Research Positions available at CERIDES

July 8, 2021
Christos Dimopoulos

Research Project Title: OenoWatch

OenoWatch aims to study, develop, implement and pilot a holistic phytosanitary and plant protection system based on the use of unmanned aerial vehicles and a series of cutting-edge technologies, as well as the establishment of a Competence Center for Precision Viticulture. During the course of the project, a prototype UAS will be constructed with remote sensing indicators from multi-spectral sensors. Through OenoWatch, we will study, develop, and implement in pilot operation a holistic phytosanitary and plant protection Decision Support System using unmanned aerial vehicles, novel sensors and a series of other state-of-the-art technology.

For the implementation of the above project, we are seeking to recruit:

  • A Research Fellow
  • A Research Associate

Requirements

  • Participate/manage cross-discipline project teams for internal or project level activities
  • Planning and Tracking project schedule and major outcomes (incl. deliverables and milestones)
  • Supervision, coordination and/or execution of project related or non-project related technical tasks
  • Handling of communication both within the group and with external partners (academia/research, industrial, public authorities)
  • Reporting on both technical and management level on the projects on the level of deliverables, technical and management reports Responsible for managing the complete life cycle of idea->proposal->project->delivery of final outcome

Qualifications and Skills:

  • For the Research Fellow position – BSc/MSc/PhD degree in Computer Science / Computer Engineering / Electrical Engineering or similar degree
    • At least 3 years work experience in related sector
    • Ability to manage and control large scale projects involving multi-disciplinary teams respecting project objectives, requirements and constraints
    • Ability to coordinate local teams and consortia to fulfill the project objectives
    • Ability to analyse, interpret as well as communicate data
    • Ability to coordinate local teams and consortia to fulfill the project objectives
    • Ability to analyse, interpret as well as communicate data
  • For the Research Associate position – BSc/MSc degree in Computer Science / Computer Engineering or similar degree
    • Good programming skills and knowledge of programming development tools, operating systems, programming concepts
    • Experience in embedded systems.
    • Willingness to continuously learn and apply new tools, 3rd party APIs.

Both posts require:

  • Ability to work with agreed deadlines
  • Fluent oral and writing English skills
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Excellent command of MS Office suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)

General

  • A genuine interest in the areas of interest of OenoWatch. Previous experience is highly appreciated;
  • Good communication skills and good proficiency in English (both oral and written);
  • Be located in Cyprus and be willing to travel to the test side (in Cyprus).
  • Ability to function as a team member, work independently and take responsibility for own research goals.

Candidates should submit:

  • A motivation letter
  • Copies of relevant qualifications
  • CV

Employment conditions

We offer a fixed-term (24-month) position, for the duration of the OenoWatch project.

How to apply

Applications should be submitted to the EUC Research Office at R.Office@euc.ac.cy by the 23rd July 2021.

All applications shall be treated in strict confidentiality and only candidates that meet the job specifications will be contacted.