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Position: AI Researcher
Science and Technology Facilities Council
Duties: meet with clients and suggest AI solutions to their specific problems. Develop project plans to implement these solutions. Clients are typically academic research groups or commercial partners. The AI solutions are typically centered around deep neural networks, although other AI techniques are used on a case-by-case basis. Specific projects will sometimes be confidential in nature. Implement the proposed AI solution. This often involves using our supercomputers to train deep neural networks
Requirements: Educated to PhD or Masters level or equivalent in a mathematical, physics or other scientific discipline Solid background in applied mathematics, preferably in a field based on mathematical analysis (i.e. calculus)
Text: Recruiting for UKRI and UK SBS Careers Portal Jobs Help Cookies AI Researcher ???? Warrington, Cheshire, England New ???? Technical ???? Sep 03, 2021 210000T5 Job Title: AI Researcher Positions Available: 3 x Open Ended Salary: Band D £31,931-£34,709 or Band E £39,748-£44,166 Gross per Annum (Dependant on Experience) * Location: Daresbury Laboratory- Warrington Hours: Full Time (We understand the importance of work-life balance, and are happy to discuss the possibility of flexible working with applicants) Closing date for applications: Thursday 30th September 2021 *This role is eligible for up to £1000 Band D or £1500 Band E Responsibility and Retention Allowance gross per annum About the Hartree Centre: The Hartree Centre is within the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), and part of UK Research and Innovation. We are funded by UK Government to support businesses and the public sector on their digital journey, so we can grow the economy, create skilled jobs and keep the UK at the forefront of digital innovation. We help organisations with an appetite for change, who are ready to innovate and create useful solutions to explore and adopt advanced digital technologies, including high performance computing (HPC), data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI). We are home to some of the most advanced computing, data and AI technologies in the UK and form an important part of the UK's research and innovation ecosystem alongside our global network of academic research communities and technology partners. With the help of our experts and technologies, UK organisations can enhance products and processes more quickly that using conventional R&D methods, adopt new digital technologies, upskill their staff and expand into new markets. Reasons our staff enjoy working for us: We’re based at Sci-Tech Daresbury - a lively and dynamic campus bringing together SMEs and leading industry-academic collaborations located in a picturesque semi-rural location with easy access to canal-side and woodland walking. We are less than two miles from the M56 motorway with public transport links and access to Warrington and Runcorn national rail stations. Advice on all aspects of travel to site including car sharing is available at: https://www.sci-techdaresbury.com/the-campus/travel-hub/ 30 days annual leave plus 10.5 public and privilege days. Options for flexible or hybrid working patterns are available. Defined benefit pension scheme (employer contribution - currently up to 26%). There are different active sport and social groups across campus with access to an on-site gym for staff. Personal development is key. You will work with your line manager to develop your own Learning and Development plan each year. We value collaborative working across STFC and with our external collaborators such as IBM Research, The University of Liverpool’s Virtual Engineering Centre, Atos, NVIDIA, Unilever and many more. Diversity and inclusion are important to us. UKRI has a corporate policy on Equality and Diversity which is supported by a Diversity Forum and implementation group. For more information on the rest of our employee benefits, take a look at: http://www.stfccareers.co.uk/why-join/rewards-and-benefits/. The role: The Artificial Intelligence group at Hartree has a particular focus on deep learning, with projects including natural language processing, deep generative modelling and computer vision. We’re looking to expand the team with outstanding individuals who have strong backgrounds in scientific or mathematical research. If you join the team, you’ll be taking part in cutting edge research across a wide range of application domains, using either deep learning or other AI disciplines where appropriate, and using some of the most powerful supercomputers in the UK. You don’t need deep knowledge of AI or programming, but you will be expected to learn on the job where you encounter new theory or practical methods. Duties will include: Project planning: meet with clients and suggest AI solutions to their specific problems. Develop project plans to implement these solutions. Clients are typically academic research groups or commercial partners. The AI solutions are typically centered around deep neural networks, although other AI techniques are used on a case-by-case basis. Specific projects will sometimes be confidential in nature. Project implementation: implement the proposed AI solution. This often involves using our supercomputers to train deep neural networks. Continuing professional development: expand your knowledge of AI techniques, so that the team can collectively maintain its position on the cutting edge of theory and practice. Client visits: make site visits to commercial and academic partners. (Band E/more experienced candidates) Project Management: manage small-scale projects and help direct larger ones. Person Specification: As this is split band D/E a candidate will have to demonstrate the indicated capabilities to be considered for an E banding over a D (Please note the below criteria will be assessed at Shortlisting or Interview stage as indicated) Qualifications: Essential: Educated to PhD or Masters level or equivalent in a mathematical, physics or other scientific discipline (S). Desirable: A PhD in a computer science, mathematical physics or other scientific discipline (S). Experience/Attributes: Essential: Solid background in applied mathematics, preferably in a field based on mathematical analysis (i.e. calculus) (S&I). Ability to demonstrate and clearly communicate expertise and insight in their areas of speciation (I). Team player. (I). Enthusiastic about moving into AI (I). Self-starter. Good time management and ability to deliver against work plans (S&I). Able to work with a range of clients. (I) Strong leadership skills with previous experience and ability to lead, motivate and develop others. (S&I) [Required to qualify for band E/more experienced candidates]. Desirable: A history of demonstrable excellence in research. E.g. strong publication record for academics or record of technically cutting-edge projects for industrial practitioners (S&I). Knowledge of AI technologies (S&I) Excellent verbal and written communication skills. (S&I) Experience managing small to medium sized projects (S&I) (Band E/more experienced candidates) About The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) The STFC is a world-leading multi-disciplinary science organisation where curiosity, blue-skies thinking meets practical, application-led science and engineering. Our goal is to deliver economic, societal, scientific and international benefits to the UK and its people - and more broadly to the world. As one of Europe’s largest research organisations, we’re trusted to support, enable and undertake ground-breaking projects in an outstanding diversity of fields. Through world-class facilities and people, we’re driving progressive advances in science, engineering, computing and technology. Our research seeks to understand the Universe from the largest astronomical scales to the tiniest constituents of matter, yet creates impact on a very tangible, human scale. 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How we support EDI in the workforce At UKRI, we believe that everyone has a right to be treated with dignity and respect, and to be provided with equal opportunities to thrive and succeed in an environment that enables them to do so. We also value diversity of thought and experience within inclusive groups, organisations and the wider community. For further information, please visit ‘How we support EDI in the workforce’. Disability Confident Employer As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy/ies. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation. How to apply Online applications only preferred for this role. 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Additional Information Organisation: Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) - Hartree Centre Contract Type: Open Ended External Closing Date: Sep 30, 2021 Minimum Salary: Pound Sterling (GBP) 31,305 Hours: Full-time / Part-time My Profile Sign in to manage your profile. My Submissions Sign in to track your Submissions. Jobs Help Site Map Cookies Careers Portal © 2021 Careers Portal. All rights reserved.
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