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Research Assistant in STARC (STARC_RA_17_02)

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Job Description

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 Cyprus Institute are represented by three research centers: the Computation-based Science and Technology Research Center (CASTORC), the Science and Technology in Archaeology Research Center (STARC), and the Energy Environment Water Research Center (EEWRC). Considerable cross-center interaction is a characteristic of the Institute’s culture.

The Cyprus Institute invites applications for a Research Assistant who will support STARC’s participation in the preparatory phase of the Pan European Research Infrastructure for Heritage Sciences ( project for which STARC has assumed the responsibility of the Infrastructure’s communication and dissemination of activities. The successful candidate should be able to provide content and support towards these tasks, prepare, compose and publish reports, press releases as well as populate and maintain the project’s website and database. S/He must have excellent verbal and communication skills, a solid background in cultural heritage research and a demonstrated knowledge of digital technologies, digital imaging and digital libraries.


The successful candidate’s responsibilities will be the following:

  • Active participation in communication and dissemination of activities
  • Collection of data and interviews to produce well-written reports for dissemination
  • Assistance in the preparation of deliverables and activity reports for EU projects involved
  • Assistance in a range or project implementation activities and management
Job Requirements

Required Qualifications

  • At least an MA degree in Humanities with a focus of History, Archaeology and Cultural Studies
  • At least 1 year of previous relevant experience;
  • Proven knowledge and involvement in digital cultural heritage research projects
  • Proven ability to collect data, synthesize and write research essays and reports
  • Proven ability to write scientific articles and reports
  • Proven ability to present scientific results at conferences
  • Excellent communication skills both in English and Greek languages
  • Knowledge in software for measuring and analyzing 3D models.
  • Proficiency in oral and written English and Greek languages
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team.

The appointment will be on a full-time basis for a fixed term of one year. Contract renewal will be considered upon availability of funds and performance evaluation.


For full consideration, interested applicants should attach a letter of interest, CV and the names of (2) two contactable referees (all documentation should be in English and in PDF Format). For further information, please contact Dr Sorin Hermon ( Recruitment will continue until the position is filled. Please note that applications which do not follow the announcement’s guidelines will not be considered.

Closing Date
Sunday, March 19, 2017