Applications are invited from candidates who possess the necessary qualifications in order to fill one
(1) full time Experience Researcher (ER)/ post-doctoral Research Associate at the newly established
UNESCO and European Research Area Chairs on Digital Cultural Heritage within the Digital Heritage
Research Laboratory (DHRLab) of the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT) in the research field of
Digital Heritage and Cultural Informatics.

The selected scientist will work for an initial period of twenty-three (23) months within the EU H2020
ERA Chair ‘Mnemosyne Project’, a unique EU-funded programme, beginning from February 2022, as
team leaders. They will help design, refine and deliver a structured and coherent three-phase research
programme under the supervision of the ERA and UNESCO Chair holders, in order to achieve its
objectives in the Holistic Documentation life cycle for digital heritage and to establish a programme
of structural change and support at CUT which enables the outcomes of the research programme.
Each of the three Research Associates will thus lead a small team focusing primarily on the definition
and resolution of set of key challenges in the digital documentation life-cycle concerning, for example,
aspects of:

  • Data Acquisition
  • Data Processing
  • Modelling
  • Knowledge Management
  • Preservation and
  • Use and reuse.

POSITION:
The ERA Chair researchers will be recruited by the host organization of the Cyprus University of
Technology in Limassol, Cyprus under a full employment contract with the possibility of extension
(earliest day for the start of contract: 1 February 2022). The researchers will work closely together
with the Director of Digital Heritage Research Lab at CUT and the teams of the UNESCO and ERA Chair
on Digital Cultural Heritage and be responsible for the planned Research / Innovation topics and areas.

The Applicant should:
1. Have completed at least a four or five-year education cycle (e.g. Diploma in Engineering,
Master’s Degree etc) from a recognized university in Geomatics, Computer- / Electrical
Engineering Computer Science, Surveying Engineering and/or Social sciences / Humanities and
has a completed Phd degree and/or with more than four (4) years of continuous full-time
research experience in the fields below, with excellent programming skills and very good
language and communication / implementation skills,
2. Possess excellent knowledge of the English language at a proficiency level (spoken and
written).

An outline of the research topics under consideration includes:

A. Holistic structures and Standardisation
• definition and creation of holistic documentation ‘pipelines’ for specific user communities;
• creation of standards for 3D documentation and knowledge management.

B. DCH Preservation
• documentation for the preservation of European Heritage;
• the virtual or actual reconstruction of Destroyed or degraded sites and Artefacts including the
digital restoration of important monuments destroyed during conflict protecting against or
remedying Looting and Destruction;
• virtual ‘reunification’ of CH assets which have been scattered to different parts of Europe and
the world.

C. DCH Use and ReUse
• cost reduction and simplification of digital technologies;
• Personalisation and interactivity of viewing experiences in DCH, including the use of social
media;
• new types of User Experiences (UX) with DCH that arise from the current ‘hardware and
software revolution’ in the realms of VR/AR; interface selection (e.g. Augmented Reality,
holograms) to allow seamless blending of on-site and on-line dimensions;
• visualisation techniques and their combination in different contexts, drawing on the state of
the art in technology and standards e.g. for Interactive Video (IV); Immersive VR (IVR);
Augmented Reality (AR); 3D Real-time Editors (Game-Engines), Ultra High and Giga-Pixel
Panoramas; infinite zooming images; VR Wearables and Gesture Recognition Interfaces;
• inter-disciplinary collaborative research to establish paradigms in socio-economic areas of
DCH impact e.g. Tourism, Education, Employment, Economic Growth;
• crowdsourcing, co-creation and Citizen-Science;
• using innovative Social-Platforms to exchange user experiences and support multidisciplinary
approaches.

BENEFITS

The yearly gross salary of the ERs is based upon qualifications and experience. From this amount
employer and employee contributions to the Cyprus government funds will be deducted. A 13th
monthly salary is incorporated into the monthly gross salary. In addition, health and social insurance
will be funded by the project
ABOUT THE HOSTING INSTITUTION:
Cyprus University of Technology (CUT), was established by law in 2004, and enrolled its first students
in 2007. With its orientation towards applied research, the University aspires to establish for itself a
role in support of the state and society in their efforts to confront problems, which cover all areas of
science and technology. CUT involvement in research can be recognized from the fact that within the
last four years, projects with more than 30M Euro have been funded. CUT is an advanced University
equipped with the most modern infrastructures and technological equipment which makes it possible
to be the strongest on the island in research, with specialized units directed by distinguished
professionals. The Digital Heritage Research Laboratory (DHRLab), established in 2013, is directed by
Dr. Marinos Ioannides and already works in the digital and holistic documentation of Cultural Heritage
Objects as well as contributing to national and European policies for DCH. Moreover, the Lab is very
active in the areas of 3D Reconstruction and HBIM with a special focus on semantics and symbolic
representation.
UNESCO Chair on Digital Heritage: The main scope of this unique Chair is to extend the successful
work of the DHRLab and address a full range of key aspects of novel research and innovative
developments such as:
 the e-documentation and analysis of cultural heritage data for both tangible and intangible
heritage;
 technical areas, including 2D and 3D virtual environments (tangible and intangible), archives
and collections management systems, web and museum based interactive applications and
language technologies;
 non-technical areas, including testing, economic and social impact evaluation in support of
the development of the cultural heritage sector and its opportunities in tourism,
entertainment and education.
Applicants are requested to submit the following:
1. Detailed EuroPass – Curriculum Vitae in English – (see also:
https://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/documents/curriculum-vitae),
2. Motivation Letter,
3. Official certified transcripts of grades from all academic institutions of higher education listed
in his/her application, certified copies of degrees, or/and certifications of fulfilment of the
required obligations for entering a post graduate programme,
4. Official certified copies of titles in English language,
5. Names and full address (including valid email) of three referees who, upon request, can
provide recommendation letters.

Applications must be sent via email at: HRrecruits@cut.ac.cy with the subject:
“Application for ERA CHAIR – Experience Researcher Position – Department of Electrical and
Computer Engineering and Informatics” no later than Monday 3th of January 2022, 12:00 (noon)
which is the deadline for the submission of the applications.
For further information please contact Dr. Marinos Ioannides (Director of the UNESCO Chair on Digital
Cultural Heritage) at email marinos.ioannides@cut.ac.cy and tel. number +357-25-002020.