potential of these technologies.

    The candidate will be working primarily with CyI Faculty and Research staff as well as with external organizations in achieving the previous goal.

    This position offers a unique opportunity for exciting work using state-of-the-art HPC, “Big Data”, and DS/ML methods, and interacting with both researchers and users of these technologies.

    The appointment is for a 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.

    Responsibilities/activities to be involved in:

    • Engage in research activities, contributing to projects that relate to at least one of the following: HPC, “Big Data”, and/or DS/ML
    • Optimize and adapt existing software to benefit from HPC, “Big Data”, and/or DS/ML
    • Provide consultancy to academic groups, public organizations and the private sector on new computing architectures, programming models, and computational methods
    • Contribute to the design and implementation of projects that target the uptake of HPC, “Big Data”, and/or DS/ML in academia, industry, and government
    • Address users’ application issues by providing high-level support
    • Be involved in training and user-support events
    • Collaborate with other groups within the EuroCC2 program

    Required Qualifications

    • BSc in Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Data Science or any other relevant field
    • Some evidence of independent work (i.e., not a course project), in the form of a MSc or

    undergraduate project, in at least one of the following areas is required: HPC, Big Data, or

    DS/ML

    • Understanding of fundamental concepts in HPC, Data Management & Analytics, DS/ML
    • Proficient programming skills (preferably in Python) and some experience with at least one of the following: a) parallel programming, b) data analytics, c) deep learning frameworks
    • Experience in using libraries such as NumPy, pandas, scikit-learn and PyTorch/TensorFlow
    • Experience with processing large and noisy datasets
    • Ability to present technical concepts to non-technical users
    • Understanding and application of good software engineering practices
    • Good interpersonal and communication skills
    • Excellent knowledge of the English language (written and verbal)

     

    Preferred Qualifications (not mandatory)

    • MSc in Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Data Science or any other relevant field
    • Experience in parallel programming (MPI, OpenMP, CUDA)
    • Experience with git repository
    • Experience with Linux-based systems
    • Previous experience in a research/academic institution
    • Previous experience in writing technical reports

     

    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 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 position is filled. 

     

    The Cyprus Institute is an Equals Opportunity 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_RE_23_10



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      Post-Doctoral Fellow in Computational Ecosystems (ref. no. CYI_PDF_23_11)

      Closing Date: 15/10/2023 The Cyprus Institute (CyI) is a European non-profit Science and Technology oriented Educational and Research Institution based in Cyprus and led by...

      Closing Date: 15/10/2023

      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 individual to join the Institute as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Computational Ecosystems. The successful candidate will be part of the team implementing the Horizon Europe Project TRANS-lighthouses. TRANS-lighthouses project aims to strengthen socio-politics as part of the public agenda for nature-based solutions towards systemic change. It aims to gather evidence on material and immaterial results of nature-based solutions in order to rethink and reframe the main elements that compose the complexity of creating social and ecologically just solutions.

      The successful candidate will work on developing technical workflows of co-design and scenario-building for the real-world implementation of Nature-based Solutions. The position requires good knowledge of agile modelling and design techniques (such as interactive design, ecosystem data visualization and/or web presentation) for ideation, citizen engagement, and decision making.

      The successful candidate will be involved in the development of online data visualization tools and a digital platform to support participatory engagement, dialogue, co-creation and user assessment.

      The appointment will be on a full‐time basis for 24 months, renewable, depending on performance and availability of funds. An attractive remuneration package commensurate to the candidate's qualifications and level of experience will be offered to the selected candidate.

      Responsibilities/activities to be involved in:

      • Study and develop participatory co-design computational tools
      • Monitoring of ecological zones and public space
      • Data collection, processing and geo-visualization
      • Study participatory development methods and use this knowledge to design and produce relevant material for the project
      • Contribute in writing project reports and developing dissemination material
      • Identify opportunities for the further enrichment and advancement of computational applications in the field
      • Support the implementation of a Living Lab
      • Identify and pursue opportunities for further research development
      • Troubleshoot and resolve issues as they arise

      Required Qualifications

      • PhD in Sustainability/ modelling and simulation of complex systems/ ecosystems/ Computational Landscape Ecology/ Biogeographic Computation or any other related field.
      • 3 years of relevant experience (including PhD)
      • Experience in development of digital platforms and modelling of environmental data, for observation and visualization (such as: GIS webservices, urban ecosystem modelling, statistical systems).
      • Experience in public presentations.
      • Excellent knowledge of the English language (written and verbal).
      • High level of organizational, analytical, creative and problem-solving skills.
      • Ability to multitask and manage competing priorities.
      • Motivated, creative, resourceful, and solution oriented individual.
      • High level of communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to adapt in a multicultural environment.

      Preferred Qualifications

      • Experience with scripting in Python will be considered an advantage.
      • Understanding and knowledge in the field of ‘citizen science’.
      • Understanding of ‘living labs’ methods.
      • Undergraduate or Masters in Geography or Architecture or any other related field.
      • Training experience (including teaching and seminars).
      • Experience in R&I activities and the writing of project deliverables.

      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 Associate Professor Georgios Artopoulos (g.artopoulos@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 position is filled. 

      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: Associate Professor Georgios Artopoulos (g.artopoulos@cyi.ac.cy)

      Reference number: CYI_PDF_23_11



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        Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Hydrology and Ecosystem Sciences (ref. no. EEWRC_PDF_23_08)

        Closing Date: 04/10/2023 The Cyprus Institute (CyI) is a European Non-profit Science and Technology oriented Educational and Research Institution based in Cyprus and led by...

        Closing Date: 04/10/2023

        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 Centers: the Energy Environment Water Research Centre (EEWRC), the Computation-based Science and Technology Research Center (CaSToRC), the Science and Technology in Archaeology and Culture Research Center (STARC), the Climate and Atmosphere Research Center (CARE-C) and the Science and Technology Driven Policy and Innovation Research Center (STeDI-RC). Considerable cross-center interaction is a characteristic of the Institute’s culture.

        The Cyprus Institute invites application for a highly qualified and motivated individual to join the team of the Water Department of EEWRC as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Hydrology and Ecosystem Sciences. To improve our knowledge of hydrologic and ecosystems processes in a variable and changing semi-arid climate, the Water Department is maintaining a number of hydro-ecological monitoring stations in agricultural and natural ecosystems in Cyprus. The successful candidate will cooperate with colleagues of the Water Department in the design and maintenance of these monitoring activities. The candidate will use the data from these experimental field observatories to parameterize gridded land surface and hydrologic models, such as NOAH-MP and WRF-Hydro.

        The candidate is also expected to contribute to the new Horizon EU PREVENT Project (Improved predictability of extremes over the Mediterranean from seasonal to decadal), coordinated by Greece and lead in Cyprus by CyI's Climate and Atmosphere Research Center, with colleagues from Germany, France, Israel, Morocco and The Netherlands. Here the candidate will test and adapt the use of WRF-Hydro for seasonal predictions and scenario development for irrigation and water resources management. 

