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Research Technical Specialist for Monitoring and Controls Systems ( EEWRC_RTS_19_12)

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The Cyprus Institute (CyI) is a European non-profit science and technology institution based in Cyprus and led by an acclaimed Board of Trustees. The research aims of the CyI are represented by three research centers: the Computation-based Science and Technology Research Center (CaSToRC), the Science and Technology in Archaeology and Culture Research Center (STARC), and the Energy Environment Water Research Center (EEWRC). Considerable cross-center interaction is a characteristic of the Institute’s culture.

The successful candidate shall be mainly engaged with the development and maintenance of the Monitoring and Control System at the Concentrated Solar Power Facility at Pentakomo. Concurrently, the successful candidate will be expected to contribute in the on-going activities of CyI associated with the Concentrated Solar Power/Energy Storage/Desalination portfolio of the Energy Division at CyI.

The appointment will be initially for a fixed term period of two (2) years with the potential of renewal depending on performance and availability of funds. The official joining rank and annual salary will depend on the applicants' experience and qualifications.


The successful candidate will be carrying out the following activities:

  • Maintenance and development of the Monitoring and Control System at CyI PROTEAS Facility at Pentakomo. A variety of relevant sensors, hardware and software tools is included.
  • Design, testing, construction and optimization of monitoring and control strategies in LabView environment.
  • Implementation and maintenance of database to store and treat scientific data.
  • Data acquisition, instrument control, test automation, signal processing and embedded system design.
Job Requirements

Required Qualifications

  • A Master degree in a relevant field of science or engineering
  • An educational background in one of the following or similar fields:
  • Electrical/Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Experimental Physics
  • Minimum one year of relevant experience
  • Previous research experience will be considered an advantage
  • Specialised experience in one or more of the following fields would be an asset:
  • Instrumentation
  • Control systems
  • Computational and experimental fluid-mechanics
  • Solar-Thermal plants, Concentrating Solar Power, co-generation of concentrated solar power and desalination
  • Thermal storage devices (e.g. molten salts), high temperature engineering
  • High level of communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to adopt to a multicultural/multidisciplinary environment.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English is essential. Knowledge of the Greek language will be considered an advantage

Preferred experience

  • Familiarity with LabView software
  • Familiarity with software interlocks systems


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 three references (including contact information) (all documentation should be in English and in PDF Format). For further information, please contact Dr Marios C Georgiou, ( Please note that applications which do not follow the announcement’s guidelines will not be considered.

Recruitment will continue until the position is filled. 


References: 3

Ref. no.: EEWRC_RTS_19_12

Contact Person: Dr Marios C Georgiou

Opening Date
Friday, August 9, 2019
Closing Date
Friday, September 6, 2019