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Data Science Researcher (KTP Research Associate)

Engineering & Applied Science

Location:  Folding Space, Birmingham, West Midlands
Salary:  £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
depending on your experience
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (36 months)
Basis:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Sunday 12 May 2019
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  R190145

This role is an exciting opportunity for a PhD qualified graduate to take on a strategic project with the support of mentors from Folding Space, Aston University and Innovate UK. The project will pioneer new developments in the field of Big Data text indexing. You will have a £6000 personal development budget and the opportunity to become an accredited Elastic Certified Engineer. 

Candidate Profile:

You will have a PhD in Computer Science, Statistics,  Mathematics or a subject involving both mathematics & computing, with:

  • Knowledge/ experience of non-standard database technologies
  • Experience of carrying out empirical experiments on technologies 
  • Practical experience of statistical analysis & use of appropriate software packages such as R or SPSS
  • Software development and programming skills in Java and/ or C# 
  • Practical experience of machine learning algorithms
  • Enthusiasm and maturity to take ownership of all aspects of the project 
  • Some exposure to scalability issues for very large databases, document indexing, dynamic optimisation and the ElasticSearch analytics engine would be a distinct advantage 
  • Good communication and organisational skills.

This project is a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) funded by Folding Space and Innovate UK.  As a KTP Associate you will have a dedicated £6K 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 Antonio Garcia- Dominguez at Aston University, and software developers and senior management at Folding Space. 

Folding Space is an innovative software technology research & development and software platform company, which focuses on document & record discovery, analytics and management. Find out more by visiting:

Aston University: The academic support team is part of Aston’s Computer Science Department, a leading centre for research in applicable methods for extracting exploitable knowledge from huge amounts of interconnected, multiscale and multivariable data. 

For informal enquiries about this role please contact: Dr Antonio Dominguez on 0121 204 4454;

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