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EIRA Knowledge Exchange Lead (Artificial Intelligence)

University of Essex - Research and Enterprise Office (REO)

Location: Colchester
Salary: £40,793 to £48,676 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 15th May 2019
Closes: 23rd June 2019
Job Ref: REQ02680


With the emergence of the industrial strategy, the role of Universities in providing support to business has never had greater importance. The University of Essex has an exciting opportunity to join our EIRA Team within the Research and Enterprise Office at the Colchester campus to support our activity in this area. The successful applicant will have an understanding of University research environment and/or commercial R&D. The EIRA Knowledge Exchange Lead – Artificial Intelligence will build knowledge exchange connections across Eastern England, using innovation to improve business productivity in support of the EIRA project (Enabling Innovation: Research to Application). EIRA is funded by Research England and will run until March 2021 with a remit to accelerate cluster growth to generate productivity and engage with innovative businesses in the eastern region. The EIRA KE Lead – Artificial Intelligence will be working with the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering at the University of Essex, and with businesses and start-ups in the region.

Duties of the Role

The EIRA Knowledge Exchange Lead will develop and deliver specific support for the Artificial Intelligence theme across the EIRA consortium to deliver innovation projects that support the needs of business through a combination of well-established and more novel methods. Working closely with all EIRA collaborators and partners, the KE Lead will bring together research and expertise from across the consortium, build critical mass and coordinate with local KE teams and network partners to link with business collaborators. The successful applicant will deliver project outcomes that will increase and amplify the economic impact of sector expertise at EIRA partners within the local business community.

Skills and qualifications required

The successful candidate should have a demonstrable track record of working with business in the Artificial Intelligence area, experience of an academic research environment, and specialist knowledge in the Artificial Intelligence sector. Understanding of the specific challenges and the business landscape of eastern England would be desirable. Education to degree level in a relevant subject is essential.

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