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Associate Research Scientist at Computation-based Science and Technology Research Center (CASTORC)( CaSToRC_ARS_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 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 objective of the joint research is to support the SIMDAS project to develop novel, accelerated methods, for efficient and robust inversion of seismic data. Accurate, and efficient inversion of seismic data is detrimental for the identification of new oil/gas fields, and presents a major investment cost during the exploratory phase of the process. Accelerated methods will enable the significant reduction of costs during the exploratory phase, and have the potential to attract the interest of major energy giants, thus making the upgraded center a leader in Cyprus and in the field in general. At the same time, given the recent hydrocarbon discoveries in Cyprus, it is important to promote collaborations of this kind in order to develop in-house expertise on oil/gas related subjects.  Such expertise is essential for building a collaboration with the Cyprus Hydrocarbons Company.

The position will be funded by the DELPHI consortium.

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


The successful candidate will be carrying out the following activities:

  • Collaborating with the DELPHI consortium
  • Performing research on full waveform inversion and propagator computations, which involves a series of computationally expensive convolutions
  • Advancing deep learning techniques for the analysis of seismic data
  • Contributing in the supervision of students at CaSToRC in the field of CFD
  • Developing proposals and projects for external funding
  • Publishing and communicating research findings to academic, policy and public audiences
  • Actively pursuing regional and international networking
Job Requirements

Required Qualifications

  • PhD in Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Computational sciences
  • At least three years of relevant experience after PhD
  • Experience with modeling and simulation
  • Experience with computational fluid dynamics
  • Experience working with oil and gas industry
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with experience in working in interdisciplinary teams
  • 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 Constantia Alexandrou ( Recruitment will continue until the position is filled. 

Starting Date
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Closing Date
Saturday, June 30, 2018