KTP Associate – Data Scientist

  • Job Reference: A6192 Scymaris
  • Date Posted: 13 September 2018
  • Recruiter: University of Plymouth
  • Location: Brixham, Devon
  • Salary: £25,000 to £32,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: £4,000
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical, Science & Technology
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Duration: 24 months
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

We are seeking an enthusiastic and talented Database Scientist to work on an innovative collaboration between Scymaris and Plymouth University.

The Role:

A unique opportunity for a recently qualified computer scientist to work on a joint project under Knowledge Transfer Partnership, between Scymaris and the University of Plymouth.  The key objective of this role is to develop a dynamic software data analytics tool to predict the impact of new chemicals and compounds upon the environment.

The Candidate:

You will have a good first degree with a minimum 2.1 (Hons) in a relevant subject such as Computer Science, Computing and Informatics or Data Science.  A postgraduate qualification such as an MSc in Data Analytics/Science or a relevant subject would be advantageous. 

 You will have practical experience of collating, aggregating and securing data from various sources and developing complex databases.  Evidence of familiarity with data analytical techniques is also essential.  Highly numerate with a methodical and tenacious approach to projects.  Experience of working in a relevant industry is desirable as is understanding the techniques and tools used to manipulate Big Data Sets. The ability to develop and refine a vision for an ongoing and growing data analytics capability based on a variety of data sources, both internal and external is important and candidates should be prepared to speak to this as part of the interview process.

 A demonstrated ability to be self-motivated in managing a complex project, with an initial degree of ambiguity, will be key. A proactive and curious mindset coupled with excellent communication skills will be needed to deliver on this project goals. Candidates are encouraged to demonstrate examples of such, by way of a personal statement and during interview.

 Your personal qualities will include an appreciation for environmental issues and of reducing environmental impacts.

The Company:

Scymaris Ltd is based at the Brixham Environmental Laboratory site located in Devon, England where specialised laboratory services have been provided to the Chemical and Pharmaceutical industries for over 65 years.  They provide high quality and cost effective ecotoxicology, environmental fate, plant metabolism and analytical chemistry services to the global agrochemical, pharmaceutical and chemical industries.  Their goal is to help clients understand the lifecycle of chemicals in our environment and the impact this has on the ecosystem.

University of Plymouth:

The University is ranked one of the UK’s top three modern universities in the Times Higher Education ‘200 under 50’ 2017 league table and has a strong reputation for innovation. You will be working with the support of a team of Academics including Dr Ismini Vasileiou, Associate Professor in Information Systems and Dr Sean Comber, Associate Professor (Reader) in Environmental Chemistry.

Closing Date: Monday, 14 October 2018

Interviews will be held at the company on Tuesday, 6 November 2018

This is a full-time position working 37 hours per week, on a fixed term basis due to funding. It is the hope of Scymaris Ltd, for the successful applicant to transition into a full-time position, upon successful delivery of this 2 year project.

For further information please contact Dave Marshall d.marshall@plymouth.ac.uk

 The University of Plymouth is committed to equality of opportunity, promoting a diverse and inclusive culture, demonstrated through our commitment to the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and as a Stonewall diversity champion. All applications will be judged solely on merit, however, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently under-represented in the workforce, for example black and minority ethnic groups. 

University of Plymouth holds a TEF (Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework) Silver by the Office for Students.

University of Plymouth has been recognised by Bloomberg as one of the 50 best UK employers for 2016.