Research Engineer – Transportation Research Infrastructure

Deadline: 2022

The KIOS Research and Innovation Center of Excellence at the University of Cyprus announces one (1) Research Engineer position, focusing on Intelligent Transportation Research Infrastructure, for full-time employment. The successful candidate will conduct research, develop design, software and hardware a components and support on flagship projects related to connected autonomous robotic systems.

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 be trained and work on one of the following:

  • Design and develop small-scaled Connected Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs) able to perceive their environment and maneuver without collisions
  • Maintain and support the CAVs Infrastructure operation for Intelligent Transportation research
  • Implement AI algorithms for autonomous vehicle functionalities through the ROS operating system (including motion planning, decision-making, object detection, and collision-free coordination of multiple vehicles)
  • Develop and carry out performance evaluation tests in simulated and real-world environments with the small-scaled CAVs
  • Preparation and delivery of technical reports

Profile of the ideal candidate:

  • Attention to detail
  • Problem solver
  • Team-player
  • Be reliable and trustworthy
  • Be flexible and eager to learn
  • Be able to adapt in a fast-paced dynamic environment
  • Have good communication, organizational and self-management skills
  • Very good knowledge of the English language

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s and/or Master’s and/or PhD’s degree in Electrical/Computer/Mechanical Engineering or Computer Science or other relevant field from an accredited institution
  • Hands-on attitude and proven experience in applied research on connected and autonomous robotic systems
  • Expertise in programming with C++ and Python within the Linux environment
  • Expertise in developing and implementing machine learning/AI and Vision algorithms ideally for autonomous robotic systems
  • Expertise with autonomous systems and robotics software (e.g., ROS) is a plus
  • Experience in circuit design and 3D-printing is a plus
  • Previous experience in the area of ITS and ICT 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.

Application:
Interested candidates should submit the following items online through the link:
https://applications.ucy.ac.cy/recruitment

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 Monday, 28th of February 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 email at kioshiring@ucy.ac.cy.