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

Two Fully Funded PhD Studentships in Cybersecurity at the University of Strathclyde’s Security Group

The studentships below are for 3.5 years, and include tuition fees and a competitive stipend. Interested applicants are welcome to contact or

Fully Funded PhD in Network Security and Privacy

A fully funded PhD studentship is available in the area of Network Security and Privacy. The PhD topic is fairly flexible however applicants interested in working at the intersection of software engineering, control theory, network security, or communications theory are particularly welcome. Students should be skilled programmers with an interest in the foundations of: statistics, distributed systems, and networks.

Fully Funded PhD on the Cybersecurity of Connected and Autonomous Ships

A fully funded PhD studentship is available on the cybersecurity of passenger ships. Modern ships are growing in size and complexity. A particularly new trend is the integration of complex sensing technologies with onboard Internet connectivity and remote management. This throws up a number of security challenges from the durability of software within ships (that last ~50 years) to providing safety guarantees of software-define components onboard.  Students will need to perform security analysis, develop attacks, and build defences, so hands-on skills including programming skills are required. In addition a strong fundamentals in any area of machine learning, statistics, networks, privacy, signal processing, cryptography, or security will be a significant plus.

Academic Lead Developer

Moray College, UHI

Apply directly to the University of the Highlands and Islands.

Moray College UHI are looking to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced individual to the position of Academic Lead Developer – Computing, who will work with experienced staff from the University’s Educational Development Unit to design and develop new curriculum products.

This is a new fixed term position within Moray College UHI, funded by the European Social Fund and Scottish Funding Council as part of Developing Scotland’s Workforce in the Scotland 2014 – 2020 European Structural and Investment Fund Programme.

The successful candidate will have a relevant Postgraduate degree or equivalent in computing, digital technologies or closely related discipline.  Membership of the Higher Education Academy would be an advantage.

Experience of using a range of educational technologies to lead the development, delivery and evaluation of programmes is essential, as is the ability to lead complex projects and deliver outcomes within defined timescales.

Closing Date: 20th April

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).

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)

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
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:

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.