Research Associate in Predictive Analytics (83870)

University of Strathclyde - Faculty of Engineering - Electronic and Electrical Engineering

FTE:  FT
Term:  Fixed term up to 24 months

The Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Institute of Signal, Systems and Communication seeks to recruit one Research Assistant or Research Associate (depending upon experience) in the area of data analytics applied to a range of data sets relevant to the area of animal welfare monitoring.

This fixed term position is for up to 24 months and linked to a European Horizon 2020 programme with multiple partners. Data sets are available from for example accelerometer based activity monitors, feed composition, milk production, veterinary and farm management records. The objective is to optimise the fusion of these data sets to provide meaningful information relating to animal welfare and production efficiency.

You will assist the delivery of the research project and carry out analysis of data provided by our partner companies. To be considered for the role you will be educated to a minimum of PhD level in an Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics or be close to the completion of your PhD*. You will have a strong mathematical and programming background with experience in machine learning, artificial intelligence and predictive analytics. You will be capable of high-level problem solving and you will have the ability to work as part of a team and on your own initiative. You will input as a team member to administrative activities and assist where required in relevant teaching, professional and knowledge exchange activities. You will have a good degree in a relevant area and must be capable of high-level problem solving and working as part of a team and your own initiative. You will be required to disseminate high-quality research output through the appropriate reporting channels.

* Whilst a Research Associate is ideally sought for this position, applications from candidates who are close to PhD completion or whose award is pending are welcome. In such circumstances, the appointment will be made at Research Assistant level (RS06 salary scale £27,285 - £30,688) and duties will be adjusted to reflect the grade of the post. This will continue until the PhD award is confirmed, at which point the duties and grade will be revised accordingly.

For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Craig Michie, Reader c.michie@strath.ac.uk 01415482521.

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