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The Recruitment process for new members at all levels and categories of staff reflects the values of the Institute. It has to be consistent with the following principles:

  • Openness Each recruitment process is open to the public and announced in such a way that all suitable candidates can apply for each opening
  • 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.
  • Merit The Institute is committed to hiring candidates that best meet the position requirements with potential for development based on objective criteria and will not compromise this commitment for any reason.
  • Consistency The procedures used for the evaluation of all candidates should be the same, and consistent with the expectations formulated for the level of the position to be filled.
  • Thoroughness The evaluation process should ensure that all reasonable steps have been taken to provide sufficient information for a fully informed decision.
  • Transparency The process should be fully documented and open to public scrutiny if required. It is understood that confidentiality concerning applicant and candidate data is protected to the maximum degree allowed by the relevant legislation and regulations.

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Web Developer for Full-Stack Development (ref. no. STARC_SD_24_04)

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

Deadline for applications: 07/07/2024

Application process open *

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

The Cyprus Institute invites applications for a highly qualified and motivated individual to join the Institute as Web Developer in the STARC. The successful candidate will collaborate closely with our development team to implement responsive and scalable web applications, primarily related to the development of knowledge repositories, implementation of ontologies, semantic structures and knowledge graphs, associated with the development of a European Cloud for Cultural Heritage. The successful candidate will work in an international, multi-disciplinary and pluri-cultural context and in collaboration with major European research institutes.  

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

 

Responsibilities/activities to be involved in:

  1. 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
  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.

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. 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. Knowledge of server-side rendering and SEO best practices.
  11. Experience with front-end frameworks such as React, Angular, or Vue.js.
  12. Solid understanding of responsive web design principles and mobile-first development.
  13. Understanding of accessibility standards and experience in implementing accessible web interfaces.
  14. Familiarity with version control systems (e.g., Git), package managers (e.g., npm, Yarn), and
  15. Continuous Integration Systems
  16. Excellent knowledge of the English language, both verbal and written
  17. Demonstrated development ability, outstanding organizational, analytical, problem solving and communication skills
  18. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to adapt to a multicultural/multinational environment

 

Application

For full consideration, interested applicants should process their application at The Cyprus Institute Exelsys Platform (https://bit.ly/3HDLRTw) based on the instructions given. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae including a short letter of interest, and a list of two (2) 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 application process is marked as closed

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

 

Contact person: Dr Sorin Hermon

Reference number: STARC_SD_24_04



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    Post-doctoral Fellow in Methods and Applications of Generative Artificial Intelligence (ref. no. CaSToRC_PDF_24_11)

    Deadline for applications: 23/06/2024 Application process open * The Cyprus Institute (CyI) is a European non-profit Science and Technology oriented Educational and Res...

    Deadline for applications: 23/06/2024

    Application process open *

    The Cyprus Institute (CyI) is a European non-profit Science and Technology oriented Educational and Research Institution based in Cyprus and led by an acclaimed Board of Trustees. The research agenda of 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, to pursue Research & Development (R&D) in new methods and applications of Generative AI, with a special focus on education, training, re-skilling, and lifelong learning. The successful candidate will join the research engineering team of the EuroCC2 project to support the EuroHPC National Competence Center (NCC) of Cyprus, and will also offer trainings in the field of generative AI.

    About the EuroCC2 project

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

    Position Description

    The EuroCC2 Post-doctoral Fellow will be working in support projects that mostly involve Generative AI. The selected candidate will also create and refine educational material for trainings in Generative AI and its applications in education, professional training, lifelong learning, re-skilling and other related topics, and will be delivering trainings to a variety of target audiences. 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, applied data science methods, big data analytics and data management systems and for interacting with both researchers and users of these technologies.

    The initial period of the appointment will be for a duration of 17 months. Post-Doctoral Fellowships can be renewed depending on performance and availability of funds for a fixed-term period. An internationally competitive remuneration package will be offered, which is commensurate with the level of experience of the successful candidate.

     

    Responsibilities/activities to be involved in:

    1. Participation in projects with academia/industry/public sector.
    2. Collection and statistical analysis of data from various application domains.
    3. Close collaboration with cross-functional teams, such as researchers, product managers, backend engineers, data scientists.
    1. Research and Development of novel methods in any of the following: large-scale ML, data-driven computational science and technology, generative AI.
    2. Design and delivery of trainings in the fields of Generative AI.
    3. Contribution to project reports and deliverables.

    Required Qualifications

    1. PhD in Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Data Science or any other relevant field.
    2. Previous experience in at least one of the following areas: large-scale ML, generative AI and applications in education, professional training, lifelong learning, re-skilling and other related topics, applied data science, computational science and technology.
    3. At least three publications in peer-reviewed journals and/or conferences in that research area(s).
    4. Proven ability to teach/train and present complex technical concepts to non-technical audiences.
    5. Strong programming skills and experience with data analysis and/or machine learning frameworks such as R or PyTorch.
    6. Experience with processing large and noisy datasets.
    7. 3-years of experience (including PhD research)
    8. Excellent knowledge of the English language, both verbal and writing.
    9. Demonstrated development ability, outstanding organizational, analytical, problem solving and communication skills.
    10. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to adopt to a multicultural/multinational environment.

     

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience in the design and development of educational material.
    • Proficiency in using various presentation tools.

     

    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 Prof Constantine Dovrolis (c.dovrolis@cyi.ac.cy). Please note that applications which do not fulfill the required qualifications and do not follow the announcement’s guidelines will not be considered.

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

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

     

    Contact person: Prof Constantine Dovrolis

    Reference number: CaSToRC_PDF_24_11



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      Scientific Coordinator (ref. no. CYI_SC_24_10)

      Deadline for applications: 30/06/2024 Application process open* The Cyprus Institute (CyI) is a European non-profit Science and Technology oriented Educational and Rese...

