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.


SICSA Director for KE and Impact / SICSA Deputy Director

SICSA has a strong Knowledge Exchange programme, aiming to exploit and enhance the research capabilities and reputation of Scottish Universities, by assisting researchers at all levels in making a greater economic and social impact. 

The SICSA Director for Knowledge Exchange and Impact / SICSA Deputy Director role is part-time, taking approximately 20% of the working week.  This is a combined role. 

Applications are sought from suitable candidates working at any SICSA institution.  

The Closing Date for applications is 1st February 2019. 

For more details and to apply, please download the documentation below. 

KE and Impact Director Role Description

KE and Impact Director Application Form

Research Associate, University of Glasgow

Salary: £35,210 – £39,610 (Grade 7)
Hours: Full Time
Reference Number: 023587

Job Purpose

To make a leading contribution to a project funded by GCHQ/NCSC and EPSRC Research Institute in Trustworthy Industrial Control Systems (RITICS) look at Developing Pedagogy that Optimises Forensic Training in Safety Related Industrial Control Systems working with Professor Chris Johnson, Head of Computing, University of Glasgow. Specifically, the job requires expert knowledge of cyber forensics and ideally some understanding of industrial control systems. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the formulation and submission of research publications and research proposals as well as help manage and direct this complex and challenging project as opportunities allow.

For more information see https://www22.i-grasp.com/fe/tpl_glasgow01.asp?newms=jj&id=97462&aid=14231

Research Associate, University of Glasgow

Salary: £35,210 – £39,610 (Grade 7)
Hours: Full time
Reference Number: 023913

Job Purpose

To make a leading contribution to a project funded by GCHQ/NCSC and EPSRC Research Institute in Trustworthy Industrial Control Systems (RITICS); Establishing a Scientific Baseline for Measuring the Impact of the NIS Directive on Supply Chain Resilience working with Professor Chris Johnson, Head of Computing, University of Glasgow. Specifically, the job requires expert knowledge of cyber security in relation to national critical infrastructures. The role includes close interaction with senior staff in government departments, with regulatory agencies and with the companies that own/operate those systems. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the formulation and submission of research publications and research proposals as well as help manage and direct this complex and challenging project as opportunities allow 

For more information see: https://www.gla.ac.uk/it/iframe/jobs/

Cyber-Security Research Theme Leader/s 

Cybersecurity is an exciting and one of the fastest growing research areas across our member institutions.  The Research Theme provides the opportunity to engage, stimulate and collaborate across a range of Cyber Security research areas and bring together experts in the field.

The role of the SICSA Theme Leaders is to coordinate activities within each of the defined SICSA themes and further develop coherent communities in these areas.

Applications are invited from any member of academic/research staff within a SICSA Institution and working in Cyber Security / Resilience.

The SICSA Directors are seeking up to 2 Research Theme Leaders for the Cyber Security theme, over a period of approximately 2 years.

Please submit the brief application form and a recent CV to admin@sicsa.ac.uk by no later than 1st February 2019

Candidates will be assessed by a small panel during February 2019. There will be no interviews for this role.

To apply: 

Cyber Security Theme Leader Job Description

Application Form_SICSA Theme Leaders

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (Human-Computer Interaction/ Psychology/ Trust/ related fields)

 Grade 7 Spine Point 29-34 (£31,076 – £37,345
 5 months FTE: flexible/ part-time working available
 Location flexible
 Start date: As soon as possible
 
Role Purpose

We are looking for a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow to carry out qualitative research. The appointment is for five months FTE, with the possibility of extending. Applications from candidates who wish to work flexibly (part-time/ remotely) will be considered.

The successful applicant will contribute to the development and testing of new theories around the establishment of trust in online contexts. Knowledge of social identities, social norms, trust and online behaviour is highly desirable. There will be opportunities for the successful applicant to develop their awareness of Blockchain technologies, de-centralised registries, cryptography and encryption.

The post is part of the project “TAPESTRY: Trust, Authentication and Privacy over a DeCentralised Social Registry”, funded by the RCUK Digital Economy programme. Full details of the project are available here.

TAPESTRY aims to investigate, develop and demonstrate transformational new technologies to enable people, businesses and digital services to connect safely online, exploiting the complex “tapestry” of multi-modal signals woven by their everyday digital interactions. It will deliver completely new ways of determining or engendering trust online, and enable users and businesses to make better decisions about who to trust online. The project brings together expertise in socio-digital interaction and psychology (University of Dundee); Blockchain, multi-modal signal processing, machine learning, Cyber Security and 5G technologies (University of Surrey); and interaction design (Northumbria University).

Environment 

You will be based in Professor Wendy Moncur’s interdisciplinary research group, which focuses on lived human experience in a digital age. Your expertise will complement existing expertise in the group in Human-Computer Interaction, Health, Design, and Computer Science.

Applications from candidates who wish to work flexibly – part-time/ remotely – will be considered. There are also opportunities to be based at one of our partner Universities.

Please contact Wendy Moncur (wmoncur@dundee.ac.uk) if you would like to discuss the position, marking your email “TAPESTRY Postdoc Enquiry”.

 Deadline for applications is 17th February 2019