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Data Scientist (KTP Associate)

University of Exeter - Faculty of Environment, Science and Economy

Location: Remote
Salary: The starting salary will be from £32,332 to £37,099 on Grade E, depending on qualifications and experience.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 22nd February 2024
Closes: 21st March 2024
Job Ref: P91964

Faculty of Environmental Science and Economy

The above full-time post is a Knowledge Transfer Partnership Associate role available immediately, on a fixed term basis, for 24 months. The role will be physically based at Applegate Marketplace’s offices in Barnstaple, North Devon, the successful candidate will be expected to work at the Barnstaple office at least two days a week and from home up to three days per week.

The role:

An exciting opportunity has become available to work on a 24 month Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) between the University of Exeter and Applegate Marketplace Ltd. Applegate Marketplace Ltd operates a B2B procurement platform connecting buyers and suppliers. The KTP will develop an AI tool to improve matching between buyers and sellers within the company's online marketplace. 

The successful candidate will be employed by the University of Exeter but will be based at Applegate Marketplace in Barnstaple, North Devon. They will be expected to work a hybrid pattern with 2 days based in the office.

About you:

Applicants should have a degree in Data Science, Computer Science or a related subject, and be able to demonstrate a good understanding of data science, AI and machine learning. They should have excellent communication and problem skills.

Addition desirable skills are: 

  • Experience with generative AI
  • Experience with AWS Services and AWS Cloud Services.
  • Experience of developing complex data science methodologies

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.

Benefits:

  • A £4,000 training budget with 10% of your working time dedicated to personal development.
  • A unique and challenging career opportunity, working with both industry and academia.
  • The successful applicant will develop a wide range of industrial and research skills for their future career, utilising the skills and knowledge of company supervisors, as well as benefitting from continuous academic support.
  • The opportunity to manage and lead on a project early on in your career.
  • Specific KTP residential training.
  • The possibility to write academic papers and present at conferences.

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

We are committed to ensuring reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.

Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community. 

With over 30,000 students and 7,000 staff from 150 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN and Project Juno for Physics), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer.

We are proud signatories of the Armed Forces Covenant and welcome applications from service people.

Before submitting an application you may wish to discuss the post further by contacting Fabrizio Costa - f.costa@exeter.ac.uk 

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