        The initial period of the appointment will be for a duration of two 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. Maintain off-grid hydrologic, meteorological and ecosystem sensors, data loggers and field observations
        2. Manage and analyze large experimental data sets, including data quality checks and processing
        3. Expand and parameterize Noah-MP or similar land surface models, to simulate Mediterranean ecosystems, crops and irrigation requirements, using field observations
        4. Apply the model in a coupled mode to simulate seasonal and decadal predictions for irrigation and water resources management
        5. Develop and model scenarios for sustainable water management

         

        Required Qualifications

        1. PhD in Hydrologic, Environmental or Earth Sciences or Engineering (Candidates who have fulfilled all PhD requirements (defense completed) will be considered)
        2. Experience in hydrologic, agricultural or environmental fieldwork, including the set-up and maintenance of data-loggers
        3. Proven experience in numerical land surface, hydrological and atmospheric modeling (WRF-Hydro or others) in a High Performance Computing environment
        4. Experience with Python, Fortran, R and NetCDF
        5. High level of problem-solving and organizational skills
        6. Good team player with the ability to adapt to a multicultural and multidisciplinary research environment
        7. Fluent in English (spoken and written)
        8. Driver’s License

        Preferred Qualifications

        • Experience in ArcGIS
        • Relevant work experience

         

        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 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 position is filled. 

        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: Adriana Bruggeman

        Reference number: EEWRC_PDF_23_08



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          Technical Research Specialist for Hydro-Ecological Observatories (ref. no. EEWRC_TRS_23_07)

          Closing Date: 30/09/2023 The Cyprus Institute (CyI) is a European Non-profit Science and Technology oriented Educational and Research Institution based in Cyprus and led by...

          Closing Date: 30/09/2023

          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 Centers: the Energy Environment Water Research Centre (EEWRC), the Computation-based Science and Technology Research Center (CaSToRC), the Science and Technology in Archaeology and Culture Research Center (STARC), the Climate and Atmosphere Research Center (CARE-C) and the Science and Technology Driven Policy and Innovation Research Center (STeDI-RC). Considerable cross-center interaction is a characteristic of the Institute’s culture. 

          The Cyprus Institute invites applications for a highly qualified and motivated individual to join the team of the Water Department of EEWRC as a Technical Research Specialist for Hydro-Ecological Observatories. The technical research specialist will also be involved in the project "Safe-H2O-Farm," which falls under the framework of the Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA). This innovative project focuses on developing farm strategies that integrate sustainable nitrogen fertilization, water management, and pest control. The ultimate goal is to reduce water and soil pollution, as well as salinization, in the context of the Mediterranean region. The project spans five Mediterranean countries and requires collaborative research efforts to address these pressing agricultural and environmental challenges.

          To improve our knowledge of hydrologic and ecosystem processes in a variable and changing semi-arid climate, the Water Department is maintaining a number of hydro-ecological monitoring stations in agricultural and natural ecosystems in Cyprus. The successful candidate will cooperate with researchers and PhD students of the Water Department on the maintenance, installation, and data analysis of automatic stations and sensors, including an Eddy-Covariance system. This involvement in cutting-edge research will provide the technical research specialist with valuable hands-on experience and insights into hydro-ecological dynamics within the region. The Technical Research Specialist will also conduct manual streamflow, groundwater and plant-physiological observations. The successful candidate will take water, soil and plant samples in the field and will analyze physical and chemical properties in the laboratory. The specialist will cooperate with local stakeholders and assist with the management and processing of large environmental data sets. 

          The initial period of the appointment will be for a fixed duration of one year 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. Maintenance of off-grid field hydrologic, meteorological and ecosystem sensors and data loggers 
          2. Installation of experimental field monitoring stations 
          3. Observation of streamflow, groundwater and plant-physiology 
          4. Water, soil and plant sampling and laboratory analysis 
          5. Collection, management and analysis of large data sets, including data quality checks and processing 
          6. Cooperation and communication with local stakeholders

           

          Required Qualifications

          1. MSc in Hydrological, Agricultural or Environmental Sciences or Engineering
          2. Proven experience in hydrologic, agricultural or environmental field research
          3. Experience in using hydrological, meteorological and plant sensors
          4. Experience in laboratory analysis of physical and chemical water, soil, and plant properties
          5. Experience in setting up and programming data-loggers
          6. Strong analytical skills
          7. High level of problem-solving and organizational skills
          8. Experience in working with stakeholders in the field
          9. Good team player with the ability to adapt to a multicultural and multidisciplinary research environment
          10. Fluent in English (spoken and written)
          11. Drivers’ license

           

          Preferred Qualifications

          • Experience with managing large data sets
          • ArcGIS
          • Relevant work experience before or after the MSc
          • Greek language will be considered a strong 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 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 position is filled. 

          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: Adriana Bruggeman

          Reference number: EEWRC_TRS_23_07



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            Technical Research Specialist on Instrument Manufacturing (ref. no. CARE-C_TRS_23_13)

            Closing Date: 24/09/2023 The Cyprus Institute (CyI) is a European non-profit Science and Technology oriented Educational and Research Institution based in Cyprus and led by...

            Closing Date: 24/09/2023

            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.

            Many of its research activities are being carried out in partnership with leading institutions in the respective thematic areas. Within this context, CyI in cooperation with Advanced Partners Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, University of Helsinki and Commission for Atomic Energy – Laboratory for Sciences of the Climate and the Environment, established the “(CARE-C) Eastern Mediterranean Middle East – Climate and Atmosphere Research Centre of Excellence” under Horizon 2020 – TEAMING Grant no. 856612.

            The Cyprus Institute invites applications for a highly qualified and motivated individual to join the Institute as a Technical Research Specialist in the CARE-C Centre to work on work on aerosol instrumentation.

            The Technical Research Specialist will contribute to and support the operation of the Instrumentation for Nanoparticle/Nanomaterial Synthesis and Characterization Laboratory (INL) of the Cyprus Institute. More specifically the selected candidate will primarily contribute to the development of novel instrumentation (or parts of it) for air quality measurements, as well as for the production/synthesis of novel nanomaterials for technological applications. Other tasks involve the smooth operation of a number of instruments in the INL, and the support of students and researchers. Training on the operation/maintenance of existing equipment, as well as in all internal procedures/tasks related to the position will be provided by CyI. 

            The initial period of the appointment will be for a fixed-term duration 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. The successful candidate will be under the supervision of the Head of the Instrumentation and Nano Lab of CARE-C.

            Responsibilities/activities to be involved in:

            1. Assist in the development of new instruments and sensors or parts of them
            2. Assist in the operation and maintenance of instruments in the INL
            3. Assist and contribute in compliance of all necessary Health and Safety measures

            Required Qualifications

            1. Bachelor Degree in one of the following:
            2. Mechanical Engineering (Preferably oriented to manufacturing and/or machine design and development or similar). Holders of an engineering degree with specialization in Aerospace, Robotics\Automation, and Industrial Design will be also strongly considered.
            3. Scientific Instrument Technology
            4. Electrical and/or Chemical Engineering
            5. Physics (experimental physics)
            6. Very Good knowledge in 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) and manufacturing software (e.g., Solidworks, Autodesk Inventor, CATIA or other similar software)
            7. Experience with 3D printing technology (i.e., 3D printer software, materials, operating parameters etc).
            8. Knowledge of manufacturing methods, tools and equipment
            9. Analytical thinking and troubleshooting capabilities
            10. Will to learn, experiment and innovate
            11. Excellent knowledge of the English language both verbal and writing
            12. Excellent communication skills

             

            Preferred Qualifications

            • Experience in the use of manufacturing tools and equipment
            • Knowledge/experience in engineering or multi-physics simulation software (e.g., ANSYS, COMSOL or other similar)
            • Familiarity with programming languages
            • Preferred experience in technology-related research laboratories.
            • Knowledge of Health & Safety regulations and measures relevant to lab/technical activities

             

            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 Prof George Biskos (g.biskos@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 position is filled. 

