Professor in Computational Genomics and Synthetic Biology

Nicosia (CY)
04 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
01 Mar 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time


University of Cyprus.  Excelling with the excellent. 

The University of Cyprus was officially founded in 1989 and started operating in Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus, in 1992. Within a short time, the University of Cyprus managed to achieve international recognition through an impressive course of development. Today, it is ranked 52nd young university (under 50 years) and #351-400 worldwide by the Times New Higher Education Rankings.  

These great distinctions are the result of our dedication to excellence and continuous development. The University of Cyprus managed to stand out and receive awards for the new paths it has opened up in particularly demanding and dynamic contexts of research.  

The University of Cyprus becomes better every year; therefore it wishes to attract the best academic staff.  

To this end, the University constantly develops its programs of study and recruits high-caliber faculty who will contribute significantly to the design of new curricula, both at undergraduate and graduate level. One of the strategic aims of the University of Cyprus is the further promotion and development of research, in which new academic staff are expected to play an essential role. 

The University of Cyprus invites applications for one (1) tenured appointment at the rank of  Professor in the field of Computational Genomics and Synthetic Biology. 
Computational Genomics and Synthetic Biology” Relevant fields of research include (a) the development/application of ‘Big Data’ methods, databases and algorithms in molecular biology, (b) ‘deep’ phylogeny and comparative genomics, and (c) the study of genome structure, function and evolution. 
For all academic ranks, an earned Doctorate from a recognized University is required. 
Requirements for appointment depend on academic rank and include: prior academic experience, research record and scientific contributions, involvement in teaching and in the development of high quality undergraduate and graduate curricula. The minimum requirements for each academic rank can be found at the webpage: 
The official languages of the University are Greek and Turkish.  For the above position knowledge of Greek is necessary. 
Citizenship of the Republic of Cyprus is not a requirement. 

In case the selected candidate does not have sufficient knowledge of the Greek language, it is the selected candidate΄s and the Department΄s responsibility to ensure that the selected academic acquires sufficient knowledge of the Greek language within 3 years of appointment. Each Department sets its own criteria for the required level of adequacy of knowledge of the Greek language. 
The annual gross salary (including the 13th salary), according to the current legislation, is: 
Professor   (Scale A15-A16)  €70.106,27 - €91.128,05 
Salary scale classification of academic personnel appointed at the ranks of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Professor. 

Applications must be submitted by Thursday, 01st of March 2018. The application dossiers must include two (2) sets of the following documents in electronic form (USB sticks) with the documents in PDF (Portable Document Format) or Word format:   
I. Cover letter stating the Department, the field of study, the academic rank for which the candidate applies, and the date on which the candidate could assume duties if selected.                                                            
II. Curriculum Vitae. 
III. Brief summary of previous research work and a statement of plans for future research (up to 1500 words). 
IV. List of publications. 
V. Copies of the three most representative publications. 
VI. Copies of Degree certificates should be scanned and included in the USB sticks. 

VII. Applicants must ask three academic referees (in the rank of Professor) to send recommendation letters in PDF form, directly from their e-mail account to the University, at   Τhe names and contact details of these referees must be indicated in the application, because additional confidential information may be requested.  The recommendation letters must reach the University by Thursday, 01st of March 2018.