Position of Special Scientist for research purposes – Researcher C’

Updated: 9 months ago
Deadline: 02 Dec 2019

Position of Special Scientist for research purposes – Researcher C’

The university: The Cyprus University of Technology, with less than 15 years of operation, managed to secure international recognition and high rankings for its duration. Specifically, at the world university rankings TIMES 2018-2019, the university is ranked 301-350 globally. It is also ranked 214 globally in Computer Science by csrankings.org .

The Social Computing Research Center (SCRC): SCRC (https://www.socialcomputing.eu ) brings together researchers specializing in social informatics from various departments of the university combining expertise in the fields of trust-aware design of distributed systems, device-centric authentication, federated identity management, discrimination based on personal data, cybersafety, transactional workload scalability, social aspects of information technology, human-computer interaction, and data mining and analysis.

Also, SCRC has secured a number of new funded research projects. Specifically, in less than four years of its operation, it has secured funding of €2.5 million from the European Union's Horizon 2020 program.

The position: The Cyprus University of Technology accepts applications to fill one (1) Special Scientist position (Special Researcher C’ - Research Scientist) at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering and Informatics. This vacancy is for the European funded project SECONDO in the subject " A Security economics service platform for smart security investments and cyber insurance pricing in the beyond 2020 networking era". The SECONDO project is funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 program.

Purpose of the position: The goal of the SECONDO researcher's position is to combine statistical and technical knowledge to develop innovative cyber-security software and develop algorithms that will help users to decide on investment, risk-pricing, and pricing insurance.

The purpose of the project: The main purpose of SECONDO is to optimize decisions on cyber-security investments and insurance pricing. Simply put, the program aims to support professionals seeking investment in cybersecurity for human decision-making and an integrated security strategy. It is a top-of-the-line research problem, as the rapid development of cyber attacks is expected to continue its upward course.

Consortium: The SECONDO project consortium includes the Cyprus University of Technology, the University of Piraeus and the Surrey University, as well as Small and Medium Enterprises from Cyprus (UBITECH LTD, Limassol), Greece (CROMAR - Insurance Brokers Single-Company Ltd., Athens FOGUS INNOVATIONS & SERVICES PC, Thessaloniki) and Spain (LSTech SL, Madrid).

       The Cyprus University of Technology participates in the above program with the NetSySci Lab (https://netsysci.cut.ac.cy ), under the umbrella of the Social Computing Research Center (https://www.socialcomputing.eu ).

Qualifications of a prospective researcher:

  • Specialized knowledge in the relevant subjects (of Informatics).
  • Bachelor of Science in a related field of Informatics.
  • Master of Science in a related field of Informatics will be considered as an additional qualification.
  • To have programming experience in high-level languages.
  • To be familiar with machine learning or statistics.
  • Good knowledge of cyber security, authentication and identification.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • To be fluent in both written and spoken English.
  • Experience in carrying out research related to the subject will be considered as an additional qualification.
  • Responsibilities of a prospective researcher:

  • Carry out research and implementation tasks on the relevant subject areas of the project.
  • Prepare reports with regard to the project work/tasks undertaken.
  • Completion of a secondment of a total duration of 12 months (interrupted or consecutive) to one or all of the companies belonging to the project consortium abroad (Athens, Thessaloniki or Madrid) - see Salary, below, for compensation.
  • Why you should apply:

    • High starting salary with the probability of raise, according to qualifications.
    • Opportunities to cooperate with world-renowned researchers.
    • Publications in top-tier conferences and journals  in the field of Cybersecurity and Social Informatics.
    • Opportunities for networking and collaborating with researchers, universities and companies from around the world.
    • Pleasant and innovative work environment.
    • Opportunities for education and specialization.


    • The monthly gross salary amounts to €1,614.38.
    • The 13th salary is incorporated in proportion to the monthly remuneration.
    • During the secondment periods, the candidate will receive compensation in excess of the above-mentioned gross wages of €2100.
    • The employment will start with a six (6) months contract with the possibility of renewal and an increase to the monthly salary.
    • The employment is expected to begin on January 3rd , 2020.  The project ends on December 31st .

    How to apply:

    The Cyprus University of Technology receives applications both via post and email by Monday, December 2nd , 2019, at 2:00 pm, which will be the last date for the submission of applications.

    By post:

    Applications can be submitted in a closed envelope marked "Application for the Position of Special Scientist for research purposes – Researcher C’ in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Informatics" to the address:

    Cyprus University of Technology, Human Resources Office

    Archbishop Kyprianou 31,

    3036 Limassol

    Applications may also be sent by mail to the PO. 50329, 3603 Limassol with distinct postal stamp.


    Apply by email at HRecruits@cut.ac.cy with email subject: "Application for the Position of Special Scientist for research purposes – Researcher C’ in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Informatics".

    What the applicants must submit:

  • Letter in which they declare their interest and experience and clearly state the date  they can take up duties
  • Curriculum Vitae (in English)
  • Evidence of their qualifications
  • Names of two individuals from whom recommendations may be requested
  • Contact details
  • Note that:

    • The University implements a policy of equal opportunities in the recruitment and subsequent career stages and encourages people of both sexes to apply for all levels of staffing for Academic and Administrative staff.
    • The University makes no distinction with respect to race, color, religion, gender, nationality, age, physical fitness, marital status, and sexual orientation.

    For more information, please visit the University's website https://www.cut.ac.cy/faculties/fet/eecei/   or contact Dr. Michael Sirivianos at michael.sirivianos@cut.ac.cy .

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