Special Scientist, Research Software Engineering and Internet Technologies

  • University of Cyprus
  • Nicosia, Cyprus
  • Nov 03, 2021
Full time Computer Science/Info Tech/Systems

Job Description

Title: Special Scientist (Research)
No. of Position(s): 1
Category: 1 Year Contract (subject to renewal)
Location: University of Cyprus, Nicosia

The research laboratory of Software Engineering and Internet Technologies (SEIT) of the Department of Computer Science, University of Cyprus, announces one full time position:

Special Scientist (Research): 140 hours/month

The selected candidate will work as a researcher on EU funded projects that the SEIT lab participates/coordinates (e.g. Horizon Europe, Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships, Erasmus+ Alliances) in the areas of System Integration, Software Engineering, IoT, Smart and Mobile Computing, Cloud Computing and Technology Enhanced Learning. Besides research, the selected candidate will be asked to manage a number of these projects. In addition, the position requires from the candidate to be able to travel for meetings (in accordance with the current COVID19 pandemic restrictions). Finally, the candidate is expected to take an active role in the preparation of proposals for further funding, as well as participate in the authoring of related publications.

SEIT focuses its research activities on two important areas of Information Technology, namely Software Engineering and Internet Technologies. More information can be found in the SEIT Lab website: www.cs.ucy.ac.cy/seit.


The candidate is expected to be a highly-motivated individual with proven capability to work in a demanding, multi-disciplinary research environment and eager to be actively engaged in the demanding activities of European projects, and collaborating efficiently with the SEIT research team. Minimal requirements include:

  1. Degree in Computer Science.
  2. Knowledge and experience on any of the following regarding EU funded projects: accomplish research tasks, project management, team coordination/collaboration.
  3. Expertise and experience in field and desktop research activities in areas such as Software Engineering, IoT, Smart and Mobile Computing, Cloud Computing and Technology Enhanced Learning.
  4. Very good knowledge of the English language.
  5. MSc or PhD in a relevant subject will be considered as a plus.


The successful candidate will need to work on research and management related tasks for the projects that the SEIT Lab is involved. These activities often include travelling to project meetings and other related events. Furthermore, the successful candidate will be encouraged to pursue PhD studies (in case they do not possess the relevant degree) or post-doctoral ones (in case they are a PhD holder).


The positions are on a contract basis of one year, subject to renewal (based on performance and availability of funding). The monthly gross salary is equal to €2000 - 2200 depending on qualifications. Employee contributions will be deducted from the above amount. The position does not include a 13th Salary bonus.

Interested candidates should submit by the 1st of December 2021 the following items, in PDF format, via e-mail to:

Prof. George A. Papadopoulos, email: george@cs.ucy.ac.cy, CC: mettour@cs.ucy.ac.cy

  1. Cover letter that specifies their employment availability date.
  2. A detailed curriculum vitae in Greek or in English.
  3. Copies of transcripts of BSc/MSc/PhD degree(s).
  4. The names and contact details of at least two University professors from whom references may be requested.

For more information, interested individuals may contact: Christos Mettouris (mettour@cs.ucy.ac.cy) or Alexandros Yeratziotis (ayerat01@cs.ucy.ac.cy), tel.: +357 22892684.

At least the best three candidates that satisfy the required qualifications, will be interviewed by a 3-member Committee.

Candidates shall be informed of the result of their application by the relevant entity.

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).

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