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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 open * The Cyprus Institute (CyI) is a European non-profit Science and Technology oriented Educational and Res...

Deadline for applications: 26/05/2024

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 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.



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, 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 ( 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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