Machine Learning and Optimisation Engineer - KTP Associate

Birmingham, United Kingdom
£30,000 to £33,000 per annum
Nov 08, 2019
Nov 09, 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
This role is an exciting opportunity for a PhD qualified graduate to take on a strategic project with the support of mentors from Thames Laboratories, Aston University and Innovate UK. The project will apply data mining, artificial intelligence and optimisation techniques to the company's engineer scheduling processes to deliver a sector leading level of service to customers.

You will have a PhD in computer science or a mathematics based subject involving mathematics and Computing (or be close to completion).

The ideal candidate will have a strong foundation in data science and data analytics including expertise in machine learning and optimisation algorithms.

The ideal candidate will have:
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills and experience.
  • Strong organisation and communication skills in order to take ownership of the project and ensure it progresses to achieve the agreed objectives.
  • Experience of working in an agile environment and ability to introduce agile concepts into the business.
  • Interpersonal skills to work closely with Thames Labs staff across all functions to embed the skills through collaborative working.
  • Communication skills to be able to present project progress across the company.

This project is a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) funded by Thames Laboratories and Innovate UK. As a KTP Associate you will have a dedicated £5,000 budget to access extensive Personal Development opportunities to support the project and your future career. To learn more go to

You will work in a project team with Dr Peter Lewis and Dr Alina Patelli at Aston University, and software developers and senior management at Thames Laboratories.

Thames Laboratoriesis an asbestos consultancy supplying surveys, project management and training across the UK. The project will develop a sophisticated scheduling system using AI to improve efficiency an productivity. Find out more at /

Aston University's academic support team is part of Aston's Computer Science Department, a leading centre for research in applicable methods for applied computational intelligence techniques for automated decision making and optimisation.

For informal enquiries about this role please contact: Dr Alina Patelli, Tel:0121 204 5388 or email::
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