Post-Doctoral Researchers, The University of Cyprus (# of pos: 50)

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 15 May 2022

The University of Cyprus, invites Postdoctoral Researchers to express their interest for fifty (50) full-time Postdoctoral Research positions under the research programme titled “ONISILOS - Co- funding International, Interdisciplinary and Intersectoral research excellence at the University of Cyprus”. The programme is co-funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme 2014-2020 and more specifically under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action (Grant Agreement No 10103440) and the University of Cyprus. 


ONISILOS is a 60-month fellowship programme with a duration from 01/01/22-31/12/26.

ONISILOS will fund fifty (50) 24-month fellowships for Experienced Researchers (ERs). Two rounds of calls for proposals will be announced according to the table below.

Calls Expression of Interest deadline

Application Deadline

Starting dates of the fellowships Number of fellowships

1st call 15/05/2022 05/09/2022 Between 01/01/23-30/06/23 30 2nd call 15/10/2023 30/01/2024 Between 01/06/24-30/11/24 20 Fellows will be selected following an open, transparent, merit-based, impartial and equitable selection procedure, based on international peer review. The selection committee will bring together diverse expertise, have an adequate gender balance and include members from other countries with relevant experience to assess the candidates and evaluate the content of the research proposals.

Three external experts for each proposal will be selected based on their academic background, research excellence and relevance to the proposed field. The selection of the experts will be based on their expertise as evidenced by the quality of research output, geographic and gender balance, reviewing experience, experts based in the non-academic sector, involvement in policy etc. The UCY database of experts will be used, alongside international databases of scholars such as Scopus, Google Scholar etc. All experts will declare beforehand any known conflicts of interest and will inform the responsible staff member if they detect a conflict of interest during the evaluation.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Grant Agreement No 101034403

The proposals received by ERs will be evaluated against award criteria applying weighting factors.

All the separate elements of each criterion will be considered by the evaluators in their assessment and aggregate evaluation scores will be awarded for each of the three criteria. The table below explains the three categories of evaluation criteria and details on the components of each one.

The ONISILOS programme will give the flexibility to ERs to select from a wide range of scientific topics and promote the intersectoral character of the project. In order to support applicants through the entire selection and evaluation phase, the ONISILOS portal will offer guidance and clear feedback. The platform provides a list of the research areas as well as the corresponding UCY academics that act as supervisors for helping the ERs to make their choice. The platform allows the fellows to choose any scientific area, independently of their PhD field.

Fellowship proposals should involve a secondment organisation, preferably from the non- academic sector when it is relevant for the selected field of interest, in which the fellow will be seconded for a period from 1 to 3 months. UCY will provide an indicative but not exhaustive list of options that could be offered as secondments and training opportunities to the ERs. The goal is to expose fellows to complementary research and training environments, by having the opportunity to:

- Participate in well-established technical and transferable-skills training - Participate remotely in courses and tutorials; - Benefit from secondments in non-academic sector, and from the relevant know-how; - Participate in targeted short visits - Attend training events organised by the involved organisations including seminar and tutorial sessions, offering an opportunity to interact with other fellows and senior researchers - Participate in writing joint publications and make joint presentations on various interdisciplinary topics - Participate in trainings to develop their own Data Management Plan.

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