Leicester Innovation Hub Data Analytics Fellow

University of Leicester - Division of Research and Enterprise

Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract until 31st March 2020

The University of Leicester wants to be at the forefront in inspiring people and innovation by delivering world-leading discovery led research, teaching, learning, and knowledge exchange. The Leicester Innovation Hub, is a three year, ERDF part-funded, SME focused applied research and innovation support programme and a dedicated physical innovation space in the brand new, highly visible creative multi-purpose multi-million-pound University’s flagship research and innovation space.

There are some incredible career opportunities to announce with the introduction of our new Leicester Innovation Hub. We are keen to welcome a new Data Analytics Innovation Fellow into our expanding team to lead and manage the successful delivery of practical innovation support from the University through the Leicester Innovation Hub (part-funded by European Regional Development Fund).

As a critical member of the team, you will manage and deliver a proportion of the ERDF and University outputs and outcomes on time and to budget by developing and delivering Data Analytics based innovation focused workshops to recruit relevant SMEs to deliver collaborative projects. Demonstrating your tenacity, you will proactively build and maintain research, business and industry activity in Data Analytics, develop industrial partnerships with businesses to capitalise on University research outcomes and grow enterprise activity.

We will rely on you to practically and intensively support qualifying SMEs to launch new products and services and or introduce new processes by meeting their innovation needs in collaboration with the University. You will build and manage a pipeline of commercial collaborative project opportunities aligned with priority Innovate UK and Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund themes.

As the successful candidate, you will join us with a postgraduate qualification in a related discipline or as a graduate with relevant practical industrial experience. It is important that you will have excellent working knowledge of software engineering and data analytics methods plus knowledge of commercial opportunities arising from data management and representation, including databases. Plus, ideally, experience of working with and supporting SMEs to launch new products and services and increase market share. You will have training and or extensive workshop delivery experience to plan and deliver practical engaging innovation themed workshops and have the ability to demonstrate to others how to use sensitive and sophisticated data analytics techniques. This opportunity would suit candidates who enjoy delivering practical solutions working collaboratively with SMEs with proven ability to build strong and credible relationships with commercial partners, academic researchers and intermediaries at all levels and can confidently manage multi-stakeholder projects. You will be able to demonstrate your ability to deliver collaborative research and development support to businesses and have the proficiency to work alone or as part of a multi-disciplinary team. This position would be ideal for an individual who has a Research or Analysis background and excellent written and oral communication skills. We look forward to receiving your application.

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Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Ms Anjuu Trevedi (Head of Regional Business Engagement) at at220@leicester.ac.uk

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