            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: George Biskos

            Reference number: CARE-C_TRS_23_13



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              Assistant Project Officer (ref. no. CARE-C_APO_23_16)

              Closing Date: 08/10/2023 The Cyprus Institute (CyI) is a non-profit research and educational institution with a strong scientific and technological orientation, emphasizing...

              Closing Date: 08/10/2023

              The Cyprus Institute (CyI) is a non-profit research and educational institution with a strong scientific and technological orientation, emphasizing international collaborations and cross-disciplinary research and post graduate education. CyI, through its established research centers, addresses challenging issues that are important at both the regional and international levels. Many of its research activities are being carried out in partnership with leading institutions in the respective thematic areas. Within this context, CyI in cooperation with Advanced Partners Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, University of Helsinki and Commission for Atomic Energy are establishing the Eastern Mediterranean Middle East – Climate and Atmosphere Research Centre of Excellence (EMME-CARE), under the Horizon 2020 – TEAMING Grant no. 856612.

              The Cyprus Institute (CyI) invites applications for a highly motivated professional to join the Institute at the position of Assistant Project Officer.

              Under the Supervision of the CARE-C Director and Head of the Research and Innovation Support Office (RISO), the successful candidate will contribute in the execution of all R&D project management related activities of the Center. The Assistant Project Officer will support administratively the work of the Research and Innovation Support Operations (RISO) team in the day-to-day management of projects.

              The appointment will be on a full-time basis, for a fixed term period of 12 months, with the potential of renewal depending on performance and availability of funds.

              Responsibilities/activities to be involved in:

              • Booking and arranging travel, transport, accommodation and completing relevant documentation
              • Completing documentation related to procurement, purchases and payments
              • Assisting the Project Officers with all administrative and reporting aspects as needed
              • Administrative support for timesheets and related documentation
              • Supporting the organisation and logistics of research, training, and outreach events
              • Supporting any other research, communication, dissemination, and exploitation activities

              Required Qualifications

              • Bachelor degree in any field
              • At least 1 year of relevant work experience
              • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office IT
              • Excellent knowledge of oral and written Greek and English
              • High level of communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to adapt to a multicultural/multinational environment

              Preferred Qualifications (non-mandatory)

              • A Master’s degree will be a competitive advantage
              • Previous experience in Project Management will be considered an advantage
              • Previous experience in Administrative work 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 two (2) referees (including contact information) (all documentation should be in English and in PDF Format). For further information, please contact Prof Jean Sciare (j.sciare@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 position is filled. 

              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 Jean Sciare

              Reference number: CARE-C_APO_23_16



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                Research Assistant in Computational Science and Engineering (ref. no. CaSToRC_RA_23_08)

                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 Trus...

                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.

                Amongst other research areas, CaSToRC engages in research in computational engineering, ranging from polymer physics to fluid dynamics. CaSToRC of CyI is seeking to recruit a highly motivated Research Assistant who will contribute to the research activities on the projects SimEA (“Modelling and Simulation for Engineering Applications”) and CODETHREE (“Controllable Droplet Transport in Heterogeneous Environments”), with focus on the development of tools and methodologies for the mechanical behaviour of polymers and liquids as they interact with other materials.

                The successful candidate will be engaged in research activities on innovative AI and simulation methods for heterogeneous HPC architectures, through which we aim to uncover the features of such systems, which can inform numerous applications across science and engineering wherein such interfacial interactions play a key role.

                The salary to be offered will depend on the experience level of the successful candidate. The initial period of appointment will be 12 months, renewable, subject to performance and availability of funding.

                The successful candidate will work on:

                1. Developing HPC algorithms and software and deploying them in simulations and parametric studies.
                2. Exploring the use of physics-informed machine learning methodologies in the development of data-driven models that may be used as efficient surrogates for mitigating the computing costs of fully-resolved HPC

                Required Qualifications

                1. A BSc in Applied mathematics, Physics, Computational Science or Engineering or any other relevant field.
                2. High level of communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to adopt to a multicultural/multidisciplinary environment.
                3. High level of organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills
                4. Proficiency in spoken and written English

                Preferred Qualifications (not mandatory)

                1. MSc qualification level in one of the fields identified above.
                2. Background in fluid dynamics and/or atomistic simulation.
                3. Experience with High-Performance Computing, parallel and GPU programming
                4. Experience with scientific computing and simulation algorithms
                5. Experience in the application of machine learning methodologies in physical systems

                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 Nikos Savva (n.savva@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 position is filled. 

                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: Nikos Savva

                Reference number: CaSToRC_RA_23_08



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                  UAS/UAV Pilots (ref. no. CARE-C_UAS-UAV_23_15)

                  Closing Date: 31/08/2023 The Cyprus Institute (CyI) is a European non-profit Science and Technology oriented Educational and Research Institution based in Cyprus and led by...

                  Closing Date: 31/08/2023

                  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 Unmanned Systems Research Laboratory (USRL; http://usrl.cyi.ac.cy) of CARE-C, a flagship facility of the Cyprus Institute (CyI) develops and operates state-of-the-art Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) in various fields of research, including atmospheric sciences, environmental monitoring, including image-based earth observations.

                  Due to the increasing demand in flying operations mostly related to environmental monitoring and more specifically to preventive forest surveillance for the identification of fires at early stage, The Cyprus Institute is seeking three (3) UAS/UAV Pilots to actively contribute in flying operations as well as maintenance and further development of the UAS in close collaboration with the Cyprus Department of Forests. 

                  The successful candidates are expected to contribute with the maintenance and repairs on the UAS and support scientists and engineers of the team to integrate new instruments on board the UAVs.

                  The positions will be on a full-time basis for a fixed term of two (2) years, renewable depending on performance and availability of funds. The rank and salary of the position will depend on the candidate’s qualifications and experience.

                  The successful candidate will be a member of the Research and Development Team of the USRL under the supervision of the Head of the USRL and under the Head of Operations of USRL.

                  Responsibilities/activities to be involved in:

                  1. Participating in Forest Surveillance operations
                  2. Coordinating and actively participating in ground and flight operation efforts including mission planning and inspections
                  3. Developing and Maintaining a high level of proficiency in the operations of the UAVs
                  4. Responsible of maintaining the airworthiness of the USRL UAV fleet to be available at any time
                  5. Responsible for safeguarding flight operations
                  6. Contributing in the development of UAS (Platforms, Systems and Ground Control Station)
                  7. Conducting scheduled Test Flights for the purpose of the development and optimization of the platforms and the avionic/navigation systems
                  8. Ensuring compliance with service guidance, Cyprus Institute’s policy and procedures
                  9. Comply with the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) and European-Union, Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) regulations.
                  10. Participating in national and field deployment and demonstrations of UAVs.
                  11. Remaining current on UAS and associated technology and makes appropriate recommendations to his/her supervisors.

                   

                  Required Qualifications

                  1. School Certificate
                  2. Good knowledge of the English language both verbally and in writing.
                  3. At least 1 year of flight experience in unmanned aircraft is required either as a recreational, sport, private, or commercial pilot
                  1. Knowledge of basic Aerodynamics and flight theory
                  2. Good experience in building and maintaining advanced RC models (fixed-wing and/or Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) platforms)
                  3. Knowledge and experience in general aviation and UAS
                  4. High level organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills
                  5. High level of communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to adapt in a multicultural international environment

                   

                  Preferred Qualifications

                  • Knowledge of the Greek language will be considered an advantage
                  • EASA certification for A1/A2/A3 (this certification it will be an advantage to have it prior employment but not an exclusion criterion for the position. It can be obtained with start of employment at CyI)
                  • First Person View flying experience

                   

                  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 Christos Keleshis (c.keleshis@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 position is filled. 

