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University of Kent

CEMS-252-23 - Data Scientist Research Associate

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Data Scientist Research Associate School of Computing Location: Other

Salary: £35,242 to £40,000 per annum inclusive of KTP supplement (may be negotiable in line with skills/experience) Grade: Grade 6 Post Type: Full Time Contract Type: Fixed Term - 9 Months Release Date: Friday 17 November 2023 Closing Date: 23.59 hours GMT on Wednesday 13 December 2023 (unless otherwise stated) Reference: CEMS-252-23

We are seeking a Research Associate who will be responsible for the development of a data analytics framework for intelligent building performance modelling. The framework is expected to combine diverse input including data from smart monitoring data streams, and provide insights with respect to energy efficiency, and occupants' performance. The project will focus on School buildings, and will involve the collection of smart sensing data from operational buildings. This is an exciting opportunity to work in an innovative project in the construction industry, with the benefit of access to academic research, supervision, support and advice.

The Associate will be based in Baxall Construction Ltd's premises in Paddock Wood and will work closely with the support and guidance of Dr. Christos Efstratiou, Dr. Fernando Otero from the School of Computing, and Prof. Marialena Nikolopoulou from the School of Architecture and Planning, at the University of Kent. At the end of the fixed term contract, and upon successful completion of the project, there is a possibility that the role could become a permanent full-time position.

As a Research Associate you will

  • Explore the application of data analytics techniques in building design, construction and building and occupant performance datasets.
  • Process, clean and verifying the integrity of data coming from different sources.
  • Design and implement unsupervised and supervised data analysis methods.
  • Lead the deployment of building-monitoring sensing technologies and managing the collection and processing of monitoring data.
  • You will be able to bring to the role

  • Background in an area relevant to Computer Science, Data Science, Artificial Intelligence or closely related disciplines.
  • Excellent understanding of machine learning techniques, such as decision trees, K-means, random forests
  • If you have the qualifications and expertise we are looking for, we would welcome your application. Please see the links below to view the full job description and to apply for this post. For further information regarding the application process, please contact [email protected].

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    Job details


    CEMS-252-23 - Data Scientist Research Associate


    University of Kent


    United Kingdom


    November 18, 2023

    Application deadline

    December 13, 2023

    Job type



    Architecture and Design,Computer Science,Engineering

    About the employer

    The University of Kent (formerly referred to as the University of Kent at Canterbury) is a well-known semi-collegiate public research university which is based in Kent in the United Kingdom. It was established in the year 1965 and is recognized as a Beloff's plate glass university. In 1960, sponsors of University of Kent sent University Grants Committee a proposal for creating a University in Canterbury. On the acceptance of the proposal, an Interim Committee was set up in 1962 and the university was named. It was in the year 1965 that the university was granted its Royal Charter. The institution started operating this year with just 500 students and 150 staff members. Princess Marina, the Duchess of Kent, was appointed as the university's first chancellor. Currently, the university has six colleges and its academic structure comprises of 3 academic centres and 18 academic schools. The university has won two Queen's Anniversary Prizes in eleven years for Higher and Further Education.

    The university has three campuses in Kent. Located in Parkland, the Canterbury Campus is the main campus that includes six colleges, the Gulbenkian arts centre, the Templeman Library and the Mandela Building. The campus is spread across 300 acres and is well-linked to the city centre as well as London. It offers excellent academic, residential and dining facilities. The Tonbridge campus was established in 1982 as the School of continuing education. Currently, it collaborates with the Kent Innovation and Enterprise and Kent Business School. The Medway Campus is situated near the towns of Chatham and Rochester on the site of a former naval base. The campus is divided into two sites, the Dockyard Chatham and Pembroke. Pembroke houses Drill Hall Library, centres for professional practice and journalism, the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, the Student Hub social space and the Medway branches of the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research and the School of Computing. The Dockyard is home to Centre for Music and Audio Technology and the Medway branch of Kent Business School. The university also has centres in other parts of Europe including Athens, Paris, Brussels and Rome.

    The university provides numerous postgraduate and undergraduate a degree programmes in various fields such as architecture, environment, arts, media, English, philosophy, social sciences, history, music, science, pharmacy, finance, sports, medicine, law, journalism, psychology, anthropology and economics. The university has over 20,100 students and more than 2,000 faculty members. 16% of the student population consists of international students. The university has a faculty-student ratio of 1:12. More than 6,700 students and 132 companies were engaged with the nationally-recognized Employability Points scheme of the university in 2015-16. Kent has collaborations with 388 institutions across the world.

    The university has 160,000 alumni over 180 countries including many notable personalities. Gavin William James Esler is a popular journalist, author and television presenter. Kazuo Ishiguro is a novelist, short-story writer and screenwriter. Tom Wilkinson is an actor best known for his roles in 'Michael Clayton' and 'In the Bedroom'. Alan Davies is an actor, stand-up comedian and writer famous for his role in Jonathan Creek, the mystery drama series by BBC. David Mitchell is a novelist whose works Cloud Atlas and number9dream were nominated for the Booker Prize. Paul Telfer is an actor renowned for his role of Xander Kiriakis in the Days of Our Lives. Many other successful people are associated with the university

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