Scientist positions at the Marine and Coastal Ecosystems Centre

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 30 Apr 2024

27 Mar 2024
Job Information

Research Field

Biological sciences » Other
Chemistry » Other
Researcher Profile

First Stage Researcher (R1)
Recognised Researcher (R2)
Established Researcher (R3)

Application Deadline

30 Apr 2024 - 23:59 (Europe/Athens)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Hours Per Week

Offer Starting Date

1 Jun 2024
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description

The Cyprus Marine and Maritime Institute (CMMI) invites applications for the recruitment of qualified applicants for two positions in the Marine and Coastal Ecosystems Centre (MarCEC) of CMMI, situated in Cyprus. The employment period is initially a fixed-term contract, with the possibility of renewal. Availability to work from our headquarters in Larnaka, with the flexibility for hybrid work.

The Cyprus Marine and Maritime Institute:

The Cyprus Marine and Maritime Institute (CMMI) is a non-profit, research, innovation and technology development organisation established in Cyprus, supported by EU funds via the Teaming program, as well as the Government of Cyprus and established industry stakeholders. The CMMI pulls together expertise from local universities and industry and international partners.

Marine and Coastal Ecosystems Centre (MarCEC):

MarCEC’s areas of interest include but are not restricted to, marine biology, marine ecology, marine protected areas, biological invasions, vulnerable and priority species and habitats, artificial reefs, coastal and marine monitoring, Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA), Ecosystem-Based Management (EBM), ecological modelling, climate change and sustainable development. Successful candidates will be able to sustain their existing network and grow their profile by utilizing CMMI’s contacts, and links to industry and academia, including local and international Advanced Partners, such as the Marine Institute (Ireland), Bluewise Marine (Ireland), Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute (UK), Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (GR), Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research Institute (ISR) and Autonomous University of Barcelona (ES) among others.

Candidate profile:

A scientist with the desire and ability to undertake a range of multidisciplinary projects that will support the research, technology and innovation aims of the CMMI. At this early developmental stage of the CMMI, there is a great opportunity to set the direction of the Institute and to capitalise on partnerships with local and international CMMI partners. The successful candidates will have the opportunity to build on their existing research track record, and they will be supported in developing new skills and interests aligned with CMMI’s projects. Successful candidates will be able to explore a diverse range of topics and contribute to MarCEC’s growth, as part of CMMI.

Job description:

The successful candidates, depending on their level of expertise and position, will be expected to contribute to EU-funded projects with internally recognised partners in Europe and beyond. They will be expected to assist in (or lead) fieldwork for data collection, analysis and interpretation of results, preparation of reports and deliverables, assist in administrative tasks, contribute to research proposals, author scientific reports, participate in conferences, and scientific peer-reviewed articles. Moreover, the successful candidates will contribute to MarCEC’s day-to-day activities and existing team depending on the timeline and the priorities of the centre. The successful candidates are expected to demonstrate skills that apply to one or more of the broad fields mentioned above.

Research Field
Biological sciences » Other
Education Level
Bachelor Degree or equivalent



  • A degree in one of the following disciplines: Marine biology, marine ecology, marine sciences, chemical oceanography or a closely related field.
  • Excellent knowledge of the English language (written and verbal).

Specific Requirements

Preferred qualifications:

  • PhD degree and/or research/academic experience in marine biology, marine ecology, marine sciences, chemical oceanography or a closely related field.
  • Significant proven record in project participation and acquisition of research funding.
  • Experience in project management.
  • High impact publication record on relevant topics.
  • Experience in the monitoring of shallow water ecosystems.
  • Experience in conservation/restoration of marine invertebrates.
  • Experience in scientific diving.

Personal Characteristics:

  • Strong analytical and integrative thinking.
  • Strong organisational and teamwork skills.
  • Strong written, oral, graphical, and digital presentation skills.
  • Ability to network with international partners, governmental, industrial, and other external organisations/stakeholders.
  • Ability to work under pressure, delegate, and plan personal workload effectively.
  • Ability to solve problems creatively.


Additional Information
  • Competitive salary based on experience and qualifications.
  • 13th Salary
  • Pension Plan
  • Flexible Working Hours
  • Hybrid Working Model (2 days from home; 3 days from the office)
  • “Dress for your Day” code
  • 21 days of Annual Leave
  • Offering Additional Annual Leaves in August
  • Extensive learning opportunities
  • Purpose-driven organisation
  • A culture of belonging where everyone feels seen, heard, valued for who they are and empowered to succeed

Eligibility criteria

How to apply:

Applications will be evaluated immediately. The deadline for applications is the 30th  of April 2024.

  • A cover letter that specifies the reasons for pursuing a research career at CMMI, the employment availability date, and part-time or full-time availability (1-page maximum)
  • A detailed curriculum vitae
  • Copy of degree certificates
  • Contact details of at least two referees who can provide reference letters

Selection process

Only applications that fulfil the above criteria will be considered. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, or sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin or disability. All applications will be treated in strict confidence.

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Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For further information please contact us at +357 24506122 or by email at [email protected] .

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