                  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: Christos Keleshis

                  Reference number: CARE-C_UAS-UAV_23_15



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                    Web Developer (ref. no. STARC_RA_23_04)

                    Closing Date: 31/08/2023 The Cyprus Institute (CyI) is a European non-profit Science and Technology oriented Educational and Research Institution based in Cyprus and led by...

                    Closing Date: 31/08/2023

                    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 Web Developer in the STARC. The successful candidate will collaborate closely with our development team to implement responsive and scalable web applications, primarily within the framework of the EU-funded project ANCHISE, related to the development of knowledge repositories, implementation of ontologies, semantic structures and knowledge graphs. 

                    The initial period of the appointment will be for a fixed-term duration 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. Develop and implement high-quality front-end code using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, adhering to best practices and industry standards.
                    2. Collaborate with designers to translate UI/UX designs into responsive web pages.
                    3. Ensure the technical feasibility of UI/UX designs and optimize applications for maximum speed and scalability.
                    4. Create and maintain reusable code libraries and frameworks to streamline development processes.
                    5. Conduct thorough testing and debugging of web applications to identify and resolve any issues or bugs.
                    6. Collaborate with back-end developers and stakeholders to integrate front-end components with server-side logic.
                    7. Stay up-to-date with the latest trends and technologies in front-end development and apply them to enhance our applications.
                    8. Collaborate effectively within a multidisciplinary team, including designers, developers, academics, archaeologists, and more.
                    9. Assist in estimating and planning projects, providing input on feasibility and timelines. (add text here, hit return for new item)

                     

                    Required Qualifications

                    1. Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Web Development, Information Technology, or a related field
                    2. Familiarity with back-end technologies, such as Django.
                    3. Experience with RESTful APIs.
                    4. Experience with SQL and NoSQL
                    5. 1 year relevant experience
                    6. Professional experience as a Web Developer or a similar role.
                    7. Strong proficiency in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
                    8. Knowledge of cross-browser compatibility issues and ways to work around them.
                    9. Understanding of web performance optimization techniques.
                    10. Ability to collaborate effectively within a team environment and communicate technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.
                    11. Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
                    12. Knowledge of server-side rendering and SEO best practices.
                    13. Fluent in English.
                    14. Experience with front-end frameworks such as React, Angular, or Vue.js.
                    15. Solid understanding of responsive web design principles and mobile-first development.
                    16. Understanding of accessibility standards and experience in implementing accessible web interfaces.
                    17. Familiarity with version control systems (e.g., Git), package managers (e.g., npm, Yarn), and Continuous Integration Systems

                     

                    Preferred Qualifications

                    • A Master degree in a field related to the position is desirable.
                    • Preferably at least three years of professional experience as a Web Developer or a similar role.

                     

                    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 Sorin Hermon (s.hermon@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 position is filled. 

                    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: Sorin Hermon

                    Reference number: STARC_RA_23_04



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                      Associate Research Scientist in Machine Learning and High-Performance Data Analytics (ref. no. CaSToRC_ARS_23_07)

                      Closing Date: 31/08/2023 The Cyprus Institute (CyI) is a European non-profit Science and Technology oriented Educational and Research Institution based in Cyprus and led by...

                      Closing Date: 31/08/2023

                      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 Data Analytics (HPDA) and large-scale Data Science (DS) and Machine Learning (ML). The successful candidate will join both the research and engineering teams of the EuroCC-2 project, to support the EuroHPC National Competence Center (NCC) of Cyprus.

                       

                      About the EuroCC-2 project

                      EuroCC-2 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 EuroCC-2, 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 EuroCC-2 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 EuroCC-2 Associate Research Scientist will be working in Research and Development projects that mostly involve HPDA and large-scale Machine Learning. The main goal of these projects is to enable academic, public and private organizations in Cyprus to develop their HPC, HPDA, “Big Data”, ML/AI, and computational modeling skills and to benefit from the growing potential of these technologies. The selected candidate will be working closely with CyI Faculty, Research staff, the 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, “Big Data”, and DS/ML methods, and interacting with both researchers and users of these technologies.

                      The initial period of the appointment will be for a duration of two years, with the option 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.

                       

                      Responsibilities/activities to be involved in:

                      1. Participation in collaborative projects with academia/industry/public sector.
                      2. Consultation services for industry/public sector, including proof of concept projects.
                      3. Collection 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. Development of novel methods in any of the following: HPDA, machine learning/AI, data-driven computational science.
                      2. Contribution to project reports and deliverables.
                      3. Involvement in training and user-support events.

                      Required Qualifications

                      1. PhD in Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Data Science or any other relevant field. The candidate must hold a PhD degree of a recognized higher education institution before the deadline of the opening. Candidates who have successfully defended their doctoral thesis but who have not yet formally been awarded the doctoral degree will also be considered eligible to apply provided that they can document their successful defense of the thesis.
                      2. Previous experience in at least one of the following areas: HPC, HPDA, data mining, machine learning, AI, data-driven computational science. The candidate should have at least two publications in leading journals and/or conferences in that research area(s).
                      3. At least 3-years of relevant experience (including PhD research)
                      4. Experience with processing large and noisy datasets.
                      5. Ability to present technical concepts to non-technical users.
                      1. Strong programming skills and experience with data analysis and/or machine learning frameworks such as R or PyTorch.
                      1. Ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team while showing initiative and independence.
                      2. Excellent knowledge of the English language (written and verbal).
                      3. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

                      Preferred Qualifications

                      1. Experience with statistical methods.
                      2. 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 position is filled. 

                      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: Constantine Dovrolis

                      Reference number: CaSToRC_ARS_23_07



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                        Finance Assistant (Projects/Grants) (ref. no. CYI_PFA_23_08-1)

                        Closing Date: 20/08/2023 The Cyprus Institute (CyI) is a European non-profit Science and Technology oriented Educational and Research Institution based in Cyprus. The resea...

                        Closing Date: 20/08/2023

                        The Cyprus Institute (CyI) is a European non-profit Science and Technology oriented Educational and Research Institution based in Cyprus. The research agenda of 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).

                        CyI invites applications for a highly qualified and motivated individual to join the Institute as Finance Assistant in the Financial Services Unit.

                        The successful candidate’s primary responsibility will be the provision of support for the Financial Management of grants and projects secured by the Institute.

                        In addition, as a member of the Finance and Accounts team, the successful candidate will be expected to provide support in the day-to-day activities of the department, as required.

                        The initial period of the appointment will be for a fixed-term duration 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. Support in the Financial Management of grants and other research related projects/services, ensuring that they comply with the required regulations as set by the funding authorities and the Institute;
                        2. Assist in the review of the Financial Reporting which is submitted to the relevant funding authorities, adhering to the strict reporting deadlines;
                        3. Support in the monitoring and planning of the budget utilization of the grants;   
                        4. Support in maintaining all relevant records and documentation necessary to the proper financial management and audit of project finances;
                        5. Assist in the preparation of internal and external financial reports;
                        6. Carry out other finance and accounts related activities as needed.

