Data Scientist (Machine Learning Engineer) (KTP Associate), CSEE
Application closing date
£34,100 - £45,250 per annum
The School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering
KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER PARTNERSHIPS
Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) are government-funded collaborations
between universities and businesses. In KTPs, academics and company
representatives jointly supervise a KTP Associate who is based in the company,
with the goal of improving their competitiveness and productivity. KTPs serve
to make better use of the knowledge, technology and skills generated by
universities, colleges and research organisations.
Further information is available at: www. ktponline.org.uk
The University of Essex in partnership with Newcross Healthcare Solutions Ltd
offers an exciting opportunity to use novel techniques in machine learning and
game theory to develop an automated and intelligent staff-shift matching
system to be deployed on Newcross' HealthforceGo app, enabling better
fulfilment of the shifts offered by our care provider partners. This is a rare
opportunity to join a company in the healthcare sector, which is going through
a technical transformation which will see our applications scaling to a level
that will allow millions of healthcare workers to benefit from the use of our
system. For more information about Newcross Healthcare Solutions Ltd, check
out page 8. In the job pack attached.
This KTP project will be recruiting two Associates, and the successful
candidate for this position will work alongside a Data Scientist (Algorithm
Engineer) to deliver the project. The Associates will be joining a team of 4
Developers, set within a broader Engineering and Product team of 30+.
It is anticipated that both Associates will need to develop some level of
familiarity with the other's work in order to develop a cohesive and optimised
system. They will be supervised and advised on the academic side by Dr David
Richerby, Dr Maria Kyropoulou, Dr Panagiotis Kanellopoulos and Prof. Luca
This post is fixed term for 30 months and is based at Newcross Healthcare
Solutions Ltd offices in London.
DUTIES OF THE POST
The duties of the post will include:
Liaising with professional services in the healthcare industry to
understand the business requirements and rationale of the programme of
Understanding the wider strategy behind the project and how it will impact
on the company.
Lead on delivery of the project work plan, ensuring knowledge and
capability is embedded within the company.
Managing a complex project with multiple stakeholders, monitoring and
reporting on progress and ensuring objectives are met.
Building and analysing predictive models to represent real life settings,
e.g., to model healthcare experts' preferences with respect to the
scheduling of shifts.
Contribute to the design of scheduling methods, for example by using
machine learning techniques to design domain-specific heuristics for the
Design and evaluation of machine learning algorithms.
Contribute to the down-streaming and adoption of new technology within
A full list of duties can be found within the job pack attached.
BSc in Operational Research, Mathematics, Computer Science, Electronic
Engineering, Biomedical Engineering or a related discipline
A higher degree in Operational Research, Mathematics, Computer Science,
Electronic Engineering, Biomedical Engineering or a related discipline or
equivalent qualification, or equivalent industry experience
Excellent knowledge of data science and machine learning methods
Excellent programming skills in Python (Object-Oriented Programming),
with a good understanding of coding practices
Experience in frameworks like Numpy, SciPy, Pandas, SciKit-Learn and
TensorFlow / PyTorch.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to write technical reports/papers
Newcross Healthcare Limited
48 Chancery Lane
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