Five (5) PhD fellowships /Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) at the European Research Area Chair on Digital Cultural Heritage in Cyprus

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Applications are invited from candidates who possess the necessary qualifications in order to fill five (5) PhD fellows /ESR places at the newly established UNESCO and European Research Area Chairs (ERA) 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 scientists will work for a period of fifteen and a half (15,5) months within the EU H2020 ERA Chair ‘Mnemosyne Project’, a unique EU-funded programme, beginning from the 15th of September 2022.

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 five PhD fellows/students will work in 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


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: 15th of September 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. 

What is funded

The yearly gross salary of the ESRs 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.

Also, the possibility for elaborating a PhD is offered.


The selected scientists will work for a period of fifteen and a half (15,5) months within the EU H2020 ERA Chair ‘Mnemosyne Project’, a unique EU-funded programme, beginning from the 15th of September 2022.


  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 Engineering, Computer Science, Surveying Engineering, XR-Media,  and/or Social sciences / Humanities with less than four (4) years of continuous full-time research experience in the above listed fields, 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).


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 graduate PhD 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 
  6. Copies of any related research papers or other significant achievements/work by the applicant 

Applications must be sent ONLY via email at: HRrecruits@cut.ac.cy with the subject: 

“Application for ERA CHAIR - PhD fellow / ESR fellows – Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Informatics” no later than Sunday, 31st of July 2022, 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 telephone number +357-25-002020


Five PhD-Fellowships at ERA CHAIR Mnemosyne  (308.98 KB)DHRLab Brochure  (617.46 KB)

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