Research Positions: Research Centre on Interactive Media, Smart Systems and Emerging Technologies - Team Leaders of Multidisciplinary Research Groups
No. of Positions: Five (5) full-time
Positions Category: Employment contract
Location: Research Centre on Interactive Media, Smart Systems and Emerging Technologies, Nicosia, Cyprus
The Research Centre on Interactive Media, Smart Systems and Emerging Technologies announces 5 full-time positions for Team Leaders -- Principal Investigators for Multidisciplinary Research Groups (MRG). The Research Centre is an equal opportunity employer. MRG PIs will be employed full-time and based in the premises of the Centre. The positions are open to everyone, internationally.
The Research Centre on Interactive Media, Smart Systems and Emerging Technologies, is a newly founded research Centre in Cyprus aiming to become an internationally renowned Centre of excellence and innovation empowering knowledge and technology transfer in the region. It is a joint venture between the Municipality of Nicosia, the Max Planck Institute for Informatics (Germany), the University College London (UK) and the three public universities of Cyprus - University of Cyprus, Cyprus University of Technology, and Open University of Cyprus. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme H2020-WIDESPREAD-01-2016-2017 (Teaming Phase 2) under grant agreement No. 739578, as well as from the Cypriot Government, local and international partners and other sponsors.
The Research focus is on interactive media. Interactive media have become an integral part of our lives, changing the way that information is conveyed to the user and the ways users interact with devices, with other people, and with the world around them. Research in the Centre integrates the Visual Sciences, Human Factors & Design, and Communications & Artificial Intelligence, in a tight synergy that provides a unique interdisciplinary research perspective that emphasizes an “Inspired by Humans, Designed for Humans” philosophy. The Centre is designed to act as an integrator of academic research and industrial innovation, towards the sustainable fueling of the scientific, technological, and economic growth of Cyprus and Europe. For further information about the Centre, please visit www.rise.org.cy.
The opportunity to create a Multidisciplinary Research Groups (MRG) within the Centre will be assessed according to the expertise of the Team Leader, the MRG’s potential impact (both research and socioeconomic), synergy with other RTDI activities and MRGs (http://www.rise.org.cy/en-gb/vacancies/mrgs/) of the Centre, and its likelihood of being able to become financially self-sustaining in the longer term.
The Research Centre on Interactive Media, Smart Systems and Emerging Technologies wishes to receive applications for Team Leaders of MRGs in areas relating to Interactive Media, including the following areas:
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.