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Type: Full time

Position: Laboratories Manager
Category:  Full-time employment. Open-term contract. 
Location: Nicosia, Cyprus
Preferred Start Date: November 2022 or as soon thereafter.
Application Deadline: 16th of October 2022
Salary Range: 25,000 – €30,000
About the Position
The Centre is seeking for a Laboratories Manager Position to join its fast-growing team of passionate and enthusiastic professionals. The Laboratories Manager will play an important role in ensuring the smooth running of the Centre.
The Laboratories Manager will provide leadership and oversight of the Research Department Laboratories and the activities that those facilities support. Currently the laboratories will be equipped with an XR stage for Virtual Film Production, a Virtual Reality Studio and an optical Motion Capture System (in the near future volumetrics and robotics equipment will be added). This position requires training and experience in the use, design, maintenance, and replacement of scientific equipment and their software, hardware, infrastructure, and workflows.
The laboratory activities include but are not limited to independent studies and research activities. The Lab Manager will be responsible for the laboratories' daily operations including, but not limited to, safety training and compliance of users, coordinating use by CYENS employees and assisting researchers and their groups in the use of equipment and the enactment of workflows involving the equipment and the laboratories. The Lab Manager will be reporting to the Research Director.
Responsibilities of Laboratories Manager

  • Supervise and support the daily operations of Research Departments laboratories that are used for research.

  • Learn to operate existing and new equipment and their workflows

  • Create, build, purchase, maintain and upgrade equipment and their workflows in collaboration with the Operations and IT departments.

  • Assist researchers, visitors, and other employees in the use of equipment and their workflows

  • Troubleshoot and fix equipment and workflows that fail

  • Create and maintain clean, safe, orderly, and accessible laboratories

  • Create and maintain an up-to-date inventory of equipment and critical software and data

  • Manage the budgets associated with the laboratories in collaboration with Operations and IT department

  • Liaise with researchers of other programs and departments to coordinate the sharing of laboratories, software, and equipment with and among different Research Groups

  • Supervise and support laboratory safety, including CYENS Centre of Excellence safety regulations, tracking the safety training, identifying, and removing unsafe practices, supporting safe conduct and trained people using the facility, and reporting incidents as required to the management.

  • Act as the interface between CYENS researchers and studios and film production companies as needed to help them learn and use the laboratory facilities to their full potential.

  • Identify bottlenecks and limitations in the Virtual Production workflow and help to design tools and develop solutions.

General qualifications and requirements

  1. University Degree (Bachelor’s Degree or Degree of a level equivalent to Bachelor’s Degree) or Diploma or Certificate or other study title or qualifications in computer science, engineering, mass media, game development or relevant field.

  2. Broad base of hardware and software IT knowledge.

  3. Good understanding on on-set roles and decision-making channels.

  4. Working knowledge of Virtual Reality and Virtual Production will be considered an advantage.

  5. Experience in Virtual Production & Video Game production will be considered an advantage

  6. Understanding of technologies like camera tracking, motion capture, image projection, LED walls, video capture, real time gaming engines, robotics, IoT sensors will be considered an advantage.

  7. Computer literate.

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

  9. 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.  

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

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

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

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

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

  7. 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 online application form and mention the position you are applying for: “Application for Lab Manager”:

  1. Full CV (including contact details).

  2. 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 .
 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.

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