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Research Assistant for ERMIS-F ( EEWRC_RAEF_19_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 selected candidate will support the research activities of the Institute’s Interreg V-A project ERMIS-F, which is supported by the European Commission –Joint Secretariat, Interreg V-A Program Greece of Cyprus (2014-2020), extending from January 2018 to June 2020.

The ERMIS-Floods project intends to create an Integrated Public Service, a Digital System and an Online Information Platform regarding floods and other natural and environmental risks. Utilizing digital cartographic information, computational risk assessment models and (predictive) disaster forecasting, it aims to make available to the public useful scientific information, which can be incorporated into the decision-making tools handled by each interested target group.

ERMIS-F will set up an information Point, aiming to familiarize the beneficiaries and the local communities with the ERMIS-F services. It will feature: (a) a GIS web-portal (ERMIS-F portal), (b) a Knowledge Data Base, (c) a Social Network application, (d) a Crowdsourcing application, (a) an Early Warning System. For more information, please visit the project's website

The selected candidate will contribute to a number of activities related to system requirements and analysis for ERMIS-F, service design and technical descriptions of the system, communicating with stakeholders and documenting the system parameters in detail. The activities will be carried out within the Water Research and Management Division of EEWRC at CyI and it is intended to include (within the activities below) bibliographical review, interviews, flood-related data identification, building on CyI’s previous work and contributing to the actions of the ERMIS-F Interreg program.

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


The successful candidate will be carrying out the following activities

  • Ermis-F service requirements analysis and prioritization
  • Ermis-F services design and prioritization
  • Technical description of the specifications of ERMIS-F system
  • Technical description of the ERMIS-F equipment and system
  • Legal issues related to issues of intellectual property and fair use of the system
  • ERMIS-F utilization and sustainability
  • Research and documentation of flood-related data and information for the Knowledge Base
  • Communication with stakeholders
Job Requirements

Required Qualifications

  • University Degree in an Engineering discipline or Information Technology, Environmental Studies, Hydrology or another relevant degree.
  • A Master’s degree will be considered an advantage
  • Excellent knowledge of MS office and Internet IT tools
  • Excellent knowledge of Greek, both verbal and writing (communication/use).
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Ability to work with multiple and tight deadlines
  • Highly motivated with the ability to work independently
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills, ability to work in a team and the ability to adapt to a multicultural, multinational environment
  • Excellent knowledge of the Greek language both verbal and in writing (communication/use).
  • Very Good knowledge of English

Preferred experience

  • Participation in national or European research projects
  • Familiarity with organizing and conducting interviews and questionnaires.
  • Experience with qualitative data analysis
  • Familiarity in Data Management/GIS
  • Experience in Software Engineering
  • Experience in Hydrology/Water Management/GIS


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 Mr Dimitrios Katsouras ( 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: Dimitrios Katsouras

Reference number: EEWRC_RAEF_19_02

For downloading the announcement in pdf file please click here

Starting Date
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Closing Date
Wednesday, April 24, 2019