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Scientific Coordinator ( CaSToRC_SC_18_02)

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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 Computation-based Science and Technology Research Center (CaSToRC) of CyI invites applications for a Scientific Coordinator who, as a member of the project management team, will take responsibility for coordinating and supporting the initiation, and implementation of some or all of the unit’s research projects. This includes not only administrative matters, but also engagement in the strategic development of the project portfolio and the research agenda of the appropriate research unit’s projects. The successful candidate is expected to drive the project implementation and communication with partners with minimal guidance.

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.


  • Oversight of research projects (various funding sources including EU, Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation (RPF))
  • Project administration/coordination (financial reporting, deliverables, communication with funding organisations)
  • Participation in the planning and coordination of the Center’s activities
  • Identification of funding opportunities
  • Aiding in the development and writing of project proposals
Job Requirements

Required Qualifications

  • A PhD degree in Physical Sciences, Mathematics, Life Sciences, Computational, Engineering or Computer Science
  • Previous experience in a research/academic institution
  • Previous experience in research for computational related topics
  • Experience in presenting to medium and large audiences
  • Excellent knowledge of oral and written English.
  • General knowledge of computational methods and High Performance Computing
  • Previous experience in writing technical proposals
  • Ability to multitask and change priorities with minimum supervision
  • High level organizational, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent knowledge of office IT
  • Highly motivated with the ability to work independently
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to adapt to a multicultural, multinational environment
  • Excellent knowledge of the English language both verbal and in writing. Knowledge of the Greek language will be considered an advantage

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in project management
  • Knowledge of project management techniques and software tools
  • Previous experience in proposal writing for competitive funding


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) (all documentation should be in English and in PDF Format). For further information, please contact Prof Constantia Alexandrou, ( 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: Prof Constantia Alexandrou

Reference number: CaSToRC_SC_18_02

Starting Date
Monday, November 26, 2018
Closing Date
Saturday, June 15, 2019