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KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER PARTNERSHIPS
Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) are government-funded collaborations between universities and businesses. In KTPs, academics and company representatives jointly supervise a KTP Associate who is based in the company, with the goal of improving their competitiveness and productivity. KTPs serve to make better use of the knowledge, technology and skills generated by universities, colleges and research organisations.
Further information is available at: www.ktponline.org.uk
The University of Essex in partnership with Newcross Healthcare Ltd offers an exciting opportunity to use novel techniques in machine learning and game theory to develop an automated and intelligent staff-shift matching system to be deployed on Newcross' HealthforceGo app, enabling better fulfilment of the shifts offered by our care provider partners. This is a rare opportunity to join a company in the healthcare sector, which is going through a technical transformation which will see our applications scaling to a level that will allow millions of healthcare workers to benefit from the use of our system. For more information about Newcross Healthcare Ltd, check out page 8 of the job pack attached.
This KTP project will be recruiting two Associates, and the successful candidate for this position will work alongside a Data Scientist (Machine Learning Engineer) to deliver the project. The Associates will be joining a team of 4 Developers, set within a broader Engineering and Product team of 30+.
It is anticipated that both Associates will need to develop some level of familiarity with the other's work in order to develop a cohesive and optimised system. They will be supervised and advised on the academic side by Dr David Richerby, Dr Maria Kyropoulou, Dr Panagiotis Kanellopoulos and Prof. Luca Citi.
This post is fixed term for 30 months and is based at Newcross Healthcare Ltd offices in London.
DUTIES OF THE POST
The duties of the post will include:
A full list of duties can be found within the job pack attached.
Newcross Healthcare Limited
48 Chancery Lane
At the University of Essex, internationalism and diversity is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries, faiths and backgrounds, where you can find the world in one place.
To support this commitment we have our Global Forum, a staff-led network that promotes and celebrates the rich cultural diversity among Essex staff, and our Colchester campus based Faith Centre, which hosts regular services, meetings and events organised by our chaplains and faith representatives.
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