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Data Scientist - Knowledge Transfer Partnership Associate

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Job Title - Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Associate – Data Scientist
Job number - ACAD104326
Division/School - School of Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Engineering Maths
Contract type - Fixed Term Contract
Working pattern - Full time
Salary - £40,000 - £45,000
Closing date for applications - 15th December 2019

Based at Claritum in Bath, Somerset, the post is funded through the Knowledge Transfer Partnership between the University of Bristol and Claritum and will include relevant training.

You will be at the heart of an exciting collaboration between Claritum and the Department of Computer Science to explore automation of procurement processes through machine learning.

The collaboration will involve using machine learning to develop novel text classification algorithms that will enable robust, accurate, and scalable classification of spend.

This will give Claritum the capability to position itself strategically with an innovative product in target markets.

You will be involved in the entire software development cycle for a new procurement analytics platform. You will use Artificial Intelligence to automate standard, currently labour-intensive industry data analytics processes to build a new spend analytics platform.

You will work closely with Claritum staff develop the technology and to identify the best pathways for its application and commercialisation.

You will be based at the company’s headquarters in Bath and will receive regular supervision from an academic at the University of Bristol.

This is a two-year fixed term contract, but it is expected that opportunities will arise at the end of the KTP for a permanent role at Claritum as the company expands its machine learning division.

Claritum is a small eProcurement solution company.

Claritum was founded in 2002 to help companies streamline the purchasing of print and marketing services.

By working closely with enterprises, SMEs, service providers and suppliers, Claritum quickly established itself as one of the most capable cloud-based procurement platforms for indirect spend on the market.

Claritum has in excess of 150,000 users in over 70 countries with over 3,000 suppliers connected to the Claritum solution.

The company is headquartered in Bath, UK and has offices in Clearwater, Florida, USA.

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Bristol is an international centre of excellence in the foundations and applications of computing.

It is anticipated that interviews will take place two weeks after the closing date.

For informal enquiries, please contact:

Paul Barker:; or Dr John Cartlidge:

We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us.

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Status: Research Scientist
Location: Bath, UNITED KINGDOM
Advert Published: 25 Nov 2019
Expiry date: 15 Dec 2019
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