The University of Wales is inviting applications for outstanding graduates to undertake a Prince of Wales Innovation Scholarship (POWIS). POWIS is a £11 million initiative that is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund provided through the Welsh Assembly Government.

The successful candidate will undertake a 3 year research project based with a fast growing research based company located in West Wales. The project concerns developing second generation CAPTCHA system for cyber security. The company has strong links with Geo-Spatial Data Center- MIT, United States who will be collaborating in this project with the company.

Candidates for this position should have a computer science background backed with excellent academic credentials in a relevant discipline- a First class bachelor’s degree or a higher degree (e.g. Masters). Scholars will differentiate themselves by having gained some experience within a software developing environment. Due to the nature of the project, the scholar should have experience using C++ and working knowledge of database, servers or graphic skills. The programme will be on Agile methodologies.
The Prince of Wales Innovation Scholarship programme is open to all students, whether from the UK, EU or worldwide. Scholarships* cover all tuition fees, reasonable travel costs to and from country, an annual tax-free stipend of £20,000 (GBP) plus a one off research grant of £5,000.

To apply, please send a CV and personal statement (no more than 300 words) explaining why you think you would be an excellent candidate, by email to powis@wales.ac.uk quoting “Software Developers- GL” in the subject line. The closing date for this is 12:00 GMT February 17th, 2012.

For further information please see: http://www.wales.ac.uk

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