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Associate Research Scientist at STARC (ref.no. STARC_ARS_18_03)

Reference Number
STARC_ARS_18_03
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 selected scientist will lead research activities in the field of chemical-physical analysis of works of art and Cultural Heritage artifacts. As such s/he will manage and lead the development of the chemical-physical lab in the context of APAC Labs/ STARC.

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

Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be carrying out the following activities:

  • Responsible for the chemical-physical analysis and diagnostics of works of art and Cultural Heritage artifacts.
  • Development and overseeing the activities of the chemical-physical lab in the context of APAC Labs/ STARC. 
  • Interaction and contribution to the research work of the interdisciplinary team of APAC Labs. STARC.
  • Development autonomous research, aligned with the APAC Labs research agenda and CyI.
  • Contribution to the preparation of deliverables and activity reports in related externally funded projects.
  • Contribution to the preparation of research proposals for external grants.
  • Submission of research proposals for external grants.
  • Supervision and mentoring of research assistants and technical specialists.
  • Contribution to the academic activities of STARC.
Job Requirements

 

Required Qualifications

  • PhD degree in Chemistry, Physical Chemistry or Experimental Physics
  • Specialization in Art Characterization and diagnostics of works of art and Cultural Heritage artifacts will be considered a competitive advantage
  • At least three (3) years of research experience, following PhD studies
  • Proven ability to lead and contribute to scientific papers
  • Proven ability to present scientific results at conferences
  • Proven ability to work in a multi-disciplinary research team
  • Ability to integrate diagnostic results from a variety of sensors
  • Proven experience in the field of chemical-physical analysis of works of art and Cultural Heritage artifacts
  • Desirable experience in the below activities:
  • Spectroscopy analysis (XRF, FORS, FTIR, RAMAN);
  • Multi-spectral imaging;
  • Infra-red reflectography
  • Digital microscopy
  • Development of non-invasive and non-destructive diagnostics techniques
  • Integration of spectroscopy methods with multi-spectral imaging and x-ray imaging
  • Proven ability to collaborate in international teams
  • Excellent knowledge of the English language.
Application/Contact

Application

For full consideration, interested applicants should process their application at The Cyprus Institute JobBoard (http://jobboard.cyi.ac.cy/) 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) (all documentation should be in English and in PDF Format). For further information, please contact Eleni Sophocleous, (coordination.starc@cyi.ac.cy). Please note that applications which do not follow the announcement’s guidelines will not be considered.

Recruitment will continue until the position is filled. 

 

Reference letters: 3

Contact person: Eleni Sophocleous

 

Starting Date
Monday, July 23, 2018
Closing Date
Sunday, August 19, 2018
Center
Status
Open