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Knowledge Transfer Manager – Electronic Systems
Home or office-based working, with considerable UK travel expected.
£30,906pa - £38,634pa
14 days ago
Applications close:
13 December 2018

Job Purpose

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join us in providing business support to companies within the Electronics sector, particularly those working in power electronics and/or RF electronics. The role will facilitate business growth and help promote and drive knowledge transfer between the science/technology base and industry, promoting networking and stimulating innovation relevant to Electronics businesses. You will help catalyse the development of new technology-based products and processes across the full range of industry sectors for the benefit of business, the economy, the environment and society.

The post will be varied, working with businesses across the Electronics sector but with a focus on opportunities driven by industrial challenges of the power electronics and/or RF industries. An appreciation of, or experience in, the use of electronics within these industries is needed.

Reporting to: Head of Enabling Technologies.
Grade: Knowledge Transfer Manager (KTM1)
Salary: £30,906pa-£38,634pa (depending on experience)
Location: Home or office-based working, with considerable UK travel expected.

Key accountabilities

  • Deliver and assist in the support of new funding streams related to industrial challenges relevant to Electronics.
  • Deliver and assist in the development of an Electronics work programme within the KTN.
  • Prepare future work programmes in agreement with stakeholders and team members. 
  • Support the development of cross-cutting application areas such as transport, energy, telecoms, security and space etc. for the benefit of electronics stakeholders. 
  • Identify and monitor trends and opportunities for innovation through interaction with business and the technology base. 
  • Ensure that industry is aware of the funding opportunities within the RF and/or power electronics research and innovation sphere.
  • Facilitate networking opportunities for industry to meet with peers and potential collaborators through the organisation of workshops and other meetings etc.
  • Visit companies, research institutions and universities, mainly within the UK, to understand their R&D needs and innovation capabilities. 

Job responsibilities

  • Work with the Electronics team to understand the technology needs and opportunities for the growth of UK Industry and the scientific capabilities of the research base, facilitating the transfer of knowledge within and between these groups and the establishment of collaborations.
  • Help understand and facilitate access to Innovation support mechanisms for businesses and to help develop funding and investment applications. 
  • Promote the benefits of KTN and innovation within a business context to the UK sector including the preparation of promotional material and the use of various media. 
  • Display and maintain a good scientific and technical awareness in a broad range of topics of relevance to the UK capability and industry needs. 
  • Liaise closely with KTN staff across all sectors and technologies to ensure a good understanding of the other sector activities, to ensure well informed and integrated working. 
  • Contribute to the writing of articles for newsletters, blogs of interest to our members. 
  • Help to organise meetings, workshops, networking events and exchange programmes in a variety of commercial and scientific areas. 
  • Undertake necessary administrative duties including the timely completion of accurate reports, meeting minutes and expenses. 

Work within the KTN structure in a flexible manner, e.g. take part in joint activities with colleagues in other teams. 
Applicants must have the existing and ongoing right to work in the UK, as sponsorship is not provided.

For a full job description, please click here. Please send your CV and covering letter to by Thursday 13th December 2018.

We anticipate beginning to conduct telephone interviews week commencing 17th December. First face to face interviews will start week commencing 7th January 2019.

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KTP: Manufacturing Systems Specialist
£23,000 - £26,000
a month ago
Applications close:
13 December 2018

As part of the Knowledge Transfer Partnerships Programme between Cardiff University and Shine Food Machinery Limited, a new vacancy for the position of Manufacturing Systems Specialist has arisen.

This KTP project offers an excellent opportunity for a talented graduate to develop a career in operations development and manufacturing systems management, with the full support of experienced commercial and academic mentors.

Shine Food Machinery design, specify, manufacture, and install commercial kitchens for a wide range of customers in both the catering and construction markets. In the last decade alone, Shine has delivered on over £100 million of professional catering environments, and are the leading specialist subcontractor to the construction industry. This two year KTP project concerns a significant strategic project at the company, focusing on the development, implementation, and integration of business and manufacturing systems. The outputs of this project will significantly enhance the operations of the company, and will be a principal contributor to the continued growth of this pioneering manufacturer.

Skills required: Working with the Academic and Company supervisors you will be responsible for the design, development, implementation, and integration of business and manufacturing systems within the Company.

Job Description

• To manage the KTP project including maintenance of project plans, organisation of project-related meetings, and relevant administration activities.
• To apply Operations Management principles in the design, development, implementation, and integration of business and manufacturing systems.
• To undertake necessary research and development activities to support the development and integration of innovative business and manufacturing systems.
• To work with stakeholders within the Company and its supply chain in the coordination of systems development activities.
• To develop and manage a personal development plan including completing management training provided by the KTP Scheme.
• To liaise regularly with the academic and company staff, updating them on project progress and planning future direction.
• To ensure compliance with legal and regulatory requirements in respect of equality and diversity, data protection, copyright and licensing, security, financial and other University policies, procedures and codes as appropriate.
• To take reasonable care for the health and safety of yourself and of other persons who may be affected by your acts or omissions at work in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, EC directives and the University’s Safety, Health and Environment Policies and Procedures and to cooperate with the University on any legal duties placed on it as the employer.
• You may be asked to perform other duties occasionally which are not included above, but which will be consistent with the role

To find out more about this opportunity and how to apply, please click here.

Find out more about the Knowledge Transfer Partnerships programme here.

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KTP: Senior Data Scientist
£50,000 - £60,000
a month ago
Applications close:
01 January 2019

An exciting opportunity to be part of a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) between the University of Reading and Focaldata Ltd.   The 24 month fixed term contract is to research and apply the latest computational methods in Bayesian statistics to build a state of the art data analytics pipeline, enabling a new type of market research company to be built.

About Focaldata: 

We came together united around a simple mission; that critical decisions, be that in government or business, should be driven by accurate and reliable information.  We were shocked that some of the most important decisions our leaders had ever taken were based on an erroneous understanding of public opinion. And the problems weren’t just in politics, they were everywhere.

Even more frustratingly, the AI revolution had given us the tools to get more accurate predictions than traditional survey methods.

Coming from Entrepreneur First, Google, and Cambridge and Warwick PhDs, we decided to build a new type of market research company, which applies the latest methods in computational statistics to survey data. We are committed to user-centric software design, and care deeply about our customers and the public.

About KTP:

This position forms part of the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) funded by Innovate UK.  It’s essential you understand how KTP works with business and the University, and the vital role you will play if you successfully secure a KTP Associate position.

What you will do:

This KTP position offers a unique opportunity to work alongside academics from the University of Reading and Focaldata’s Chief Data Scientist.

You will research how to improve our Bayesian Insight engine, which primarily uses MRP (multilevel regression and poststratification), to estimate public opinion better. This research involves the development of novel methods in Bayesian statistics and machine learning, analysis on various datasets, and implementation of statistical models into production.

The position combines academic research with commercial focus. The candidate is expected to publish papers and also work in a commercial environment with real-world clients.

Find out more by downloading the job description here

To find out more about the Knowledge Transfer Partnerships programme here.

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