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Data Science and Analytics Associate- KTP Associate

Queen's University Belfast

Location: Belfast, Newry - Ireland
Salary: £25,000 to £35,700 Per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 25th March 2019
Closes: 28th April 2019
Job Ref: 19/107316

Péarlaí Ltd

Péarlaí’s vision is to provide visitors to shopping centres with a market leading personalised shopping experience. Our product is a subscription based platform for shopping centres / retailers which sends targeted offer text messages to subscriber’s (VIP’s) mobile phones from shops they have selected to receive from as they shop in the centre, provide all year round discount and reward their loyalty eg. Free coffee if in a centre over an hour.  VIP’s sign up to a specific shopping centre and are issued with a unique key fob, which can be used to monitor the shopper using patented RFID sensors within the centre and shops. Shops upload texts to the platform, detailing special offers available to subscribers. The shoppers selected number of texts is then sent directly to the shopper’s mobile phone whilst they are in the centre. Péarlaí measure the effectiveness of these engagements eg. does a shopper enter the relevant shop after receiving a text. Péarlaí have a strategic opportunity to benefit from the use of advanced analytics to drive additional value from the data currently collected.

An exciting opportunity to work as a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Associate has arisen as part of a 24-month KTP with Queen’s University Belfast and Péarlaí Ltd. This project offers a skilled and motivated graduate the opportunity to take on research challenges in the application of advanced analytics to enhance business value and understanding of consumer behaviour.

 The successful candidate must have:

 - Hold, or be about to obtain in July 2019, at least a 2.1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Applied Statistics, Mathematics, Data Analytics or a closely related discipline.

-  Relevant work or research experience* in data science, in at least one of the following areas:

- Advanced statistical analysis

- Machine learning and AI

- Predictive analytics

- Natural language processing

- Advanced data visualisation.

- Proficiency in one or more programming languages commonly used in data science and AI such as R or Python or equivalent.

*may be demonstrated through a suitable module or student project or placement

 Full criteria can be found online at

 Further information about the Company can be found at

Informal enquires may be directed to Karen McGeough, email: or telephone: 028 9097 3970.

 Additional contact person:

 Anticipated interview date: Tuesday 14 May 2019

 Salary scale: £25,000 to £35,700 per annum. One of the key KTP benefits for graduates is access to a £9,000 training and travel budget over the 24 month project.

 Closing date: Sunday 28 April 2019

 Apply online at For further information or assistance contact Human Resources, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN.

Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email on

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit. It therefore welcomes applications from all sections of society and particularly welcomes applications from people with a disability. 

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