                         

                        Required Qualifications

                        1. Bachelor's degree in Economics/Finance or Accounting or Mathematics or Business Administration or Project management Or Bachelor Degree in any area and at least 1 year of relevant experience
                        2. Excellent knowledge of the Greek and English language (verbal and written)
                        3. IT literate, with excellent knowledge in MS Office and particularly Excel
                        4. Ability to quickly familiarize in the use of new software and systems
                        5. High level organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills and attention to detail
                        6. Ability to multitask and manage priorities/tasks with limited supervision
                        7. Works well under pressure, adhering to strict reporting deadlines
                        8. High level of communication and interpersonal skills; ability to coordinate with other departments and adapt in a multicultural environment

                         

                        Preferred Qualifications

                        • Previous experience and/or specialization into financial management and/or of EU Funded Projects will be considered an advantage
                        • Previous experience in an Academic/research environment 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 language and in PDF Format.

                        For further information, please contact Stefanos Christodoulou (s.christodoulou@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 position is filled. 

                        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: Stefanos Christodoulou

                        Reference number: CYI_PFA_23_08-1



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                          Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Data-Driven Computational Science (ref. no. CaSToRC_PDF_23_05)

                          Closing Date: 24/06/2023 The Cyprus Institute (CyI) is a European non-profit Science and Technology oriented Educational and Research Institution based in Cyprus and led by...

                          Closing Date: 24/06/2023

                          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 Data-Driven Computational Science at CaStoRC. The successful candidate will conduct fundamental research in one or more of the following areas:

                          • Data mining methods
                          • Complex network analysis
                          • Deep learning architectures
                          • Cross-disciplinary applications of “big data” methods in climate science, smart farming, education, health, etc

                           

                          The candidate will be working primarily with Prof. Constantine Dovrolis (recently moved to CyI from Georgia Tech -- see http://www.cc.gatech.edu/~dovrolis/).

                          This position offers a unique opportunity for fundamental research and its exact focus will be determined also based the interests and skills of the successful candidate. The successful candidate will also work closely with the PI in writing relevant grant proposals.

                          The appointment is for a fixed-term period, 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.

                           

                          Responsibilities/activities to be involved in:

                          1. Development of novel methods in any of the following: data mining, complex network analysis, machine learning/AI, data-driven computational science.
                          2. Collection and statistical analysis of data from various application domains.
                          3. Writing research papers in collaboration with the PI -- aiming to publish at top-tier conferences and journals.
                          4. Presentation of results in conferences and meetings and participation in journal publications.
                          5. Contribution to research proposal preparation, project (scientific) reporting & project management.
                          6. Supervision and guidance of Research Assistants and Students.

                           

                          Required Qualifications

                          1. PhD in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and other related fields of Natural Sciences and Engineering at the time of the appointment. The candidate must hold a PhD degree of a recognized higher education institution before the deadline of the opening. Candidates who have successfully defended their doctoral thesis but who have not yet formally been awarded the doctoral degree will also be considered eligible to apply provided that they can document their successful defense of the thesis.
                          2. Publications in any of the following areas: data mining, complex networks, machine learning, AI, data-driven computational science.
                          3. 3-year experience (including PhD research)
                          4. Proficient programming skills and experience with data analysis and/or maching learning frameworks such as R or PyTorch.
                          5. Ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team while showing initiative and independence.
                          6. Excellent knowledge of the English language (written and verbal).
                          7. Excellent communication and interpersonal 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 position is filled. 

                          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: Constantine Dovrolis

                          Reference number: CaSToRC_PDF_23_05



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                            Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Thermal Sciences (ref. no. EEWRC_PDF_23_01)

                            Closing Date: 30/09/2023 The Cyprus Institute (CyI) is a European non-profit Science and Technology oriented Educational and Research Institution based in Cyprus and led by...

                            Closing Date: 30/09/2023

                            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 Advanced Renewable Energy Systems (ARES) group of EEWRC as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow. The successful candidate will contribute to the research activities of the ARES’ group in general, and, more specific, to the objectives of the RIF (Research and Innovation Foundation) funded ‘’SmartHelio’’ project.  The project will deal with the design and development of an innovative ‘’smart modular heliostat with adaptive optics’’, which aims to provide the key enabling technology for heliostat field standardization, both for mono-tower and multi-tower Concentrated Solar Thermal (CST) tower systems. The innovative heliostat concept will be tested and demonstrated at CYI's PROTEAS state-of-the-art experimental facility.

                            The successful candidate is expected to carry out research on advancing the state-of-the-art of CST technologies, with emphasis on the modeling, design and optimization of CST components and devices. Furthermore, the candidate is expected to assist in carrying out common research activities, drafting project deliverables and research proposals, contributing or leading the drafting of scientific papers, presenting project related content, etc.      

                            The successful candidate will be based at CYI’s headquarters in Nicosia, with frequent travels (with CYI provided car and according to the needs of the project) to the PROTEAS experimental facility at Pentakomo, Limassol.

                            The appointment will be on a full-time basis for a period of 16 months, offering an attractive remuneration package, following international standards, with the possibility of renewal depending on the performance and availability of funds.          

                             

                            Responsibilities/activities to be involved in:

                            1. Design, optimization, development and testing of novel CST components/devices, focusing on advancing the state-of-the-art of variable focal length heliostats. 
                            2. Assisting in the integration of the developed heliostats to the existing PROTEAS heliostat field
                            3. Participating in the experimental field testing
                            4. Processing and analyzing results of experimental testing
                            5. Multiphysics modelling and simulation of CST components/devices
                            6. Collaborating and liaising effectively with the project partners
                            7. Drafting of project deliverables and reports
                            8. Drafting and publishing of research papers to top-tier peer review journals
                            9. Assisting on the on-going research activities of the ARES’ group when needed
                            10. Supervision and guidance of research assistants
                            11. Presentation of research outcomes in conferences and meetings
                            12. Contribution to research proposal preparation, project (scientific) reporting & project management
                            13. Engaging with European and international industry and research / academia relevant to the project’s scope

                             

                            Required Qualifications

                            1. PhD in one of the following: Mechanical Engineering/ Electrical Engineering/ Aeronautical Engineering/ Software Engineering/ Energy Engineering/ Physical Sciences (The candidate must hold a PhD degree of a recognized higher education institution before the deadline of the opening. Candidates who have successfully defended their doctoral thesis but who have not yet formally been awarded the doctoral degree will also be considered eligible to apply provided that they can document their successful defense of the thesis)
                            2. Publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals
                            3. Presentations in scientific conferences and publications in the relevant proceedings
                            4. At-least 3-year of research experience (including PhD research)
                            5. Good programming skills (preferably in C++ and/or Python and/or Matlab)
                            6. Fluency in English (verbal and writing)
                            7. Ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team while showing initiative and independence
                            8. Excellent organizational and time management skills

                             

                            Preferred Qualifications

                            • Background or good understanding of the concepts of Concentrated Solar Thermal technology
                            • Engineering systems design optimization through Artificial Intelligence (AI)
                            • Experience on engineering design using Computer Aided Design (CAD) and/or Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM)
                            • Experience on rapid prototyping through 3D printing

                             

                            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 Kypros Milidonis (k.milidonis@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 position is filled. 

                            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: Kypros Milidonis

                            Reference number: EEWRC_PDF_23_01



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                              Intern for the CARE-C Instrumentation for Nanoparticle Synthesis and Characterization (INL) (ref. no. CARE-C_ININL_23_06)

                              Closing Date: 28/05/2023 The Cyprus Institute (CyI) is a European non-profit Science and Technology oriented Educational and Research Institution based in Cyprus and led by...

