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Research Assistant in Digital Transformation

University of Aberdeen - School of Engineering

Location: Aberdeen
Salary: £32,000 (Grade 5/6)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 5th December 2022
Closes: 16th January 2023
Job Ref: ENG203RX

In collaboration with Motive Offshore, we have an exciting opportunity at the University of Aberdeen, with the School of Engineering for a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Associate.

The Associate’s main challenge related to the project lies in the development of digitalisation of the entire Motive product life cycle and associated digital analysis tools.  A corollary challenge (and opportunity) in this regard is building the research infrastructure and alliances which will form the basis of future research in digitalisation and work transformation in the energy sector (oil and gas/renewables) and beyond.

Developing the new products will involve application of data science and engineering systems, which will be adapted to improve and develop new digital products at Motive Offshore. Alongside the data science element, the Associate will be expected to gain an intimate knowledge of the inner-working of Motive Offshore’s operations, as well as the people within the company that will use the new products. They will also get detailed knowledge of the marine equipment side of the business.

Key Responsibilities for KTP Associate

  • Responsible for the continued development of new and existing products
  • Research and development of new technology, frameworks, and methodologies to improve both internal processes and company offerings using the latest cutting-edge research in data science technologies to digitally transform the product base for Motive Offshore
  • Delivery, planning and management of projects from conception to completion - engage with the company’s staff and stakeholders throughout the project to ensure that the technologies implemented are aligned with Motive Offshore’s requirements
  • Engineering design of solutions to fit with the current products, qualitative data design, collection and analysis to support the integration of the new products into the company’s systems and user interface
  • Creation of reliable, robust, and efficient software
  • Project Management planning to successfully integrate the products into the workforce of both Motive Offshore and also its clients
  • Creation of data analysis tools and dashboards
  • Write, test, debug and document high quality code to create new features
  • Develop strong working relations with key stakeholders – clients, colleagues etc.
  • To be a positive ambassador for both Motive Offshore Group Ltd and the University of Aberdeen.

To apply online for this position visit www.abdn.ac.uk/jobs

Job Reference Number:  ENG203RX

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 16 January 2023.

Please Note: We can accept applications from staff who require a visa to work in the UK, as the position meets the requirements for a Global Talent visa.

Salary will be at £32,000; this is not part of a university scale and is instead driven by the external funding.

Informal enquiries should be made to Dr Andrew Starkey, School of Engineering, e-mail:  a.starkey@abdn.ac.uk 

The School of Engineering embraces a diverse working environment and recognises the many benefits this can bring.  Applications from individuals from across all of the equality protected characteristics are encouraged.

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