Research Position: Fellowship Research Group (FRG)-Leader

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Research Position: Fellowship Research Group (FRG)-Leader
Types of partners sought
Qualifications for Team Leaders - A recent Ph.D. degree in a relevant field (e.g. Interactive Media, Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Virtual Reality, Neuroscience, Psychology, Digital Sociology, Museum Studies, Educational Technology, Information Technology, Design, Human-Computer Interaction, Physics, Mathematics) from an accredited institution - International postdoctoral experience will be a plus; - Excellent knowledge of both spoken and written English language; - Prior research experience and evidence of high-impact research publications; - Previous relevant industrial/applied-research experience will be a plus; - Strong grant-writing experience and project management; - For non-EU applicants, a work permit will be required.

The Research Centre on Interactive Media, Smart System and Emerging Technologies (RISE), announces 3 full-time positions for Team Leaders -- Principal Investigators (PIs) for Fellowship Research Groups (FRG) of RISE. RISE is an equal opportunity employer. FRG PIs will be employed full-time and based in the premises of the RISE Centre in Nicosia, Cyprus. The positions are open to everyone, internationally.
RISE is a newly founded research centre in Cyprus aiming to become a centre of excellence 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 - the 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.
A major research focus of RISE 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 RISE integrates the Visual Sciences, Human Factors & Design, and Communications & Artificial Intelligence, in a tight synergy that provides a unique interdisciplinary research perspective emphasising an “Inspired by Humans, Designed for Humans” philosophy. RISE is designed to act as an integrator of academic research and industrial innovation, towards the sustainable fuelling of the scientific, technological, and economic growth of Cyprus and Europe. For more information about RISE, please visit
The opportunity to create a Fellowship Research Group (FRG) within RISE will be assessed according to the expertise of the Team Leader, the FRG’s potential impact (both research and socioeconomic), synergies with other RTDI activities and the Multidisciplinary Research Groups (MRGs) of RISE (, and its likelihood of being able to become financially self-sustaining in the longer term. We are looking for highly motivated researchers with a background in the centre‘s research pillars: (i) Visual Sciences, (ii) Human Factors & Design, (iii) Communications & Artificial Intelligence. Initially, a FRG for each one of the research pillars will be formed. Group leaders will receive the status of FRG leader, including the right to hire and supervise research associates based on an accompanying budget.

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Financial aspects:
RISE will fund salaries of the scientific personnel of each FRG which includes the Team Leader heading it as well as 2 research associates. The contract will be for 5 years, reviewed annually. A very competitive salary will be offered depending on the candidate’s qualifications and experience. FRGs will also have an additional allowance for equipment, traveling and visiting the Advanced Partners (MPI and UCL).