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


  • 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)


  • 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 by the 23rd July 2021.

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