We’re hiring! Data Scientist vacancy at The Knowledge Exchange


Alex Thomas

The Knowledge Exchange is advertising for a Data Scientist as part of a Knowledge Transfer Partnership with the School of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Salford. The role will examine the applicability of data mining techniques to big data held within Knowledge Exchange and Idox products including The Information Service.

The Information Service holds a unique collection of over 40 years of UK public sector research, strategy and policy. Such a collection offers rich and unique potential for sentiment analysis of the shifts and trends in public sector research since the 1970s. Anonymised user log-data from the Information Service could also be analysed to provide an unparalleled view of how the public sector uses and accesses research. This has far-reaching implications for academic research impact and funding.

Beyond the Information Service Idox provides solutions to many parts of the UK public sector including democratic services, education systems, environment services, legal services, property services and planning systems. Such systems provide a gateway to enhance and synchronise public data across disparate parts of the public sector.

While candidates will bring specialist knowledge they will be guided by the expertise at The University of Salford particularly Professor Sunil Vadera who is a leading academic in machine learning and data mining with significant industry and KTP experience. To support the subject knowledge element of the partnerships, namely public policy, is Professor Karl Dayson, who is Director of the Salford Institute of Public Policy at the University of Salford.

The successful candidate will receive extensive practical and formal training, gain highly desirable specialist business skills, broaden knowledge and expertise within an industrially relevant project, and gain valuable experience from commercial and academic mentors. On top of the salary the KTP Associate will benefit from a Personal Development Budget of £4,000 and will have the opportunity to register free of charge for a postgraduate research qualification.

If you are interested in this fascinating project or know someone suitable check out our vacancies page.

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