Special Scientist for Research

Part time @University of Cyprus in Engineering
  • Limassol, Cyprus
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Job Detail

  • Job ID 10251
  • Remote Job No
  • Career Level MiddleSenior
  • Experience 2 Years +
  • Academic Level MastersDoctorate

Job Description

University of Cyprus is looking to hire a Special Scientist for Research.

Roles And Responsibilities

  • The Researcher will work as part of a team comprising the Project Coordinator, a Senior Researcher, a Postdoctoral Researcher and administrative staff, and will interact with team members from the partner organisations on a regular basis, both via email and in face-to-face meetings. The role of the Researcher is to support the project team and actively contribute to all aspects of the project, including project management and administration, capacity-building in research and management, best-practice in evidence-based urban design and planning (EBDP) research, research on the application of EBDP in different planning contexts, dissemination and communication activities.
  • The role includes participating in the project s working groups studios on research capability, research excellence and research impact, as well as in training activities aimed at UCY staff. This will require a certain amount of travel (1-3 times per year). The focus of the Researcher s work will be collaborating with the Postdoctoral Researcher in carrying out the project s research component (The Application of EBDP in Different Planning Contexts) under the joint supervision of staff from Chalmers University of Technology and UCY.



  • Project management and administrative support
  • Management of project s social media
  • Organisation of project activities
  • Attendance at working groups and trainings
  • Desk-based research (literature reviews, data collection and analysis)
  • Qualitative research (interviews and questionnaires)
  • Fieldwork research (site visits, observations, post-occupancy evaluations)
  • Writing of reports, scientific papers and non-scientific articles



Qualifications and Skills

  • Master s Degree in Architecture, Urban Design, Urban Planning or related fields (urban studies, geography, built environment disciplines)
  • An interest in evidence-based design and planning
  • Excellent English-language skills (both verbal and written)
  • Excellent communication skills in multi-cultural environments
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Flexibility to perform a wide variety of tasks to support the implementation of the project
  • Attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to travel abroad for required activities
  • Some experience of conducting research (qualitative and/or quantitative) either in an academic or a professional environment



  • Studying for a Ph.D. in Architecture, Urban Design, Urban Planning or related fields (urban studies, geography, built environment disciplines)
  • Experience working on research projects
  • Experience working in a related professional environment
  • Experience of research management and administration
  • Experience of managing social media profiles
  • Design and/or GIS software skills (QGIS, ArcGIS, InDesign, AutoCAD or other)
  • Knowledge of Space Syntax theory and methodology
  • Experience of qualitative and/or quantitative research, especially literature reviews, designing and carrying out interviews, data collection and analysis
  • Knowledge of the Greek language
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