Special Research Scientist, Department of Biological Sciences

Nicosia, Cyprus
24 Jul 2019
End of advertisement period
06 Sep 2019
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


Position for Special Research Scientist (MSc holder)

The University of Cyprus ( invites applications for one full time (1) special scientist to work in the Laboratory of Epigenetics and Gene Regulation as a researcher.

The researcher will be working on the RPF-funded Excellence project “Dissecting the regulatory mechanisms of histone N-terminal acetylation”. We have recently illuminated a role for this histone Nt-acetylation and its associated enzyme in aging and carcinogenesis. The successful candidate will support a research team investigating the molecular mechanisms employed by this histone modification to control gene expression. The project provides opportunity for training and research in an exciting area of epigenetics.


  • The successful applicant should have a Masters (MSc) Degree in cell and molecular biology or related areas.  
  • He/She should have an outstanding academic record and be a highly motivated individual with interest in research. 
  • Previous laboratory experience and knowledge of molecular and cellular biology techniques is also required. 


The successful candidate is expected to conduct high-quality research and be very open to cooperation with other members of the lab and with external partners. He/She will also support design and implementation of experimental work, assist with the supervision of undergraduate students, contribute to dissemination activities and, help with the preparation and submission of project reporting.


The position will be initiated on a 12-month contract, with possibility for renewal based on successful progress. The monthly salary is set between €1300 - €1800 depending on the candidate’s qualifications and experience. Employee and employer contributions will be deducted from the above amount. 13th salary bonus or medical insurance coverage are not provided.

Τhe candidates must submit the following in English:

  1. Letter of interest for the position
  2. Full CV including description of past research experience
  3. Copy of degrees and transcripts
  4. The names and contact details of at least 2 academic referees

All application material must be emailed to by 6th September 2019 with the title “Special scientist-RegAce-2019”.

Selected candidates will be invited for interview.

For further information please contact the coordinator of the project Dr. Antonis Kirmizis tel.: +357-22892678 or email:

Filling of the vacancy is subject to funding availability.