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Position: KTP Associate - Machine Learning Data Scientist
Institution: University of Essex
Location: Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Duties: The University of Essex in partnership with Cognitran Ltd offers an exciting opportunity to a graduate to utilise machine learning to analyse vehicle data and provide automotive OEMs with tools to predict failures and facilitate faster repairs, leading to cost savings and improved customer satisfaction
Requirements: BSc or equivalent first degree in Computer Science, AI or a related discipline. Good theoretical and applied knowledge of techniques in machine learning, e.g. collaborative filters, context-aware collaborative filters or recommender systems. Experience of working with structured and unstructured data. Demonstrable proficiency in general purpose programming languages such as Python, Java or C#
   
Text: Job details Job title Machine Learning Data Scientist (KTP Associate), CSEE Job reference REQ01478 Application closing date 16/07/2018 Location Other Salary £30,500 - £33,500 per annum Employment type Fixed-Term, Full-Time Job category/type Research Job description KTP Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) are a unique UK-wide activity that help businesses to improve their competitiveness and productivity by making better use of the knowledge, technology and skills within universities, colleges and research organisations. Further information is available at: www.ktponline.org.uk THE PROJECT The University of Essex in partnership with Cognitran Ltd offers an exciting opportunity to a graduate to utilise machine learning to analyse vehicle data and provide automotive OEMs with tools to predict failures and facilitate faster repairs, leading to cost savings and improved customer satisfaction. This post is fixed term for 36 months and is based at Cognitran's offices in Hatfield Peverel, Essex. Please note this role is subject to funding approval. DUTIES OF THE POST The duties of the post will include: - Establish an awareness of Cognitran's working environment and gain an understanding of the problems which are to be addressed through the utilisation of machine learning and associated technologies. - Deep dive data alongside the project team. - Develop the necessary tools to format and transform the data log into a machine readable dataset, then utilise Machine Learning skills to begin to build the machine learning models. - Conduct continual iterative testing and refinement of these models. - Working with the project team, design and build software which will enhance the current Cognitran suite of products. - At all stages, ensure that skills brought to and developed by the project are transferred to Cognitran's existing skills base by conducting training exercises. KEY REQUIREMENTS The postholder must have: - BSc or equivalent first degree in Computer Science, AI or a related discipline. - Good theoretical and applied knowledge of techniques in machine learning, e.g. collaborative filters, context-aware collaborative filters or recommender systems. - Experience of working with structured and unstructured data. - Demonstrable proficiency in general purpose programming languages such as Python, Java or C#. The role will be based at: Cognitran Ltd, Cognitran House, The Street, Hatfield Peverel, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 2EA BENEFITS As a KTP Associate, the post will offer the following benefits: - A personal development budget of GBP 6,000 (exclusive of salary). - Management training and mentoring by an Innovate UK KTN Adviser. - An interesting and challenging role, with exposure to a variety of stakeholders. - Full access to university resources to complete the project. - World-leading Academic and Company project supervision, with project support by a dedicated, sector leading KTP Office. At the University of Essex internationalism is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally-oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries and a university where you can find the world in one place. Please see the further detail link below for a full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role plus more information relating to the post. We recommend you read this information carefully before making an application. Applications should be made on-line, but if you would like advice or help in making an application, or need information in a different format, please telephone the Resourcing Team (01206 874588 / 873461 / 873521). *Further detail: Machine Learning Data Scientist (KTP Associate), School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE) jobpack *More information: Working at the University
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