      Deadline for applications: 30/06/2024

      Application process open*

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

      The Cyprus Institute (CyI) invites applications for a highly motivated professional to join the Institute at the position of Scientific Coordinator. The Scientific Coordinator will be a member of the Research Management Support (RIMS) Office of Institute. RIMS is the Institute’s central structure providing CyI researchers with research management and administration pre-award (at the proposal preparation phase) and post-award (at the grant negotiation and management phase) support. The RIMS Office liaises and acts as the CyI contact point with Funders and other national and international authorities, promotes cross-centre collaboration and leads institutional bids for funding and selected resulting contracts. Finally, RIMS develops and maintains the CyI policies and tools needed to ensure efficient and uniformity in research management and administration activities throughout the CyI and is responsible for reviewing the compliance of all prospective research grants and collaboration agreements with CyI policies and regulations.

      The successful candidate will mainly support the pre-award activities of the institute, including but not limited to the identification of appropriate funding schemes and the preparation and submission of research proposals. Initial placement is foreseen at the EEWRC Centre.

      The selected candidate will report to the Director of Research and Technical Support and the Director of EEWRC, and will work closely with all personnel of the RIMS office, CyI researchers and Faculty as well as external collaborators. The position requires proven experience in the preparation and submission of research proposals at the European Commission, the Research and Innovation Foundation or other funding bodies.    

      The appointment will be on a full-time basis, initially for a duration of 2 years, with the potential of renewal depending on performance and availability of funds. The remuneration of the position will depend on the selected candidate’s qualifications.

       

      Responsibilities/activities to be involved in:

      1. Provides services to the management and the researchers of the allocated Centre for the development of research collaborations, participation in research and innovation funding programs, and other activities promoting the Centre’s and the Institute’s development agendas.
      2. Identifies and promotes funding opportunities,
      3. Supports the development and writing of research and innovation proposals,
      4. Provides training, personalised assistance and advice to researchers concerning funding programs,
      5. Oversees research and innovation projects (various funding sources including EU, Cyprus Research and Innovation Foundation (RIF)),
      6. Executes project management, coordination and administration activities, including financial reporting, deliverables, and communication with funding organisations,
      7. Executes horizontal grant activities as decided by the Centre Director, such as innovation and dissemination activities.
      8. Ensures compliance of proposals and grants with CyI and Funders’ policies and rules,
      9. Develops relationships and liaises with Funding authorities,
      10. Contributes to the strategic planning of the Centre,
      11. Monitors the administrative and financial implementation of the Centre’s funded grants and ensures, in collaboration with the Centre Director and the Head of ReMS, and actively supports and promotes the efficient use of the Centre core and Soft funding,
      12. Supports the Centre Director with the governance and management of the Centre
      13. Co-supervises, with the Head of ReMS, the work of post-award Officers managing projects under their Centre,
      1. Contributes to the development of policies, methodologies and tools relevant to their expertise at the Institute level

       

      Required Qualifications

      1. A Master’s degree in any scientific field
      2. 5 years relevant experience
      3. Previous experience of writing and/or supporting researchers in writing research proposals
      4. Experience in managing EU and/or national-funded research projects
      5. Excellent knowledge of oral and written Greek and English
      6. Excellent knowledge of office IT
      7. Experience in presenting to medium and large audiences
      8. High level of communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to adopt to a multicultural/multinational environment

       

      Preferred Qualifications

      • Candidates combining a PhD degree with additional work experience will have a competitive advantage.
      • Previous experience in a research/academic institution.
      • Previous engagement in natural sciences and/or engineering research activities.
      • Previous experience in the coordination of diverse stakeholders, e.g. local authorities, non-profit organizations, universities, small and medium-sized businesses.

       

      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 Michael Papadopoulos (m.papadopoulos@cyi.ac.cy). Please note that applications which do not fulfill the required qualifications and do not follow the announcement’s guidelines will not be considered.

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

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

       

      Contact person: Michael Papadopoulos

      Reference number: CYI_SC_24_10



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        Research Assistant for Aerosol Formation Studies (ref. no. CARE-C_RA_24_07)

        Deadline for applications: 09/06/2024 Application process open* The Cyprus Institute (CyI) is a European non-profit Science and Technology oriented Educational and Rese...

        Deadline for applications: 09/06/2024

        Application process open*

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

        The Cyprus Institute invites applications for a highly qualified and motivated individual to join the Institute as a Research Assistant for Aerosol Formation Studies in the BAE Group of the CARE-C Centre of Excellence. The BAE group focuses on the role of base molecules in the formation of new particles and their fate in the atmosphere. The group is currently developing direct measurements of cations and neutral base molecules and clusters based on mass spectrometry. The BAE group currently has 2 PhD students at CyI, 2 associated PhD students (in Finland and the Netherlands), 1 associate research scientist and a technician led by CARE-C Asst. Prof. Tuija Jokinen.

        The successful candidate will be responsible to set up new laboratory equipment including mass spectrometer and thermal desorption inlet in collaboration with the group leader, technical staff and Ph.D. students. Moreover the Research Assistant is expected to assist in ordering materials for the new laboratory. Following the set up of the laboratory, the Research Assistant is expected to test the system with different chemical ionization reagents in order to measure base molecules from the atmosphere. The Research Assistant will also be participating in the everyday operations at the Cyprus Atmospheric Observatory (CAO), monitoring instrument performances, practice data analysis, participate in trainings and be a proactive member of the aerosol formation group.

        The initial period of the appointment will be for a duration of 12 months with the possibility of renewal, depending on performance and availability of funds. An internationally competitive remuneration package will be offered, which is commensurate with the level of experience of the successful candidate.

         

        Responsibilities/activities to be involved in:

        1. Assist to install new equipment in the aerosol formation laboratory.
        2. Support to CAO infrastructure in long term observations and technicians
        3. National and international collaboration, and possible participation in field campaigns and training
        4. Support in purchasing materials for the new laboratory
        5. Learning data analysis for several aerosol precursor observing instruments.
        6. Active participation in all group activities, campaigns, laboratory experiments and trainings.

        Required Qualifications

        1. Master’s Degree in Atmospheric or Environmental Sciences, Chemistry, Physics or related field
        2. Excellent knowledge of the English language, both verbal and writing
        3. Demonstrated development ability, outstanding organizational, analytical, problem solving and communication skills
        4. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to adapt to a multicultural/multinational environment
        5. Flexible with travelling
        6. Programming skills

         

        Preferred Qualifications

        • Driving license

         

        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 Dr Tuija Jokinen (t.jokinen@cyi.ac.cy). Please note that applications which do not fulfill the required qualifications and do not follow the announcement’s guidelines will not be considered.

