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Electrical/Electronic Engineer for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) (ref.no. EEWRC_EEUAS_18_13)

Reference Number
EEWRC_EEUAS_18_13
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 Unmanned Systems Research Laboratory (USRL) of the Cyprus Institute is a rapidly grown facility developed in the framework of the “Autonomous Flying Platforms for Atmospheric and Earth Surface Observation” Project (APAESO). The facility is comprised of various sizes of fixed and rotary wing Unmanned Aerial Systems (UASs), a mobile Ground Control Station and a fully equipped laboratory and workshop dedicated to Unmanned Systems and their Applications.

Due to the increasing growth and demand in aircraft manufacturing and flying operations mostly related to research atmospheric EU projects, the Cyprus Institute is seeking for an experienced electronic engineer to join the USRL team. As part of her/his appointment, s/he will be responsible for the development, integration and troubleshooting of the various electronic systems on-board the UASs. 

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

Responsibilities

  • Design and development of electronic systems dedicated for UAVs.
  • Development of prototype electronic systems to support mission-specific capabilities.
  • Design and development of embedded systems for UASs applications.
  • Integration of commercial and prototype electronics in UASs.
  • Remote control and monitoring of avionics and sensors during flight operations.
  • Contributing in the overall development of the UAS (Platform and Ground Control Station).
  • Participation in scheduled Test Flights for the purpose of the development and optimization of the platforms and the avionic/navigation systems.
  • Supporting in troubleshooting and diagnosis of UAS electronic components.
  • Participates in field deployment (including research campaigns) and demonstrations of UAVs.
  • Remains current on UAV hardware and associated technology and makes appropriate recommendations to the team leader.
  • Ensures compliance with service guidance, Institute’s policy and procedures and Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) regulations.
Job Requirements

Required qualifications/knowledge/skills/experience

  • Master’s degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering
  • Experience in various avionics systems such as autopilots, airborne sensors, and communication systems is required
  • C/C++ and Matlab Programming Skills
  • Experience in Microcontroller programming and low level interface
  • Experience in Design of analog and digital electronic circuits
  • Excellent knowledge of the English language, both verbal and in writing.
  • Highly motivated, with the ability to work independently
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to adapt to a multicultural, multinational environment

Preferred knowledge/skills/experience

  • Experience in UAV Flight operations
  • Theoretical and/or hands-on experience with Radio frequency (RF) system
Application/Contact

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 Dr. Christos Keleshis (c.keleshis@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. 

Starting Date
Thursday, December 13, 2018
Closing Date
Monday, January 7, 2019
Center
Status
Open