Opportunities

The Cyprus Institute (CyI) and EMME-CARE invite applications.

These positions are opened within the EU H2020 project “EMME-CARE” (Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East Climate and Atmosphere Research Centre; TEAMING Grant no. 856612, establishing a “Centre of Excellence” in Climate and Atmosphere research for the EMME region in cooperation with EU Advanced Partners (Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Germany; University of Helsinki in Finland; and CEA in France).

Accounts Assistant/ Officer
– ref.no. EMME-CARE_AOA_19_15, to contribute to execution of all general accounting tasks assigned, related to the Research and Innovation activities of EMME-CARE.

Under the Supervision of the CyI Head of Accounts and the CARE-C Director, the successful candidate will contribute in the execution of all general accounting tasks assigned, related to the Research and Innovation activities of EMME-CARE and general routine accounting tasks.

The appointment will be on a full time basis, initially for a fixed-term period, with the potential of renewal depending on performance and Institute’s needs.​

  1. Handling various requests and forms addressed to accounts department
  2. Posting entries in the accounting system
  3. Prepare Suppliers and Bank Reconciliations
  4. Assisting in the preparation of financial reports
  5. Assist in the day to day work of the Accounts department
  6. Assist in the execution of payments
  7. Being the 1st contact point between EMME-CARE and Accounts
  8. Support the EMME-CARE Management Team on specific EMME-CARE related activities

More information is available on The Cyprus Institute’s “JobBoard“.

Inversion Modelling Scientist
– ref.: Institut Pierre-Simon-Laplace. Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l’Environnement (IPSL/LSCE), Gif-sur-Yvette, France.

Based on its past development of a range of atmospheric inversion models that extend from global to local scale, the EMME-CARE Advanced Partner Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l’Environnement (LSCE) will implement regional inverse modelling capacities of greenhouse gas (CO2) and co-emitted air pollutants (CO, NO2) in EMME-CARE to derive emission inventories, both for scientific and policy purposes. They will make use of space-borne (the Copernicus satellite series) and ground-based (including new ones implemented by the project) measurement data of present and upcoming observation systems with a target spatial resolution for the chemistry-transport model of 10 to 50 km over the EMME region.

The LSCE is looking for a talented and motivated scientist to lead this development within its inversion team (~ 25 scientists) located in the South of Paris, in Gif-sur-Yvette. Responsibilities and tasks will include to:
–       Develop a configuration of the regional chemistry-transport model CHIMERE (http://www.lmd.polytechnique.fr/chimere/) for the EMME region,
–       Develop an associated inverse modelling framework assimilating space-borne observations of CO2, CO and NO2 together by means of parameter corrections in an emission model,
–       Test the framework for concrete case studies in the project, and derive statistics of uncertainties in the estimated emissions,
–       Interact regularly with the scientists of EMME-CARE at LSCE, in Cyprus, at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry and in the other partner institutes to ensure that the inverse modelling developments and experiments are well integrated within the project,
–       Lead and contribute to the writing of peer-reviewed publications with the results from EMME-CARE.

Expected skills and experience:
–       Experience with numerical dynamic models,
–       Knowledge in atmospheric sciences; additional knowledge in applied mathematics would be an asset,
–       Programming (ideally in Python and Fortran),
–       Ability to work collaboratively with a team of researchers.

Education: PhD in climate, environmental or atmospheric sciences, or in applied mathematics
Location: Laboratoire des Science du Climat et de l’Environnement (https://www.lsce.ipsl.fr)
Contract duration: 2 years renewable.
Closing application date: 10 January 2020, for a start in Spring 2020.
Salary: adjusted for work experience based on the CEA scale; includes full social and health benefits.
How to apply: Applicants should submit a complete application package by email frederic.chevallier@lsce.ipsl.fr. The application package should include (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) statement of motivation and (3) names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of at least two references.

Communication Coordinator
– ref.no. EMME-CARE_CC_19_09, to contribute to communication, exploitation and promotional activities of EMME-CARE.