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

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

         

        Contact person: Dr Tuija Jokinen

        Reference number: CARE-C_RA_24_07

         



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          3D Architectural Modeler for Interactive Visualisation (ref. no. STARC_IN_24_03) (HRDA Scheme)

          Deadline for applications: 09/06/2024 Application process open * The Cyprus Institute (CyI) is a European non-profit Science and Technology oriented Educational and Res...

          Deadline for applications: 09/06/2024

          Application process open *

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

          The Cyprus Institute invites applications for a highly motivated graduate to join the Institute as a 3D Architectural Modeler for Interactive Visualisation in the STARC under the HRDA scheme (Σχέδιο Στελέχωσης Επιχειρήσεων με Αποφοίτους Τριτοβάθμιας Εκπαίδευσης).

          The successful candidate should have very good experience with 3D modelling tools, preferably with 3DS MAX, Blender or Maya, and texturing tools like Substance and Photoshop. Skills like photography, interactive application design, Unity, C# and freehand sketching will be considered a plus. 

           

          Responsibilities/activities to be involved in:

          1. To contribute to 3D modelling, documentation, data processing, texturing and 3D model preparation for interactive visualisation.
          2. To contribute to the requirements of the interactive application of an important monument of the Rep. of Cyprus.
          3. To contribute to the requirements of the content creation for a public exhibition about the history of Cyprus.

          Required Qualifications

          1. Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture and Design, Computer Graphics or Visualisation related degree
          2. Contributions to 3D modelling /portfolio of projects
          3. Younger than 30 years of age, due to the HRDA scheme requirements
          4. Less than 8months post-degree Experience (HRDA scheme requirements)
          5. Knowledge of 3d modelling software tools like 3ds max, Blender, etc.
          6. Imaging skills for texturing

           

          Preferred Qualifications

          • Experience in using Autodesk 3ds max

           

          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 George 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 application process is marked as closed

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

           

          Contact person: George Artopoulos

          Reference number: STARC_IN_24_03



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            Project Officer (ref. no. CYI_PO_24_03(1))

            Deadline for applications: 09/06/2024 Application process closed* The Cyprus Institute (CyI) is a European non-profit Science and Technology oriented Educational and Re...

            Deadline for applications: 09/06/2024

            Application process closed*

            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 highly motivated and qualified professional to join the Institute as Project Officer. The selected candidate will be a member of the Research Support structure of the Institute, providing services to the CyI management and the CyI researchers relevant to the participation in research and innovation funding programs, including proposal writing, grant administrative and financial management, and reporting.

            The successful candidate will be integrated into the Research and Innovation Management Support Office of the Institute (RIMS Office). RIMS is the Institute’s central structure providing CyI researchers with research management and administration pre-award (at the proposal preparation phase) and post-award (at the grant negotiation and management phase) support. The RIMS Office liaises and acts as the CyI contact point with Funders and other national and international authorities, promotes cross-centre collaboration and leads institutional bids for funding and selected resulting contracts. Finally, RIMS develops and maintains the CyI policies and tools needed to ensure efficient and uniformity in research management and administration activities throughout the CyI and is responsible for reviewing the compliance of all prospective research grants and collaboration agreements with CyI policies and regulations.

            The selected candidate will mainly contribute to project management and administration activities of the projects they will be assigned to, while part of their time will be dedicated to cross-centre and broader Institute requirements.

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

            Responsibilities/activities to be involved in:

            1. Identifying and promoting funding opportunities
            2. Providing assistance and advice to researchers concerning the development and writing of research and innovation proposals funding programs
            3. Executing project management, coordination and administration activities including financial reporting, deliverables, communication with funding organisations
            4. Ensuring compliance of proposals and grants with CyI and Funders’ policies and rules
            1. Participating in cross-Centre and other CyI activities related to research and innovation programs

            Required Qualifications

            1. Bachelor’s degree in business administration or in a Natural Sciences or in an Engineering field or in Life Sciences
            2. Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office IT
            3. Excellent knowledge of the English language, both verbal and writing
            4. Demonstrated development ability, outstanding organizational, analytical, problem solving and communication skills
            5. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to adopt to a multicultural/multinational environment

             

            Preferred Qualifications

            • Master’s degree in business administration or in a Natural Sciences or in an Engineering field or in Life Sciences
            • Previous experience of writing and/or supporting researchers in writing research proposals
            • Experience in managing EU-funded research projects
            • Previous experience in a research/academic institution
            • Excellent knowledge of the Greek language, both verbal and writing
            • Experience in presenting to medium and large audiences.

             

            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 Michael Papadopoulos (m.papadopoulos@cyi.ac.cy). Please note that applications which do not fulfill the required qualifications and do not follow the announcement’s guidelines will not be considered.

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

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

             

            Contact person: Michael Papadopoulos

            Reference number: CYI_PO_24_03(1)



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              Research Software Engineer for EuroHPC National Competence Center (ref. no. CaSToRC_RSE_24_10)

              Deadline for applications: 26/05/2024 Application process closed * The Cyprus Institute (CyI) is a European non-profit Science and Technology oriented Educational and R...

              Deadline for applications: 26/05/2024

              Application process closed *

              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, and pursue Research & Development (R&D) in the areas of High-Performance Computing (HPC), High-Performance Data Analytics (HPDA) or large-scale Data Science (DS). The successful candidate will join the research engineering team of the EuroCC2 project, and will be working on projects with industry/academia/public sector, to support the EuroHPC National Competence Center (NCC) of Cyprus.

               

              About the EuroCC2 project

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

              Position Description

              The EuroCC2 Research Engineer will be working on support projects that mostly involve HPC, HPDA and large-scale Machine Learning. The main goal of these projects will be to enable academic, public and private organizations in Cyprus to develop their HPC, HPDA, applied data science, and computational modelling skills and to benefit from the growing potential of these technologies. The selected candidate will be working closely with CyI Faculty, Research staff, the 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 appointment is for a period of 18 months, 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. Participation in support projects with academia/industry/public sector.
              2. Provision of consultation services to academic groups, public organizations and the private sector on new computing architectures, programming models, and computational methods.
              1. Research and Development of novel methods in any of the following: HPC, HPDA, large-scale ML, data-driven computational science and technology, big data analytics, data management systems.
              1. Optimization and adaption of existing software to benefit from HPC, “Big Data”, and/or DS/ML.
              2. Collection and statistical analysis of data from various application domains.
              3. Close collaboration with cross-functional teams, such as researchers, product managers, backend engineers, data scientists.
              1. Contribution to project reports and deliverables.
              1. Involvement in training and user-support events.

