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[ICS-1001] 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. ITNDCH 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 partners in the fields of Computer Graphics, Computer Vision and HCI for Cultural Heritage.

Cultural Heritage (CH) is an integral element of Europe and vital for the creation of a common European identity and one of the greatest assets for steering Europe’s social, economic development and job creation. However, the current research training activities in CH are fragmented and mostly design to be of a single-discipline, failing to cover the whole lifecycle of Digital Cultural Heritage (DCH) research, which is by nature a multidisciplinary and intersectorial research agenda. ITN-DCH aims for the first time worldwide that top universities, research centers, industries and CH stakeholders, end-users and standardized bodies will collaborate to train the next generation of researchers in DCH. The project aims to analyze, design, research, develop and validate an innovative multi-disciplinary and intersectoral research training framework that covers the whole lifecycle of digital CH research for a cost–effective preservation, documentation, protection and presentation of CH. ITN-DCH targets innovations that covers all aspects of CH ranging from tangible (books, newspapers, images, drawings, manuscripts, uniforms, maps, artifacts, archaeological sites, monuments) to intangible content (e.g., music, performing arts, folklore, theatrical performances) and their inter-relationships. The project aims to boost the added value of CH assets by re-using them in real application environments (protection of CH, education, tourism industry, advertising, fashion, films, music, publishing, video games and TV) through research on (i) new personalized, interactive, mixed and augmented reality enabled eservices, (ii) new recommendations in data acquisition, (iii) new forms of representations (3D/4D) of both tangible /intangible assets and (iv) interoperable metadata forms that allow easy data exchange and archiving.


One Early-Stage Researcher (ESR) to be recruited by the host organization of the Foundation of Research and Technology Hellas, Institute of Computer Science, Heraklion, Crete, Greece (FORTH).

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)


  • Competitive salary to cover living and mobility costs plus full tuition fees.
  • 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.

For more details on salary and other benefits please refer to Marie Curie website at:

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 September 2013, 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 of 1st September 2013, 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.

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