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Research Assistant in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence

Robert Gordon University

Salary: £29,799 to £32,548
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 27th July 2018
Closes: 26th August 2018
Job Ref: RGU01792

Location: RGU Garthdee, AB10 7GJ

Hours: 37.00 hours per week

Job Summary

We are offering a post of Research Assistant in Smart Data Technologies. The post is intended to support the research work of the Smart Data Technologies Centre, which applies novel data science and artificial intelligence research to challenging real-world problems. Appointment will be decided on the academic quality and potential of the candidates.

We are especially interested in candidates with expertise in the following areas:

  • Evolutionary algorithms, fuzzy logic or neural networks
  • Machine learning and time series modelling
  • Probabilistic modelling and prediction
  • Machine vision and deep learning
  • Discrete event simulation and dynamic simulation

Our research has a strong focus on robust real-world application and so a flexible skill set and a willingness to engage with industry are key requirements of the roles. Experience in industrially-applied research is desirable but not essential.

The School has internationally recognised research pushing the boundaries of theoretical and practical knowledge in Computing Science. We have long-standing research strength in Computational Intelligence, Case-Based Reasoning and Data Mining with growing expertise in Usability and Human Factors.

The Smart Data Technologies Centre, hosted by the School, focusses on industrially – applied data science, optimisation and machine learning. Major application areas include: planning and supply chain optimisation; predictive and preventive maintenance; process control and operations management. Smart Data is a strategic priority research area for the university, and we engage in interdisciplinary research with other Schools, most notably Engineering (predictive maintenance) and Architecture (smart cities). 

The Centre attracts direct funding from industry as well as public funding from RCUK, Horizon 2020, and from Scottish Innovation Centres, such as The Data Lab, OGIC and CENSIS. RGU hosts the Aberdeen hub of The Data Lab Innovation Centre, which is co-located with the School. The School is a member of the Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance (SICSA), which pools world-leading research in Computing Science from Scottish Universities.

This post is subject to a Disclosure Scotland check. For more information visit:

Salary on first appointment is normally to the bottom of the scale, although in exceptional circumstances an appointment further up the scale may be considered.

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