               

              Required Qualifications

              1. MSc in Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Data Science or any other relevant field
              2. Some evidence of independent work (i.e., not a course project), in at least one of the following areas is required: HPC, HPDA, Large Scale Data Science, Big Data.
              3. Understanding of fundamental concepts in HPC, HPDA, Large Scale Data Science.
              4. 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.
              5. Understanding and application of good software engineering practices.
              6. Experience in using libraries such as NumPy, pandas, scikit-learn and PyTorch/TensorFlow.
              7. Experience with processing large and noisy datasets.
              8. 2 years of relevant experience required.
              9. Ability to present technical concepts to non-technical users.
              10. Excellent knowledge of the English language, both verbal and writing.
              11. Demonstrated development ability, outstanding organizational, analytical, problem solving and communication skills.
              12. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to adapt to a multicultural/multinational environment.

               

              Preferred Qualifications

              • 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, list of publications and a list of three (3) referees (including contact information) (all documentation should be in English and in PDF Format). For further information, please contact Prof Constantine Dovrolis (c.dovrolis@cyi.ac.cy). Please note that applications which do not fulfill the required qualifications and do not follow the announcement’s guidelines will not be considered.

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

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

               

              Contact person: Prof Constantine Dovrolis

              Reference number: CaSToRC_RSE_24_10



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                Post-doctoral Fellow in Computational Science and Engineering (ref. no. CaSToRC_PDF_24_09)

                Deadline for applications: 15/05/2024 Application process closed* The Cyprus Institute (CyI) is a European non-profit Science and Technology oriented Educational and Re...

                Deadline for applications: 15/05/2024

                Application process closed*

                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 motivated and qualified individual to join the Institute as a Post-Doctoral Fellow who will be integrated in the Computational Science and Engineering team of CaSToRC. The candidate will pursue research in the context of nationally (RIF) funded project Agrecomposites, focusing on the development of a suite of computational approaches to be used as a decision-support tool for the in-silico design for optimal mechanical performance of polymer nanocomposite materials with bio-origin nanofillers.  The methodology will address challenges arising from the inherent stochastic nature of material properties of both the recycle stream and the biochar inclusion as well as the inherently enormous range of spatiotemporal scales (viscoelastic behavior of the constituents).

                The initial appointment is for a fixed-term period of 1 year. Post-Doctoral Fellowships can be renewed depending to performance and availability of funds for a fixed-term period. An internationally competitive remuneration package will be offered, which is commensurate with the level of experience of the successful candidate.

                 

                Responsibilities/activities to be involved in:

                1. Predictive model based on multi-scale computational modelling of complex nanostructured materials for the mechanical performance of nanofiber mesh layer.
                2. Developing algorithms and codes for simulations/data analytics in engineering applications.
                3. Performing large-scale computations in computational engineering.
                1. Writing proposals for accessing computational resources.

                Required Qualifications

                1. PhD degree in Physical Sciences, Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science or relevant disciplines.
                2. Previous experience in molecular simulations for complex molecular systems.
                3. Previous experience in at least two of the following areas: multi-scale modelling, molecular dynamics, statistical methods, data analytics, and stochastic (Monte Carlo) methods.
                4. Relevant publication record.
                5. Participation in international scientific conferences
                6. Excellent knowledge of statistics and data analytics methods.
                7. Excellent knowledge of programming languages such as C, C++, Fortran90, and Python.
                8. An understanding of High Performance Computing (OpenMP, OpenAcc, MPI, CUDA).
                9. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team.
                10. High-level communication and strong scientific and technical writing skills;
                11. Proficiency in oral and written English
                12. High level of organizational, analytical and problem solving 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 three (3) referees (including contact information) (all documentation should be in English and in PDF Format). For further information, please contact Dr Hilal Reda (h.reda@cyi.ac.cy). Please note that applications which do not fulfill the required qualifications and do not follow the announcement’s guidelines will not be considered.

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

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

                 

                Contact person: Dr Hilal Reda

                Reference number: CaSToRC_PDF_24_09



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                  Associate Research Scientist in Plant-Environment Interactions (ref. no. EEWRC_ARS_24_03)

                  Deadline for applications: 15/05/2025 Application process closed * The Cyprus Institute (CyI) is a European non-profit science and technology-oriented research and educ...

                  Deadline for applications: 15/05/2025

                  Application process closed *

                  The Cyprus Institute (CyI) is a European non-profit science and technology-oriented research and educational institution based in Cyprus and led by an acclaimed Board of Trustees. The Institute’s research agenda is pursued at its five research centers: the Energy Environment Water Research Center (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 Water Department of the Energy Environment and Water Research Center (EEWRC) of The Cyprus Institute invites applications for a highly qualified and motivated individual to join the team as an Associate Research Scientist for plant-environment interactions in agricultural and natural ecosystems. The Water Department investigates hydrologic and ecosystems processes and tests agro-ecosystems innovations and management practices through field observations, experimental research and modelling, in cooperation with various stakeholders in Cyprus and abroad. The successful candidate will contribute to EU, PRIMA and national funded projects, such as REACT4MED and TERRASAFE and is expected to develop his own research activities and proposals.

