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.

Director of SICSA

Applications are invited from any suitable member of academic staff within a SICSA Institution for the role of Director of SICSA.  

Job Purpose
SICSA is the Scottish Funding Council Research Pool in Informatics and Computer Science.  The goal of SICSA is to cohere the Scottish Informatics and Computer Science research communities to help increase critical mass and to enable cooperation in research, teaching and knowledge exchange.  The SICSA Director provides academic leadership for SICSA, working with the SICSA Directorate and the SICSA Executive.

Research pooling across Scotland is entering an exciting phase. Having recently released the review of pooling, the SFC are considering a number of recommendations which present opportunities for someone interested this role. You can lead and shape the foundations for the future of SICSA as we develop into a new programme for Scottish research. Anyone interesting in taking on this role should be willing to lead and work with other members of the directorate on developing a new direction for SICSA in light of a changing funding landscape.

The SICSA Director will be funded by SICSA at 0.2FTE, capped at £20K

Main Responsibilities
The SICSA Director role is part-time, taking approximately 20% of the working week as follows:

  • Working with Directors and SICSA Executive to deliver activities such as research themes, researcher mobility, SICSA Graduate Academy, Education, Knowledge Exchange and other events (10%)
  • Directing and Chairing the SICSA Committee, SICSA Research Committee and SICSA Advisory Board, interacting with SICSA constituent Schools. (2%)
  • Liaison with Scottish Funding Council (SFC) and other bodies relative to the strategic direction of SICSA.  Representing SICSA on various external boards. (2%)
  • Developing overall SICSA strategy with the other SICSA Directors in the areas of research, teaching and knowledge exchange. (3%)
  • Representing and presenting SICSA at events such as DemoFest, SICSA PhD Conference, and other external events. (2%)
  • Participate in the annual Performance & Development process for the SICSA Executive Officer. (<1%)

If you would like to speak informally about the role, please contact the current SICSA Director, Professor Aaron Quigley (

Full details on the role can be found on the Director of SICSA Job Description
To apply for the role please complete the Director of SICSA Application Form and send to along with an up to date CV.

Application closing date is 29 March 2020

University of Strathclyde, Software Developer (KTP Associate) 

Hours: Full time 
Contract Type: Fixed (30 Months) 
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum plus £5k training and development budget 
Closing Date: 24 March 2020
 The Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering in partnership with Spartan Solutions ( is seeking to appoint a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP)
Associate in the area of data analysis/processing with a focus on tool chain development for machine learning.
Spartan Solutions Ltd is a software company specialising in solutions for the equipment rental, industrial services, construction and major infrastructure and the oil and gas markets. Spartan is a fast-growing software company building Digital Operations and Predictive Maintenance products to improve asset performance in a global marketplace. Like the 300 Spartans, they have teams of passionate, reliable and pragmatic professionals who do what it takes to get the job done.
The Spartans are looking for a passionate software engineer to drive the automation and productionisation of ML pipelines for industrial informatics. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop their technical, leadership and communication skills to help Spartan grow their business. 
Based in their Glasgow office, you will report directly to Dr David Williams, Chief Technology Officer. The post is concerned with the implementation of a cascading pipeline of software tools to automate the process of data preparation for machine learning algorithms. The technologies developed will interface with the company’s new data analytics platform, PROPHES.
You will be employed by the University of Strathclyde but will spend most of your working time at the company’s premises in Glasgow. Optionally, there will be an opportunity to register a PhD with the University.
To be considered for the role you will be proficient in software engineering with a bachelor’s degree in computing science or similar. Practical experience of industrial programming would be advantageous. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential along with the ability to listen, engage and persuade, and to present complex information in an accessible way to a range of audiences.
This position includes extensive management training with a generous personal development budget (£5k) and the opportunity to develop both industry and research skills for your future career. You will be the project lead, managing your workload and ensuring outputs while having continuous support from your academic and company supervisors.
The project is part of the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) programme that aims to help businesses to improve their competitiveness and productivity through the better use of knowledge, technology and skills that reside within the UK knowledge base. Successful Knowledge Transfer Partnership projects are funded by UK Research and Innovation through Innovate UK and are part of the government’s Industrial Strategy. To find out how KTP works and the vital role you will play if you successfully secure a KTP Associate position, please visit  
For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Robert Atkinson, Senior Lecturer,
For full details click here

University of Strathclyde, Lecturer in Cyber Security

Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Open Ended
Salary: Grade 7: £36,914 – £40,322; Grade 8: £41,526 – £51,034
Closing Date: 29th March 2020
Interview Date: Week commencing on the 20th April 2020

The Department of Computer and Information Sciences (CIS) seeks to appoint a Lecturer in Computer Security in order to grow its expanding Computer Security research expertise, and to support the development and delivery of a growing portfolio of postgraduate and undergraduate modules in the area. Based within the Faculty of Science, CIS is an internationally recognised research department specialising in computer security, health informatics, interactive systems, information science and theoretical computer science. It is home to around 600 undergraduate, taught postgraduate and PhD students with an increasing emphasis on online delivery of high quality educational programmes. CIS is working closely with industry through a growing portfolio of Knowledge Exchange research and education projects supported by the Scottish Funding Council Innovation Centres, like the DataLab and the Digital Health and Care Institute, and Innovate UK.

CIS in partnership with key stakeholders has developed a Graduate Apprenticeship MSc in Cyber Security. This MSc programme is designed for learners employed full time within an IT role in industry with a significant credit-bearing work-based learning component. Successful applicants will be expected to play a central role in the delivery and future design of the programme.

Successful applicants will be expected to join the Strathclyde Computer Security research group (, a multi-disciplinary group bringing together researchers from CIS and Engineering. The group pursues research in both technical security, like network security, security policy verification, malware and intrusion analysis, digital forensics, software defined radio security, and cyber-physical systems security; as well as human and organisational factors in security and privacy, and cybercrime. The group’s research is supported by broad funding from UKRI (EPSRC, ESRC and AHRC), EU, and industrial partners (e.g. CISCO, Brocade, Juniper, VMWare, Samsung, Fortinet and Scottish Power). The group conducts practical research work utilising a number of specially developed experimental testbeds (The Experimental Network ArChitectures Testbed (ENACT); The Ransom Architectures for Network and Systems Opportunistic Malware (RANSOM) Testbed; and The Power Network Demonstration Centre (PNDC) Testbed). Ideal candidates will either strengthen the group’s multi-disciplinary research capability with research expertise in IoT security and privacy, cyber-physical systems security, and security data analytics, or will complement its expertise in areas like secure coding and secure software engineering.

We seek to recruit candidates that demonstrate significant promise in their research discipline with a record of achievement in their career to date. The successful candidate will possess a PhD in Computer Security or Privacy and have a body published research in high quality publications with research interests in computer security and/or privacy.

Research Starter Grant The Faculty of Science offers a Research Starter Grant to all new full-time, non-professorial, academic staff within the Faculty. The Grant may be used for any purpose that assists staff to establish their Strathclyde research career and to assist in attracting additional funding for research from external sources. Any grant awarded will be to a maximum of £10,000, and the planned expenditure of the award is normally for a period of 18 months. Departments may, however, add to the value of this award.

Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Prof. Neil Ghani, Head of Department (

Formal interviews for this post will be held during week commencing 20 April 2020.

For full details click here.