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Heriot-Watt University is a public research university based in Edinburgh, Scotland. It was established in 1821 as the School of Arts of Edinburgh, world’s first mechanics’ institute and subsequently was granted university status by royal charter granted in 1966.

BRL Associate, Assistant Professor in Computer Science
As part of this prestigious programme, the School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences (MACS) welcomes applications for the posts of Associate / Assistant Professor in Computer Science. We particularly welcome applicants with expertise in either: (i) Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (which includes pervasive and ubiquitous systems, planning, data science and semantic web, autonomous agents, human-robot interaction, human computer interaction and multimodal interaction); (ii) Security and Verification (including verification of system safety and security, cybersecurity, automated reasoning, theorem proving, programming languages, foundations of computer science).
Research Associate in Nanomaterial Hazard Safety
We are looking for four highly motivated PDRAs. Each individual does not need to exhibit all of the skills listed below, instead, we are hoping to build a team with complementary laboratory and desk-based skills. The successful candidates will contribute to ongoing activities in the final year of the European Projects GRACIOUS, PATROLS and BIORIMA.
Research Associate in Novel quantum memory platforms with stoichiometric rare earth crystals
The Quantum Photonics Laboratory seeks a talented and motivated scientist to start a new line of research on quantum technology with stoichiometric rare-earth crystals for quantum memory applications. Significant goals include the characterization of the optical/spin properties of different crystals, optimization of their electronic and spin coherence, and the implementation of quantum memory protocols in both bulk crystals and waveguide structures.
Research Assistant – FlexBio Fermentation Scientist
IBioIC are seeking to appoint a fermentation scientist for a period of 2-years, to support fermentation and bioprocessing operations working on behalf of IBioIC member companies. The Scale-up centre has a growing team and it is envisaged that the post can be extended following the successful completion of the initial fixed term.
Research Associate in Theoretical Chemistry
A research position in theoretical chemistry is available. Specifically, the candidate will undertake the development and application of novel multi-reference electronic structure calculations. This will include but are not limited to Monte Carlo configuration interaction (MCCI), density matrix renormalisation group (DMRG), adaptive configuration interaction (ACI) and coupled cluster (ACC) methods. These will be interfaced directly to new and existing quantum dynamics simulation codes. A close interplay with the dynamics development is expected.
Head of Applications and Data-Information Services
Reporting to the Global Director of Information Services, the Head of Applications and Data (A&D) will work with the director, other service heads and colleagues within global Information Services and across the university to develop strategies and plans for the delivery of integrated information services that meet the university’s research, teaching, learning and professional service delivery needs.
CRM Communications Manager
This is a 12 month fixed term, maternity cover. Reporting to the Head of Prospect Experience & Conversion you will manage a team of four, responsible for providing an exceptional level of customer service to all prospective students and applicants to the University, guiding them from first point of contact through to enrolment. You will work within a cross-functional team to shape and deliver effective communication strategies and plans to support the strategic objectives of our Marketing, Student Recruitment and Admissions teams. Your team are the first point of contact for phone calls and emails and respond to these within agreed response times ensuring the needs of the enquirer are met and making full use of enquiry management and CRM systems in place.
Print & Graphic Services Manager-MRAC Marketing-13916
Reporting to the Senior Design Studio & Brand Manager, your role is to lead the execution and management of print and graphic service requirements with external suppliers. You will be responsible for thinking creatively and commercially when it comes to delivering on a wide variety of print and graphic service requirements, from degree certificates to annual reports, prospectuses and on-campus signage, and much more. This role is integral to the effective delivery of the Design Studio, and you will be a strong team player who can work in a creative environment and a confident subject matter expect when it comes to the best print and graphic services available for client briefs.
Professor/Associate Professor in Smart Construction (Teaching & Research)
Centre of Excellence in Smart Construction (CESC) is located at our Dubai Campus, with the vision to grow and connect to the pertinent research that is currently taking place at all of Heriot-Watt’s campuses. A key ambition for the appointee will be to work with colleagues across all campuses to bring together and nurture an interdisciplinary and internationally focussed research team.
Professor/Associate Professor in Smart Construction (Teaching & Scholarship)
Centre of Excellence in Smart Construction (CESC) is located at our Dubai Campus, with the vision to grow and connect to the pertinent research that is currently taking place at all of Heriot-Watt’s campuses. A key ambition for the appointee will be to work with colleagues across all campuses to bring together and nurture an interdisciplinary and internationally focussed research team.
Research Associate in Deep Learning and Optimisation for Extreme-Scale Computational Imaging
The BASP group is developing cutting-edge research on all aspects of computational imaging, from theory and algorithms, to applications in astronomy and medicine and are currently recruiting multiple postdoctoral research associates for research on deep learning and optimisation for extreme-scale computational imaging. Dr Wiaux is a Professor in the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences at HWU. He is also Honorary fellow at the School of Informatics of the University of Edinburgh (UoE), and Academic Guest at the Signal Processing Laboratories of the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL).