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

                   

                  Responsibilities/activities to be involved in:

                  1. Cooperate in the maintenance and implementation of field observations and experiments in agro-ecosystems, taking on leading responsibilities for selected activities
                  2. Conduct and support specific research activities tailored to the needs of ongoing projects and research of the Water Department
                  1. Publish findings in peer-reviewed journals of high repute, contributing to the academic and practical understanding of plant-environment interactions.
                  1. Contribute to the development of new ideas and concepts to advance the frontiers of agro-ecological research
                  1. Actively engage in the preparation and submission of grant proposals to secure national and international funding, ensuring the sustainability of research activities
                  2. Supervision/mentoring and guidance of Research Assistants and students
                  1. Contribute to teaching activities

                  Required Qualifications

                  1. PhD Degree in Agronomy, Plant Sciences, Ecosystem Sciences or a related field
                  2. Proven Research and publication track record on Plant-Environment Interactions (minimum 6 publications in Web of Science Indexed journals)
                  3. Experience in presenting research results at workshops and conferences.
                  4. Track record in contributing to National and European projects.
                  5. Experience in preparing Deliverables, technical reports and presentations.
                  6. Experience in preparing proposals for national and European Calls.
                  7. Proven experience in working with plant and environment sensors in the field and in the laboratory
                  8. At least three (3) years of relevant research experience after the PhD degree.
                  9. Excellent knowledge of the English language, both verbal and writing
                  10. Demonstrated development ability, outstanding organizational, analytical, problem solving and communication skills
                  11. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to adopt to a multicultural/multinational environment
                  12. Valid Driving license

                   

                  Preferred Qualifications

                  • Fluency in Greek 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, 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 Adriana Bruggeman (a.bruggeman@cyi.ac.cy). Please note that applications which do not fulfill the required qualifications and do not follow the announcement’s guidelines will not be considered.

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

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

                   

                  Contact person: Adriana Bruggeman

                  Reference number: EEWRC_ARS_24_03



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                    Technical Research Specialist in Techno-Economic Modelling for Energy and Climate Policy (ref. no. STeDI_TRS_24_04)

                    Deadline for applications: 26/05/2024 Application process closed* The Cyprus Institute (CyI) is a European Non-profit Science and Technology oriented Educational and Re...

                    Deadline for applications: 26/05/2024

                    Application process closed*

                    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 Institute as a Technical Research specialist in Techno-Economic Modelling for Energy and Climate Policy, with a joint appointment in STeDI-RC and EEWRC. The successful candidate is expected to work on project “ACCREU – Assessing Climate Change Risk in Europe” (www.accreu.eu), which is funded by the Horizon Europe program, and contribute to the implementation of ACCREU through the execution of planned project activities and the preparation of deliverables and other project technical reports under the guidance of the ACCREU Coordinator.

                    Candidates should have a background in natural sciences, engineering, or applied economics. The successful candidate is expected to support current research at CyI in the further development of the open-source energy systems model OSeMOSYS for EU countries and the simulation of different energy and climate policy scenarios.

                    The 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. Collaborating closely with ACCREU Consortium Partners for the achievement of project deliverables and milestones, under the guidance of the CyI Coordinator.
                    2. Supporting the implementation of the ACCREU project through data analyses, model development, scenario simulations, and impact assessments in energy and climate policy to stay on top of the state of the art in the field.
                    3. Communicating project results at all levels, including the academic community, the public at large and decision makers.
                    4. Contributing to other general ACCREU project activities (e.g. technical reports, consortium meetings, outreach events)
                    1. Collaborating in an interdisciplinary and international research environment.

                     

                    Required Qualifications

                    1. Master’s degrees in natural/environmental sciences or engineering or economics/business
                    2. Excellent knowledge of English language both verbally and in writing
                    3. Knowledge of mathematical methods for energy and/or economic modelling
                    4. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and ability to thrive in a multicultural / multidisciplinary research environment
                    5. High level of organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills
                    6. Ability to multitask and manage competing priorities with limited supervision

                     

                    Preferred Qualifications

                    • Working experience at international level
                    • Good knowledge of EU energy and climate policies
                    • Proven experience in the open-source energy modelling software OSEMOSYS or other energy modelling software
                    • Experience in applying economic modelling methods (e.g. input-output, macroeconometric or general equilibrium models)

                     

                    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 Prof Theodoros Zachariadis (t.zachariadis@cyi.ac.cy). Please note that applications which do not fulfill the required qualifications and do not follow the announcement’s guidelines will not be considered.

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

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

                     

                    Contact person: Prof Theodoros Zachariadis

                    Reference number: STeDI_TRS_24_04



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                    Post-Doctoral Research Fellow / Associate Research Scientist in Techno-Economic Modelling for Energy and Climate Policy (ref. no. STeDI_PDF-ARS_24_03)

                    Deadline for applications: 26/05/2024 Application process closed* The Cyprus Institute (CyI) is a European Non-profit Science and Technology oriented Educational and R...

                    Deadline for applications: 26/05/2024

                    Application process closed*

                    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 Institute as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow or Associate Research Scientist in Techno-Economic Modelling for Energy and Climate Policy, with a joint appointment in STeDI-RC and EEWRC. The successful candidate is expected to work on project “ACCREU – Assessing Climate Change Risk in Europe” (www.accreu.eu), which is funded by the Horizon Europe program.

                    The successful candidate should have a background in natural sciences, engineering, or applied economics, with a doctoral degree related to energy systems modelling or a related field, and research output in quantitative modelling and assessments of energy technologies and/or energy and climate policies. The successful candidate is expected to support current research at CyI in the further development of the open-source energy systems model OSeMOSYS for EU countries and the simulation of different energy and climate policy scenarios. The candidate is also expected to be able to attract research funding in the future, to initiate new research in this field.

                    The rank of the position will depend on the candidate’s qualifications and experience. The 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.

                    Further to the above, depending on experience, the candidate will have the opportunity to assist in the supervision of doctoral students who study at the CyI’s Graduate School.

