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Post-doctoral Fellow (ref. no. CaSToRC_PDF_22_12)

Closing Date: 05/03/2023 The Cyprus lnstitute {Cyl) is a non-profit science and technology educational and research institution based in Cyprus and led by an acclaimed Boar...

Closing Date: 05/03/2023

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

The Cyprus Institute invites applications for a Post-Doctoral Fellow to pursue research at the interface between materials science modelling and scientific computing. The successful candidate will be actively engaged in ongoing research projects at the Cyprus Institute, and be part of the research team associated with the European Research Area (ERA) Chair in Modelling and Simulation for Engineering Applications (SimEA), led by Prof. Vangelis Harmandaris.

About the SimEA ERA Chair project

The SimEA project aims to consolidate and upgrade the already substantial activity CaSToRC in computational sciences by introducing a computational engineering component. This will be accomplished by attracting and installing an outstanding cluster of researchers, led by a professor of international stature to maximally utilize and upgrade the existing facilities, and pursue a program of research excellence and innovation. The SimEA ERA Chair is funded by a prestigious EU ERA Chair award of 2.5 Million Euro, a five-year grant.

Position Description

The SimEA Post-Doctoral Fellow will pursue research in Computational Science and Engineering with emphasis on multi-scale modelling, simulations and application of data analytics approaches for the study of complex nanostructured materials. The selected applicant will be integrated in the team managed by the ERA Chair and will be actively engaged in on-going research at CaSToRC associated with HPC, Data Analytics methods and the development of novel algorithms for large-scale computational infrastructures.

The appointment is for a period of 2 years, with the option 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. Travel funding will also be provided for attending training events and presenting at prestigious conferences globally.

Responsibilities/activities to be involved in:

The successful candidate will be engaged in one of the following research topics, according to the area of specialisation:

  1. Multi-scale computational modelling of complex nanostructured materials, such as polymer nanocomposites and star polymer electrolytes; OR
  2. Development and application of Data Analytics and Machine Learning methods for the development of atomistic and mesoscopic models for complex molecular systems.

Within either of these topics, the SimEA Post-Doctoral Fellow will be involved in the following activities:

  1. Developing algorithms and codes for simulations/data analytics in engineering applications.
  2. Performing large-scale computations in computational engineering.
  3. Analysing results and assume a leading role in the preparation of research manuscripts.
  4. Writing proposals for accessing computational resources.

Required Qualifications & Experience

  • A PhD degree in Physical Sciences, Mathematics, Life Sciences, Computational Engineering or Computer Science
  • Previous experience in molecular simulations and/or data analytics methods for complex molecular systems.
  • Previous experience in at least two of the following areas: multi-scale modelling, molecular dynamics, statistical methods, data analytics, and stochastic (Monte Carlo) methods.
  • Publications in high-impact factor journals.
  • Participation in top international scientific conferences
  • Excellent knowledge of statistics and data analytics methods.
  • Excellent knowledge of programming languages such as C, C++, Fortran90, and Python.
  • An understanding of High-Performance Computing (OpenMP, OpenAcc, MPI, CUDA).
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team.
  • High-level communication and strong scientific and technical writing skills;
  • Proficiency in oral and written English.
  • High level of organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills.



For full consideration, interested applicants should process their application at The Cyprus Institute Exelsys Platform ( 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 Vangelis Harmandaris ( Please note that applications, which do not fulfill the required qualifications and do not follow the announcement’s guidelines will not be considered.

Recruitment will continue until the position is filled. 


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


Contact person: Prof Vangelis Harmandaris

Reference number: CaSToRC_PDF_22_12

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