Vacancies

SICSA continues to grow as a world-class pool of researchers in Informatics and Computing Science and there are a range of vacancies occurring regularly across the SICSA member Universities.

This page also features vacancies from industrial employers seeking to recruit graduates in Informatics and Computing Science.

Please note that all applications to external vacancies (outside SICSA) must be made directly to the advertising institution or organisation and not via SICSA.


Various Academic Positions

University of Glasgow

The School of Computing Science is building on its strong performance in REF2014 with the recruitment of four academic staff in priority areas (equivalent to US tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor).

https://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/computing/worldchangerswelcome/

Below you will find a brief description of the priority areas in which we are keen to appoint ambitious academic staff who will complement and strengthen our existing activities.  Four positions are presently available for appointment in Session 2017-18, with further vacancies to be announced in 2018-19.

Centre for Computing Science Education (CCSE)

Edge Computing – GLAsgow SyStems (GLASS)

Glasgow Interactive SysTems (GIST)

Information Retrieval, Machine Learning or Data Systems – Information, Data & Analysis (IDA)

https://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/computing/worldchangerswelcome/priorityareas/#/


Funded PhD Studentship, University of Glasgow

The School of Computing Science at the University of Glasgow is offering fully funded PhD Project – Containerised NVF Orchestration and Management

Supervisor(s): Dr Dimitrios Pezaros dimitrios.pezaros@glasgow.ac.uk
Funding Status: UK/EU (EU with more than 3 years in the UK)

Current operations and management (O&M) solutions assume containers are deployed within data centres with single geographic location, high speed communications and high performance infrastructure. However, many network benefits can be obtained if container network functions can be distributed around the network edge. The project would address how to devise network-wide platforms that can manage and interconnect network functions for many customers at scale and over the Internet. We have been using platforms like Openstack as well as our own Glasgow Network Function (GNF)orchestrator and would like to further investigate how such platforms can be designed to work at scale (e.g., billions of small IoT devices) and over heterogeneous environments where network resource utilisation becomes as significant as CPU and memory resource use.

How to Apply: Please refer to the following website for details on how to apply:
http://www.gla.ac.uk/research/opportunities/howtoapplyforaresearchdegree/.

Start Date: As soon as possible

Funding: Funding is available to cover tuition fees for UK applicants (EU applicants who have spent at least 3 years in the UK are also eligible), as well as paying a stipend of £18,000 per annum.


Funded PhD Studentship, University of Glasgow

The School of Computing Science at the University of Glasgow is offering fully funded PhD position in the area of Human-Robotic Interaction, Planning and Explainable AI 

Supervisor(s): Dr Mary Ellen Foster (MaryEllen.Foster@glasgow.ac.uk)

Eligibility: UK/EU Students Only
Closing Date for Applications: 31 August 2018
Start Date: 1 October 2018

This project will investigate how such human-robot collaborative tasks can be carried out, concentrating on the communication aspects: how the robot communicates its intentions to the human, and how the human can query and interact with the robot’s plan. The research will be driven by oilfield drilling applications, which involve control of complex equipment in a dynamic environment, with an increasing level of automation. Close coordination between the human crew and the automation system is often required, as is building trust between the human and the machine so that the crew understand why the machine acts the way it does and is confident it has taken all available information into account. The project is an EPSRC iCASE award with Schlumberger Gould Research and it is expected that the student will spend some time working with the company in Cambridge.

The student should have excellent experience, enthusiasm and skills in the areas of natural language or multimodal interaction and/or automated planning and reasoning. Applicants must hold a good Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a relevant discipline.

Interested students should apply as soon as possible: note that potential students must apply through the University of Glasgow application system as linked in the FindAPhD adverts – feel free to contact me directly if you have questions, but only applications received through the University of Glasgow can be considered.

For more information, please contact Dr Mary Ellen Foster MaryEllen.Foster@glasgow.ac.uk