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KTP Associate Vacancies

Research & Knowledge Exchange

SCHOOL OF HEALTH SCIENCES

Applied Research Assistant- KTP Associate

Based in Bristol

Salary: £21,000 - £24,000
Contract type: Fixed Term
Duration of contract: 36 months
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 21 May 2018

Overview

In collaboration with Toffeln Ltd, the University of Salford has been awarded a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP). The project’s aim is to create a mass customisation strategy for workplace footwear and a tool to aid selection of appropriate footwear via an online platform.

Based primarily at Toffeln’s offices in Bristol (BS37), the successful applicant will manage the project supported by experienced staff from both Toffeln Ltd and the University of Salford.

The company aim to become the footwear brand of choice in specific demanding work environments that involve standing for long periods through introducing e-commerce based sales and creating a footwear  customisation option that will establish Toffeln as the leader of innovative footwear for workplace environments.

Toffeln is committed to a novel product development process, based on the ‘Wearer Innovation Loop’ which places research based knowledge of foot and health function, and knowledge of standing in the workplace, as the starting point for product innovation.  The KTP will be a foundational piece of the company’s journey towards their 5 year sales turnover target of £30m.

Excellent training and career progression is available for the right candidate.

The Academic team at the University of Salford consists of Professor Chris Nester (Research Programme Leader) and Dr Carina Price (Research Fellow).

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Research & Knowledge Exchange

SCHOOL OF COMPUTING, SCIENCE & ENGINEERING

Data Scientist - KTP Associate

Based in Crewe, Cheshire

Salary: £25,769 - £30,500
Contract type: Fixed Term
Duration of contract: 24 months
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 12 April 2018

KTP Associate with Trak Global (Solutions) Limited

Overview

In collaboration with Trak Global (Solutions) Limited, ‘Trak’, the University of Salford has been awarded a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP). The project’s aim is to develop a market-disrupting predictive driver behaviour scoring algorithm, increase the profitability of the company’s insurance book and understand/instigate a change in the social norm of driver behavior.

Based primarily at Trak’s offices in Crewe (CW1), the successful applicant will manage the project supported by experienced staff from both Trak and the University of Salford.

Trak is made up of a technology, operation and R&D unit (Trak) and an Insurance brokerage (Carrot Insurance). Trak design and manufacture black box telematics sensors for the fleet and insurance markets and are currently the 2nd biggest installer in the UK.   The company are seeking the ability to be able to analyse historic insurance risk and driver behaviour and build predictive models from this data.  Trak are expanding their data science expertise to be able to do this and are looking to make this a core part of the business capability.

This KTP will develop a disruptive practical tool, backed up by real customer driver profiles, patterns of conformance to and deviance from known social norms and use these to produce high accuracy for insurance claims.

Excellent training and career progression is available for the right candidate.

The Academic team at the University of Salford consists of Professor Sunil Vadera (Dean of School of Computing, Science & Engineering) and Prof Karl Dayson (Dean of Research).  The position gives an opportunity to work with a team of internationally recognized data science researchers who have published widely on topics in machine learning and their applications.

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