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Technical Research Specialist in Environmental Hydrology (ref. no. EEWRC_TRSEH_20_03)

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Job Description

The Cyprus Institute (CyI) is a non-profit research and educational institution with a strong scientific and technological orientation, emphasizing international collaborations and cross-disciplinary research 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.


The Water Division of the Energy Environment and Water Research Center is looking for an enthusiastic Technical Research Specialist in Environmental Hydrology.


The Water Division is maintaining a number of hydrologic and environmental monitoring units and observation stations in Cyprus. The successful candidate will cooperate with the researchers and PhD students of the Water Division in the maintenance of automatic stations and sensors and the installation of new stations, including an Eddy-Covariance system.

The Technical Research Specialist will also conduct manual streamflow, groundwater and plant-physiological observations. They will take water, soil and plant samples in the field and will analyze properties in the laboratory. Also they will cooperate with local stakeholders and assist with the management and processing of large environmental data sets.


The appointment will preferably be on a full time basis, initially for one year, with the potential of contract renewal, depending on performance and availability of funds.


Duties and Responsibilities:

The main duties and responsibilities of the selected candidate will be the following:

  • Maintenance of off-grid field hydrologic, meteorological and ecosystem sensors and data loggers
  • Installation of experimental field monitoring stations
  • Streamflow, groundwater and plant-physiological observations
  • Water, soil and plant sampling and laboratory analysis
  • Collection and management of large data sets, including data quality checks and processing
  • Cooperation and communication with local stakeholders
Job Requirements

Required Qualifications/Skills/Experience:

  • BSc or MSc in Hydrological, Agricultural, Environmental Sciences or Engineering or Electrical Engineering
  • Proven experience in hydrologic, agricultural or environmental field research
  • Recent university graduate with field research experience obtained during their studies or university graduate with 1-5 year relevant work experience.
  • Experience in using hydrological, meteorological and plant sensors
  • Experience in laboratory analysis of soil properties
  • Experience in setting up and programming dataloggers
  • Strong analytical skills
  • High level of problem-solving and organizational skills
  • Good team player with the ability to adapt to a multicultural and multidisciplinary research environment
  • Fluent in English (spoken and written)
  • Drivers’ license


Preferred/Disirable Qualifications and Experience

  • Experience with managing large data sets
  • ArcGIS software
  • Knowledge of Greek language both verbally and in written


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

Recruitment will continue until the position is filled. 

Opening Date
Monday, May 4, 2020
Closing Date
Thursday, May 28, 2020