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Post-Doctoral fellowship in Experimental Atmospheric Sciences ( EEWRC_PFEAS_18_08)

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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 mission of the Cyprus Atmospheric Observatory (CAO; is to provide high quality long-term observations of key atmospheric pollutants relevant to air quality and climate change. Located at a rural site of Cyprus, this station is co-operated with the Department of Labour Inspection, in charge of the air quality network in Cyprus. The station is ideally located to document long-range transported pollution from three continents (Europe, Africa, and West Asia) and dust aerosols from the two largest desert regions in the world (Sahara, Middle East). It maintains on-site facilities and supportive infrastructure for research, development and testing of technologies related to atmospheric measurements. This station operates through EU funds that facilitate the transnational access of international scientific community on a merit-based priority scheme.

It is supported by the Horizon 2020 ACTRIS2 project which is the European Research Infrastructure for the observation of Aerosol, Clouds, and Trace gases, currently on the roadmap of European Strategy Forum for Research Infrastructures (ESFRI).

The successful candidate will be responsible for atmospheric aerosol observations performed at the Cyprus Atmospheric Observatory (CAO) and the CyI Air Quality Station in Nicosia. S/he will be responsible for the data quality control/assurance and the general performance of atmospheric instrumentation. The candidate will support CyI operational and scientific activities, participate to international field campaigns, and disseminate the results in peer-reviewed journals.

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


The successful candidate will be carrying out the following activities:

  • Management of the daily operation of atmospheric aerosol instrumentation (incl. access to the sampling station, quality control/quality assurance activities, data management)
  • Scientific exploitation/dissemination of experimental atmospheric aerosol data on topics related to Air Quality and Climate forcing (aerosol direct radiative forcing) within ongoing research projects
  • Research activities within the CyI/EEWRC/Atmosphere Group; scientific participations/collaborations within EU research networks & COST actions.
  • Participating in the field intensive campaigns of the Institute
Job Requirements

Required Qualifications

  • PhD degree in Experimental Atmospheric Sciences
  • At least three (3) years of research experience (incl. PhD research)
  • Participation in National and European research projects related to atmospheric aerosols
  • Publications in scientific journals in topics related to atmospheric aerosols
  • Presentations in scientific conferences
  • Good publication record (at least 3 peer-review publications in atmospheric sciences)
  • Presentation of scientific results to general audiences
  • Experience in operating sun photometer and processing AERONET data
  • Experience modelling of aerosol optical properties (Mie Scattering Codes)
  • Valid EU Driver’s License
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • High interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team
  • Excellent knowledge of the English language, both verbal and in writing

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. Jean Sciare, Director of EEWRC ( Recruitment will continue until the position is filled. 

Starting Date
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Closing Date
Sunday, July 1, 2018