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Position: KTP Associate: Precision Agriculture Data Scientist
Institution: University College London
Department: Department of Statistical Science
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: As the Precision Agriculture Data Scientist working at the heart of this KTP, you will improve the science, collection protocol, dataset quality and analysis behind Hummingbird’s machine learning capabilities. This will involve assessing crop health on field visits and developing models and tools within the Hummingbird software platform to help Hummingbird achieve 95%+ accuracy on their presymptomatic disease and weed detection algorithms
Requirements: The ideal candidate will have experience in statistical modelling and analysis, image analysis and applied machine learning methodology as well as a MSc (for Grade 6) or PhD (for Grade 7) in Data Science, Machine Learning, Big Data Analytics, Statistics, Engineering, Mathematics or another relevant field. Strong analytical, problem-solving and communication skills would also be key. Experience using RNN/LSTM, CNN, Python and ensemble learning approaches would be advantageous
   
Text: KTP Associate: Precision Agriculture Data Scientist, - Ref:1739279 Click here to go back to search results Apply Now UCL Department / Division Department of Statistical Science Location of position London Grades 6-7 Hours Full Time Salary (inclusive of London allowance) Grade 6B: ?30,316 - ?31,967 per annum or Grade 7: ?34,635 - ?41,864 per annum Duties and Responsibilities UCL Department of Statistical Science is the longest established university statistics department in the world and has played a pioneering role in the development of the subject. Hummingbird Technologies Limited , a new company leading innovation in precision agriculture, is now partnering with academics from UCL Department of Statistical Science to achieve a step-change in their business by improving the science behind Hummingbird?s machine learning capabilities. This is a unique opportunity to work in a dynamic, innovation-focused start-up with world-leading academics on a complex project that aims to change the face of modern agriculture. UCL and Hummingbird are coming together through a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP), a national scheme which helps businesses to innovate and grow, by linking businesses with a university and a highly-qualified graduate, known as a KTP Associate. We are now recruiting for a KTP Associate, specifically a Precision Agriculture Data Scientist, who will work full-time, based at the Hummingbird offices in central London, on this innovative project to put the latest academic research into practice. As the Precision Agriculture Data Scientist working at the heart of this KTP, you will improve the science, collection protocol, dataset quality and analysis behind Hummingbird?s machine learning capabilities. This will involve assessing crop health on field visits and developing models and tools within the Hummingbird software platform to help Hummingbird achieve 95% accuracy on their presymptomatic disease and weed detection algorithms. The Precision Agriculture Data Scientist role is funded for two years in the first instance and is available immediately. The successful candidate will benefit from: ?4,000 dedicated budget for personal development to develop commercial and technical skills ?7,500 dedicated budget for travel and consumables to share your work at international conferences Opportunities to publish your work in collaboration with UCL Key Requirements The ideal candidate will have experience in statistical modelling and analysis, image analysis and applied machine learning methodology as well as a MSc (for Grade 6) or PhD (for Grade 7) in Data Science, Machine Learning, Big Data Analytics, Statistics, Engineering, Mathematics or another relevant field. Strong analytical, problem-solving and communication skills would also be key. Experience using RNN/LSTM, CNN, Python and ensemble learning approaches would be advantageous. Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at Grade 6B (salary range as above) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis. Further Details A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page, together with some details about the Department and Hummingbird. To apply for the vacancy please click on the ?Apply Now? button below. Informal enquiries regarding the vacancy may be addressed to Dr Jinghao Xue, email: jinghao.xue@ucl.ac.uk , tel: 44(0)20 7679 1863. For any queries regarding the application process please contact Dr Russell Evans, email: russell.evans@ucl.ac.uk , tel: 44 (0)20 7679 8311. UCL Taking Action for Equality Closing Date 29 Aug 2018 Latest time for the submission of applications 23.59 Interview date TBC Our department holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award, in recognition of our commitment to advancing gender equality. This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff. Please use these links to find out more about UCL working life including the benefits we offer and UCL Terms and Conditions related to this job. Further Particulars Apply Now
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