Data Science Associate (KTP Associate)

Job Reference : S&E-11074
Location : Altrincham, Manchester
Closing Date : 15/01/2018
Salary : £31,604 to £38,833 per annum according to experience, plus a pesonal development budget totalling £6,000
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering
Division : -
Hours Per week : Full time
Contract Duration : immediate start for 36 months

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious postdoctoral graduate with the ability and confidence to manage a collaborative partnership with The University of Manchester and Process Integration Limited (PIL). PIL specialises in process improvement technologies for the oil, gas, petrochemical, and chemical industries by identifying innovative improvements in operation and design.

We are looking to recruit a graduate with a PhD in Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, or another related subject involving numerical mathematics, machine learning, and programming, to undertake this 36-month project. The overall aim of this project is to develop, embed, and exploit expertise in data mining, machine learning, and data-driven modelling techniques to enable PIL to provide market leading technology to the refining industry.

The position offers

  • an exciting project which combines innovative multidisciplinary research and new techniques from data science with an impactful industrial application
  • an invaluable experience of independently managing a high-profile project
  • access to a budget of £6,000 for professional development and training
  • mentoring and support from academic staff and industry professionals
  • a competitive salary.


Based at PIL offices in Altrincham, Manchester, you will work directly with supervisors from both the University and PIL, and will use the facilities and resources of both organisations.

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Dr Stefan Güttel


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 01618502004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date

Further Particulars:


This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.