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Research Assistant / Associate - Data Science

Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
£28,695 - £37,394, Ref: 11038
Based in Milton Keynes
Temporary contract for 24 months

Application closed on: Wednesday 04 March 2015.

We are looking for a researcher to work on a new EU funded project the European Data Science Academy (edsa-project.eu) which aims to bridge the current data science skills gap through three main activities:

• Demand analysis: using data mining tools scrutinizing thousands of job descriptions and technology blogs to gain a thorough understanding of the skills required in industry (which will vary by sector and region). See [1] for a small demo we created for the proposal.

• Data science curricula: high-quality, multilingual and multimodal training materials (eBooks, slides, video lectures, online demonstrators and showcases, data sets, online courses) that will be usable on different platforms. See [2, 3] for previous and current projects we build upon.

• To maximize outreach we will make use of some of the most popular training delivery platforms worldwide, including VideoLectures.NET and iTunes U (since 2008 OU materials have been downloaded over 65 million times). We will use machine learning tools to develop an analytics dashboard focused on learning experiences.

Any queries about the post can be directed to Professor John Domingue (email: john.domingue@open.ac.uk)

1. http://edsa-project.eu/dashboard/
2. http://www.euclid-project.eu/
3. http://ict-forge.eu/

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Then email it to kmi-recruitment@open.ac.uk quoting the job reference number '.11038.'.

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