Data Scientist (KTP Associate)

University of Exeter
December 07, 2023
Offerd Salary:£32,332 to £37,099
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The starting salary will be from £32,332 to £37,099 on Grade E, depending on qualifications and experience.


Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme and relocation package (if applicable).

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Data Scientist (KTP Associate)

Job description

Faculty of Environment, Science and Economy

The above full-time post is a Knowledge Transfer Partnership Associate role available immediately for 28 months. The successful candidate will be employed by the University of Exeter and will be based at Agile Applications in Pill near Bristol. They will be expected to work a hybrid pattern with 3 days based in the office. There is public transport from Bristol City Centre to the Pill offices.

Summary of the role

An exciting opportunity has become available to work on a 28 month Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) between the University of Exeter and Agile Applications Ltd. The KTP will create AI able to analyse architectural drawings within the planning process.

Company Information :

Agile Applications Ltd is a software development company that specialises in software systems for Planning, Building Control, Waste Management, Land Charges and Regulatory Services to improve efficiency, productivity and citizen engagement for Local Government in the UK.

More information about Agile Applications can be found at: https: //

Qualification / skills we require :

  • A good degree in data science, computer science or similar

  • Excellent communication skills (both written and oral) with ability to communicate complex and conceptual ideas to a range of groups including clients.

  • Good understanding and demonstrable experience with Data Science, AI/Machine Learning
  • Ability to disseminate results to stakeholders.
  • Strong abilities in problem solving and trouble shooting.

  • Some experience with using Machine Learning to analyse images and text.

  • Experience with using data to predict outcomes
  • Experience with Python, ‘R', Relational Databases, SQL Databases, Data Warehouses.
  • Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.

    The University of Exeter

    We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 200 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024 and QS World University Ranking 2024). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2023, underpinned by Gold ratings for Student Experience and Student Outcomes.

    Our world-leading research impact has grown more than any other Russell Group university in recent years, and we are home to some of the world's most influential researchers, seeking to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today. More than 99% of our research is of international quality and 47% is world-leading (2021 Research Excellence Framework).

    We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Read about our world leading research – Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City

    Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

    We are committed to ensuring reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.

    Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community.

    With over 30,000 students and 7,000 staff from 150 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN and Project Juno for Physics), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer.


  • A £4,000 training budget with 10% of your working time dedicated to personal development.
  • A unique and challenging career opportunity, working with both industry and academia.

  • The successful applicant will develop a wide range of industrial and research skills for their future career, utilising the skills and knowledge of company supervisors, as well as benefitting from continuous academic support.

  • The opportunity to manage and lead on a project early on in your career.
  • Specific KTP residential training.
  • The possibility to write academic papers and present at conferences.
  • Before submitting an application you may wish to discuss the post further by contacting Fabrizio Costa - [email protected] or Stefan Siegert [email protected]

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