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Research Assistant in Digital Media / Libraries in STARC (STARC_RA_18_01)

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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 (RA) who will support the project “Mediterranean Palimpsests: Connecting the Art and Architectural Histories of Medieval and Early Modern Cities” ( funded through the Getty Foundation’s Connecting Art Histories Initiative. Specifically, the selected RA will be expected to contribute to the creation, maintenance and management of digital media for the project’s platform and website that will effectively support the “Mediterranean Palimpsests” collaborative network and will ensure its effective integration into CyI’s DIOPTRA: The Edmee Leventis Digital Library for Cypriot Culture. The selected RA will also liaise with and contribute to the management of the network of participants of the project- the platform being a main collaborative tool and will work closely with CyI Digital Media / Libraries experts along with the “Mediterranean Palimpsests” research leaders, coming from a humanities background. 


The successful candidate’s responsibilities will be the following:

  • Contribute to the creation and design of digital media for digital platform/ website
  • Populate digital platform/ website with project results and related research data
  • Maintain the digital media content platform/ website
  • Liaise between Med. Palimpsests PIs and participants and DIOPTRA staff including contributions to project management issues
  • Contribute to the related development of DIOPTRA digital library
Job Requirements

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in one of the following specialization:
  • Digital Media
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Digital Humanities
  • Museum Studies
  • At least 2 years of previous relevant experience;
  • Proven participatory experience in collaborative research projects
  • Participant in group publications/ proposals/ presentation
  • Research work in Digital Libraries/ Digital Heritage
  • Proven ability to work in interdisciplinary collaborative environments
  • Proficiency in oral and written English, knowledge of the Greek language will be considered an advantage
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team.


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




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). For further information, please contact Prof Sorin Hermon ( Recruitment will continue until the position is filled. 

Starting Date
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Closing Date
Saturday, April 14, 2018