Organisation/Company: CYENS Centre of Excellence
Research Field: Computer science › Other Educational sciences
Information science Psychological sciences
Researcher Profile: Established Researcher (R3) Recognised
Researcher (R2) Leading Researcher (R4)
Application Deadline: 20/06/2021 22:00 - Europe/Athens
Location: Cyprus › NICOSIA
Type Of Contract: Other
Job Status: Full-time
Hours Per Week: 40
Eu Research Framework Programme: H2020
Reference Number: 739578
CYENS Centre of Excellence (formerly known as RISE) is the Research
Centre of Excellence in Cyprus focusing on Interactive media, Smart systems
and Emerging technologies aiming to empower knowledge and technology transfer
in the region. It is a joint venture between the three public universities of
Cyprus, University of Cyprus, Cyprus University of Technology, and Open
University of Cyprus, the Municipality of Nicosia, and two renowned
international partners, the Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Germany, and
the University College London, United Kingdom. This project has received
funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation
programme H2020-WIDESPREAD-01-2016-2017 (Teaming Phase 2) under grant
agreement No. 739578, as well as from the Cypriot Government, local and
international partners, and other sponsors.
CYENS conducts multidisciplinary research at the intersection of a range of
disciplines including Computer Science, Engineering, Psychology, Neuroscience,
Human Factors, Multimedia, Artificial Intelligence, Design, Computer Vision,
Machine Learning, Virtual and Augmented Reality. The Research focus is on
interactive media. Interactive media have become an integral part of our
lives, changing the way that information is conveyed to the user and the ways
users interact with devices, with other people, and with the world around
them. Research in the Centre integrates the Visual Sciences, Human Factors &
Design, and Communications & Artificial Intelligence, in a tight synergy that
provides a unique interdisciplinary research perspective that emphasizes an
“Inspired by Humans, Designed for Humans” philosophy. The Centre is designed
to act as an integrator of academic research and industrial innovation,
towards the sustainable fueling of the scientific, technological, and economic
growth of Cyprus and Europe. For further information about the Centre, please
visit www. cyens.org.cy.
The Centre is seeking 2 full-time positions for Senior Researchers -
Team Leaders for Multidisciplinary Research Groups (MRG). MRG Team
Leaders will be based in the premises of the Centre.
The opportunity to create a Multidisciplinary Research Group (MRG)
within the Centre will be assessed according to the expertise of the Team
Leader, the MRG's potential impact (both research and socioeconomic),
synergy with other RTDI activities and MRGs of the Centre, and its likelihood
of being able to become financially self-sustained in the longer term.
CYENS wishes to receive applications for Team Leaders of MRGs in areas
relating to Interactive Media, Smart Systems and Emerging Technologies
including the following areas:
Multimodal media (preferably audio)
Visualization and visual analytics
Human centred/interaction design
Conversational user interfaces
Data Security and Privacy
Natural language processing
AI, focusing in the areas of AI for good, Human Centred AI or Machine Learning
Any other area relevant to Interactive Media, Smart Systems and Emerging Technologies
The Centre will fund the salaries of the scientific personnel of each MRG,
which include the Team Leader heading it, as well as 2 junior researchers.
MRGs will also have additional allowance for equipment, travelling and
visiting the Advanced Partners.
Initially, a 3-year contract will be offered to the Team Leader with potential
for renewal. Team leaders, and their team members, will undergo yearly
performance assessment related to their research activity and operations
(towards contributing to the Centre's Key Performance Indicators).
Duties and Responsibilities of the MRG Leader
The Team Leader will manage the MRG and mentor the junior researchers, guiding
all RTDI activities within their proposed MRG. The successful candidates will
report to the Research Director of the Centre.
The Team Leader and his/her team will have the opportunity to conduct applied
research within their proposed area of interest as well as to establish
synergies with other RTDI activities of the Centre and other MRGs. They will
have the ability and responsibility to secure additional funding through any
of their RTDI activities (e.g., national and EU research funding, industry
collaborations, and joint IP exploitation, etc.), which will enable them to
increase their personnel and extend their life beyond the initial period of 3
years. Outstanding and sustained quality of research outputs is expected by
the MRGs and their Team Leaders.
Team Leaders and their teams will have to participate in the Centre's
operations (e.g., committees etc.) and have contribution to
tasks/deliverables of H2020-Teaming-RISE project. Also, Team leaders (and
their teams) will need to have full-time physical presence at the Centre.
Desired Qualifications & Requirements
PhD degree in a relevant field (e.g., Interactive Media, Computer
Science, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Computer Engineering,
Electrical Engineering, Virtual Reality, Neuroscience, Psychology, Digital
Sociology, Museum Studies, Educational Technology, Information Technology,
Design, Human Computer Interaction, Physics, Mathematics) from an
International postdoctoral experience will be considered an advantage.
Excellent knowledge of both spoken and written English language.
Previous research experience and high impact research publications
Previous relevant industrial/applied research experience
Previous grant-writing experience
For non-EU applicants a work permit will be required
For full consideration, interested applicants should submit the following
items via the online application form and mention the position you are
applying for: “ Application: Team Leader Multidisciplinary Research
Group (MRG) ”
Cover letter which clearly specifies availability date for full time employment of the Team Leader.
A proposal for the MRG (up to five pages long), outlining the MRG planning for the next 3 years, including group composition, foreseen instrumentation to be required, and expected activity (highlighting innovation-driven activities) that will enable the group to increase its personnel and extend its life beyond the initial period of 3 years. The proposal must include how the research focus of the proposed MRG is aligned with the Centre's focus.
Short summary of research interests and achievements of the Team Leader (2 pages max).
CV (including contact details and complete list of publications).
Copies of degree certificates (BSc. /MSc., PhD).
Three most important publications with full bibliographic citations.
Contact details of three referees, either all academics or two academics and one from the industry. The candidate is responsible for asking the referees to send a recommendation letter at firstname.lastname@example.org. References can be received upon shortlisting of candidates and not by the deadline for application.
Extended Application Deadline: 20th June 2021
In case you previously applied for a post at CYENS, a new application is
For general inquiries, applicants may contact the HR Department of the
Research Centre at email@example.com
CYENS Centre of Excellence is an equal opportunity employer and the position
is open to everyone, internationally.
All applications are treated in the strictest confidence.
Organisation/Company: CYENS Centre of Excellence
Organisation Type: Other
Website: https:// www. cyens.org.cy
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Postal Code: 1016
Street: Plateia Dimarcheias, 23