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Various locations in Scotland
£32,000.00 - £38,000.00 per year
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

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This is a full time/fixed term opportunity for 30 months

The post holder will be an employee of Glasgow Caledonian University but will be based at Safehinge Primera with regular supervision meetings with the University’s supervisory team.

Are you a graduate with a MSc degree in Big Data, Computing or Electronic Engineering? Are you skilled in Programming and highly competent in Mathematics and Statistics? Do you want to lead a project for a company with a track record of success designing and delivering products that improve lives? If yes, we could have the role for you!

About Safehinge Primera

At Safehinge Primera we have a clear purpose;

Together we design for good.

We help protect people through vulnerable times.

For more than ten years we have designed, developed and delivered products that improve safety in challenging Mental Health and Education environments. Within Mental Health, our award-winning range of Symphony Doorsets are widely used across the UK, balancing aesthetics with safety and robustness to create an inclusive environment that aids recovery. And we are setting the industry standard for finger protection within Education as our finger guards, which prevent children from trapping their fingers is door hinges, are used by more than 70% of Local Education Authorities and numerous independent schools, as well as retail and leisure outlets, and hospitals across the UK.

In the past 3 years we’ve been designing, testing and manufacturing smart door systems which will enable mental health hospitals to make a step change in patient safety and help to realise the benefits of a data driven approach to the future of care. We’re about to embark on our journey of embracing technology and data-led products to diversify and grow our business in an exciting and unique opportunity that will help shape the future of mental health environments.

The Role

This role presents an exciting opportunity to help shape the future of how in-patient mental health care is delivered. The post holder will take a leading role in the design, development and deployment of end-to-end IOT systems that include sensors and AI/Machine Learning to identify behaviour trends and provide predictive analytics. You’ll also be involved in carrying out user and customer-centric market research to help define the parameters of the project as well as gathering customer feedback/evaluation of prototypes. Please refer to the attached role profile for full details of the Role and Key Responsibilities.

Person Specification

The candidate should be a self-starter who enjoys shaping ambitious projects by working in an exploratory and iterative way, especially if this takes them outside of their immediate subject specialism. They will be working alongside a multi-disciplinary team however they should also be able to structure their own time and priorities. Safehinge Primera look for people who will add to our organisation and align with our Purpose and Values.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of a MSc degree in either Big Data, Data Science, Computing or Electronic Engineering, which includes a high degree of analytics skills coupled with programming skills in Python, with exposure to high level languages such as C/C++/Java.

Full details of the person specification are detailed within the attached role profile.

Knowledge Transfer Partnership This 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. KTP Associates spend around 10% of their time in training and development and are offered the opportunity to gain a Diploma in Management. You will be employed by the University but your role will be based at the company. Many KTP Associates are offered a permanent role with their company at the end of the KTP project. To find out how KTP works and the vital role you will play if you successfully secure a KTP Associate position. Please visit: There are over 200 vacancies currently available at or search ‘KTP jobs’.

This project is for a fixed term of 30 months; however there is a possibility that Safehinge Primera may recruit the Associate at the end of the project.

Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow Caledonian University is a vibrant, multi-cultural and modern university in the centre of Glasgow, and is placed amongst the top 50 universities globally (THE Impact rankings, 2020). Our welcoming community of 20,000 students, from more than 100 countries, enjoy a wide range of award-winning support services and state of the art facilities across each of our campuses in Glasgow, London and New York. Our University mission - with its commitment to the Common Good and core values of integrity, creativity, responsibility and confidence - is integral to everything we do.

As the University for the Common Good, we are committed to embedding equality and diversity, as well as our values in everything that we do. As such, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates who demonstrate the GCU Values.

The School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment is committed to promoting equality and diversity, and is a holder of an Athena SWAN Bronze Award for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education.

Glasgow Caledonian University is committed to a fair and transparent recruitment process that is free from bias so that we can attract and retain a high performing workforce which makes a critical contribution to our success​.

As a Disability Confident 'Committed' employer, we are striving to ensure that our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible to people with disabilities. Although the Disability Confident 'Committed' level does not guarantee an interview for disabled applicants, we will make reasonable adjustments for applicants with a disability during the recruitment process.

Applicants must have the continued right to live and work in the United Kingdom to apply for this vacancy.

If you need further discussion before submitting an application for this role then please contact Peter Barrie, Senior Lecturer, Department of Computing:

We are currently making updates to the VISA section of our application process.  Should you require sponsorship please select that you require Tier 2 sponsorship and we will be in touch with you to gather further information should you be shortlisted. 

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