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The Cyprus Institute of Neurology

Employer
The Cyprus Institute of Neurology
Location
Nicosia (CY)
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
21 Jan 2024

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Discipline
Life Science
Job Type
Head of Department
Employment - Hours
Full time
Duration
Permanent
Qualification
PhD
Sector
Academia

THE CYPRUS INSTITUTE OF NEUROLOGY AND GENETICS

SENIOR SCIENTIST/DEPARTMENT HEAD

(Ref. code: 261123)

We are looking for an inspirational Senior Scientist/Department Head to lead the Department of Cardiovascular Genetics and the Laboratory of Forensic Genetics of the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics (CING). The successful candidate is expected to start on the 2nd of October 2024.

 

The Cardiovascular Genetics Department (CGVFG) provides genetic diagnostic services and is involved in studies aimed towards the understanding of the role of genetics, epigenetics and other factors that affect the expression of genes in the development of cardiovascular conditions in Cyprus.

 

The Laboratory of Forensic Genetics (LabFoG) of the CING uses state of the art DNA‐based typing methodologies to study evidence from civil, criminal, mass disaster and missing persons investigations. It also provides expert witness testimony in Courts of Law. Additionally, the LabFoG participates in international research activities and collaborative networks.

 

JOB SUMMARY

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 a PhD in any Biological Science, Chemistry or closely related field. Moreover, a minimum of 6 years of post-qualification experience in the disciplines related to the department and laboratory is needed; emphasis will be given to candidates with experience in the provision of expert witness testimony for criminal cases in courts and the management of teams related to forensic genetic investigations. 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 experience and excellent knowledge of the Greek and English languages.

 

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: vacancies@cing.ac.cy, stating the reference code. Contact person for further information: Mrs Anna Michaelidou, tel.: +357 22 392789, e-mail: annam@cing.ac.cy. The Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics is an equal opportunities employer.

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