Research Associate – VIDEOMICS Research Group (PRECIOUS project) – CYENS CoE

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Position: Research Associate  

Category: An initial one-year employment contract will be offered with the possibility for renewal depending on performance and project needs.  

Location: Nicosia, Cyprus  

Deadline: Remain open until the positions are filled  

No. Of Positions:

About the position    

Position holders will engage in innovative research involving the use of Artificial Intelligence, Machine and Statistical Learning methods for advancing the knowledge concerning the success of endotracheal tube insertion of patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).  The successful candidates are expected to have a medical imaging background and be keen on applying various medical imaging processing algorithms, including segmentation, working with Computed Tomography (CT) data of the neck. Furthermore, the candidates should be in position to perform integrative healthcare data analytics, jointly analysing medical imaging, medical history, and ICU- derived data. 

The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Andreas Panayides, Group Leader, VIDEOMICS: Adaptive Video Processing, Analytics and Communications for Real-Time Applications. 

The project  

In the recently awarded PRECIOUS project, CYENS CoE (scientific coordinator) joins forces with renowned partners of the German Oncology Center (clinical coordinator) and 3aHealth (project coordinator) towards facilitating personalized medicine services via precision tracheostomy placement. The project duration is two years. 

PRECIOUS project’s primary objective is to utilize newly developed methods in medical imaging enhanced with AI capabilities, jointly analysed with clinical and ICU related data, towards generating new knowledge that will allow enhancing the success rates of endotracheal tube insertion. PRECIOUS services will be developed as a stand-alone, reusable, and extensible component, based on state-of-the-art interoperability standards and protocols.  

The project Improving Personalized Medicine via AI-based Precision Tracheostomy – PRECIOUS, ENTERPRISES/0223/Sub-Call1/0263 is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund and the Republic of Cyprus through the Research and Innovation Foundation. 

VIDEOMICS: Adaptive Video Processing, Analytics and Communications for Real-Time Applications 

  • Videomics FRG research focuses on exploiting unique video characteristics to harvest knowledge that is applicable across the spectrum of video technology applications with an emphasis on the healthcare domain. In that sequence, VIDEOMICS group invests in the use of Artificial Intelligence methods for healthcare innovation.  


Responsibilities of Research Associate:   

  1. Engage in the PRECIOUS project research activities performing fundamental and/or applied research in medical imaging and integrative healthcare data analytics. 

  1. Work closely with consortium partners to document the specifications and business requirements, organize test processes and set up pilot validation activities. 

  1. Prepare and contribute to project reports, deliverable and follow-up research proposals. 

  1. Participate in the project’s communication and outreach activities in Cyprus and abroad. 

  1. Publish/present project research results in prestigious international conferences and scientific magazines. 

General qualifications and requirements  

  1. MSc/MEng with at least 3 years of experience or Ph.D in Computer Science, Computer/ Electrical Engineering, Signal Processing, or related field.  

  1. Ph.D. degree in a relevant field (e.g., Medical Imaging, Biomedical Engineering, Medical/ Health Informatics, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Image Processing) will be considered an advantage. 

  1. Strong programming skills in languages such as Python, C, C++, C#, R  

  1. Statistical/ Machine/ Deep learning expertise and corresponding frameworks knowledge (e.g., Keras, Pytorch, OpenCV, Tensorflow, etc.) will be considered an advantage. 

  1. Statistical/ Mathematical background will be considered an advantage. 

  1. Language requirements: Excellent written and oral English-language skills will be required.    

For non-EU applicants a work permit will be required  


Profile of the ideal candidate   

  1. Self-motivated with the ability to take initiative and work independently.    

  1. Strong organizational, communication, presentation, and negotiation skills, having the ability to deal confidently and politely with enquiries.    

  1. Very good analytical skills coupled with attention to detail.    

  1. Dynamic, adaptable, hands-on and results driven.  

  1. A team player with an ability to work independently and under pressure.   

  1. High levels of commitment, energy, and drive.  

  1. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.  


Take advantage of this opportunity for your professional and personal development by being a part of our fast- growing Research and Innovation Centre of Excellence. A very attractive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate according to qualifications and experience.  

Application process   

For full consideration, interested applicants should submit the following items via: “Application for Research Associate- VIDEOMICS”:  

Process for Research Associates:   

  1. A cover letter which clearly specifies 1) contact details and 2) employment availability date  

  1. A detailed curriculum vitae in English.  

  1. Copies of academic transcripts   

  1. Description of their academic and research experiences as well as any relevant industrial / innovation / entrepreneurship experience, where applicable (500 words maximum).  

  1. Contact details of two University professors or one University professor and one industry referee who will provide the letters.  

  1. Two (2) representative publications (if applicable).  

  1. Two (2) representative innovation outcomes / products (if applicable).  

Incomplete applications will not be accepted.   

In case you previously applied for a post at CYENS CoE, a new application is required.  


For general enquiries, applicants may contact the HR Department of CYENS, Centre of Excellence at vacancies@cyens.org.cy .  


About CYENS CoE   

CYENS Centre of Excellence is focusing on Interactive media, Smart systems and Emerging technologies aiming to empower knowledge and technology transfer in Cyprus and wider region. It is a joint venture between the three public universities of Cyprus: the University of Cyprus, the Cyprus University of Technology, and the Open University of Cyprus, the Municipality of Nicosia, and two renowned international partners, the Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Germany, and, the University College London, United Kingdom. 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.   

Research in CYENS integrates the Visual Sciences, Human Factors & Design, and Communications & Artificial Intelligence, in a tight synergy that provides a unique interdisciplinary research perspective that emphasizes an “Inspired by Humans, Designed for Humans” philosophy. The Centre conducts excellent, internationally competitive scientific research delivered by 18 high-caliber multidisciplinary research teams. CYENS engages in knowledge transfer and innovation activities aiming to act as an integrator of academic research and industrial innovation, towards the sustainable fueling of the scientific, technological, and economic growth of Cyprus and Europe.   


CYENS Centre of Excellence is an equal opportunity employer and the position is open to everyone, internationally.  

All applications are treated in the strictest confidence. 

Positions: 1
Location: Nicosia, Cyprus
Type: An initial one-year employment contract will be offered with the possibility for renewal depending on performance and project needs.