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Position: Data Scientist
Institution: University of Salford
Location: Salford, United Kingdom
Duties: Responsible for: The internal and external review of the current status of Upturn; Data collection, familiarization and analysis; Data preparation, cleansing and transformation of data for modelling tools; Modelling techniques developed and evaluation of pilot; Deployment, monitoring and maintenance; Project Review and Evaluation
Requirements: Minimum 2: 1 BSc (or nearing completion) in Data Science, Computing or a strong related discipline. Experience of using advanced statistics techniques e.g. Bayesian analysis
Text: DATA SCIENTIST - (Knowledge Exchange Affiliate position), - Ref:1687318 Click here to go back to search results Apply Now Return to unfinished application Organisational Unit KTP Number of posts 1 Grade Other Salary ?23,000 Contract type Fixed Term Duration of contract (state number of weeks or months) 18 months Hours Full time Closing date 19 Nov 2017 Location Company Premises (KTP Only) Vacancy Details We are looking for a dynamic and ambitious individual to develop a predictive modelling tool that will forecast trends in behaviors? to enable service providers to develop appropriate service strategies. The post holder will have high level computing skills, preferably with a knowledge of programming in ?R? and Python (open source) and SQL; advanced statistics techniques, data warehousing, data mining and data analytics (together with hands on experience of data mining toolkits such as ?SAS Enterprise Miner, SAS Enterprise Guide and SAS Basic Programming).; database operation and web application development. This project hopes to capitalize on the data collected by using methods from social norms theory and data mining to develop a deeper understanding of the effectiveness of interventions using quantitative and qualitative data drawn from a variety of sources. In addition, working in a commercial company in close contact with other staff, the Associate will gain experience of being a key player within the growth of the business. Upturn Enterprise Ltd is a recognized Social Enterprise committed to helping improving lives, create job opportunities, support people into work and encourage enterprise in deprived areas. The successful candidate will undertake a 18 month collaborative project between Upturn Enterprise Ltd and the University of Salford (School of Computing, Science & Engineering). Based in Oldham (OL8), you will be supported by the staff from the company and the academic team from the University of Salford whilst undertaking scientific research work. The post holder from their involvement in this programme will also gain a deeper understanding of commercial project management, finance, business relations and marketing strategies. They will also benefit from a Personal Development Budget of ?1,500 and will have the opportunity to register free of charge for a postgraduate research qualification. Please note that this vacancy will close at 23:59 on the date given. The University of Salford is committed to promoting and championing a culture of diversity, fairness and equality for all our employees and potential employees. Applications are therefore welcomed from individuals of all backgrounds as we strive to reflect a rich diversity throughout our organisation. Job risks/exposure None Please click here for job description. Apply Now Return to unfinished application The job description is a guide to the work you will initially be required to undertake and may be changed from time to time to meet changing circumstances and requirements of the University of Salford. It does not form part of your Contract of Employment. At the University of Salford we are committed to an inclusive approach to promoting equality and diversity. We aim to have a more diverse workforce at all levels of the institution and particularly welcome applications from people from minority ethnic backgrounds and people with disabilities, who are under-represented in our workforce. If you have a disability and wish to apply through the guaranteed interview scheme, you must provide evidence in your supporting statement that demonstrates you meet all the essential criteria for the job as stated in the person specification as well as meeting any of the qualifications, skills or experience also defined as essential.
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