Team Leader Multidisciplinary Research Group (MRG)
The Centre is seeking 2 full-time positions for Senior Researchers - Team Leaders for Multidisciplinary Research Groups (MRG). MRG Team Leaders will be based in the premises of the Centre.
The opportunity to create a Multidisciplinary Research Group (MRG) within the Centre will be assessed according to the expertise of the Team Leader, the MRG’s potential impact (both research and socioeconomic), synergy with other RTDI activities and MRGs of the Centre, and its likelihood of being able to become financially self-sustained in the longer term.
CYENS wishes to receive applications for Team Leaders of MRGs in areas relating to Interactive Media, Smart Systems and Emerging Technologies including the following areas:
Multimodal media (preferably audio)
Visualization and visual analytics
Human centred/interaction design
Conversational user interfaces
Data Security and Privacy
Natural language processing
AI, focusing in the areas of AI for good, Human Centred AI or Machine Learning
Any other area relevant to Interactive Media, Smart Systems and Emerging Technologies
The Centre will fund the salaries of the scientific personnel of each MRG, which include the Team Leader heading it, as well as 2 junior researchers. MRGs will also have additional allowance for equipment, travelling and visiting the Advanced Partners.
Initially, a 3-year contract will be offered to the Team Leader with potential for renewal. Team leaders, and their team members, will undergo yearly performance assessment related to their research activity and operations (towards contributing to the Centre’s Key Performance Indicators).
Duties and Responsibilities of the MRG Leader
The Team Leader will manage the MRG and mentor the junior researchers, guiding all RTDI activities within their proposed MRG. The successful candidates will report to the Research Director of the Centre.
The Team Leader and his/her team will have the opportunity to conduct applied research within their proposed area of interest as well as to establish synergies with other RTDI activities of the Centre and other MRGs. They will have the ability and responsibility to secure additional funding through any of their RTDI activities (e.g., national and EU research funding, industry collaborations, and joint IP exploitation, etc.), which will enable them to increase their personnel and extend their life beyond the initial period of 3 years. Outstanding and sustained quality of research outputs is expected by the MRGs and their Team Leaders.
Team Leaders and their teams will have to participate in the Centre’s operations (e.g., committees etc.) and have contribution to tasks/deliverables of H2020-Teaming-RISE project. Also, Team leaders (and their teams) will need to have full-time physical presence at the Centre.