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Graduate Job Big Data Analyst (KTP Associate)

Vacancy Type: Graduate Job
Employer: Aston University - KTP
Reference: R140388
Salary: £26 to 30K dependent on experience  

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This KTP project offers a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious PhD graduate to launch a career in industry with the support of company and academic mentors.


WheelRight Limited design and manufacture products that carry out the inspection of tyres while the vehicle is in motion. The system is accredited for weight measurement and is cost effective at reducing fuel consumption, and CO2 emissions; increasing tyre life and on-time deliveries. The first systems were all based in the UK but a trial system has been installed in the USA and the company’s target is worldwide sales.


Aston University has joined forces with WheelRight Limited on this project with the aim of implementing Machine Vision techniques to analyse tyre images, identify abnormal tyres and create a data warehouse of tyre information. Their goal is to make the process of tyre inspection, automatic, accurate and easy to use.  


We are looking for confident, credible and personable candidates with good inter-personal skills to work within WheelRight Limited’s small team and with its collaborators and clients. You should be a self-starter with the ability to show high levels of initiative and motivation and the ability to work autonomously to agreed targets and goals. You should be able to articulate ideas, effectively interpret user requirements and have good presentation skills with a strong problem-solving ability.


You will need a PhD in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics based subject, involving both Mathematics and Computing.  You should have experience of statistical data modelling or data mining, machine learning techniques and neural networks. Experience of programming in an appropriate language (Matlab, R or C# preferred), and knowledge of how write well-engineered code are essential to this role. It would also be advantageous to have experience in the presentation of complex analyses to untrained users, software version control systems, the Netlab toolbox for Matlab, knowledge of object-oriented design using C#, .NET or Java, along with an understanding of the full software development and product lifecycle.  Previous experience of data warehouses along with the ability to analyse data domains and create entity relationship diagrams and databases would be useful.


As part of this project you will be able to develop your managerial skills including your ability to develop and deliver training, communicate effectively as you present to colleagues and customers, and develop your project and financial management skills. You will also develop your technical skills, including Bayesian methods of model combination, machine learning algorithms for image recognition and regression and software engineering skills; including data modelling of large-scale tasks and ‘real world’ architectural design of data warehouse.


The KTP Associate Development Programme will give you the management skills required to successfully deliver the project. In addition you will have a generous personal development budget for industry standard training, and you will be encouraged to join and work towards Chartered status of an appropriate professional body such as the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) or the British Computer Society. You will be employed by Aston University but will be based at the company, WheelRight Limited on Begbroke Science Park in Oxford.


Closing date: 5th January 2015

Interviews planned for 22nd and 23rd January 2015


For more information, a full job description and to apply online please visit:

Location: UK locations, West Midlands

Recruiter Details

Emily Wakefield
Aston University - KTP
0121 204 3396

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