THE CYPRUS INSTITUTE OF NEUROLOGY AND GENETICS
SENIOR SCIENTIST/DEPARTMENT HEAD
Ref. code: 321123
We are looking for a talented Senior Scientist/Department Head to lead the Department of Molecular Virology of the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics (CING).
The successful candidate is expected to start on the 1st of September 2024.
The Molecular Virology (MV) Department provides qualitative and quantitative diagnostic tests for specific and accurate diagnosis of viral infection. The department’s research interest focuses on the involvement of microorganisms such as viruses and/or bacteria in neurodegenerative diseases (multiple sclerosis, ALS, Parkinsons). It is the reference laboratory for the typing and surveillance of enteroviruses since 1996 and SARS-CoV-2 since 2020. In addition, the MV department was assigned by the Cyprus Ministry of Health as the Operational Contact Point (OCP) for West-Nile Virus as well as Tick-borne Encephalitis infections following the strategy by the ECDC. Furthermore, it serves as substitute OCP for emerging viruses in Cyprus.
The suitable candidate will head, manage and develop the department to ensure it achieves the highest possible standards of excellence in all its activities. Moreover, he/she will exercise leadership, demonstrate vision and empower others in order to deliver the agreed strategy of the Institute. The above position is combined with a faculty position at the appropriate rank commensurate with experience and track record at the post-graduate School of the Institute.
He/she will be accountable to the Chief Executive Officer and Medical Director and will be a member of the Institute’s Scientific Council.
WHAT WE ARE SEEKING
We welcome applications from candidates with PhD in any Biological Science, Chemistry or closely related field. Moreover, a minimum of 6 years of post-qualification experience in the field of Clinical/Molecular Virology is needed; Additionally, candidates should demonstrate a proven ability to design and carry out original and independent research projects that result in publication. Lastly, applicants should have managerial and leadership skills and experience as well as excellent knowledge of the Greek and/or Turkish and English languages.
Experience in Molecular Epidemiology/Surveillance of enteroviruses, West-Nile virus as well as emerging viruses will be considered an advantage.
Special interest for virus-host interactions in neurodegenerative disorders will also be an advantage.
WHAT WE OFFER
- Highly collaborative culture. Top-notch facilities that permit research at the cutting edge of scientific investigation
- Opportunities for advancement as an academic:
- Research infrastructure and resources are allocated including dedicated and state-of-the-art lab space and high-level research scientists
- Opportunities for dynamic involvement in the activities of the CING Postgraduate School (supervision of MSc/PhD students, teaching and coordinating of the School programs).
Annual starting gross salary (including 13th salary) is €72.274,41 (Scale A15/A16) plus an annual allowance of €10.000 plus other benefits.
HOW TO APPLY
A cover letter and a detailed curriculum vitae and names of two referees should reach the Institute by 29 February 2024 by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org, stating the reference code. Contact person for further information: Mrs Anna Michaelidou, tel.: +357 22 392789, e-mail: email@example.com.
The Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics is an equal opportunities employer.