Job posted on: 25th June 2019

Data Analytics Researcher – (KTP Associate)

Job Specification

Based at Connect Childcare’s offices at 16 Lindred Rd, Brierfield, Nelson BB9 5SR, the successful candidate will work directly with supervisors from both the University of Manchester and Connect Childcare and will use the facilities and resources of both organisations. 

Job Reference : HUM-14138

Location : Nelson, Lancashire

Closing Date (DD-MM-YYYY) : 22/07/2019

Salary : £32,236 to £39,609 per annum according to relevant experience

Employment Type : Fixed Term

Faculty / Organisational Unit : Humanities

Division : Alliance Manchester Business School

Hours Per week : Full time

Contract Duration : Fixed term for 30 months

The University invites applications for the role of Data Analytics Researcher (KTP Associate) which is available immediately and tenable for 30 months from commencement, with the opportunity of ongoing permanent employment with the industrial partner.

Salary will be £32,236-£39,609 per annum (Grade 6) according to relevant experience plus a performance related bonus. The position also has a £5,000 personal development budget.

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious graduate with the ability and confidence to manage a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project with Connect Childcare.

Connect Childcare is the UK’s leading supplier of management software to the UK Childcare sector (group fall within the SME criteria). Established in 2004 CSS’s award winning EdTech solutions are implemented in 2,500 sites nationally including 11 out of the top 20 nursery groups in the UK. CSS’s systems help to streamline back office administration improving the management of nurseries, facilitate the observation of children and provide communication with parents.

The University of Manchester and Connect Childcare are looking to recruit a research associate to undertake this 30 month project which has an overall aim of defining and embedding a data strategy and platform to support the implementation a new data analytics service. Harmonising data management processes to improve strategic and/or tactical reporting and decision making, allowing the company and their customers to become data empowered businesses.

Candidates will require a BSc and an MSc (PhD desired) in Computer Science, Business Analytics or related areas and academic or industrial experience in the areas of Data Analytics and Machine Learning. The candidate should have software development experience in Java, R or Python.

This post is funded through a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) award, a UK Government scheme intended to promote sustained and mutually beneficial relationships between universities and industry.

The University of Manchester values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community
Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:
Name: Dr Yu-wang Chen, Senior Lecturer in Decision Sciences

General enquiries:
Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:
Tel: 0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.
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Job Specification
  • Location Nelson Office
  • Experience Required See core skills
  • Salary £32,236 to £39,609 per annum according to relevant experience
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