Title: Special Research Scientist

Positions: One (1)

Category: 6-month contract, extension possible

Location: University of Cyprus, Nicosia

The NIREAS International Water Research Center of the University of Cyprus invites application for the vacancy of one (1) Special Research Scientist to be employed part time in research activities. Επιστήμονα Έρευνας μερικής απασχόλησης σε ερευνητικές δραστηριότητες.


  • Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Biology or Microbiology or Environmental Sciences
  • Very good theoretical and practical knowledge of molecular biology techniques, in particular PCR and qPCR molecular analysis to identify various genes in water samples or unprocessed and processed urban wastewater
  • Very good knowledge of microbiological analysis with the use of liquid and solid substrates
  • Very good knowledge of written and oral English
  • Interest in preparing and writing scientific articles in prestigious scientific journals
  • Excellent organizational skills, team spirit and communication skills, integrity and initiative


  • Evaluates the presence of various genetic markers to determine the concentration of pathogenic microorganisms in urban wastewater, such as viruses and pathogenic bacteria resistant to antibiotics
  • Determines physicochemical and chemical parameters in samples of urban wastewater
  • Studies scientific literature and develops protocols for the molecular typing of genetic markers in urban wastewater
  • Prepares reports and deliverables regarding the evaluation of the presence of genetic markers to determine the concentration of pathogenic microorganisms in urban wastewater, such as viruses and pathogenic bacteria resistant to antibiotics, in English and Greek.
  • Contributes to the preparation and writing of scientific articles in prestigious scientific journals


The contract for the position will be offered for 6 months initially, to be renewed based on performance. The gross monthly salary will be €1,131,42. Employee contributions will be deducted. The 13th salary bonus and medical coverage are not included.


  1. Letter of motivation for this position
  2. Detailed Curriculum Vitae (including contact information and telephone)
  3. Copies of degrees and transcripts
  4. Names and contact information of two persons, academics, whose reference letters may be requested.

Applications should be sent electronically to Dr. Despo Fatta-Kasinos at [email protected] until 7 January 2022 in PDF/WORD form.

For more information, interested candidates may inquire from Dr. Popi Karaolia (Tel.: 22893523 and email: [email protected]).

At least the three likeliest candidates who meet the required qualifications will be called for interview with a three-member Committee.

The candidates will be informed regarding the outcome of their application.

According to the provisions of the General Regulation on EU Data Protection 2016/679 of the European Parliament, the University of Cyprus collects and processes your personal information.

NOTE: The creation of the post is subject to the availability of funding.

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