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Job posted by Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (05/06/2013 17.18)

Marie Curie Actions funded job vacancy Full Time Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher Position in the fields of real-time Computer Graphics, Computer Vision and HCI for Cultural Heritage

Applications are invited from candidates who possess the necessary qualifications in order to fill one (1) full time Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher Fellow Position within the Institute of Computer Science at the Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH) in the fields of Computer Graphics, Computer Vision and Human Computer Interaction (HCI) for Cultural Heritage:
The selected Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher (ESR) will work within the ITN-Digital Cultural Heritage (ITN-DCH) Marie Curie ITN Programme for 30 months. ITN- DCH is a major EU funded programme which brings together fourteen (14) leading European partners in a transnational network, aiming at implementing a multidisciplinary and intersectorial research and training programme between the academic and the industrial project partners. The Early stage researcher will perform research in the areas of mobile mixed reality, real-time computer graphics and interactive virtual characters.


Project title: Interactive mixed reality environments in digital cultural heritage
• Computer graphics related research in rendering and animation methods for Augmented and Virtual Reality modern mobile applications
• Vision based user gesture tracking and activity recognition
• Geometric and Illumination registration for dynamic scenes in AR
• Context-Aware Adaptive Rendering System for User-Centric Pervasive Computing Environments
• Cross-testing and validation with Europeana and MoW metadata model

Nr of positions available : 1

Research Fields

Computer science - 3 D modelling
Engineering - Computer engineering

Career Stage

Early stage researcher or 0-4 yrs (Post graduate)

Research Profiles

First Stage Researcher (R1)


• Competitive salary to cover living and mobility costs plus full tuition fees for 3 years.
• Opportunity to register for a PhD at the University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece, which closely collaborates with FORTH.
• Opportunities for international collaboration and travel to world-class academic and industrial partners.
• Training in a range of state-of-the-art scientific skills, intellectual property and project management skills.
• Secondment placements within the network’s partners.

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The Applicant should:

Have a Master Decree from a recognized university in Computer Science, Engineering and preferably on Computer Graphics/Vision or HCI with at most four (4) years of a continuous full-time research experience in the above fields, excellent programming skills and language implementation skills
At the time of recruitment, not have resided (or carried out his/her main activity e.g. work, studies, etc.) in Greece, for more than 12 months in the last 3 years immediately prior to the reference recruitment date.
Excellent knowledge of the English language (spoken and written). Sufficient knowledge of computer graphics is essential.

Applicants are requested to submit the following:
Detailed Curriculum Vitae
Statement of purpose
Official transcripts of grades from all academic institutions of higher education listed in his/her application, certified copies of degrees, or/and certifications of fulfillment of the required obligations for entering a graduate PhD programme
Copies of titles in English
Names of three referees who, upon request, can provide recommendation letters
Copies of any research papers or other significant work by the applicant

Applications must be submitted in a closed envelope marked as “Application for Marie Curie Research Fellow Position” – George, Papagiannakis, Computational Vision and Robotics Laboratory, Institute of Computer Science, Foundation for Research & Technology – Hellas (FORTH), Science and Technology Park of Crete, 100 N. Plastira str., GR 700 13 Heraklion, Crete, Greece or must be sent via registered post with a clearly visible post office stamp of a date not later than 1st October 2014, 24:00 which is the deadline for the submission of the applications.

Applicants are also requested to send their applications electronically to this email address before the deadline, however, please note that the electronic submission alone will not be considered as a formal application unless the printed application is received as requested in the previous paragraph.
For enquiries: and Tel. +30-2811-39 2715


Required Languages
Language ENGLISH
Language Level Excellent
Required Education Level
Degree Field Computer science
Degree Master Degree or equivalent
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Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas

Institute of Computer Science
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100 N. Plastira str.
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phone +30-2811-39 2715
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email papagian@ics.forth.gr