School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences (UWS) in Partnership with SERIC
Full-time, Fixed Term 30 months

Data Scientist (NLP and Machine learning) – KTP Associate
Up to £40k + £5k personal development budget + opportunity to do a higher degree (Ph.D.) at no cost
Potential for permanent employment
Gain management experience and training
Work with senior company management to realise benefits to the business

The School of Computing, Engineering & Physical Sciences at UWS is well established and an internationally recognised academic centre.

SERIC are an award-winning cyber security consultancy and growing managed service business located in Glasgow City Centre with a strong moral and social conscience; most recently recognised when SERIC won the Best Customer Experience award in the Scottish Cyber Awards in late 2018. SERIC’S drive to ‘do the right thing’ led to the creation of SmartSTEMs in 2014 from the SERIC’s internal CSR (corporate social responsibility) programme, SmartSTEMs which since 2016 has been a charity in its own right, championing inclusion into STEM careers, working actively across the UK.

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UWS and SERIC are offering an exciting opportunity to work as part of the SERIC team You will be the key contributor in a hugely important social safeguarding platform, working with some of the latest technical innovations, from machine learning to artificial intelligence, to develop an automated safeguarding platform to prevent misuse of collaborative platforms (social media within education is the primary focus initially to help protect children online), an application that has massive social and political impact with a worldwide potential.

To be successful in this post you should be a post graduate in Computer Science/Software Engineering/Information Technology or have a relevant degree involving a significant amount of software development.
Given the strategic important of the project, SERIC’s management have indicated their intention to retain the associate post-KTP subject to performance.

About KTP

This position forms part of the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) funded by Innovate UK. It’s essential you understand how KTP works with business and the University, and the vital role you will play if you successfully secure a KTP Associate position.


University of the West of Scotland


he Successful Candidate Must Possess

As a minimum, educated to post graduate level in Computer Science or a relevant degree that combines aspects of software development. Experience of software development in C/C++, Python or Matlab and familiarity with the following technologies would be an advantage: Natural Language processing, deep learning, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, APIs (client and server); Cloud infrastructure; GNU/Linux; HTML/CSS; Mathematical modelling; Perl; PHP; Scalable services

Essential Skills We Require As a Minimum

Organisational skills with the ability to plan under own initiative and to work to deadlines
Good communication and interpersonal skills including report writing
Ability to collaborate with colleagues and sharing expertise

Ideal Personal Attributes

Genuine interest in computer systems design and development
Enthusiasm to learn and explore new technical opportunities
Strong self-starter work ethic

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