Assistant Professor in Academic English
Our BALEAP accredited Pre-sessional courses develop students’ language and study competence to enable them to perform well on their future degree programmes. The popularity of these courses means we have opportunities for additional English for Academic Purposes Assistant Professors on our 6, 10 or 14 week summer courses. We are seeking individuals who can deliver high quality teaching both on-campus and online and can facilitate an excellent student experience on the Programme. We provide expenses towards accommodation for teachers not normally resident within commuting distance of Edinburgh and opportunities for professional development through the BALEAP TEAP Portfolio scheme.
Executive Assistant to the Global Director of Estates & Facilities
Exciting opportunity to provide support to the Global Director of Estates & Facilities and the wider directorate. You will act as a point of contact for the Director, both internally and externally and will also support senior managers within the directorate to drive collaboration, customer service and effective team working.
Assistant Professor in Mathematics
The Department of Mathematics is a partner in the Maxwell Institute for Mathematical Sciences, an international institute that brings together collaborative research activities at Heriot-Watt University and the University of Edinburgh and offers the very best mathematical talent from around the world.
Assistant Professor -Malaysia Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Heriot-Watt University Malaysia is seeking to recruit enthusiastic academics with experience of teaching Computer Science, especially those with a background in Data Sciences. Successful candidates will be additionally expected to build research over time. The School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia is seeking to launch new degrees in Data Sciences and Computer Science in September 2021, and so a key remit of a successful candidate will be developing new course materials on software engineering suitable for the Malaysia campus, while developing strong links to colleagues at the Scottish and Dubai campuses to deliver high quality learning and teaching, to contribute to the continued development of the programmes offered to students, and to develop research in association with the Academic Schools in the UK.
Research Associate-IPaQS-9012
The Photonic Instrumentation Group at Heriot Watt University has a position available to support the development of Deep ultraviolet light therapies. The project is focussed on developing techniques to deliver deep UV light to tissues for a range of therapeutic applications. Some of these applications will require optical fibre delivery, others will require free space delivery. This post holder will be required to lead a range of research activities in both these areas, and work across institutions and research groups flexibly.
BRL Associate, Assistant Professor in Robotics, Computer Vision and Autonomous Systems
Exciting and challenging opportunity for you to join our faculty team associated with the new National Robotarium and the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics (ECR). We seek candidates with research interests in the development of cutting-edge solutions in autonomous systems and robotics. You will have a research interest in any aspects of RAS. We are especially interested in profiles willing to work on real world problems in close collaboration with industry to support applications such as (but not limited to) the net-zero transition, manufacturing, field robotics, healthcare and assistive living and agritech using robotics solutions.
Research Associate Bayesian computation for low-photon imaging
We are looking for outstanding candidates to work on Project BLOOM: Bayesian computation for low-photon imaging, at the prestigious Maxwell Institute for Mathematical Sciences in Edinburgh, UK. 3 years, fixed term, can be done part time to as little as 26 hours per week.
Professor/Associate Professor-Business Management-6242
We are seeking to appoint a Professor/Associate Professor in Operations Management and Supply Chain Management. The successful candidate will provide strategic leadership in development of innovative and leading-edge education and research programmes in operations and supply chain management, which cover a broad range of disciplines such as innovation, project management, purchasing, service operations management amongst others. We are seeking to appoint an individual with a track record in developing and managing undergraduate, postgraduate and executive-level programmes, combined with an experience in engaging with industry, commerce and policy makers. The position also offers significant strategic development opportunities in relation to knowledge exchange, executive education and industry-focused research. This is a Grade 9/10 post with salary range starting from £51,034.
BRL Professor in Robotics, Computer Vision and Autonomous Systems
Exciting and challenging opportunity for you to join our faculty team associated with the new National Robotarium and the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics (ECR).
BRL Professor, Associate, Assistant Professor Robotics in Healthcare and Biomedical Technologies
Applications are invited from world-leading researchers to join us at the new National Robotarium, which is opening on Heriot-Watt’s Edinburgh Campus in 2022, the £22.4M purpose-built centre, a joint venture between Heriot-Watt University (HWU) and the University of Edinburgh (UE).
Assistant Professor-Business Management-9710
Edinburgh Business School is looking to appoint an Assistant Professor (Teaching & Scholarship) in the area of enterprise within the strategy & enterprise subject group. The successful candidate will be required to participate in a range of related undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, learning and assessment activities across our various delivery modes including our three campuses and online. This role is ideal for an academic who aspires to work in an environment that allows them to combine practical experience with contemporary approaches to entrepreneurial applications within organisations. The ideal candidate will have a PhD or equivalent, with an interest in delivering high-quality learning experiences to our students. Experience of working within organisations in the service sector would also be desirable. This is a grade 7 post with salary range £32,817 to £40,322.
