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Machine Learning and Data Scientist - KTP Associate

Engineering & Technology

Location:  RL Capital Ltd, Trident Business Park, Basil Hill Road, Didcot, OX11 7HJ
Salary:  £32,000 per annum
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (30 months)
Basis:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Sunday 21 March 2021
Interview Date:  Friday 09 April 2021
Reference:  R210058
Release Date:  Friday 19 February 2021

This role is an exciting opportunity for a PhD qualified graduate to take on a strategic project with the support of mentors from RL Capital Ltd, Aston University and Innovate UK. Associate will be responsible for development of a novel, real-time wheel alignment fault detection system (AutoAlign for cars & vans) to deliver accurate fault detection of wheel misalignment.

Candidate Profile:

The Associate will be educated to PhD level with a first degree in Computer Science, Electronic Engineering or Mechatronics Engineering, with a PhD in a data science related field. 

The Associate will require experience in data analytics, particularly in Machine Learning. The ideal candidate will also have knowledge/ experience of signal processing and the following relevant skills:

- Numerical, machine learning and signal processing skills in software such as MATLAB and Python.

- Experience of supervised and supervised machine learning techniques is desirable.

- Knowledge/ understanding of operation of embedded systems/ IOT devices, inertia MEMS sensors and dynamics would be a distinct advantage.

- Capability to work both independently and collaboratively and have a proven track record of effective interaction with colleagues in industry and academia.

- Good project management skills are required with the ability to develop work plans under his/her own initiative and work to deadlines.

You will work in a project team with Dr Yu Jia, Dr Maria Chli and Dr George Vogiatzis at Aston University, and software developers and senior management at R L Capital Ltd. 

R L Capital Ltd. is an automotive technology company that develops intelligent tyre & wheel monitoring systems, reducing carbon & micro-particle vehicle emissions. Find out more:  

Aston University’s academic support team is part of Aston’s College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS), a leading centre for research into applied computational intelligence and machine learning techniques for automated decision making and optimisation.

For informal inquiries about this role please contact Dr Maria Chli ( or Dr Yu Jia (

This project is a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) funded by R L Capital 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

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Aston University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.



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