Overview

The Cyprus Institute (CyI) is a European non-profit science and technology oriented educational and research institution based in Cyprus and led by an acclaimed Board of Trustees. The research agenda of the CyI is pursued at its four Research Centres: The Computation-based Science and Technology Research Centre (CaSToRC), the Science and Technology in Archaeology and Culture Research Centre (STARC), the Energy Environment Water Research Centre (EEWRC) and the Climate and Atmosphere Research Centre (CARE-C). Considerable cross-centre interaction is a characteristic of the Institute’s culture.

The Cyprus Institute invites applications for highly qualified and motivated Full-Stack Developers to join the Institute as Computational Support Specialists at the Impacts and Policy Department (IPD) of CARE-C. The selected candidates will join a research team that aims to assess climate change impacts on vector-borne diseases and their insect vectors. The team has been among the first to develop mathematical models of complex life activities that can predict habitat suitability and abundance of climate-sensitive disease vectors. As part of this Wellcome Trust-supported project, a user-friendly, interactive web-based geographic information and decision support platform will be developed within the high-performance supercomputing environment of CyI. The results will inform the public and contribute to global-to-local strategies of vector management, and help with efficient, cost-effective, and ecologically sound and sustainable vector control measures to prevent future outbreaks and spreading of vector-borne infectious diseases.

The rank of the position will depend on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.  The period of the appointment will be for a duration of 2 years. An internationally competitive remuneration package will be offered, which is commensurate with the level of experience of the successful candidate.

Responsibilities/activities to be involved in:

  1. Frontend and backend development of the climate-driven vector-borne disease risk assessment platform
  2. Code optimization and integration into the HPC environment
  3. Design of server-side services for mathematical models, environmental datasets, and job queueing/processing
  4. Implementing high-performance, user-friendly, and robust design principles

Required Qualifications

  1. Bachelor Degree in Computer science or Information systems engineering or Software engineering
  2. Good command in programming languages and frameworks such as C/C++, Python, MySQL, jQuery, and Node.js
  3. Experience in developing user interfaces for mobile and/or desktop using common JavaScript frameworks and HTML5/CSS3
  4. Experience in scientific data visualization and graphics design
  5. Excellent knowledge English language both verbal and written
  6. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in working in HPC environments
  • Experience in geographical information systems (GIS) and meteorological datasets
  • Experience in mathematical modelling
  • Experience in the Julia programming language
  • Experience in version control tools such as Git/GitLab

Application

For full consideration, interested applicants should process their application at The Cyprus Institute Exelsys Platform (https://bit.ly/3HDLRTw) based on the instructions given. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae including a short letter of interest, and a list of three (3) referees (including contact information) (all documentation should be in English and in PDF Format). For further information, please contact Dr Kamil Erguler ([email protected]). Please note that applications which do not fulfill the required qualifications and do not follow the announcement’s guidelines will not be considered.

Recruitment will continue until the position is filled.

The Cyprus Institute is an Equal Opportunities Employer certified from the Cypriot Ministry of Labor and also an HRS4R accredited Institution that adheres to the European Commission’s “Charter & Code” principles for recruitment and selection.

Contact person: Kamil Erguler

Reference number: CARE-C_CSS_22_12