Job Vacancy for the Research Programme SCICHALLENGE
DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
SPECIAL SCIENTIST POSITION
Title: Special Scientist
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 (140 hours/month) Special Scientist position in Mobile, Digital and Social media technologies for the research programme SCICHALLENGE funded by the Horizon 2020 (H2020) European research framework.
SEIT focuses its research activities on two important areas of Information Technology, namely Software Engineering and Internet Technologies. In the first area, SEIT focuses on Cloud Computing, Service Oriented Architectures, Context-Aware Middleware Platforms and Smart and Mobile Computing for the development of pervasive, self-adaptive applications and Smart IoT services. In the second area, the Laboratory concentrates on the development of ICT-enabled Environments, platforms and tools for implementing Health monitoring and support services, Smart and Personalised services for Elders, Assistive Technologies for people with disabilities and Creativity services. The lab also pursues activities related to Technology Enhanced Learning, E-Business, E-Government and developing environments for elders' social inclusion, active ageing and independent living. Finally, the lab's research is also related to Creativity, Recommender Systems and Crowd Sourcing.
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, collaborating efficiently with the SEIT research team. Minimal requirements include,
1. PhD degree in Computer Science.
2. Proven research work in Social media and/or Mobile, Digital technologies.
Expertise in Software Engineering Methods and Architectures applied to any of the following areas will be considered as a favourable qualification: Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, Context-Aware & Adaptive Systems, and Automatic Deployment & Dynamic Configuration.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The fellowship calls for research within the context of the "Scientific Challenge (SCICHALLENGE)" H2020 European research project, on "Next Generation Science challenges using digital and social media to make Science Education and Careers attractive for young people". The successful candidate will be in charge of research, design and development of a Web Platform integrating multifunctional modules like open information hub, a contest submission system with syndication features, dashboards as linkable hotspots with social sharing functionalities, and awareness channels. The project goal is to raise the attractiveness of science education and scientific careers, to boost the interest of young people in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and to introduce innovative and effective teaching and education methods. The appointed fellow is expected to work independently and/or as part of the team on the research areas of Social media and Mobile, Digital technologies.
The position is on a contract basis of one year, subject to renewal. The monthly gross salary is equal to € 3000-3500 depending on qualifications. Employee and employer contributions will be deducted from the above amount. The position does not include a 13th Salary bonus or medical insurance coverage.
Interested candidates should submit the following items, in PDF format, via e-mail to:
i. Cover letter that specifies their employment availability date.
ii. A detailed curriculum vitae in Greek or in English (contact address and telephone number should be included).
iii. Copies of transcripts of BSc/MSc/PhD degree(s).
iv. The names and contact details of at least two University professors from whom references may be requested.
Application deadline is the 15th of November 2015.
For more details and other information, interested individuals may contact:
Prof. George A. Papadopoulos.
Or telephone: 22892693