Research Fellow in Data Science

University of Plymouth - Faculty of Science and Engineering

We are seeking a Research Fellow in Data Science to support the development of original statistical and data science methodologies, analytical and computational tools to extract knowledge from complex big data for the Impact Lab project.

The Impact Lab is a £6.4m part-funded ERDF project delivered by the Universities of Exeter and Plymouth with the Met Office, Plymouth Marine Laboratory, Rothamsted Research, Plymouth College of Art and Exeter City Futures. Impact Lab will bring SMEs and individual innovators together with researchers to analyse data, and create new products and services focusing on safeguarding the environment. The Impact Lab provides research expertise in statistics, data science, high performance computing, data visualisation and innovation to support SME’s with the co-creation of products and services.

You will be required to develop methodology, implement algorithms, produce scientific results, support teaching and collaborate with all the key stakeholders.

You will be working on part of the core research and development programme primarily developing innovative analytics methods to model high- dimensional data and carry out data engineering, analyses and key visualisations using data science and machine learning approaches.

The role will require you to work collaboratively with researchers from Big Data group and the Sustainable Earth Institute as well as Impact Lab partners and eligible SME’s and external bodies involved in the research.

The Environmental Futures and Impact Lab project is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

Further details of the desired characteristics for this post are available in the job description.

This is a full-time post working 37 hours per week on a fixed-term basis for 2 years due to funding.

For more information, please contact Dr Luciana Dalla Valle, by telephone +44 1752 586319 or by emailing

Closing date: 12midnight, Wednesday 1st August 2018

The University of Plymouth is committed to equality of opportunity, promoting a diverse and inclusive culture, demonstrated through our commitment to the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and as a Stonewall diversity champion. All applications will be judged solely on merit, however, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently under-represented in the workforce, for example black and minority ethnic groups.

University of Plymouth holds a TEF (Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework) Silver by the Office for Students.

University of Plymouth has been recognised by Bloomberg as one of the 50 best UK employers for 2016.

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