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Research Assistant in Aerosol Science and Technology (ref. no. EEWRC_RA_19_18)

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Host Institution

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


Job Description

The Cyprus Institute invites applications for a Research Assistant to work in the broader field of Aerosol-based Nanotechnology. The role of the Research Assistant will be to support the operation of the Instrumentation and Nanotechnology Laboratory for the synthesis and characterization of aerosol nanoparticles. The position will be on a full-time basis for a fixed term of one year, renewable depending on performance and availability of funds. The position will also have the possibility to be converted to a PhD project depending on the interest of the candidate.


This position is opened in the framework of the NANO2LAB project (INFRASTRUCTURES/1216/0070) aiming to use novel aerosol-based tools for synthesizing and characterizing nanoparticles and nanomaterials. The successful candidate will have the chance to working in a highly multidisciplinary research group in order to develop novel nanomaterials for catalysis and gas sensing.



The successful candidate will be carrying out the following activities:

  1. Assist in the synthesis and characterization of aerosol nanoparticles
  2. Assist in the development and characterization of nanomaterials for gas sensors
  3. Assist in the development and characterization of nanomaterials for catalysts


Job Requirements

Required Qualifications

  1. Academic qualification (Master Degree) in one of the following: Physics (experimental physics)/ Electrical and/or Mechanical and/or Chemical and/or Aerospace Engineering/ Nanotechnology or Instrument Technology
  2. Familiarity with instrumentation and characterization techniques
  3. Familiarity with programming languages (eg. Matlab, C++)
  4. Excellent knowledge of the English language both verbal and writing


Preferred qualifications

  • Preferred experience in technology-related research laboratories.
  • Knowledge of Health & Safety regulations and measures relevant to lab/technical activities
  • High interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills



For full consideration, interested applicants should process their application at The Cyprus Institute JobBoard ( based on the instructions given. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae including a letter of interest and a list of two references (including contact information). All documentation should be in English and in PDF Format. For further information, please contact George Biskos ( Please note that applications which do not follow the announcement’s guidelines will not be considered.

Recruitment will continue until the positions are filled. 

Contact person: George Biskos

Reference number: EEWRC_RA_19_18

Opening Date
Thursday, December 19, 2019
Closing Date
Friday, January 31, 2020