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Job Opportunity at Cyprus Marine and Maritime Institute (CMMI)

The Cyprus Marine and Maritime Institute (CMMI) invites applications for the recruitment of qualified applicants for positions of different levels, in the Marine and Coastal Ecosystems Centre (MarCEC) of CMMI, situated in Cyprus. The employment period is for a full-time, fixed-term contract, with the possibility of renewal.
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The Cyprus Marine and Maritime Institute (CMMI) invites applications for the recruitment of qualified applicants for positions of different levels, in the Marine and Coastal Ecosystems Centre (MarCEC) of CMMI, situated in Cyprus. The employment period is for a full-time, fixed-term contract, with the possibility of renewal.

The Cyprus Marine and Maritime Institute:

The Cyprus Marine and Maritime Institute (CMMI) is a non-profit, research, innovation and technology development organisation established in Cyprus, supported by EU funds via the Teaming program, as well as the Government of Cyprus and established industry stakeholders. The CMMI pulls together expertise from local universities and industry and international partners.

EU (*) CMMI was established by the CMMI/MaRITeC-X project as a “Centre of Excellence in Marine and Maritime Research, Innovation and Technology Development” and has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No. 857586; and matching  funding from the Government of the Republic of Cyprus.

MarCEC’s areas of interest:

MarCEC’s areas of interest include but are not restricted to, marine biology, marine ecology, marine protected areas, biological invasions, vulnerable and priority species and habitats, conservation and restoration, artificial reefs, coastal and marine monitoring, Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA), Ecosystem-Based Management (EBM), ecological modelling and climate change. Successful candidates will be able to sustain their existing network and grow their profile by utilizing CMMI’s contacts, and links to industry and academia, including local and international Advanced Partners, such as the Marine Institute (Ireland), Bluewise Marine (Ireland), and Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute (UK).

Candidate profile:

CMMI seeks to recruit a visionary scientist with the desire and ability to undertake a range of multidisciplinary projects that will support the research, technology and innovation aims of the CMMI. At this early developmental stage of the CMMI, there is a great opportunity to set the direction of the Institute and to capitalise on partnerships with local and international CMMI partners. You will have the opportunity to build on your existing research track record, and you will be supported in developing new skills and interests aligned with CMMI’s projects. You will be able to explore a diverse range of topics and contribute to MarCEC’s growth, as part of CMMI – a young and vibrant organisation aspiring to become a local and global partner of choice.

Job description:

The successful candidate, depending on the level of expertise and position, will contribute to MarCEC’s projects, assist in the preparation of reports and deliverables, assist in administrative tasks, contribute to research proposals, and author scientific reports, conferences, and scientific peer-reviewed articles. Moreover, the successful candidate will contribute to MarCEC’s day-to-day activities and existing team depending on the timeline and the priorities of the centre. Candidates are expected to demonstrate skills that apply to one or more of the broad fields mentioned above.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • A degree in one of the following disciplines: Marine biology, marine ecology, marine sciences, or a closely related field.
  • Excellent knowledge of the English language (written and verbal).
  • Diving certificate.

Additional:

  • Experience in scientific diving will be considered a strong advantage.
  • Experience in photogrammetry techniques will be considered an advantage.
  • A PhD degree and/or research/academic experience in a discipline relevant to MarCEC’s s scope will be considered an advantage.
  • A significant proven record in project participation and acquisition of research funding will be considered an advantage.
  • Experience in project management will be considered an advantage. High-impact publication records on relevant topics will be considered a strong advantage.
  • Experience in the monitoring of marine and coastal ecosystems will be considered an advantage.
  • Good knowledge of the Greek language (written and verbal) will be considered a strong advantage.

Personal Characteristics:

  • Strong analytical and integrative thinking.
  • Strong organisational and teamwork skills.
  • Strong written, oral, graphical, and digital presentation skills.
  • Ability to network with governmental, industrial, and other external organisations/stakeholders.
  • Ability to work under pressure, delegate, and plan personal workload effectively.
  • Ability to solve problems creatively.

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary based on experience and qualifications.
  • 13th Salary.
  • Pension Plan.
  • Flexible working arrangements.
  • Extensive learning opportunities.
  • Purpose-driven organisation.
  • A culture of belonging where everyone feels seen, heard, valued for who they are and empowered to succeed.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are requested to provide the following, no later than the 30th of September 2023.

To apply, please submit:

  • A cover letter that specifies the reasons for pursuing a research career at CMMI and the employment availability date (1 page maximum).
  • A detailed curriculum vitae including a short description of academic research and fieldwork experience (1 page maximum).
  • Copies of degrees and diving certificates.
  • Contact details of at least two referees who can provide reference letters.

Only applications that fulfil the above criteria will be considered. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, or sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin or disability. 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 [at] cmmi [dot] blue.

You can also find more information about the role and organisation on the CMMI website.