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Research Engineer – R&D Coordinator

Deadline: 2022

Title: Special Scientist for Research (Research Engineer)
No. of Positions: One (1)
Category: Employment contract
Location: University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus

The KIOS Research and Innovation Center of Excellence ( at the University of Cyprus announces one (1) Research Engineer position for full-time employment, focusing on the coordination of R&D activities in the Energy sector. The candidate will have the opportunity to work and interact with a large industrial organization in the energy sector.

Who we are:
The KIOS Research and Innovation Center of Excellence is the largest research center at the University of Cyprus and in 2017 was upgraded to a European Research Center of Excellence through the KIOS CoE Teaming project. Currently, the Center employs more than 170 people who are supported by externally funded research and innovation projects. The KIOS CoE operates in a diverse environment as an equal opportunity employer.

What we do:
KIOS provides an inspiring environment for carrying out top level research and innovation in the area of Information and Communication Technologies, with emphasis on the Monitoring, Control and Security of Critical Infrastructures. Such infrastructures include power and energy systems, water networks, transportation networks, telecommunication networks and emergency management and response. The Center instigates interdisciplinary interaction and promotes collaboration between industry, academia, and research organizations in high-tech areas of global importance.

Why work at KIOS:
You will have the opportunity to work on various high-profile projects with great impact on the community end the environment, not only in a local but also in a global scale. In KIOS we strive to create a multicultural, diverse and inclusive workplace and we strongly support the continuous personnel evolvement and development, both personally and professionally, to fulfill your long-term goals. We offer internal and external professional training, covering both technical and soft skills, to suit yours and the Center’s needs.

Job Details Duties and Responsibilities:

The successful candidate is expected to work on the following:

  • Collaborate and communicate with R&D project teams (internal and external) to track progress
  • Create frequent reports and presentations related to the projects progress/new developments
  • Be up to date with relevant EU and National research calls and R&D opportunities
  • Assist the legal representative of the industrial partner in the execution of his duties
  • Contribute towards the development of the organization’s project management process

Profile of the ideal candidate:

  • Be reliable and trustworthy
  • Be flexible and eager to learn
  • Be able to adapt in a fast-paced dynamic environment
  • Be proactive in identifying areas of inefficiency and provide solutions
  • Have good communication, organizational and self-management skills
  • Have good documentation and reporting skills
  • Very good knowledge of the English language

Qualifications and Experience:
Bachelor’s and Master’ s degree in Electrical Engineering or other relevant field from an accredited institution.
Previous experience in applied research in the field of power/energy
Previous experience in project management will be considered an advantage

Employment Terms:
The position is on a contract basis. Initially, a one-year contract will be offered, which is renewable based on performance. The gross monthly salary depends on the candidate’s qualifications and experience and will be between €1500 – €2500. From this amount, employee contributions to the Cyprus government funds will be deducted. The 13th salary bonus is incorporated in the monthly salary. Maternity leave will be granted based on Social Insurance Laws from 1980 until 2012.

Interested candidates should submit the following items online through the link:

  1. Cover letter explaining the interest of the applicant in pursuing a career at the KIOS CoE, along with employment availability date
  2. Short summary of prior work experiences, activities and accomplishments (can be combined with the cover letter) (2 pages maximum)
  3. Copies of transcripts of BSc/MSc or other degree(s)
  4. A detailed curriculum vitae in English or in Greek
  5. Identify at least two referees that can provide reference letters

The University of Cyprus shall collect and process your personal data according to the provisions of the General Regulation on Personal Data 2016/679 (EU).

The applications should be submitted as soon as possible, but not later than Friday, 1st of April 2022, at 5 pm. The evaluation of the applications will begin immediately. Candidates will be informed of the result of their application by the KIOS CoE.

For more information, please contact the KIOS Center of Excellence, by phone at +357 22893460 or via e-mail at [email protected].