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KTP Associate in Artificial Intelligence for Healthy, Productive Workplaces

University of Reading - School of Built Environment

Location: Reading
Salary: £32,000 to £42,000 per annum depending on qualifications and experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 25th September 2020
Closes: 26th October 2020
Job Ref: KT20004

The University of Reading and LCMB are delighted to announce they are working collaboratively on an exciting Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) using advanced machine learning and artificial intelligence methods to develop a software solution which improves building efficiency and indoor environmental optimisation by creating healthier, more sustainable and productive workplaces. The position is a 24-month fixed term contract based full-time at LCMB in Bloxham, Oxfordshire with support from experts at the University of Reading.

About LCMB:
LCMB improves our customers building performance and productivity through consultancy, project management and hands-on-support that delivers:

  • Improved staff wellbeing, performance and productivity
  • Reduced costs, energy, consumption and carbon emissions
  • Enhanced and boosted hard and soft FM performance
  • Successful capital projects on time and on budget

About KTP:
This position forms part of the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) funded by Innovate UK.  It’s essential you understand how KTP works with business and the University, and the vital role you will play if you secure a KTP Associate position.

Skill development through training:
There is a £4k dedicated training budget tailored towards your own personal development in addition to residential management skills training.

The successful candidate must possess:

  • Masters or PhD in Computer Science, Maths or another quantitative field
  • A demonstrated understanding of AI and ML; keen to apply this into real-world problems and challenges
  • Strong computer programming skills e.g. use of Python

Essential skills we require as a minimum:

  • Knowledge of practical application of software engineering
  • Ability to adapt this learning to new technical systems
  • Critical thinking and development of mathematically-driven solutions
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to project manage the KTP while operating independently within a small team
  • Demonstrate the desire and ability to lead on a commercial project with an understanding of the multi-dimensional nature of a KTP project

Interview date: 10/11/2020

Informal contact details
Contact role: 
Associate Professor, KTP Academic Supervisor
Contact name: Dr Zhiwen Luo
Contact phone: 0118 378 5219
Contact email:

Alternative informal contact details
Contact role: 
Professor in Sustainable Technologies for the Build Environment, KTP Lead Academic
Contact name: Professor Li Shao
Contact phone: 0118 378 7904
Contact email:

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and the Race Equality Charter, and is a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.

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