Under the Supervision of the EMME-CARE Director, and the co-Supervision of the Director of Climate Change Initiative (CCI), the successful Communication Coordinator will contribute in the execution of all communication, exploitation and promotional related activities of EMME-CARE and CCI. The successful Communication Coordinator will be expected to contribute to the execution of the general communication and public relations activities of the EMME-CARE Centre-of-Excellence, as well as its external and internal dissemination activities, including the organization of events, conferences, and other related activities. S/he will also contribute to communication activities of CCI, which is scientifically supported by The Cyprus Institute, and which through a number of task forces will compile regionally-oriented scientific knowledge of Climate Change impacts aiming to better integrate national/regional policies within the EU framework.

More information is available on The Cyprus Institute’s “JobBoard“.

IT Technical Research Specialist
– ref.no. EMME-CARE_IT_19_11, to contribute to the execution of all IT and Web activities of EMME-CARE.

Under the Supervision of the EMME-CARE Director, and the co-Supervision of the Head of EMME-CARE Research Infrastructure, the successful IT Technical Research Specialist will contribute to the execution of all IT and web (development/maintenance) related activities of EMME-CARE. S/he will be expected both to provide general IT support, and to contribute in developing suitable IT solutions to deliver a professional, high-quality service supporting the scientific, research and technical requirements of the Research Departments and Facilities of the EMME-CARE Centre-of-Excellence.

More specifically, the successful IT Technical Research Specialist will:

  • Contribute in the administration and troubleshooting of EMME-CARE’s IT infrastructure including servers, network, PC’s and other IT equipment;
  • Contribute in the creation as well as the running and maintenance of EMME-CARE website(s);
  • Work collaboratively with a diverse group of colleagues, creating solutions to solve complex problems.
  • Identify information for software/hardware and technology used in business functions and identifies areas in which improvements could be made to maximize effectiveness and efficiency;
  • Consult with end-users to assess computing needs and information system requirements; suggest solutions and specify the technology suited to meet those needs;
  • Follow the relevant internal and external regulations, procures and evaluate hardware as well as software packages that offer solutions to the IT needs of the EMME-CARE Centre-of-Excellence;
  • Provide project management support during development or upgrade of Information Systems and assist with the acceptance procedures;
  • Specify small applications and upgrades when required;
  • Train the EMME-CARE personnel on the use of applications and prepare simplified user manuals as necessary;
  • Provide user support for Information Systems that may or may not have maintenance and support agreements;
  • Install and configure computer hardware operating systems and applications;

More information is available on The Cyprus Institute’s “JobBoard“.

Project Officer
– ref.no. EMME-CARE_PO_19_10, to support the Research & Innovation Support Office (RISO) of EMME-CARE.

Under the Supervision of the EMME-CARE Director, and the co-Supervision of the Head of EMME-CARE RISO, the successful Project Officer will support the development, management and implementation of all administrative and budgetary activities of research projects under the Environmental Observations Department of the EMME-CARE Centre-of-Excellence. More specifically, s/he will provide support to the management, monitoring and reporting of both national (RIF, DG EPCD, etc.) and international funded projects.  Additionally, s/he will contribute in the communication with partners and stakeholders of the Centre-of-Excellence, as well as in grants and tenders’ proposal preparation.

The successful Project Officer will:

  • Support to research project oversight of RIF related projects;
  • Support to project administration/coordination (timesheets, progress & financial reporting, deliverables, communication with funding organizations);
  • Support logistics for events and meetings;
  • Communicate with project partners and stakeholders;
  • Participate in communication with funding agencies, the European Commission and the National Contact Points for receiving clarification on various aspects of proposal writing and the relevant regulations;
  • Support identification of funding opportunities;
  • Aid in the development and creation of proposals for research Grants and Services-Tenders.

More information is available on The Cyprus Institute’s “JobBoard“.

Two (2) Technical Research Specialist(s) for GHG inventory
– ref.no. EMME-CARE_TRS_19_08, within the Impact & Policy Department of EMME-CARE.

Under the Supervision of the EMME-CARE Director, the successful Technical Research Specialist(s) will be expected to further develop EMME-CARE’s research and technical expertise on regional atmospheric and chemistry modelling, emphasizing on the Eastern Mediterranean – Middle East – North Africa, and with particular focus on contributing to activities related to the emission inventories compilation (at national level and spatialized on a grid) and assessment for scientific and policy-oriented applications.

