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Chief Technology Officer


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  • Scotland

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University of Strathclyde / National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS)

NMIS Chief Technology Officer

Competitive Salary


The University of Strathclyde is a leading international technological institution and has a long history of working with industry to deliver strong business growth from access to research and innovation expertise. The latest major initiative continuing to deliver on this track record is through the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS).

As a magnet for innovation in advanced manufacturing, the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) group of specialist R&D centres, supports manufacturing, engineering and associated tech businesses of all sizes, to thrive domestically and internationally through accelerating productivity, embracing new digital technologies and achieving net-zero targets.

We turn smart ideas into reality and deliver ground-breaking research.

Coming from diverse backgrounds and disciplines, our passionate team works alongside industry, academia, and the public sector to solve problems, train the workforce of the future and generate the creative ideas that will transform manufacturing.

Ultimately, we are growing the economy, developing a vibrant and skilled talent pool and helping create prosperous, sustainable communities.

As a member of the NMIS Leadership Group, the NMIS CTO will lead the development and delivery of NMIS’s research programmes ensuring that NMIS remains at the forefront on manufacturing innovation nationally and internationally. They will oversee the coordination of collaborative research with other NMIS affiliated research centres, providing the vision, leadership and drive to ensure NMIS delivers transformational capabilities to Scottish Industry, working with the wider HVM Catapult network to deliver similar improvement across the UK. The NMIS CTO will embed processes and promote a culture that will deliver a well-informed and bold research strategy.

This role is a fantastic opportunity for a strong research leader to significantly accelerate digital manufacturing innovation and industrial application across a wide range of manufacturing sectors, many of which are currently failing to change at a pace that will allow them to remain globally competitive, or even survive.

This high-profile role will require candidates who have the right blend of leadership, strategic vision, technical depth, people skills and business acumen to deliver programme commitments and achieve the impact expected from our government, academic and industrial stakeholders.

For a confidential discussion please contact Donogh O’Brien, Katharine Price or Lauren Crichton at Aspen People on 0141 212 7555.

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Closing date for applications: Monday 12th February 2024

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