Laboratory Trainee in Fermentation & Bioprocessing
IBioIC are seeking to appoint a 1-year trainee scientist to support fermentation and downstream bioprocessing operations working on projects on behalf of IBioIC member companies. Due to its short-term nature this would ideally suit those looking to undertake a ‘sandwich year’ during their degree. The successful candidate will join the IBioIC Scale-Up Team, working across FlexBio and to a limited extent RapidBio (hosted by University of Strathclyde, Glasgow), to assist with the delivery of technical projects in partnership with, or on behalf of, industry partners.
Research Associate in Many-Body Theory
We are looking for a creative and highly motivated researcher to work in close collaboration with the PI and other group members on the basic theory of novel high-temperature superconducting quasi-1D systems, such as e.g. 1D quantum wires in contact with external baths. The position requires a researcher with a strong theoretical understanding and a background in numerical many-body physics, and specifically either matrix product state-based techniques (DMRG, etc.) or auxiliary-field/determinantal quantum Monte Carlo, or both.
Manager, Professional and Organisational Development
The Manager, Professional & Organisational Development will be responsible for planning, developing, implementing, and administering a range of programmes, initiatives and projects relating to talent management, professional development, performance enhancement and succession planning within the campus overtly link the analysis to the University strategy and plans. This role would also have an overarching responsibility to deliver an effective, integrated and holistic staff development and talent management programme in collaboration with the Research Futures Academy and Learning & Teaching Academy.
Project Manager
This is a unique opportunity to join the latest of our cutting-edge robotics projects, namely the UKRI Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Node on Trust: a project investigating how humans and robots can interact to form trusting relationships.
Recruitment Coordinator
This is an exciting time to join Heriot-Watt and the Recruitment Team who came together in 2020. We are now looking for someone to join our team who has experience in working with hiring managers throughout the Recruitment Cycle. Week to week deliverables will vary from supporting and advising managers on queries on current and future hiring needs, as well as providing support to our Recruitment Leads and Head of Recruitment.
Research Technician Monitoring and Mitigating Strategies for Storing CO2
We seek a research assistant for 2 months to assist with developing monitoring and mitigation strategies for the full lifecycle of storing CO2 in the subsurface.
Research Technician Monitoring and Mitigating Strategies for Storing CO2
We seek a research assistant for 2 months to assist with developing monitoring and mitigation strategies for the full lifecycle of storing CO2 in the subsurface.
Management Accountant-Professional Services Dubai-13473
The Finance team is one of the University’s key Professional Services which supports the University’s delivery of its mission, strategic priorities and business objectives. On a day-to-day basis, it does this by delivering a range of financial services, including: • routine financial transactional processing in payroll, accounts payable and accounts receivable; effective management of the University’s financial resources • sound management accounting, including ensuring the availability of accurate and timely financial management reporting • effective operation of the Oracle financial system and • effective and timely delivery of statutory financial reporting. In addition, the Finance department also supports the delivery of the University’s strategic plan through effective financial planning, including capital investment planning, project appraisal and identification of sustainable funding streams.
Administration Assistant (Research Support)-Dubai EGIS-14199
Heriot-Watt University’s Centre of Excellence in Smart Construction (CESC) is committed to advancing industry-led innovations in construction that will revolutionise the way we develop, manage and operate smarter cities. CESC partners with like-minded organisations and government entities to lead the transformation of the Built Environment and development of next generation professionals for the benefit of the economy. We are currently recruiting for a talented Admin Assistant to support our busy team!
Research Associate in Laser Based Manufacturing
The Research Associate will work on the EPSRC (Part of the UK national research council) project EP/V006312/1 “3D Laser Beam Shaping: The True Potential of Laser Based Manufacturing“. The project aims to combine novel refractive optic design, interference based optical beam shaping and fundamental laser-material interaction studies to develop a new range of focussing optics able to fully control the laser intensity profile in three dimensions.
Research Associate in Laser Based Manufacturing
The Research Associate will work on the EPSRC (Part of the UK national research council) project EP/V01269X/1 “Ultra-short pulsed laser welding – an industrially-relevant manufacturing tool for bonding IR and visible optical materials “. The project aims to build on our ground breaking work in highly dissimilar material welding using ultra-short pulsed lasers (including a recently completed Innovate UK project led by Oxford Lasers to develop a prototype welding system).
International Admissions Officer-Professional Services Dubai-13362
The Marketing, Recruitment, Admissions and Communications group is at the heart of attracting, engaging and delivering exceptional student and stakeholder experiences. The Admissions Office handles over 20,000 applications to undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at our Scottish campuses each

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