Open Transparent Merit Recruitment (OTM-R)
Open Transparent Merit Recruitment (OTM-R) is an essential tool to have as an organisation and it is a pillar of the European Charter for Researchers. OTM-R ensures that the best person for the job is recruited, guarantees equal opportunities and access for all, facilitates developing an international portfolio (cooperation, competition, mobility) and makes research careers more attractive.
As an innovative world-class science and technology research institution, CyI continuously strives to attract the highest quality staff at every level. Our staff come from a wide range of backgrounds and this contributes greatly to our creative and innovative environment.
The Cyprus Institute already possesses OTM-R tools with the development of the CyI Hiring Policy and the CyI Staffing and Recruitment Guidelines. The policy and relevant guidelines are reviewed and updated periodically, in order to improve our procedures and be in line with the OTM-R. These are followed for all the openings at the Institute.
Our Recruitment Principles
Fairness The process has to ensure that every potential candidate has been given the same consideration, and that the choices made by the Institute are based solely on a candidate’s fitness for the position. The same selection criteria will apply to all candidates irrespective of age, nationality, race, religion or gender.