SEND Graduate Researcher in Advanced AI and Data Analytics for Smart City Applications - Giosprite Ltd

Keele University


PhD research projects available, as part of Europe’s first Smart Energy Network Demonstrator.

Salary starting at £22,876 per annum (three-year fixed term).

Flexible Start Date up until October 2018.

This post represents an exciting opportunity for an ambitious graduate to become part of a new cohort of exceptional researchers in a unique partnership between academia and business as part of Keele University's Smart Energy Network Demonstrator (SEND) project.

Under the supervision of an academic project lead, you will undertake a programme of collaborative research, development and innovation (RD&I) which will underpin the development of a new product, process or service, working collaboratively with a Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire business, Giosprite Ltd. In addition, you will be eligible to submit the work undertaken as the basis of a body of work to be examined for consideration of the award of a PhD from Keele University. Your project will include both the research and development of a Data Analytics module for Giosprite's software product, that uses Artificial Intelligence to derive trends and support actions, and a trial of the developed tools in real world smart city and smart energy applications to test their usability and effectiveness, and study the impacts on various business cases and consumer behaviours.

This project is suitable for highly motivated candidates with a background (bachelor or master degree) in Sciences, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics, or a related subject. The successful applicant will have some programming experience, and some knowledge of data analytics and machine learning is desirable.

Using its privately-owned and managed utility networks (power, gas, heat, telecoms, water, and waste-water), Keele University is developing Europe’s first ‘at scale’ Smart Energy Network Demonstrator (SEND) – turning the 600-acre campus into a living laboratory where low-carbon innovations can be researched, developed, and tested in a real-world environment.

This post will be part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds England Growth Programme 2014-2020.

Keele University is committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN charter, and values equality and diversity across our workforce. We strive to ensure that our workforce is representative of broader society, and therefore, we would actively welcome applications from women for this role.

Keele University values equality and diversity across our workforce and to ensuring our staff community is reflective of the diversity of our student population. In support of these commitments the University welcomes applications from individuals of Black, Asian, and ethnic minority backgrounds for all roles.

This post is unlikely to meet the relevant criteria to allow the University to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship. Applications from candidates who require a Certificate of Sponsorship to work in the UK will be considered against the requirements stated in the recruitment documentation. Recruitment decisions will be made in accordance with the UK Visas and Immigration guidance.

The Smart Energy Network Demonstrator programme (ref. 32R16P00706) is part-funded through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the England 2014 to 2020 European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) Growth Programme. The programme is also part-funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).