Research Associate Positions: Research Associate for “Museum Lab” Multidisciplinary Research Team
Number of Positions: one (1) full-time or part-time
Positions Category: a one-year employment contract will be offered with potential renewal for up to three (3) years which includes a very attractive remuneration according to qualifications and expertise.
Location: Full-time physical presence at RISE, Nicosia, Cyprus
The Research Centre on Interactive Media, Smart Systems and Emerging Technologies (RISE) is a newly founded research and innovation Centre of Excellence in Cyprus designed to integrate academic research and industrial innovation towards sustainable fuelling of the scientific, technological and economic growth of Cyprus and Europe. For further information about the Centre, please visit www.rise.org.cy.
The Museum Lab focuses on the interdisciplinary exploration of interactive technologies inside and outside museums and other heritage sites. The first goal of the Museum Lab is to investigate how technology can help expose different layers of history in places of contested heritage and help visitors/users negotiate difficult or awkward heritage. Difficult heritage consists of elements of a past that are considered important but can also be contested and awkward. Representing difficult heritage in and outside museums is a timely challenge many museums face today, especially in countries dealing with social or political conflict such as Cyprus.
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to conduct fundamental and/or applied research in the aforementioned areas. Where applicable, the position holder might also participate in the preparation of project reports and deliverables, research proposals for funding and travel abroad for dissemination activities. Furthermore, the position holders are encouraged to publish/present their research results in prestigious international conferences and journals.
Call: H2020-WIDESPREAD-01-2016-2017 (Teaming Phase 2)
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 739578
This project has received funding from the Government of the Republic of Cyprus through the Directorate General for the European Programmes, Coordination and Development.