                              Closing Date: 28/05/2023

                              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 CyI invites applications for Intern who will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience through contributing to the activities of the Instrumentation for Nanoparticle and Nanomaterials Synthesis and Characterisation Laboratory (INL).

                              The successful candidate will assist senior and junior researchers in the development of novel environmental instrumentation and sensing technologies, running from advanced instruments for the characterization of aerosol particles to sensors employing novel and highly tuneable nanomaterials that can be generated in our lab. The successful candidate will work with state-of-the-art instruments for nanoparticle/nanomaterial synthesis and characterization, and in the analysis of the respective collected data.

                              The position will be on a full-time basis for a fixed term of six months, renewable depending on performance and availability of funds. After the completion of the internship the candidate will have the opportunity to enrol to a PhD project depending on the interest of the candidate. The successful candidate will be under the supervision of the Head of the INL of CARE-C.

                               

                              Responsibilities/activities to be involved in:

                              1. The development/testing/deployment of novel instruments and tools for synthesizing/ characterizing aerosol nanoparticles.
                              2. The analysis of the data from the above-mentioned instruments/tools. For this purpose, the successful candidate will be trained by CyI’s expert teams through hands-on activities/practices to obtain technical skills that are necessary to quality control the data produced.
                              3. Experiments carried out in the INL for characterizing the properties of materials, under the guidance of senior researchers.

                              Required Qualifications

                              1. Master Degree in on of the following: Electrical and/or Mechanical and/or Chemical and/or Aerospace Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Material Sciences
                              2. Familiarity with instrumentation and characterization techniques
                              3. Excellent knowledge of the English language both verbal and writing
                              4. High interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team
                              5. Strong analytical and organizational skills

                               

                              Preferred Qualifications

                              • Preferred experience in technology-related research laboratories.
                              • Knowledge of Health & Safety regulations and measures relevant to lab/technical activities.

                               

                              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 Prof George Biskos (g.biskos@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 position is filled. 

                              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: George Biskos                

                              Reference number: CARE-C_ININL_23_06



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                                Faculty Position at the Cyprus Institute with Specialization in Computation-based Science and Technology (ref. no. CYI_FP_23_05)

                                Closing Date: 15/07/2023 The Cyprus Institute (CyI) is a European non-profit Science and Technology oriented Educational and Research Institution based in Cyprus and led by...

                                Closing Date: 15/07/2023

                                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 (CyI) invites applications for a new faculty member at the level of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in the broader area of computational science and technology. This is a well-established research area at CyI, and it includes experts in Machine Learning, Computational Modeling, and High-Performance Computing.

                                The selected faculty applicant will enhance the competencies of the Institute in applied data science, and in particular in “big data” analytics, data mining, and information/knowledge retrieval.  Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in applying these areas in scientific and engineering areas, and with experience in the utilization of advanced computing technologies such as HPC and/or cloud computing.

                                Priority in consideration for hiring will be given to the highest rank where qualified applicants are identified.  Applicants should specify for which ranks they want to be considered.

                                The selected applicant will implement and advance the research agenda of the Institute in general and of CaSToRC in particular in close collaboration with faculty, research staff and the leadership of CyI. As a faculty member, an aptitude and/or experience in mentoring and teaching Doctoral and Master’s students is necessary as the successful candidate will be expected to actively contribute to the Institute’s graduate program. The candidate will work in Cyprus and will be offered a tenured or tenure-track position and an attractive salary and benefits package depending on the level of experience.

                                Responsibilities/activities to be involved in:

                                The new faculty member will contribute in shaping the Institute’s research agenda by:

                                1. Developing and implementing strategies appropriate to the Institute’s mission.
                                2. Mentoring, educating and providing research guidance to graduate students;
                                3. Developing and expanding the Institute’s research, innovation and educational activities;
                                4. Developing a world-class research program in applied data science, and in particular in “big data” analytics, data mining, and information/knowledge retrieval.
                                5. Assisting in building a transdisciplinary research environment and collaborations with other research areas where the aforementioned fields are applicable;
                                6. Securing financial and other resources from national and international sources;
                                7. Initiating and sustaining high-level collaborative projects with leading research institutions that conduct research in areas related to his/her respective fields;
                                8. Contributing to the development and implementation of facilities appropriate to the research of The Cyprus Institute;
                                9. Communicating the results and implications of research conducted in CaSToRC and The Institute at all levels, including academic, popular, and policy-related.

                                Required Qualifications

                                1. Doctoral Degree in Computer Science, Computational Science, Computer Engineering or any other relevant field.
                                2. Proven research and academic record of international standing.
                                3. Teaching and postgraduate training record appropriate for the rank the candidate is applying for.
                                4. A minimum of three years of post-doctoral research experience or equivalent in relevant fields of research is required for the rank of Assistant Professor. For the ranks of Associate Professor and Professor a minimum requirement of five and seven years, respectively, of relevant experience is required.
                                5. Experience in mentoring and teaching graduate students depending on the rank they are applying for (an absolute requirement for the Associate Professor and Professor rank)
                                6. Proficiency in spoken and written English.
                                7. Excellent interpersonal and management skills

                                 

                                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 four (4) referees (including contact information) (all documentation should be in English and in PDF Format). For further information, please contact Ms Christiana Melodias (head.hr@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 position is filled. 

                                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: Christiana Melodias

                                Reference number: CYI_FP_23_05



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                                  Post-Doctoral Fellow for Climate-Sensitive Vector-Borne Disease Risk (ref. no. CARE-C_PDF_23_07)

                                  Closing Date: 25/05/2023 The Cyprus Institute (CyI) is a European non-profit Science and Technology oriented Educational and Research Institution based in Cyprus and led by...

                                  Closing Date: 25/05/2023

                                  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 Fellow at the Impacts and Policy Department (IPD) of CARE-C. The selected candidate will join a research team that aims to assess climate change impacts on vector-borne diseases and their insect vectors. As part of a Wellcome Trust-supported project a web-based geographic information and decision support platform will be developed to inform the public and enable the design of efficient, cost-effective, and ecologically sound and sustainable vector control measures to prevent future outbreaks and spreading of vector-borne infectious diseases.

                                  The successful candidate will further develop the CyI's research on climate sensitive vector-borne disease models and the digital technologies enabling the public, decision makers, and researchers access the assessment of climate change impacts. The research will combine climate modelling, epidemiology, and climate-driven population dynamics.

                                  The period of the appointment will be for a duration of 2 years. 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. Contributing to the development of the climate-driven vector-borne disease risk assessment platform
                                  2. Contributing to the design and implementation of services for mathematical models and environmental datasets
                                  3. Implementing high-performance, user-friendly, and robust design principles within an HPC environment

                                   

                                  Required Qualifications

                                  1. PhD in Computer Science, Engineering, or a relevant subject, OR
                                  2. PhD in Life Sciences, Mathematics, Statistics, Chemistry, Physics, or a relevant subject
                                  3. Good command of programming/scripting languages, such as C/C++, Python, and JavaScript
                                  4. Good command of the Linux operating system
                                  5. Excellent knowledge English language both verbal and written
                                  6. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

                                   

                                   

                                  Preferred Qualifications

                                  • Experience in working in HPC environments
                                  • Experience in mathematical modelling
                                  • Experience in geographical information systems (GIS) and meteorological datasets
                                  • Experience in version control tools such as Git/GitLab

                                   

                                  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 Kamil Erguler (k.erguler@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 position is filled. 