                     

                    Responsibilities/activities to be involved in:

                    Depending on the rank and their prior experience, the selected candidate is expected to be involved in most or all the activities below:

                    1. Performing internationally competitive scientific research through energy systems modelling at centralized and decentralized level
                    2. Contributing to data analyses and impact assessments in energy and climate policy
                    1. Initiating and sustaining high-level collaborative projects with leading research institutions that conduct research in areas related to their respective fields
                    2. Securing financial and other resources from national and international sources
                    3. Communicating the results and implications of research conducted at CyI at all levels, including the academic community, the public at large and decision makers.
                    4. Collaborating in an interdisciplinary and international research environment

                     

                    Required Qualifications

                    1. D. degree in Energy or Climate Change Economics, Energy Systems Modelling, Lifecycle Analysis of Energy Technologies, or a related field
                    2. Research experience in technoeconomic analysis and/or economic/econometric modelling and/or energy systems modelling for the simulation of energy and climate policies
                    3. Publications in international academic journals
                    4. Presentations in international conferences
                    5. Excellent knowledge of English language both verbally and in writing
                    6. Very good knowledge of EU energy and climate policies

                     

                    For the position of Associate Research Scientist, all of the above and:

                    1. Invited lectures in international conferences/workshops/seminars
                    2. 3 years after completion of PhD required
                    3. Experience in preparation of funding proposals for competitive research grants

                     

                    Preferred Qualifications

                    • Working experience at international level at post-doctoral level
                    • Proven experience in the open-source energy modelling software OSEMOSYS or other energy modelling software
                    • Experience in applying economic modelling methods (e.g. input-output, macroeconometric or general equilibrium models)
                    • Undergraduate degree in natural/environmental sciences or engineering or economics

                     

                    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 Theodoros Zachariadis (t.zachariadis@cyi.ac.cy). Please note that applications which do not fulfill the required qualifications and do not follow the announcement’s guidelines will not be considered.

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

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

                     

                    Contact person: Prof Theodoros Zachariadis

                    Reference number: STeDI_PDF-ARS_24_03



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                      Post-Doctoral Research Fellows in Quantum Computing (ref. no. CaSToRC_PDF_24_08)

                      Closing Date: 16/05/2024 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: 16/05/2024

                      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, an emergent new computing methodology that is pursued by computational centres worldwide offering completely new avenues in computing. Quantum Computing will add a new component to computing in general and even to High-Performance Computing, with the potential to solve problems that are classically very hard or even impossible to address or lead to more efficient solutions than otherwise possible with current classical algorithms. This will be of benefit to all research fields in computational science, including research in fundamental science, such as models in high energy and condensed matter physics, but also in pharmaceutical and health care and life science research e.g. drug design. In addition, quantum computing is being applied for optimization problems including e.g. bus routing or energy networks, large-scale machine learning, and cybersecurity aligning with the missions of the Institute within the context of the Resilience Plan of the government.

                      CyI invites applications for highly motivated and qualified researchers ideally with a background in quantum computing to join the Institute at the position of Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Quantum Computing at CaSToRC. The successful candidates will contribute to the research activities of the recently EU-funded ERA Chair QUEST (QUantum computing for Excellence in Science and Technology) project. QUEST (https://quest.cyi.ac.cy/) aims to create a research group in Quantum Computing under the leadership of the ERA chairholder, 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 is presently not being fully exploited.

                      The appointment will be on a full-time basis for a period of 3 years. Post-Doctoral Fellowships can be renewed depending to performance and availability of funds for a fixed-term period. An internationally competitive remuneration package will be offered, according to the level of experience of the successful candidate.

                      Responsibilities/activities to be involved in:

                      1. Quantum computing algorithms, in particular in variational quantum algorithms and/or quantum machine learning
                      2. Quantum computing for models in high energy and condensed matter physics
                      3. Benchmarking of quantum computing hardware
                      4. Application to optimization problems
                      5. Research background in basic science fields, preferably in Quantum information, Physics, computer science or Mathematics

                      Required Qualifications

                      1. PhD in Quantum Information, Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics or any relevant subject (The candidate must hold a PhD degree from 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. Strong academic record
                      3. Presentations at international meetings and conferences
                      4. Demonstrated publication record
                      5. Experience in quantum computing
                      6. Good knowledge of quantum computing algorithms, simulations and devices
                      7. Any relevant experience following the PhD degree completion will be considered as an advantage
                      8. Excellent knowledge of the English language, both verbal and writing
                      9. Demonstrated development ability, outstanding organizational, analytical, problem solving and communication skills
                      10. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to adapt to a multicultural/multinational environment

                      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 Dr Stella Manoli (s.manoli@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: Stella Manoli

                      Reference number: CaSToRC_PDF_24_08



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                        Associate Research Scientist in High-Performance and Grid-Interactive Buildings and Smart Building Technologies (ref. no. EEWRC_ARS_24_01)

                        Closing Date: 16/05/2024 The Cyprus Institute (CyI) is a European non-profit science and technology-oriented research and educational institution based in Cyprus and led by...

                        Closing Date: 16/05/2024

                        The Cyprus Institute (CyI) is a European non-profit science and technology-oriented research and educational institution based in Cyprus and led by an acclaimed Board of Trustees. The Institute’s research agenda is pursued at its five research centers: the Energy Environment Water Research Center (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 highly qualified and motivated individuals to join the Institute as Associate Research Scientist at EEWRC. The successful candidates will carry out research as a member of the Sustainable Built Environment (SBE) Group within the European Horizon 2020 COLLECTiEF Project, the MSCA MuSIC Doctoral Network, and the Horizon Europe INITIATE Project.

                        The successful candidate should have a background in Science or Engineering and their research agenda is expected to focus on the development of intelligent tools (such as data driven and model-based solutions) for optimal management of energy systems in buildings enabled by interoperable monitoring and adaptive control algorithms, which consider energy use, occupant wellbeing and integration of renewable energy sources, for the decarbonisation of the building sector in alignment with European priorities towards the Green transition.

                        The successful candidate is also expected to be involved in the preparation of project proposals and in the dissemination of research outcomes through scientific and technical articles.

                        The period of the appointment will be for a duration of 30 months, with the possibility of renewal, depending on performance and availability of funds. An internationally competitive remuneration package will be offered, which is commensurate with the level of experience of the successful candidate.

                         

                        Responsibilities/activities to be involved in:

                        1. Carry out research activities in high-performance and grid-interactive buildings and smart building technologies.
                        2. Develop, test, evaluate, and implement new adaptive control algorithms.
                        3. Develop experimental designs with monitoring and control capabilities of technical building systems and components.
                        4. Contribute to producing scientific publications.
                        5. Contribute to develop project deliverables and participation in project meetings.
                        6. Presentations in scientific conferences and participation in outreach events.
                        1. Contribution to proposal writing.

