Scientist/Researcher Position

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    Cultural studies
    HistoryArt history
    Psychological sciencesPsychology
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
    Leading Researcher (R4)
    Established Researcher (R3)
    02/11/2021 23:00 - Europe/Athens
    Cyprus › Larnaca


The Cyprus Marine and Maritime Institute (CMMI) is seeking to recruit a qualified applicant on a part-time or full time, fixed term agreement, for the position of a Scientist in the Maritime Human Element Center (MHEC) and the Marine Culture Heritage Centre (MCHC), situated in Larnaka, Cyprus.

The Cyprus Marine and Maritime Institute:

The Cyprus Marine and Maritime Institute (CMMI, www.cmmi.blue) is a Centre of Excellence for marine and maritime research, innovation and technology development and has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program and matching funding from the Government of the Republic of Cyprus. The CMMI pulls together expertise from local universities and industry and international partners. 

Marine Culture Heritage Centre (MCHC)

MCHC aims at promoting our marine cultural heritage including the preservation and protection of valuable historical, cultural and archaeological resources. MCHC is involved in activities linked to submerged archaeological marine sites and coastal archaeology. It also encompasses cultural practices, artistic and linguistic expressions, local skills, traditional and historical knowledge relating to the marine and maritime sectors.

Maritime Human Element Center (MHEC)

MHEC covers various areas of the human element in the marine and maritime sectors including Safety, risk & regulation, Occupational psychology, Organizational behaviour, Ergonomics and human-computer interaction (HCI), Safety science, business and management theory, health sciences, legal aspects, sociology and anthropology. It also aims to bridge the gap between educational options available about the marine and maritime sectors and labour market needs, especially concerning technological developments and innovation.

Candidate profile:

We seek to recruit a visionary scientist with the desire and ability to undertake a range of multidisciplinary projects that will support research work at the CMMI. At this early developmental stage of the CMMI, there is a great incentive to collaborate towards forging the direction of the Institute and to capitalise on partnerships with local and international CMMI partners. We seek scientists/researchers who will be excited to explore a diverse range of topics and contribute to MHEC’s and/or MCHC’s growth. Successful candidates will contribute to CMMI projects, assist in the preparation of reports and deliverables, contribute to research proposals, author scientific reports, conference, and journal publications.

Personal Characteristics:

  • Strong analytical and integrative thinking

  • Strong organisational and teamwork skills

  • Strong written, oral, graphical, and digital presentation skills

  • Ability to interact with governmental, industrial, and other external organisations to build productive relationships

  • Ability to work under pressure, delegate and plan personal workload effectively

  • Ability to solve problems creatively



Ethics and values –Acts consistently following clear ethics and values. Refuses to compromise ethical standards despite external pressure to do so and maintains confidentiality when appropriate. Honours commitments made to others. Considers community values when making business decisions and works toward making the organisation more environmentally responsible.

Resilience –Remains focused, productive, calm and objective, under pressure. Accepts criticisms without becoming defensive and maintains an optimistic outlook in the face of challenges. Moves on quickly from setbacks or criticism. Adapts rapidly to changing circumstances and demonstrates acceptance of ambiguity in the work environment.

Collaboration - Treats others with courtesy, politeness, and respect. Puts the team's goals above personal goals and encourages harmony and cooperation when working in a team. Seeks and respects diverse viewpoints and understands how own work links to work in other departments.

Reporting & communicating information – Writes in a style that captures the reader’s interest and attention. Produces writing that others are likely to enjoy reading, avoiding complicated language and jargon. Presents engagingly and adapts communication style to suit the audience. Speaks clearly and fluently.

Analytical Thinking & Researching - Identifies where further information is required to clarify vague or confusing issues. Demonstrates an immediate understanding of newly presented information. Uses a range of sources to collect all the relevant information. Identifies trends and patterns amongst various data sets. Draws conclusions based on logic and fact. Effectively applies appropriate technical skills. Keeps job knowledge up to date.

Planning & Organizing -Sets clearly defined objectives. Plans activities and projects in advance. Converts plans into clear actions. Allocates realistic timescales for activities. Completes tasks within the set deadlines. Plans and acts according to organizational policies, procedures, and regulations. Uses appropriate systems for documenting and storing information

Achieving -Enthusiastically tackles demanding goals. Sets and accepts ambitious targets for self and seeks new tasks to keep busy. Pushes things through until finished. Seeks learning and development opportunities and identifies personal development strategies which assist in attaining career goals.


How to apply:

Interested candidates are requested to provide the following by email to recruitment@cmmi.blue (Position Reference MCHC2021_1), no later than 2 /11/2021.

  • 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)
  • Plans for Research and other relating work at CMMI (1-page maximum)

  • A detailed curriculum vitae including a short description of academic, research, or industrial experience (1-page maximum) and a list of up to 5 publications

  • Copies of degree certificates

  • Contact details of at least two referees that can provide reference letters


Only applications that fulfil the above criteria will be considered. All applications will be treated in strict confidence. Please refer to our privacy notice in  Privacy Notice Potential Employees.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For further information please contact us at +357 24506100 or by email at recruitment@cmmi.blue.  

More Information



An attractive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate, depending on qualifications and experience.

Offer Requirements




  • Bachelor and/or Master’s in Cultural Heritage, Art History, History, Marine Archaeology or any other relevant discipline

  • Bachelor and/or Master’s in Human Resources, Psychology or any other relevant discipline

  • Excellent knowledge of the English language (written and verbal)

Specific Requirements


  • PhD and/or more than 5 years experience in a relevant field will be considered a strong advantage for more senior positions

  • Previous relevant academic or industrial experience in a relevant field will be considered an advantage 

  • High impact publication on relevant topics will be considered an advantage

  • Participation in successful research grant applications will be considered an advantage

  • Relevant background/experience with maritime matters will be considered an advantage

  • Written and verbal communication skills in Greek and any other language will be considered as an advantage

Work location(s)
2 position(s) available at
Vasileos Pavlou Square

EURAXESS offer ID: 695647


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