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Machine Learning Engineer (KTP Associate)

Aston University - Engineering & Applied Science

Location: Birmingham
Salary: £33,000 per annum up to depending on your experience plus personal development budget of £5000
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 18th September 2019
Closes: 19th October 2019
Job Ref: R190411

Location: TRUE212, Farringdon, London

Contract Type: Fixed Term (30 months)

This is an exciting opportunity for a PhD qualified candidate to lead a project team to develop a real-time editorial resource for journalists and content creators. You will use Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to build innovative new products for digital publishing applications working in a collaborative team environment. 

This position is a 30 month fixed term contract, with £5000 dedicated training budget tailored towards your personal development and future career. 

Candidate Profile: You will have a PhD in Computer Science or Mathematics related subject

Key skills/ experience required include:

  • Application of Machine Learning/ Artificial Intelligence to multi-modal information retrieval
  • Deep Learning architectures e.g. Long Short- Term Memory networks  
  • Knowledge of Bayesian models for exploration and modelling of neural networks
  • Software development and programming skills in high level languages e.g. Python, particularly in an Agile development environment
  • Good analytical skills and a creative approach to problem solving

Personal attributes:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organisational skills to take project ownership, co-ordinate work-streams and achieve agreed objectives
  • Self motivated & confident with good persuasion & negotiation skills
  • Fit in with the organisational culture and present a positive image of the company to clients

This is a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) funded by TRUE212 and Innovate UK. It is essential you understand how KTP works and the vital role you will play if you secure this position.

To learn more please visit

The Company: TRUE212 are an experienced team of journalists, content innovators, technologists and designers creating original content and building digital tools for brands, businesses and institutions. Their client portfolio includes FTSE250 companies such as Workspace plc and The Big Issue. To discover more please visit

Aston University: You will work in a project team with Dr George Vogiatzis and Dr Diego Faria from Aston’s Computer Science department based in The School of Engineering and Applied Science, which undertakes cutting-edge research with real impact.

Location: You will be based predominantly at TRUE in central London, but will also have access to facilities at Aston University in central Birmingham. Some travel to key clients may also be required. 

For informal enquiries call Dr Diego Faria on 0121 204 4868 or or

Aston University is committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN Charter, recognized recently by a prestigious Silver Award to EAS. We pride ourselves on our vibrant, friendly and supportive working environment and collaborative atmosphere”.  

Please visit our website for further information and to apply online. 

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy

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