Special Scientist, Research

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 30 Jun 2022

Research Positions
Title : Special Scientist – Research
No. of Positions : Two (2)
Category : Employment contract
Period (12 months + possibility for renewal):
Location : University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus.

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) of the University of Cyprus announces two Special Scientist – Research positions for employment. For the first position the applicants must have a Ph.D. from a recognized university. The second position is for a junior researcher. It is expected that the succesful candidate must apply for admission at the Ph.D. program of the CEE Deparment. The successful candidate will conduct research under the supervision of Prof. Panos Papanastasiou in the area of Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment on subsurface modelling. The succesful candidates will work in the program Fluid Injection in Unconsolidated formations for Geo Energy and Environmental Applications, EXCELLENCE/0421/0456 funded by the Cyprus Research and Innovation Foundation.

The required skills and expertise for the announced position include the following areas:

  • Experience in supervision of undergraduate or graduate students
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of physics in flow and deformation in subsurface problems
  • Experimental, Analytical and Numerical Modelling skills

University of Cyprus

The University of Cyprus was officially founded in 1989 and started operating in Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus, in 1992. Within a short time, the University of Cyprus managed to achieve international recognition through an impressive course of development. Today, it is ranked 67th young university (under 50 years) and #251-300 worldwide in Engineering and Technology by the Times New Higher Education Rankings. These great distinctions are the result of its dedication to excellence and continuous development. The University of Cyprus managed to stand out and receive awards for the new paths it has opened up in particularly demanding and dynamic contexts of research. The University of Cyprus becomes better every year; therefore, it wishes to attract the best employees.

Geomechanics Research for Energy and the Environment

Many of the engineering problems in Oil & Gas exploration, development and production and in Envrironmental applications are characterized by coupled physical processes such as time-dependent thermo-hydro-mechanical ones which may include changes in the geometry as well. The research work aims at understanding of the involved processes, to express them in mathematical models and to develop efficient computational techniques for the solution of such problems. For more information please visit the link http://www.ucy.ac.cy/energygeomechanics

Research Position 1: Special Scientist (Research Fellow)

Short Description – Duties and Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will conduct fundamental and/or applied research in the area of mathematical and computational modelling of geo-energy processes. He/ She must be able to work independently and/or in a team in fundamental and/or applied research, typically in the context of research and/or innovation projects. Depending on his/her qualifications and expertise, the successful candidate may be responsible to prepare reports and project deliverables, contribute to the preparation of research proposals, and assist in the supervision of graduate and/or undergraduate students and/or other researchers. Furthermore, the successful candidate is expected to publish their research results in top international conferences and journals.

Required skills

  • Strong knowledge and understanding of physics in flow and deformation in subsurface problems
  • Analytical and Numerical Modelling skills
  • Experience in supervision of undergraduate or graduate students

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s or/and Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering or related field of Engineering
  • Doctorate degree or equivalent in the subject areas directly related to Subsurface modelling

Employment Terms:

The position is on a contract basis. Initially, a one-year contract will be offered, which is renewable for a second year based on performance. The gross monthly salary depends on the candidate’s qualifications and expertise and will be between €2000 - €2400. The 13th salary bonus is incorporated in the monthly salary. Maternity leave will be granted based on Social Insurance Laws from 1980 until 2012.

Research Position 2: Special Scientist (Assistant Researcher)

Short Description – Duties and Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will conduct fundamental and/or applied research in the area of mathematical and computational modelling of geo-energy processes. He / She must be able to work independently and/or in a team in fundamental and/or applied research, typically in the context of research and/or innovation projects. The successful candidate may assist in preparing reports and project deliverables, contribute to the preparation of research proposals, and assist in the supervision of graduate and/or undergraduate students. Furthermore, the successful candidate is expected to contribute in the publication of his/her research results in top international conferences and journals.

Required skills

  • knowledge and understanding of physics in flow and deformation in subsurface problems
  • Numerical Modelling skills

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s or/and Master’s Degree in relevant field of Engineering

Employment Terms:

The position is on a contract basis. Initially, a one-year contract will be offered, which is renewable for a second year based on performance. The gross monthly salary depends on the candidate’s qualifications and expertise and will be between €1000 - €1200. The 13th salary bonus is incorporated in the monthly salary. Maternity leave will be granted based on Social Insurance Laws from 1980 until 2012.

Application:

Interested candidates should submit the following items online through the link: https://applications.ucy.ac.cy/recruitment

  • Cover letter that specifies their employment availability date as well as the research area that they apply to (a candidate may apply in more than one area)
  • Short description of their academic and research experiences (can be combined with the cover letter, 1-page maximum)
  • A detailed curriculum vitae in English
  • Copies of transcripts of BSc/MSc/PhD degree(s)
  • At least two names of academic or professional letter for providing reference letters

The applications should be submitted as soon as possible, but not later than Thurstday 30th June 2022, at 5 pm. The evaluation of the applications will begin immediately. For more information, please contact Prof. Panos Papanastasiou, by phone at +357 22892292 or via e-mail panospap@ucy.ac.cy

At least the best three candidates that satisfy the required qualifications, will be interviewed by a 3-member Committee.

Candidates shall be informed of the result of their application by the relevant entity.

The University of Cyprus shall collect and process your personal data according to the provisions of the General Regulation on Personal Data 2016/679 (EU).

The filling of the position is subject to the availability of funding.


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