Data Scientist - KTP Associate
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Data Scientist - KTP Associate

Job description

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

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 and to enable certification testing to be optimised.

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. We are at the heart of Plymouth and play a key role in the civic, cultural, social and economic life of our vibrant waterfront city. 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.

24-month fixed-term contract.

What we are looking for

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.

Your personal qualities will include an appreciation for environmental issues and of reducing environmental impacts. You will have demonstrable communication skills with the ability to lead a project from the technical/scientific perspective.


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.

Accepted degree subjects

  • computer sciences and IT

How to apply

Interviews will be held at the company on 3 September 2018.

Visit the Plymouth University website, via the Apply button for full details and to complete an online application. (Ref: A5942).

For further information please contact Dave Marshall.

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 13/08/2018

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Closing date: 13/08/2018


Additional job details

LocationBrixham, Devon


Salary depending on qualifications and experience. £4,000 personal development budget

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