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PhD Candidate Special Scientist
University of Cyprus in Nicosia, Cyprus
Date Posted 01/22/2021
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

No. of Position(s): One (1)
Category: 3 Years Contract
Location: University of Cyprus, Nicosia
Application Deadline: 19/02/2021 17:00 Europe/Nicosia
Offer Starting Date: 01/06/2021
INFORMATION: https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/595590
To APPLY: https://www.re-dwell.eu/vacancies

The Department of Architecture, at the University of Cyprus, announces one (1) vacancy for a full time Special Scientist position as an Early Career Researcher (PhD candidate) in the framework of the Marie Curie ITN research project Re-Dwell: Delivering Affordable and Sustainable Housing in Europe. The position is for ESR9: The challenge of change in living environments: implications and opportunities for architectural education.


  • Professional degree in Architecture, Urban Planning or related fields to housing development in particular and the built environment in general. .
  • Masters’ degree in Architecture, Urban Planning, Housing Studies, or equivalent
  • Sound knowledge of, and experience with, quantitative and qualitative research methods
  • Excellent written, verbal and visual representation skills
  • An excellent command of English (C1 or C2)
  • It is desirable that candidates have experience in pedagogy in the above areas


  • Excellent knowledge of English (level C1, C2), oral and writing
  • Knowledge of other languages, in particular of the official language of the host institution, is desirable.


The research experience is specific for each ESR position, and it may include some of the following:

  • Demonstrable enthusiasm for research methodolgoy and methods in urban planning and architecture
  • Experience with social research methods
  • Experience with mapping tools, qualitative and quantitative research methods
  • Experience with quantitative and qualitative data analysis software (e.g. SPSS, SAS, Stata, R, ATLAS.ti, etc.)
  • Experience with research on affordability and/ or international comparative research is desirable


The candidates must fulfil the eligibility and mobility requirements of the Marie Curie ITN programme:

  • Eligibility. To be eligible for recruitment within an ITN project, you therefore must – at the date of recruitment – be within the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of your research career and not have a doctoral degree. Full-time equivalent research experience is measured from the date when you obtained the degree entitling you to embark on a doctorate (either in the country in which the degree was obtained, or in the country in which you are recruited), even if a doctorate was never started or envisaged. You may therefore be required to provide documentation proving your eligibility for recruitment.
  • Mobility. You are therefore required to undertake transnational mobility in order to be eligible for recruitment in an ITN project. As such, you must not have resided or carried out your main activity (e.g. work, studies) in the country where you have been recruited "for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date"5. Holidays are not counted. Your employer is required to verify this fact, therefore you may be required to provide supporting documentation proving your place(s) of residence or work during the previous 3 years. Note that the mobility rule applies only to your first recruitment within the project, and not to other organisations to which you might be sent on secondment or at which you may subsequently also be recruited. Finally, the mobility rule is related to your residence or main activity and not to your nationality. Please find here more information about the requirements for Marie SkÅ‚odowska-Curie Fellows in Innovative Training Networks


The Marie Sklodowska-Curie programme offers highly competitive and attractive salary and working conditions which include:

  • a living allowance (2701,02 Euros per month, for Cyprus) - €2350,76 gross amount per month
  • a monthly mobility allowance (600 Euros per month) - €583,09 gross amount per month
  • a family allowance (if applicable, 250 Euros per month) - €242,95 gross amount per month

The living allowance is a gross EU contribution to the salary costs of the full-time researcher. The family allowance is an estimated average that will be adapted to the specific conditions of the hired researcher. All three subsidies are subject to the deduction of compulsory social security contributions and income taxes in accordance with the regulations applicable in the country of the host institution. Enrolment fees in the PhD programme of the host institution will be covered by the programme during the 36-month period. There is no provision for 13th salary.

*A country correction coefficient applies to the living allowance. This coefficient is the one applicable to the country of the beneficiary. To ensure equal treatment and purchasing power parity, this amount is adjusted through the application of a correction coefficient based on the country in which you have been

recruited. Interested candidates should visit the project website (https://www.re-dwell.eu/vacancies) to get more information about the ESR position, and to access the application forms.

For more information please contact: Charalambous.nadia@ucy.ac.cy

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