Project Manager

Position: Project Manager (XR5) 

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

Location: Nicosia, Cyprus 

Application Deadline: 29/02/2024

No. Of Positions:

About the Position:  

The Centre is seeking an experienced Project Manager to join its fast-growing team of passionate and enthusiastic professionals. The job holder will be coordinating existing European projects of CYENS.   


Description of Project: 

Human-Centric AI-Enabled Extended Reality Applications for the Industry 5.0 Era (XR5.0): XR5.0 will build, demonstrate, and validate a novel Person-Centric and AI-based XR paradigm that will be tailored to the requirements and nature of I5.0 applications. In this direction, the project will specify structuring principles and blueprints for using XR in I5.0 applications with emphasis on the development of innovative “XR-made-in-Europe” technology that blends with human-centric manufacturing technologies and adheres to European values. The XR5.0 applications will consider the characteristics and context of the worker based on the integration of human-centred digital twins (DTs) that comprise the “digital image” of the worker. At the same time, XR5.0 will design and implement a unique blending of XR technology and advanced AI paradigms, including AI technologies that foster the interplay between humans and AI such as explainable AI (XAI), Active Learning (AL), Generative AI (GenAI), and neurosymbolic learning.  

The XR5.0 technologies will be coupled with a cloud-based XR training platform for Operator 5.0 applications, which will enable ergonomic and personalized training of industrial workers on popular processes. The XR5.0 paradigm will empower the development of six (6) novel high-TRL pilot applications spanning the areas of AI-based product design, remote and intelligent maintenance of assets, workers’ training, support in product assembly, as well as guidance and instructions for troubleshooting. These applications will be demonstrated in realistic manufacturing environments. Moreover, they will be integrated to the EU XR platform to be developed as part of the call. Most importantly, XR5.0 will build a vibrant community of interested stakeholders around the project’s outcomes. This community will provide a basis for the sustainability and wider uptake of the project’s results towards maximising the impact of the project’s use cases. In this direction, all XR5.0 technologies will be high TRL>=7-8 and ready for immediate commercialisation. 

Responsibilities of Project Manager:  


  • Manage and support strategic relationships with high performing universities, governmental, non-governmental, and private sector entities. 

Proposal writing: 

  • Monitor and identify relevant calls for funding and inform researcher teams of project opportunities. 

  • Assist in the development and writing of research proposals, grant applications and tenders. 

  • Liaise with clients/partners to identify and define requirements, scope and objectives for effective and efficient cooperation. 

Project Management:  

  • Effectively coordinate and assist in the management of ongoing and new projects. 

  • Track project technical and financial progress, including timesheets, financial management, quality assurance, risk management and liaise with the financial office.  

  • Develop project deliverables, Progress Reports and Financial Reports to support the financial office in a timely manner. 

  • Collect and analyze data and develop project KPIs. 


  • Assist in the organization of workshops, training programmes and other dissemination activities. 

  • Prepare and deliver presentations about the Centre, department and projects. 

Research support: 

  • Write Research Papers  

  • Give presentations  

  • Organize conferences 


General qualifications and requirements 

  1. B.Sc. / M.Sc. / Ph.D. from in any relevant field.  

  1. Certification in Project Management or equivalent (e.g. PMP, Prince2) will be considered an advantage. 

  1. Proficient use of Microsoft Office applications. 

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

  1. 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 the  “Application for Project Manager”: 

  1. Full CV (including contact details). 

  1. Cover letter which clearly states: (a) how you envision your role, (b) how your experience and qualifications match the specific position, and (c) the availability date for full-time employment (d) contact details of two referees.  

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. 

Deadline: 29 February. 2024
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.