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Data Scientist - KTP Associate - CARD Group

Queen's University Belfast

Location: Belfast
Salary: £24,000 to £33,000
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 19th August 2019
Closes: 20th September 2019
Job Ref: 19/107782

Queen’s University Belfast is one of the leading universities in the UK and Ireland, with a distinguished heritage and history. With over 24,000 students, 4,200 staff and an annual turnover of some £300m, Queen’s University Belfast plays a unique leadership role in Northern Ireland. As a member of the Russell Group of UK research-intensive universities, Queen’s University Belfast combines excellence in research and education with a student centred ethos.

Established in 2003, CARD Group is a commercial market research agency specialising in the retail, leisure and foodservice sectors. We work with clients across Europe to conceptualise and develop better ways of providing new consumer insight. Our information is used for everything from planning global store portfolios through to assessing the impact of marketing activities on changing consumer perception.

We wish to recruit a highly skilled and motivated graduate to work in CARD Group (based in Belfast) in collaboration with Queen’s University Belfast for 24 months. Through this Knowledge Transfer Partnership, CARD Group seeks to develop an innovative system founded upon statistical principles to qualify the retail, leisure and foodservice potential of town centres. The system streamlines superior location planning for brands, resulting in sustainable and successful town centres for local authorities.

The successful candidate must have:

  • Hold at least a 2.1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science or a closely related discipline. Candidates who hold, or are about to obtain a 2.2 in the above in addition to either a relevant higher degree or one year’s relevant experience will also be considered
  • Relevant experience of modelling and solving computer science, mathematics, statistics or engineering problems. (may be demonstrated through a suitable module or project)
  • Experience of working with statistical and dynamic programming languages (eg. R, Python or a closely related language)

For full job details and essential/desirable criteria please refer to the candidate information. Informal enquires may be directed to Karen McGeough, email: or telephone: 028 9097 3970.Additional contact person:

Further information about the Company can be found at

Salary scale: £24,000 to £33,000. One of the key KTP benefits for graduates is access to a £8,500 training and travel budget over the 24 month project.

Closing date: Friday 20 September 2019

Anticipated interview date: Wednesday 9 October 2019 

For full job details and criteria please see the Candidate Information link on our website by clicking ‘apply’. You must clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria when you submit your application. For further information please contact Resourcing Team, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email

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

Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but, in particular circumstances, may be renewed or made permanent, subject to availability of funding.

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