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Head of PROTEAS Facility Operations (EEWRC_HPFO_17_08)

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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 CyI 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 CyI invites applications for the position of Head of PROTEAS Facility Operations. The successful applicant will responsible to oversee and develop the function and activities of the PROTEAS facility, under the supervision of the Energy Group’s leadership, facilitating and supporting the research activities conducted at the site.


The successful candidate’s main responsibilities will be as follows:

  • The overall functioning and performance of the Facility in fulfilling its mission;
  • The safety of personnel and the security of the premises and infrastructure of the Facility; ensures that all relevant Health and Safety standards are implemented based on the Facility’s structure and requirements;
  • The security and the protection of data of CyI and the collaborating organizations of CyI;
  • The supervision of the personnel of the Facility;
  • The setting up of each financial year’s budget and the execution of the approved budget;
  • Participation in research proposals and projects related to the activities of the Facility.  
Job Requirements

Required Qualifications

  • A PhD degree in Mechanical engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Physics or any other relevant qualification
  • Academic and/or research experience in Solar Energy Research preferably in CSP/Solar desalination
  • Experience with experimental equipment and laboratory facilities
  • Excellent Computer knowledge
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English is essential. Knowledge of the Greek language will be considered an advantage.
  • At least 3 years of overall relevant experience
  • High level of organizational, analytical and problem solving skills
  • High level of communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to adopt to a multicultural/multinational environment



For full consideration, interested applicants should process their application at The Cyprus Institute JobBoard ( based on the instructions given. For further information, please contact Mr George Kirkos ( Recruitment will continue until the position is filled.

Closing Date
Saturday, October 14, 2017