The research will be carried out within the Impact & Policy Department of the EMME-CARE Centre-of-Excellence and will consist of monitoring, reporting, verification as well as scenarios and projections of national emissions for both gaseous pollutants and greenhouse gases of the country’s sectors as required by EU directives and international standards. Training (methodologies and tools) by expert European organizations and networking with local and regional stakeholders will be provided and are anticipated to be enriched by the candidate(s), thus requiring strong communication and technical potential. Inventories compilation in adherence with (inter)national requirements is expected to take place in close cooperation with relevant competent Authorities in Cyprus, thus requiring the candidate(s) to have close interaction and collaboration with public-sector officials and policy-makers.

More information is available on The Cyprus Institute’s “JobBoard“.

Research and Development Scientist
– ref no. EMME-CARE-USRL_RDS_19_12, to contribute to the Unmanned Systems Research Laboratory.

The USRL is a rapidly grown facility developed in the framework of the “Autonomous Flying Platforms for Atmospheric and Earth Surface Observation” Project (APAESO). The facility is comprised of various sizes of fixed and rotary wing Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), a mobile Ground Control Station and a fully equipped laboratory and workshop dedicated to Unmanned Systems and their Applications. After a period of research and prototyping in the field of UAS, the USRL is looking into further growth by increasing the research activities but also emphasizing into innovation and commercialization of its products and services. In order to accomplish this new target, we are seeking for a scientist with Engineering background to lead and supervise the Research and Development activities of the USRL team.

The selected Research and Development Scientist should have a broad engineering background and knowledge, in order to be able to monitor and supervise the work performed by the Electronic and Mechanical Engineers, Software Developers, Scientists, and Pilots. S/he will work as the bridge between the Research and Technical personnel and the UAS Pilot team in order to better organize and perform efficiently the increasing number of unmanned aerial operations. S/he will also support the EMME-CARE Coordinator and USRL Manager in exploring and attracting new research funding opportunities and/or development and innovation funds.

More information is available on The Cyprus Institute’s “JobBoard“.

Nanotechnology Research Laboratory Technician
– ref.no. EMME-CARE_TN_19_07, to support the new Nanotechnology Research Laboratory.

The role of the Laboratory Technician will be to operate and maintain state-of-the-art instruments for the characterization of nanoparticles and nanomaterial. The position will be on a full-time basis for a fixed term of one year, renewable depending on performance and availability of funds. The successful candidate will be under the supervision of the Head as well as the Research Technical Specialist of the Laboratory.

The successful Laboratory Technician will be carrying out the following activities:

  • Assist in the operation and maintenance of specialized scientific instruments;
  • Assist in the analysis and the presentation of measurements;
  • Ensure that all necessary Health and Safety measures are taken for the safety of staff, visitors and students.

More information is available on The Cyprus Institute’s “JobBoard“.

Five (5) Research Assistant (s)
– ref.no. EMME-CARE_RA_19_06, to contribute to the research objectives of the Environmental Prediction Department (EPD) of EMME-CARE.

The EPD will provide essential insights into key processes of the Earth System that govern regional climate change, to analyse weather extremes, air quality deterioration, dust events, and their connections to the hydrologic cycle, consisting of the:

  • Model Development and Forecasting Unit, responsible for numerical modelling and data analysis, the development of process parameterisations, the optimisation of computer codes for the latest generation High Performance Computing (HPC) infrastructure, and the pursuit of forecasting applications.
  • Earth System Analysis Unit, pursuing the chain of knowledge from processes to impacts, through the analysis of observations, model studies that focus on system understanding and feedback mechanisms, scenario calculations, climate change downscaling for the EMME and Cyprus, and impact assessments.

The selected Research Assistant(s) will contribute to the research objectives of the EDP, in research topics relating to:

  • Atmospheric and climate/earth system modelling and analysis tools;
  • Emission inventories, modelling and analysis;
  • Dynamical downscaling of climate change and weather extremes;
  • Modelling and analysis of the urban environment;
  • Air quality and dust modelling and forecasting; and
  • Air pollution and climate change health impacts.

More information is available on The Cyprus Institute’s “JobBoard“.

Five (5) Post-doctoral Research Fellow(s)
– ref.no. EMME-CARE_PDF_19_05, to contribute to the research objectives of the Environmental Prediction Department (EDP) of EMME-CARE.

