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Tue, 6 Mar 2018 20:21:39 +0200
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*Research Positions: Research Associates *
*No. of Positions: Twenty (20) full-time equivalent (part-time/full-time)*
*Positions Category: Employment contract*
*Location : RISE, Nicosia, Cyprus*

The Research Centre on Interactive Media, Smart System and Emerging
Technologies (RISE), announces twenty (20) full-time equivalent
(part-time/full-time) positions for junior researchers under various
*Multidisciplinary
Research Groups (MRGs)*. RISE is an equal opportunity employer. The
positions are open to everyone, internationally. Applicants outside the EU
may require a working VISA for Cyprus.
RISE is a newly founded research centre in Cyprus aiming to become a centre
of excellence empowering knowledge and technology transfer in the region.
It is a joint venture between the Municipality of Nicosia, the Max Planck
Institute for Informatics (Germany), the University College London (UK) and
the three public universities of Cyprus - University of Cyprus, Cyprus
University of Technology, and Open University of Cyprus. This project has
received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and
innovation programme H2020-WIDESPREAD-01-2016-2017 (Teaming Phase 2) under
grant agreement No. 739578, as well as from the Cypriot Government, local
and international partners and other sponsors.

The research focus of RISE is on interactive media. Interactive media have
become an integral part of our lives, changing the way that information is
conveyed to the user and the ways users interact with devices, with other
people, and with the world around them. Research in RISE integrates the
Visual Sciences, Human Factors & Design, and Communications & Artificial
Intelligence, in a tight synergy that provides a unique interdisciplinary
research perspective that emphasizes an “Inspired by Humans, Designed for
Humans” philosophy. RISE is designed to act as an integrator of academic
research and industrial innovation, towards the sustainable fuelling of the
scientific, technological, and economic growth of Cyprus and Europe. For
more information about RISE, please visit www.rise.org.cy.

There are two (2) full-time equivalent (part-time/full-time) research
positions for each of the following MRGs:

   1. *Cognitive and Clinical Applications MRG*
   Research focus on the development and validation of Virtual Reality and
   mobile applications for cognitive training and clinical interventions
   2. *Interactive Media and Education/Edutainment MRG*
   Research focus on multimodal interaction and learning, emerging
   technologies for learning and entertainment/ edutainment, learning theory
   3. *Museums and Difficult Heritage MRG*
   Research focus on museum studies, with an emphasis on difficult
   heritage, conflict, interactive media, citizen science and socially engaged
   practices
   4. *Real-time Populated Virtual Environments MRG *
   Research focus on computer graphics -  animation and simulation of
   virtual humans, as well as  modelling and simulation of 3D built
   environments
   5. *Smart Networked Systems MRG    *
   Research focus on computer networks, protocols for IoT and multimedia
   communications, 5G technologies, security, Edge/Fog and mobile cloud
   computing, and Smart City applications
   6. *Smart Human-centred Technologies MRG*
   Research focus on developing novel and applied techniques driven by the
   need to improve the quality of life of humans.
   7. *Smart, Ubiquitous, and Participatory Technologies for Healthcare
   Innovation MRG*
   Research focus on the smart, ubiquitous, and participatory technologies
   for healthcare innovation
   8. *Socially-Competent Agent Technologies MRG*
   Research focus on machine learning, computational learning theory,
   natural language processing and generation, story comprehension, symbolic
   knowledge representation, commonsense reasoning, formal argumentation,
   cognitive computing, explainable AI.
   9. *Transparency in Algorithms MRG*
   Research focus on algorithmic accountability and transparency, human
   biases in algorithms, user-algorithm feedback loops
   10. *Virtual Reality for Well-being MRG*
   Research focus on Virtual Reality for well-being/ rehabilitation by
   exploring the fields of brain plasticity, social neuroscience and social
   psychology.

More details about each of the above-mentioned MRG research areas can be
found at www.rise.org.cy/vacancies/mrgs
<http://www.rise.org.cy/en-gb/vacancies/mrgs/>. Candidates who might be
interested in more than one MRGs must clearly state their priority
preference in their application.

*EMPLOYMENT TERMS*
The positions are on a contract basis. Initially, a one-year contract will
be offered and this is renewable for up to three (3) years based on
performance. The monthly salary depends on the candidate’s qualifications
and expertise and will be between €1200 - €2000 gross salary for holders of
Bachelor's degree and/or postgraduate degree and between €1800-€3000 gross
salary for PhD holders. The positions do not include medical insurance
coverage. Maternity leave will be granted based on Social Insurance Laws
from 1980 until 2012.

*QUALIFICATIONS*

   - Bachelor's degree and/or postgraduate degree in a relevant field (e.g.
   Interactive Media, Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Machine
   Learning, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Neuroscience,
   Psychology, Digital Sociology, Museum Studies, Educational Technology,
   Information Technology, Design, Human Computer Interaction, Physics,
   Mathematics) from an accredited institution
   - Excellent knowledge of both spoken and written English language
   - Previous research experience and high impact research publications
   will be considered an advantage
   - Previous relevant industrial experience will be considered an advantage
   - Previous grant-writing experience will be considered an advantage


*DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES*
The successful candidates will have the opportunity to conduct fundamental
and/or applied research in the aforementioned areas. Where applicable,
candidates might also participate in the preparation of project reports and
deliverables, research proposals for funding, software development, and
travel abroad for dissemination activities. Furthermore, successful
candidates will be encouraged to publish/present their research results in
prestigious international conferences and journals.

Interested candidates should submit the following items online at
https://form.jotform.me/ <https://form.jotform.me/80596512668467>
80596512668467 <https://form.jotform.me/80596512668467>:

   1. Cover letter which clearly specifies (i) employment availability
   date, (ii) part-time or full time availability, and (iii) MRG(s) of
   interest in order of priority.
   2. A detailed curriculum vitae in English
   3. Copies of transcripts of BSc/MSc/PhD degree(s)
   4. Description of their academic and research experiences as well as any
   relevant industrial experience, where applicable (500 words maximum)
   5. Reference letters either from two University professors or from one
   University professor and one industry person.
   6. Two (2) representative publications (if applicable)
   7. Contact details (required fields for submission)

The deadline for applications is *Thursday, April 6th, 2018*. The call will
remain open and applications received after this date will be reviewed on a
rolling basis, till positions are filled.

For general inquiries, applicants may contact RISE at [log in to unmask]
More details about each of the specific positions/MRG research areas can be
found *here <http://www.rise.org.cy/en-gb/vacancies/mrgs/>*

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