The Cyprus lnstitute {Cyl) is a non-profit science and technology educational and research institution based in Cyprus and led by an acclaimed Board of Trustees. The research agenda of Cyl falls within the following four research centers: The Computation-based Science and Technology Research Center (CaSToRC); the Science and Technology in Archaeology and Culture Research Center (STARC); the Energy, Environment and Water Research Center (EEWRC); and the Climate and Atmosphere Research Center (CARE-C). Considerable cross-center interaction is a characteristic feature of the lnstitute’s culture.

The Computation-based Science and Technology Research Center (CaSToRC) of CyI is seeking to recruit a highly motivated individual for the position of a Software Engineer. The successful candidate will contribute to research activities in the area of multi-scale modeling and simulations, and will be responsible for the development of tools and services, including data analytics, to support researchers, within the context of the SimEA (https://simea.eu/) project.

The selected candidate will undertake the extension and improvement of existing modules, and contribute to infrastructure that nowadays is applied to various research disciplines internationally, as for example those related to PRACE research (http://www.prace-ri.eu/) and NI4OS-Europe (https://ni4os.eu/) infrastructure.

The initial period of the appointment will be for a duration of 12 months, with the possibility of renewal subject to performance, availability of funding and the needs of the project. An internationally competitive remuneration package will be offered, according to the level of experience of the successful candidate.

Responsibilities/activities to be involved in:

  • Contribute to project-specific software development, related to multi-scale computational modelling of complex systems and data analytics approaches.
  • Extend/improve existing modules in a more generic user-friendly fashion, modifying the underlying code as necessary, to meet the functionality required.
  • Develop well-functioning services for web-based simulation and data management system.
  • Identify opportunities for the further enrichment and advancement of existing simulation and data analytics codes (e.g. new user interfaces, new features and functionalities etc.).

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree in Computer Science, Physical Sciences, Information Technology, Engineering or any related field. etc.
  • Experience of at least 4 years in software engineering
  • Experience with Python & C/C++
  • Experience in parallel programming
  • Experience with Git/Github.
  • Experience in creating, editing, and transforming metadata.
  • Experience in data management and design.
  • High level of communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to adapt to a multicultural/multinational environment
  • Experience with creating apps, virtual environments and databases.
  • Excellent knowledge of the English language (written and verbal).

Preferred Qualifications (not mandatory)

  • Master or PhD degree in a related field will be considered an advantage.
  • Experience in giving talks/presentations at professional meetings
  • Experience in high performance computing (computational methods) will be also considered as an advantage


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 Prof Vangelis Harmandaris ([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 Equals Opportunity 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: Prof Vangelis Harmandaris

Reference number: CaSToRC_SE_22_11