KTP Associate (Natural Language Processing and Data Visualisation)

University of Essex

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) are a unique UK-wide activity that help businesses to improve their competitiveness and productivity by making better use of the knowledge, technology and skills within universities, colleges and research organisations. Further information is available at: www.ktponline.org.uk.

The University of Essex in partnership with Signal Media Ltd offers an exciting opportunity to a graduate to develop insight extraction and visualisation techniques to convert a stream of unstructured textual documents, e.g. news articles, into easily digestible information and present it in novel ways. This post is fixed-term for 18 months and is based at the Signal Media offices in central London, however there may be potential to continue in employment with the company partner following the completion of the KTP.

The duties of the post will include:

  • Design, prototype and implement text analytic components for extracting and visualising insights from news data.
  • Work closely with developers and engineers to implement, scale and deploy new components to be part of Signal's products.
  • Conduct studies with existing and prospective customers to evaluate the developed components.
  • Participate in academic or industrial conferences and other events, to disseminate and present our research to the wider community.

The post holder must have:

  • BSc in Computer Science (Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, Human Computer Interaction or related fields), or equivalent level of experience.
  • A track record of developing industry-strength applications.
  • Familiarity with state-of-the-art NLP tools and commonly used visualisation packages.
  • Familiarity with commonly used visualisation packages. (e.g. d3.js).

As a KTP Associate, the post will offer the following benefits:

  • A personal development budget of GBP 3,000, travel budget of GBP 3,375 and consumables budget of GBP 2,250 (exclusive of salary).
  • Management training and mentoring by an Innovate UK KTP Adviser.
  • An interesting and challenging role, with exposure to a variety of stakeholders.
  • Full access to university resources to complete the project.
  • World-leading Academic and Company project supervision, with project support by a dedicated sector leading KTP Office.

Signal Media Limited
5th Floor
32-38 Leman Street
E1 8EW

Please use the ‘Apply’ button below to read further information about this role including the full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role. You will also find details of how to make your application here.

Our website http://www.essex.ac.uk contains more information about the University of Essex. If you have a disability and would like information in a different format, please telephone (01206) 874588 / 873521 / 873461.

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