                                  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: Kamil Erguler

                                  Reference number: CARE-C_PDF_23_07



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                                    Assistant Professor in Quantum Computing (ref. no. CYI_ASP_23_03)

                                    Closing Date: 31/07/2023 The Cyprus Institute (CyI) is a European non-profit Science and Technology oriented Educational and Research Institution based in Cyprus and led by...

                                    Closing Date: 31/07/2023

                                    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.

                                    Amongst other research areas, CaSToRC pursues research in Quantum Computing, a promising new computing methodology that is pursued by computational centres worldwide. lt is envisaged that Quantum Computing will add a new component to High Performance Computing, solving problems that are classically very hard or even impossible to address or lead to more efficient solutions than otherwise possible with current supercomputers and HPC algorithms. This will be of benefit to all research fields in computational science. This includes research fields in fundamental science but also in pharmaceutical and medical research in particular drug design, optimization problems in engineering including the energy sector, large scale machine learning applications, and cybersecurity aligning with the missions of the institute within the context of the Resilience Plan of the government.

                                    The Cyprus Institute is seeking to recruit a highly qualified outstanding scientist, at the position of a tenure track Assistant Professor, with a background in quantum computing to strengthen and complement the Institute. As this position is under the ERA Chair funded project (QUEST), the initial contract will be fixed-term until the end of that project (31/12/2027). The initial contract may be renewed until the end of the tenure-track process which is typically of seven years (for approximately an additional 2 years following the completion of the project), subject to performance (based on the Institute’s faculty evaluation processes for the tenure process), availability of funds, and organizational requirements at the time of renewal. Following the completion of the successful formal evaluation for promotion and tenure, the candidate will be granted tenure based on the Institute’s policies and procedures. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to and extend with their expertise the research activities of the recently EU funded.

                                    As a faculty member of the Cyprus Institute, the selected applicant is intended to enhance the competencies of the Institute in the area of Quantum Computing. S/he will implement and advance the research agenda of the Institute and CaSToRC in close collaboration with faculty, research staff and the leadership of CyI. An aptitude and/or experience in mentoring and teaching doctoral and Master’s students is necessary as the successful candidate will be expected to actively contribute to the Institute’s graduate program. The candidate will work in Cyprus and will be offered a tenure-track position and an attractive salary and benefits package depending on the level of experience.be offered, which is commensurate with the level of experience of the successful candidate.

                                     

                                    ERA Chair QUEST (Quantum computing for Excellence in Science and Technology) project

                                    QUEST aims to create a research group in Quantum Computing with the ERA chair holder Prof. Karl Jansen and other members of his team. The candidate is also expected to develop research projects and build his/her own group in this field strengthening collaborations with the corresponding group at the Center for Quantum Technology and Applications (CQTA), DESY-Zeuthen in Germany.

                                    The goal is to allow Cyprus to take advantage of opportunities in Quantum Computing at the European level, such as by the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking and the quantum technologies flagship program, which are presently not being fully exploited. The appointment will be on a full-time basis at the Assistant professorship level. An internationally competitive remuneration package will be offered, according to the level of experience of the successful candidate.

                                     

                                    Particularly for the project, the faculty member will be expected to:

                                    1. Developing Quantum computing algorithms and methods
                                    2. Benchmarking of quantum computing hardware
                                    3. Developing applications to optimization problems and theoretical models
                                    4. Supervising Ph.D. students and Postdocs
                                    5. Supporting the ERA Chair and the Principal Investigator in the scientific and organizational work

                                     

                                    Responsibilities/activities to be involved in:

                                    The new faculty member will contribute in shaping the Institute’s research agenda by:

                                    1. Developing and implementing strategies appropriate to the Institute’s mission.
                                    2. Developing and expanding the Institute’s research, innovation and educational activities;
                                    3. Developing a world-class research program in the area of Quantum Computing;
                                    4. Assisting in building a transdisciplinary research environment and collaborations with other research areas where the aforementioned fields are applicable;
                                    5. Securing financial and other resources from national and international sources;
                                    6. Initiating and sustaining high-level collaborative projects with leading research institutions that conduct research in areas related to his/her respective fields;
                                    7. Contributing to the development and implementation of facilities appropriate to the research of The Cyprus Institute;
                                    8. Communicating the results and implications of research conducted in CaSToRC and The Institute at all levels, including academic, popular, and policy-related.

                                    Required Qualifications

                                    1. PhD in Quantum Information, physics, mathematics, computer science, electrical engineering or equivalent areas is required
                                    2. Strong academic record
                                    3. Experience in quantum information science, quantum algorithms and quantum computing
                                    4. Proven research record of international standing
                                    5. Strong publication record in the general area of quantum computing
                                    6. At least three years of relevant experience following PhD degree completion
                                    7. Excellent knowledge of quantum computing algorithms and devices
                                    8. Proficiency in spoken and written English
                                    9. Excellent interpersonal and management skills

                                     

                                    Preferred Qualifications

                                    • Knowledge of programming languages, such as C, C++, Julia or Python
                                    • Knowledge of Qiskit, Pennylane or similar programming languages

                                     

                                    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 Ms Christiana Melodias (head.hr@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 position is filled. 

                                    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: Christiana Melodias

                                    Reference number: CYI_ASP_23_03



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                                      Research Assistant (STARC_RA_21_05(2))

                                      Closing date: 02/05/2023 The Cyprus Institute (CyI) is a non-profit research and educational institution with a strong scientific and technological orientation, emphasizing...

                                      Closing date: 02/05/2023

                                      The Cyprus Institute (CyI) is a non-profit research and educational institution with a strong scientific and technological orientation, emphasizing international collaborations, cross-disciplinary research, innovation, and post graduate education. CyI, through its established research centres, addresses challenging issues that are important at both the regional and international levels. Many of its research activities are being carried out in partnership with leading institutions in the respective thematic areas.

                                      CyI offers two fully funded six-month fellowships for the analytical study of pre-modern plasters or ceramics from the eastern Mediterranean.  The fellowships are announced in the frame of the Horizon 2020 MSCA-ETN-ITN project “Training the next generation of archaeological scientists: Interdisciplinary studies of pre-modern Plasters and Ceramics from the eastern Mediterranean (PlaCe-ITN)”. This high-profile Innovative Training Network aims at training Early-Stage Researchers to conduct state-of-the-art, science-based research on the provenance, use, and technology of plasters and ceramics, in pre-modern societies in different regions of the eastern Mediterranean.

                                      These short-term Early-Stage Research fellowships are designed for Researchers that are already doctoral students at another Institution and seek to receive training and develop their analytical skills in the interdisciplinary study of archaeological plasters and ceramics at the Cyprus Institute (CyI).

                                      The research to be conducted during these fellowships is expected to directly support and contribute to the main doctoral studies of the applicants, as well as having a close link to the main topic of PlaCe-ITN and the analytical and supervisory capabilities of the CyI. These fellowships will be co-supervised by the CyI and the respective PhD supervisors at the external host universities. The short fellowships will take place at the CyI labs with the potential for secondments to other laboratories of the consortium, according to the needs of the pursued doctoral research topics.

                                      No short-term fellow will be recruited without full approval of their home institution, and preference will be given to applicants who do not have access to analytical support at their home institution.

