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Project Officer ( STARC_PO_21_06)

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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, cross-disciplinary research, innovation, and post graduate education. CyI, through its established research centres, 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 Cyprus Institute (CyI) invites applications for a highly motivated professional to join the Institute at the position of Project Officer. The selected candidate will be a member of the Research Management and Administration structure of the Institute, attached to The Science and Technology in Archaeology and Culture Research Centre (STARC). S/he will be expected to support the management and administration of the Centre’s projects, with the support, guidance and monitoring of the Research and Innovation Management and Support (RIMS) Office of the Institute and the STARC Scientific Coordinator. 


The selected candidate will report to the Director of STARC and the Director of Research and Technical Services and Support and will work closely with all personnel of STARC and the RIMS office. Proven experience in coordinating research projects funded by the European Commission, the Research and Innovation Foundation and other funding bodies is considered a substantial advantage but it is not a requirement.    


The appointment will be on a full time basis, initially for a period of two years, with the potential of renewal depending on performance and availability of funds. The rank and remuneration of the position will depend on the selected candidate’s qualifications.


  1. Assists in the oversight of resarch and innovation projects (various funding sources inlcuding EU, Cyprus Research and Innoation Foundation (RIF), and others)
  2. Actively contributes to the execution of project administration and coordination activities, including financial reporting, deliverables, communication with funding organisations
  3. Participates in facilitating the planning and coordination of STARC’s activities
  4. Supports the identification and promotion of research and innovation funding opportunities
  5. Assists in the development and writing of research and innovation project proposals
  6. Coordinates with and contributes to the activities of the CyI Research and Innovation Management and Support Office (RIMS). 
Job Requirements

Required Experience and Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree in any field
  2. Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office IT
  3. Excellent knowledge of oral and written Greek and English
  4. Experience in presenting to medium and large audiences
  5. High level of communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to adapt to a multicultural/multinational environment


Preferred qualifications and experience (non-mandatory):

  1. Previous experience of writing and/or supporting researchers in writing research proposals
  2. Experience in managing EU-funded research projects would be an advantage
  3. MSc/MA/MBA will be a competitive advantage
  4. Previous experience in a research/academic institution




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 Stavroula Georgiadou ( ). Please note that applications which do not follow the announcement’s guidelines will not be considered.

Recruitment will continue until the position is filled. 

Contact person: Stavroula Georgiadou  

Reference number: STARC_PO_21_06

Opening Date
Friday, May 14, 2021
Closing Date
Friday, June 4, 2021