The EPD will provide essential insights into key processes of the Earth System that govern regional climate change, to analyse weather extremes, air quality deterioration, dust events, and their connections to the hydrologic cycle, consisting of the:

  • Model Development and Forecasting Unit, responsible for numerical modelling and data analysis, the development of process parameterisations, the optimisation of computer codes for the latest generation High Performance Computing (HPC) infrastructure, and the pursuit of forecasting applications.
  • Earth System Analysis Unit, pursuing the chain of knowledge from processes to impacts, through the analysis of observations, model studies that focus on system understanding and feedback mechanisms, scenario calculations, climate change downscaling for the EMME and Cyprus, and impact assessments.

The selected Post-doctoral Research Fellow(s) will contribute to the research objectives of the EDP, in research topics relating to:

  • Atmospheric and climate/earth system modelling and analysis tools;
  • Emission inventories, modelling and analysis;
  • Dynamical downscaling of climate change and weather extremes;
  • Modelling and analysis of the urban environment;
  • Air quality and dust modelling and forecasting; and
  • Air pollution and climate change health impacts.

More information is available on The Cyprus Institute’s “JobBoard“.

Two (2) Computational Support Specialist(s) (CSS)
– ref.no. EMME-CARE_CS_19_04, to contribute to the research objectives of the Environmental Prediction Department (EDP) of EMME-CARE.

The EPD will provide essential insights into key processes of the Earth System that govern regional climate change, to analyse weather extremes, air quality deterioration, dust events, and their connections to the hydrologic cycle, consisting of the:

  • Model Development and Forecasting Unit, responsible for numerical modelling and data analysis, the development of process parameterisations, the optimisation of computer codes for the latest generation High Performance Computing (HPC) infrastructure, and the pursuit of forecasting applications.
  • Earth System Analysis Unit, pursuing the chain of knowledge from processes to impacts, through the analysis of observations, model studies that focus on system understanding and feedback mechanisms, scenario calculations, climate change downscaling for the EMME and Cyprus, and impact assessments.

The selected Computational Support Specialist(s) will contribute to the research objectives of the EDP, in research topics relating to:

  • Atmospheric and climate/earth system modelling and analysis tools;
  • Emission inventories, modelling and analysis;
  • Dynamical downscaling of climate change and weather extremes;
  • Modelling and analysis of the urban environment;
  • Air quality and dust modelling and forecasting; and
  • Air pollution and climate change health impacts.

More information is available on The Cyprus Institute’s “JobBoard“.

Research Assistant in Atmospheric Aerosol Sciences
– ref.no. EMME-CARE_ RA_USRL_19_02, to support the Unmanned Systems Research Laboratory.

The combination of the most recent developments on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and miniaturized sensors creates unique opportunities to establish rapidly cost-effective observations of the atmospheric column and fill the gap between ground-based and satellite measurements. Thanks to lowering the cost of investment and field operation, new UAV-sensor systems have the potential, yet unexplored, to enhance vertically the geographical coverage of international atmospheric networks and play a critical role in the rigorous quantification of the effect of climate forcers (such as aerosols) on the earth radiation budget and climate. The Research Assistantship aims to provide innovative solutions to perform cost-effective in-situ profiling of aerosol properties in the first kilometers of the troposphere using UAV-sensor systems. Leveraging prototype developments, this project will qualify and exploit a comprehensive suite of UAV-based sensors enabling the profiling of key aerosol properties.

The successful candidate will have to integrate/test/validate a lightweight Optical Particle Counter (OPC) on UAV and support the upcoming international field campaigns ASKOS (Cape Verde) and CURE-3AB (Amazonian Forest). The large amount of collected aerosol data will offer the candidate the opportunity to further exploiting them with co-located active/passive remote sensing techniques (e.g. sunphotometer and lidar).

More information is available on The Cyprus Institute’s “JobBoard“.

Technical Research Specialist in Atmospheric Sciences
– ref.no EMME-CARE_TRS_19_01, to support the long-term development and operation of CAO. 

The CAO is currently part of ACTRIS, AERONET, WMO (GAW), TCCON and EMEP international networks and is attracting high calibre scientists from several European institutions conducting research on ambient gas and aerosol science and technology. The CAO gathers the latest generation of scientific instrumentation for online monitoring of aerosol properties, reactive gases and greenhouse gases species following international standardized operating procedures.

More information is available on The Cyprus Institute’s “JobBoard“.