                        Required Qualifications

                        1. Doctoral Degree in a relevant field of Science or Engineering, such as Mechanical, Electrical, and Building Engineering or Physics.
                        2. Proven research and publication track record on control theory and building energy simulation.
                        3. Experience in designing, developing and deploying monitoring and adaptive control strategies in buildings.
                        4. Experience in presenting research results at workshops and conferences.
                        5. Track record in contributing to National and European projects.
                        6. Experience in preparing Deliverables, technical reports and presentations, e.g., for the purposes of reporting results to funding agencies.
                        7. Experience in preparing proposals for national and European Calls.
                        8. Proven knowledge of Python programming language.
                        9. Proven practical experience with the energy simulation engine EnergyPlus.
                        10. At least 2 years post-doctoral experience.
                        11. Excellent knowledge of the English language, both verbal and writing.
                        12. Demonstrated development ability, outstanding organizational, analytical, problem solving and communication skills.
                        13. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to adapt to a multicultural/multinational environment.

                         

                        Preferred Qualifications

                        • Excellent knowledge of the Greek language, both verbal and writing will be an advantage.

                         

                        Application

                        For full consideration, interested applicants should process their application at The Cyprus Institute Exelsys Platform (https://bit.ly/3HDLRTw) based on the instructions given. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae including a short letter of interest, list of publications and a list of three (3) referees (including contact information) (all documentation should be in English and in PDF Format). For further information, please contact Prof. Salvatore Carlucci (s.carlucci@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. Salvatore Carlucci

                        Reference number: EEWRC_ARS_24_01



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                          Professor and Director of the Science and Technology in Archaeology Research Centre (STARC) (ref. no. CYI_STARCDIR_24_06)

                          Closing Date: 15/06/2024 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: 15/06/2024

                          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 four 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) and the Climate and Atmosphere Research Centre (CARE-C). Considerable cross-centre interaction is a characteristic of the Institute’s culture. Its Educational activities are pursued through its Graduate School, which currently offers Master and Doctoral Degrees.

                          Position Description 

                          The Director of the STARC will be responsible for the general operation and conduct of all affairs of the Research Centre. The successful candidate will be based in Cyprus, and will be offered a tenured Professorship, with an internationally attractive salary and benefits package, commensurate to their high degree of responsibility and qualifications.

                          The successful candidate should be an outstanding scholar with strong leadership qualities, with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in research management. They are expected to have a scientific record of the highest international level, research expertise and leadership competencies in one of the scientific directions pursued by the STARC that can be effectively pursued at CyI with their involvement and a strong vision of the role of research and education.

                          In addition, they should be cognizant of the importance of science and technology capacity building in Europe, the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East. Previous responsibility for institution building and/or managing complex projects from development to implementation would be a strong advantage.

                          The successful candidate must have excellent managerial, interpersonal and leadership skills, with strong capacities for managing human resources, and for generating and maintaining contacts in the academic, business, and governmental circles, as well as obtaining support from them for the Centre. Proficiency in spoken and written English is indispensable.

                           

                          Responsibilities/activities to be involved in:

                          The selected candidate will undertake the responsibility of the general management of the Science and Technology in Archaeology Research Centre (STARC) and will be part of the managing team of the Institute:

                          1. To plan, develop and implement the research agenda of the Centre
                          2. To develop and implement strategies appropriate to the Centre’s mission and objectives
                          3. To recruit the Centre’s research staff, and to manage, develop, appraise and motivate the staff members of the Centre to carry out and achieve the centre’s research objectives
                          4. Act as the line manager of the CyI faculty with research expertise aligned with the Centre’s research portfolio for all research and innovation issues (excluding education)
                          5. To develop and monitor the Centre’s and financial budgets and oversee the Centre’s general administration, in coordination with the central administration
                          6. To develop and improve the research and laboratory facilities appropriate to the Centre’s research program
                          7. To collaborate closely with the CyI leadership for the continuous development of the Centre and of the Cyprus Institute overall
                          8. To engage and support the Graduate School of the Cyprus Institute and play a leading role in the design, introduction, implementation and conduct of the Courses that thematically related to the scope and activities of STARC
                          9. To raise financial and other resources to support the research agenda and development of the Centre
                          10. To undertake tasks and initiatives in relation to their faculty appointment, including teaching responsibilities

                          Required Qualifications

                          • PhD in Archaeology, History, Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences with specialization in a field relevant to the STARC portfolio
                          • Scientific record of the highest international caliber
                          • Minimum 10-year experience in a faculty position and a minimum of 5-year experience in research management
                          • Strong leadership qualities
                          • Excellent managerial, interpersonal and leadership skills
                          • Strong capacity for managing human resources
                          • Proved capacities for generating and maintaining contacts in the academic, business and governmental circles
                          • Excellent knowledge of the English language, both verbal and writing
                          • Outstanding organizational, analytical, problem solving and communication skills

                           

                          Preferred Qualifications

                          • Previous managing responsibility in a Research and/or Academic organization will be an advantage

                           

                          Application

                          For full consideration, interested applicants should process their application at The Cyprus Institute Exelsys Platform (https://bit.ly/3HDLRTw) based on the instructions given. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae including a short letter of interest, list of publications, vision statement and a list of five (5) referees (including contact information) (all documentation should be in English and in PDF Format). For further information, please contact 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_STARCDIR_24_06



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                            Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Greenhouse Gas (Methane) modelling in the Eastern Mediterranean & the Middle East (ref. no. CARE-C_PDF_24_06)

                            Closing Date: 09/05/2024 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: 09/05/2024

                            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, among which, the Climate and Atmosphere Research Centre (CARE-C), a 100-research staff Center of Excellence established by the European Commission and the Cyprus Government to address Air Pollution and Climate Change issues in the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East (EMME) region.

                            The Impacts and Policy Department (IPD) of CARE-C, under the EMME-CARE and AVENGERS project will provide essential insights into key processes of the Earth System, consisting of the:

                            • Assessment of air pollutants and greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions from anthropogenic activities over Cyprus and the EMME region,
                            • Investigation of the radiation forcing of natural aerosols (mineral dust) and its relevance for GHG climate forcing,
                            • Assessment of CH4 spatial-temporal distribution emission anomalies over EMME.

