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Specialist in Large Language Models and NLP for an Architectural Firm - KTP Associate

Newcastle University

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Salary: £38,000 to £40,000 per annum (plus substantial training budget)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 6th June 2024
Closes: 23rd June 2024
Job Ref: 27250

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We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.

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The role

Ryder Architecture and Newcastle University are offering an exciting opportunity for a Specialist in Large Language Models (LLM) and NLP to lead on automation of non-design related tasks with their firm.

You will take a leading role in a project aimed at enhancing business productivity and service delivery by automating non-design support tasks and their deliverables. You will support the automated generation of various type of documents (proposal, stage reports, client brief, etc.) to support the architectural design development process. Additionally, you will work on developing methods for improving design capability and capacity through the application of novel LLM Models and Artificial Intelligence systems.

Candidates should have a Masters or PhD in Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Software Engineering, Data Science, Statistics or a related technical field. Applications also are strongly encouraged from candidates with background in Architecture, Design and related disciplines who have knowledge and skills in computing related to LLM/ AI systems.

The KTP Associate will be an employee of Newcastle University but will spend most of their working time at the Ryder Architecture's premises at Cooper's Studios, 14-18 Westgate Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 3NN and when required at Newcastle University. Although the contract is fixed term for a duration of 2 years, more than 70% of KTP staff gain a permanent job offer by their KTP company.

Benefits:

  • Develop managerial skills and attend two residential managerial workshops (each of one week duration)
  • £4,000 personal training budget
  • The opportunity to lead a project, develop project management skills and improve long term career prospects
  • Mentoring by a Knowledge Transfer Network Adviser
  • Full access to university resources to complete the project
  • Ability to work in a largely self-determined way, across the industry-academic partnership
  • Opportunities to develop both technical understanding and commercial awareness
  • The possibility to study for a higher degree or undertake professional development

For more information or informal enquiries, please contact Prof Mohamad Kassem (Mohamad.kassem@newcastle.ac.uk) and Dr Huizhi Liang (Huizhi.liang@newcastle.ac.uk)

For further details on the Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering please visit our web page at: https://www.ncl.ac.uk/sage/

For further details about Knowledge Transfer Partnerships please visit the web page at: http://www.ktp-uk.org/ 

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