R&D Project Officer

5 Aug 2022 | Job Vacancy

CyRIC Profile

CyRIC the certified Business Innovation Center EU-BIC of Cyprus, with one of the most successful R&D Centers in Cyprus and the leading Technology Incubator GRAVITY, is looking for inquisitive minds and new talent to join its team. Our research & innovation (R&I) projects portfolio exceeds 50 Million Euro with several success stories and high-tech portfolio. CyRIC’s R&D department has 3 divisions and participates in several R&D projects, coordinating many of them, focusing on the areas of:
a) Embedded electronics, IoT, (bio)photonics sensing devices
b) Mechanical engineering & prototyping, including mechatronics, robotics, UAVs and automation
c) Software development, including data science & analytics, machine learning and AI.

Job Title

R&D Project Officer

Reports To

R&D Director

Job Overview

We are looking for an expert in research project management and proposal writing. The successful candidate will be working closely with CyRIC’s R&D Director and be responsible for the preparation of new research proposals for EU calls (HORIZON in particular), as well as for the management of ongoing research projects, especially the ones coordinated by CyRIC (5 HORIZON projects). As part of a team, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on state-of-the-art projects in collaboration with world class (local and international) organizations and innovative start-ups.

Responsibilities and Duties

As a part of our R&D team, the successful candidate will be expected to:
Prepare (either assisting other team members or under own responsibility) high-quality R&D proposals for European calls
Work together with the R&D Director and Division managers on planning proposals’ submission and meeting the company targets
Manage ongoing projects coordinated by CyRIC, in collaboration with the R&D Director and the R&D Divisions
Work together with the R&D Director on management issues of ongoing R&D projects, such as effort planning, contacts management and templates preparation
Collaborate with our network of partners, assist in maintaining and enlarging it
Continuously monitor forthcoming calls and funding opportunities
Assist in reporting activities for ongoing projects

Qualifications and Skills

Degree in Electrical, Electronics, Mechatronics, Software or Computer Engineering or related Science fields
Experience in R&D proposals preparation and R&D project management.
At least 3 years working experience in an R&D environment, either in the public or private domain.
Experience in participation in EU funded projects
Experience in managing/coordinating EU funded projects
Experience in proposal writing for European funding agencies
A desire, ability and talent to work on all aspects of research projects proposal preparation and project management
Curiosity for the state-of-the-art and desire to understand different technologies
Easy going, creative individuals with an R&D experience

Added Preferred Qualifications

PhD Level of Education in Science, Engineering or other related fields

How We Work

We plan ahead our submissions of R&D proposals, in coordination with all Division managers. We continuously expand our network of high-quality collaborators, in order to be able to form top quality consortia and winning ideas. For our ongoing projects, we plan our effort allocation ahead of time at a high-level and we deep-dive into details once reporting is due.

KEY MEASURES OF SUCCESS i.e. Metrics that would help in defining and measuring progress
Efficient and professional implementation and management of assigned projects
Success rate and funding raised through R&D proposals

Language Requirements

English or/and Greek (Fluent verbal and written communication)

Compensation and benefits

Highly competitive salary (13th salary included)
Medical insurance
Provident fund
Unlimited opportunities for personal development
Work in highly innovative projects and products
Positive work environment

Tel: +357 22 282828
Email: jobs@cyric.eu (CV and Cover Letter)