                                      The selected candidates will need to have already secured the plaster or ceramic materials intended for analysis by the commencement of their fellowships, together with all the necessary permits for their study and sampling by the relevant authorities. During their six-month fellowships at STARC, they will be trained through practice in one or more of the following:

                                      • Research project design and sampling strategies
                                      • Sample preparation for analysis (thin sections and/or polished blocks)
                                      • Analytical techniques for the technological, compositional, microstructural characterisation of plaster or ceramic samples (hhpXRF, petrography, and/or SEM)
                                      • Data processing
                                      • Data interpretation and integration in cultural and historical contexts.

                                      The work conducted during each of these six-month fellowships should ideally lead to at least one publication of results in a peer-reviewed scientific journal.

                                      According to the eligibility criteria set by the European Commission and the particular MSCA-ITN-2020 call, the recruited Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs) will have to comply with the following conditions:

                                      1. not have resided in Cyprus for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date, and not have carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Cyprus. Short stays, such as holidays, are not taken into account;
                                      2. be — at the date of recruitment — an ‘early-stage researcher’ (i.e., in the first four years of their research career and not have a doctoral degree).

                                       

                                      Qualified applicants from all countries are welcome to submit an application, provided they meet the abovementioned eligibility criteria.

                                       

                                      Responsibilities

                                      1. Research project design and sampling strategies
                                      2. Sample preparation for analysis
                                      3. Technological, compositional, microstructural characterisation of plaster or ceramic samples
                                      4. Data processing
                                      5. Data interpretation and integration in cultural and historical contexts
                                      6. Presentation and dissemination of results, including the preparation of at least one open-access publication in a peer-reviewed scientific journal

                                      Required Experience and Qualifications

                                      • MSc/MA in Material Sciences, Archaeological Sciences, Artefact studies, Archaeology, Cultural Heritage, Geology, or related fields
                                      • BSc/BA in Archaeology, Cultural Heritage, Archaeological Sciences, Material Sciences, Geology, or related fields
                                      • Enrolled in a PhD programme and be - at the date of recruitment - an 'early-stage researcher' as defined by MSCA rules (i.e., in the first four years of their research career and not have a doctoral degree).
                                      • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

                                       

                                      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 letter of interest and the contact details of two referees, with one of them being their primary PhD supervisor.  All documentation should be in English and in PDF Format.

                                      For further information about the MSCA-ITN PlaCe and the ESR positions, please visit the project’s website at https://place-itn.cyi.ac.cy or email place-ITN@cyi.ac.cy. Please note that applications which do not follow the announcement’s guidelines will not be considered.

                                      Recruitment will continue until the positions are filled. 

                                      Closing date: Tuesday, 18 April 2023, for recruitment from 1 September 2023, or thereafter.

                                       

                                      Contact email address: place-ITN@cyi.ac.cy  

                                      Reference number: STARC_RA_21_05(2)



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                                        Post-Doctoral Research Fellows in Quantum Computing (ref. no. CaSToRC_PDFQ_23_01)

                                        Closing Date: 31/08/2023 The Cyprus lnstitute (Cyl) is a non-profit science and technology educational and research institution based in Cyprus and led by an acclaimed Boar...

                                        Closing Date: 31/08/2023

                                        The Cyprus lnstitute (Cyl) is a non-profit science and technology educational and research institution based in Cyprus and led by an acclaimed Board of Trustees. The research agenda of Cyl falls within the following four research centers: The Computation-based Science and Technology Research Center (CaSToRC); the Science and Technology in Archaeology and Culture Research Center (STARC); the Energy, Environment and Water Research Center (EEWRC); and the Climate and Atmosphere Research Center (CARE-C). Considerable cross-center interaction is a characteristic feature of the lnstitute's culture.

                                        Amongst other research areas, CaSToRC pursues research in Quantum Computing, a promising new computing methodology that is pursued by computational centres worldwide. lt is envisaged that Quantum Computing will add a new component to High Performance Computing, solving problems that are classically very hard or even impossible to address or lead to more efficient solutions than otherwise possible with current supercomputers and HPC algorithms. This will be of benefit to all

                                        research fields in computational science. This includes research fields in fundamental science but also in pharmaceutical and medical research in particular drug design, optimization problems in engineering including the energy sector, large scale machine learning applications, and cybersecurity aligning with the missions of the Institute within the context of the Resilience Plan of the government.

                                        CaSToRC is seeking to recruit a highly motivated and qualified researchers to join the Institute at the position of Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Quantum Computing who will contribute to the research activities of the recently EU funded ERA Chair QUEST (QUantum computing for Excellence in Science and Technology) project. QUEST aims to create a research group in Quantum Computing under the leadership of the ERA chair holder Prof. Karl Jansen which will allow Cyprus to take advantage of opportunities in Quantum Computing at the European level, such as by the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking and the quantum technologies flagship program, which are presently not being fully exploited.

                                        The appointment will be on a full-time basis for a period of 3 years, renewable subject to performance and availability of funding. An internationally competitive remuneration package will be offered, according to the level of experience of the successful candidate.

                                        Responsibilities/activities to be involved in:

                                        1. Quantum computing algorithms
                                        2. Benchmarking of quantum computing hardware
                                        3. Application to optimization problems
                                        4. Research background in basic science fields, preferably in Quantum information, Physics or Mathematics

                                        Required Qualifications

                                        1. PhD in Quantum Information, Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics or any relevant subject

                                        (The candidate must hold a PhD degree of a recognized higher education institution before the deadline of the opening. Candidates who have successfully defended their doctoral thesis but who have not yet formally been awarded the doctoral degree will also be considered eligible to apply provided that they can document their successful defense of the thesis)

                                        1. Any relevant experience following the PhD degree completion will be considered as an advantage
                                        2. Experience in quantum computing
                                        3. Strong academic record
                                        4. Presentations at international meetings and conferences
                                        5. Demonstrated publication record
                                        6. Good knowledge of quantum computing algorithms and devices
                                        7. Good interpersonal and communication skills
                                        8. Excellent knowledge of oral and written English

                                        Preferred Qualifications (not mandatory)

                                        1. Knowledge of programming languages, such as C, C++, Julia or Python
                                        2. Knowledge of Qiskit, Pennylane or similar programming languages

                                        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. Constantia Alexandrou (c.alexandrou@cyi.ac.cy) or Prof. Karl Jansen (karl.jansen@desy.de). 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 position is filled. 

                                        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. Constantia Alexandrou and Prof. Karl Jansen

                                        Reference number: CaSToRC_PDFQ_23_01



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                                          Post-doctoral Fellow (ref. no. CaSToRC_PDF_22_12)

                                          Closing Date: 30/06/2023 The Cyprus lnstitute {Cyl) is a non-profit science and technology educational and research institution based in Cyprus and led by an acclaimed Boar...

                                          Closing Date: 30/06/2023

                                          The Cyprus lnstitute {Cyl) is a non-profit science and technology educational and research institution based in Cyprus and led by an acclaimed Board of Trustees. The research agenda of Cyl falls within the following four research centers: The Computation-based Science and Technology Research Center (CaSToRC); the Science and Technology in Archaeology and Culture Research Center (STARC); the Energy, Environment and Water Research Center (EEWRC); and the Climate and Atmosphere Research Center (CARE-C). Considerable cross-center interaction is a characteristic feature of the lnstitute's culture.

                                          The Cyprus Institute invites applications for a Post-Doctoral Fellow to pursue research at the interface between materials science modelling and scientific computing. The successful candidate will be actively engaged in ongoing research projects at the Cyprus Institute, and be part of the research team associated with the Eu