The role is Senior EU Team Leader /Research Associate on the domain of the Natural Disasters aiming to:

  • Support the research activities of BEYOND Center on the relevant field and
  • Participate in all phases of the EU and National funded projects activities from the concept formulation & proposal preparation to the implementation of research project activities of funded projects.


We seek an individual to support coordination of Disaster Risk Management tasks, link with the multi-disciplinary team of BEYOND, define research priorities in the domain of Natural Disasters, connect them with National & EU calls and to collaborate with the other team leaders across the BEYOND sectors and the Project Management team for the preparation of proposals in the domain.


Everyday activities:

We are currently looking for a Research Associate/experienced project coordinator for EU funded projects/ focusing on Disaster Risk Reduction to join our team in Athens, Greece. The successful candidate will have the following duties and tasks, including:


  • Define the research priorities on the domain of Natural disasters and coordinate the research activities of the whole team in various fields (Fires, Floods, etc.) in line with state-of-the-art and flagship EU initiatives and policies in the domain (e.g. Green Deal, Copernicus, DestinE, etc).
  • Leveraging on the existing group capacity and his/her skills, facilitate the research priorities of the team through the identification of relevant EU and National calls and strengthening the team innovative role in the domain.
  • Lead EU and national proposal writing activities in the domain with the support of the Project Management Team.
  • Perform the management activities of the National and EU funded projects (HORIZON, ESA GSRT, LIFE, etc.) in the domain of Natural Disasters etc.
  • Align and keep track with projects’ activities relevant to contractual obligations and delivering the required technical and management reports of projects


The candidates are strongly advised to visit and understand the types of projects run in the Center of Excellence BEYOND



  • PhD degree/MSc level at least in one of the following: Engineering, Geo-information, EO, Space based applications, Project Management, or similar degree
  • Experience with EU, ESA, and/or other funded instruments and projects.
  • At least 3-5 years of experience in managing projects and teams and proposal writing.
  • Good knowledge in fields as Earth Observation Research, Satellite Remote Sensing, Geo-Information, IT/ICT, AI domains.
  • Self-motivated, positive attitude with effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Fluent oral and writing English skills.


Why us?

BEYOND offers the opportunity to work in a unique environment with inter-disciplinary group of researchers (EO, Remote Sensing, AI/ML, Modelers etc.), giving the opportunity to opening horizons to an international career through the participation in competitive projects with world leaders in the domain.


Hiring process

Interested applicants should apply by 23rdApril 2024.

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The position can offer a high competitive salary package which is to be negotiated according to the profile of the candidate including all legal deductions and taxes depending on the qualifications of the candidate including all legal deductions and taxes.


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