Artificial Intelligence & Machine Vision Research Scientist - KTP Associate

Paisley, Renfrewshire (GB)
Salary up to £34,500
04 Dec 2020
End of advertisement period
10 Jan 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

University of the West of Scotland in Partnership with Kibble Education and Care Centre
Job title: Artificial Intelligence & Machine Vision Research Scientist - KTP Associate
Campus: Company based
REQ No: REQ001073
Salary Scale: Salary up to £34,500
Fixed Term: 33 months (with potential for permanent employment)

 + £6k personal development budget + opportunity to 
do a higher degree at no cost;
Opportunity to register free of charge for a Higher Degree (Ph.D.)
Gain management experience and training 
Apply your degree and lead your own project in a business
Work with senior company management to realise benefits to the business

University of the West of Scotland (UWS) and Kibble are offering an exciting opportunity to a post graduate in Computer Science/Software Engineering/Information Technology or with a relevant degree involving a significant amount of software development to support Kibble.  You will assist in the development of Kibble’s revolutionary behaviour analysis software.

This involves inventing novel methods for media search and retrieval, data mining and data analysis using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.

You will work as part of the team to enhance the software to be used in the distributed environments. Since we are pioneers in the field, you will help us discover and apply innovative approaches to our existing technology. You should possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to work independently and as part of a high-performance team, collaborating with colleagues and sharing expertise.  You will be able to demonstrate a proven interest in machine learning and image/video processing along with a sound knowledge of the C/C++/Python programming language.  Familiarity with remote health monitoring and/or behaviour analysis is desirable 

The successful candidate will be offered the opportunity to register free of charge for a Higher Degree (Masters or Ph.D.), receive training in Chartered Management Institute (level 5), work with senior company management to realise benefits to the business and apply their degree and lead their own project in a business environment.

Kibble is a specialist child and youth care charity and social enterprise and empowers young people through care, education and support.  Kibble services include the education and care of young people (aged 5-25yrs) with a range of social, emotional, behavioural and educational issues. Resources comprise residential units, day centres and sports, leisure and recreational facilities, pre-vocational training, enterprise and employment support, community houses for care leavers, community services as an alternative to residential care, mainstream school support and fostering services.  Find out more by visiting: 

Given the strategic important of the project, Kibble’s management have indicated their intention to retain the associate post-KTP subject to performance.

The successful candidate will be subject to PVG Scheme Membership. Having previous convictions will not automatically disbar you from working in this role (with the exception of offences against children or other vulnerable groups) and every case is taken on an individual basis.

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.  Please visit: or contact Stuart McKay (

If you have questions about this vacancy contact: 
T: Prof Naeem Ramzan, 0141 848 3648 or Mr Mark MacMillan
E: or 

Further information, including the job description and details of how to apply is available at 

Closing date: Sunday 10 January 2021
Interviews: Week commencing 25 January 2021 

UWS is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups. 

UWS is a “Disability Confident” employer.

University of the West of Scotland is a registered Scottish charity, no. SC002520