Industrial Research Fellow

University of Exeter - College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences

Data Science Institute

These two new full-time posts are available from October 2017 on a fixed term basis until September 2020.

The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university that combines world-class research with very high levels of student satisfaction. Exeter has over 21,000 students from more than 130 different countries and is in the top 1% of universities in the world with 98% of its research rated as being of international quality. Our research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today.

The College wishes to recruit two Industrial Research Fellows to support the work of Prof Richard Everson. This post is available from October 2017 until September 2020. The post-holder will work as part of a European Regional Development Fund supported Environmental Futures & Big Data Impact Lab providing research and innovation support to small and medium sized enterprises developing new products and services.

The post-holder will work as part of a new Data Science Institute, an inter-disciplinary centre bringing together researchers working on all aspects of data science. Central to this effort are research fellows who will work in close collaboration with problem owners and stakeholders.  Research fellows will have a main thematic area in which they will be expert and conduct research: 1. Machine learning, statistics; 2. High Performance Computing for data science; 3. Data visualisation. They will work on specific, defined projects and Challenges with members of the University and commercial and industrial collaborators.  Research fellows will also participate in and organise Challenge workshops for the co-creation of projects and the dissemination and deployment of the results.

The successful applicants will be able to present information on research progress and outcomes, communicate complex information, orally, in writing and electronically and prepare proposals and applications to external bodies.

Applicants will possess a relevant PhD and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes.

The University offers some fantastic benefits including 41 days leave per year, options for flexible working, numerous discounts at leading retailers, an onsite gym, yoga and pilates, a cycle to work scheme and a stunning campus environment in the heart of Exeter. If you are not currently in Exeter please have a look at our website for some further information on what a beautiful part of the country we are based in.

Applications should be made via our website. For more information and to apply online please go to www.exeter.ac.uk/jobs Please quote reference number P57117 in any correspondence.

For further information please contact Richard Everson, e-mail R.M.Everson@exeter.ac.uk or telephone (01392 724065).

The College is working towards department Silver Athena SWAN awards as a commitment to providing equality of opportunity and advancing the representation of women in STEM/M subjects: science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine.

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer.  We are officially recognised as a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution.  Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce

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