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Computational Scientist(s) (ref. no: CaSToRC_CS_19_03)

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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 and Culture Research Center (STARC), and the Energy Environment Water Research Center (EEWRC). Considerable cross-center interaction is a characteristic of the Institute’s culture.

The Computation-based Science and Technology Research Center (CaSToRC) of CyI invites applications for Computational Scientist(s) with expertise in computation-based science and technology. The position is within the EU H2020 NI40S-Europe project and the successful candidate is expected to participate in the management of the project as well as in the development of strategies for simulation and data management/repositories and to enable research in diverse scientific areas.

The position will be in the rank of post-doctoral fellow for a duration of 3 years, renewable for an additional year depending on project and Institute needs.

Job Requirements


The successful candidate(s) will work at CaSToRC with a main focus on developing strategies for the mining and management of large scientific data and/or for developing scalable simulation codes for scientific applications that require high performance computing. S/he will be primarily engaged in the following activities:

  • Project management activities;
  • Coordination with other participating partner sites, and members of the user communities;
  • Participation in  research activities at CaSToRC;
  • Development and implementation of tools for scientific data analysis;
  • Identification of computational/data needs of scientific user communities and their translation into technical solutions;

Required Qualifications

  • A PhD Degree (or PhD expected by September 2019) in Physical sciences, Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering or any related field.  etc.
  • Strong Academic track record (publications, presentations at international conferences) 
  • Data analytics and/or expertise in large simulation, scalable algorithms and codes; 
  • Experience in programming with C, C++;
  • An understanding of high performance computing, scalable programming and data repository architectures;
  • Analytical problem solving ability;
  • Experience in writing technical papers, reports, and journal publications.
  • Experience in the development of data-intensive scientific applications;
  • Experience in parallel programming;
  • Knowledge in data management
  • Knowledge in novel computer architectures will be considered an advantage
  • Experience in writing research proposals for competitive funds.
  • Excellent knowledge of the English language both written and verbal.
  • High level of communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to adopt to a multicultural/multidisciplinary environment.


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. 

Opening Date
Thursday, May 9, 2019
Closing Date
Wednesday, August 21, 2019