                            The CyI invites applications for highly motivated and qualified individual to join the IPD of CARE-C as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow. The successful candidate will contribute to the research objectives of the IPD, within the framework of national and/or international research projects with a focus on Methane emissions over the EMME region; atmospheric measurements of greenhouse gas concentrations, 3-D chemistry transport models, emission inventories, and statistical analysis tools, and GHG mapping and policy-oriented applications.

                            The successful applicant will have the opportunity to develop in an international research environment and work in collaboration with linked academic institutions in the EMME region with long-term career prospect at the Cyprus Institute.

                            The Post-doctoral fellow will be based at the Cyprus Institute and work under the direct supervision of CyI and CEA-LSCE professors and will have to spend a part of his/her working contract at LSCE (Gif/Yvette, France) to be trained.

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

                             

                            Responsibilities/activities to be involved in:

                            1. Collection and processing of observational satellite and ground based data relevant to methane and other GHG over EMME
                            2. Application of inversion model CIF CHIMERE with a regional domain covering the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle east region
                            3. Development and validation of GHG emission inventories from global to regional/urban scales with ground and remote sensing data
                            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 Natural or Mathematical Sciences and/or Environmental Science or Engineering or related field
                            2. Publications in peer-review scientific journals
                            3. Publications in peer-review conference proceedings
                            4. Presentations in scientific conferences
                            5. 3 years relevant experience (including PhD research)
                            6. Understanding of physical and mathematical concepts
                            7. Ability to work with complex computer modeling codes
                            8. Willingness to travel and spend time in Partner organizations
                            9. Excellent knowledge of the English language, both verbal and in writing.
                            10. Highly motivated, with the ability to work independently or in a group.
                            11. Good communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to adapt to a multicultural, multinational environment.

                             

                            Preferred Qualifications

                            • Experience with processing of observational data (ground, remote sensing, lidar, satellite)
                            • Experience of running atmospheric composition models for GHGs / pollutants
                            • Understanding of transport, emissions, and chemical processes impacting atmospheric composition

                             

                            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 Jonilda Kushta (j.kushta@cyi.ac.cy) and Prof Philippe Ciais (p.ciais@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: Dr Jonilda Kushta (j.kushta@cyi.ac.cy) and Prof Philippe Ciais (p.ciais@cyi.ac.cy)

                            Reference number: CARE-C_PDF_24_06



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                              Post-doctoral Fellow in Artificial Intelligence for Medical Imaging Applications (ref. no. CaSToRC_PDF_24_06)

                              Closing Date: 30/04/2024 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: 30/04/2024

                              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 Post-doctoral Fellow, in our interdisciplinary research team at the Computation-based Science and Technology Research Centre (CaSToRC). The successful candidate will pursue Research & Development (R&D) in the areas of Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) for medical imaging applications. Focus will be placed on developing cutting-edge AI tools for the automatic segmentation of organs of interest from medical images, utilizing state-of-the-art methods (e.g., AI foundation models), as well as on model evaluation compared to traditional approaches (e.g., Convolutional Neural Networks). The candidate will collaborate closely with faculty and research teams at CaSToRC, while being in continuous communication with medical partners providing the medical images. The position offers the opportunity to contribute to a high-impact co-development project, involving collaboration with academics, the industry, medical physicists and clinicians, at the intersection of research and innovation.

                              The initial period of the appointment will be for a duration of 22 months. Post-Doctoral Fellowships can be renewed depending on performance and availability of funds for a fixed-term period. An internationally competitive remuneration package will be offered, which is commensurate with the level of experience of the successful candidate.

                              Responsibilities/activities to be involved in:

                              1. Development of novel AI-based methods for automatic segmentation of medical images.
                              2. Collection of medical data.
                              3. Medical image processing.
                              4. Model evaluation and validation in a clinical environment.
                              5. Close collaboration with cross-functional teams, such as researchers, software engineers, medical physicists, clinicians.
                              6. Contribution to project deliverables and reports.
                              7. Contribution to scientific publications.
                              8. Presentations in scientific conferences and participation in outreach/dissemination events.

                              Required Qualifications

                              1. PhD in Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Data Science, Medicine, Biomedical Engineering, Biology or any other relevant field.
                              1. Previous experience in at least one of the following areas: Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Medical image processing.
                              1. The candidate should have at least two publications in journals and/or conferences in that research area(s).
                              2. At least 3-years of relevant experience (including PhD research).
                              3. Strong programming skills.
                              4. Experience with ML and AI methodologies.
                              5. Excellent knowledge of the English language, both verbal and writing.
                              6. Demonstrated development ability, outstanding organizational, analytical, problem solving and communication skills.
                              7. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to adapt to a multicultural/multinational environment.

                               

                              Preferred Qualifications

                              • Experience with AI foundation models.
                              • Experience with Medical image processing.
                              • Experience with automatic segmentation methods.

                               

                              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 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: Prof Constantine Dovrolis

                              Reference number: CaSToRC_PDF_24_06



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                                Faculty Position(s) at the Energy Department of the Cyprus Institute (ref. no. CYI_FPE_24_07)

                                Closing Date: 06/06/2024 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: 06/06/2024

                                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 Institute’s research agenda 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 highly motivated and qualified faculty members at the ranks of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor to advance the research and teaching agenda of CyI’s Energy Department, which belongs to the Energy Environment and Water Research Center (EEWRC). The Department studies the energy transition in the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East and includes research groups in Advanced Renewable Energy Systems, Energy Planning and Analysis, and Sustainable Built Environment. It has secured substantial funding from European Union and national resources and plans to expand towards consolidating its leading position in Energy Research in Cyprus and the region.

                                The research agenda of successful candidate(s) is expected to focus on one or more of the following topics:

                                1. The development and utilization of novel technologies and processes for harnessing energy from Renewable Energy Sources (RES), storing and efficiently utilizing them; solar energy or other modalities well suited to the climatological conditions of the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East are of primary concern.
                                2. Harnessing and storing solar energy, and subsequent utilization in process heat applications in general, and in seawater desalination production in particular.
                                3. Renewable Energy Systems development including hybridization and polygeneration systems, as well as advanced smart grid/microgrid systems for distributed generation suitable for “energy Islands”.
                                4. Development of advanced energy conservation technologies and tools aiming to minimize the energy consumption of buildings and promote energy fle