Job Vacancies

KMi currently employs people, a mix of researchers, technologists, designers and administrative staff. We are in a phase of rapid expansion, and as a result job opportunities arise frequently.

This page lists our current and recent job vacancies.

Senior Research Fellow | Ref: 13579
Closing date: Monday 12 June 2017

Junior Front-end and CMS Web Developer | Ref: 13467
Closed date: Friday 07 April 2017

Research Assistant / Associate | Ref: 13413
Closed date: Monday 20 March 2017

Research Assistant / Associate | Ref: 13348
Closed date: Wednesday 15 March 2017

Alternatively click here to view a list of our recent past vacancies.


Senior Research Fellow

Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
£49,772 to £55,998, Ref: 13579
Based in Milton Keynes
Permanent position

Application closing date: Monday 12 June 2017.

The post is intended to strengthen the Open University’s Knowledge Media Institute (KMi) international research reputation and in particular we are interested in candidates who can pursue a robust and innovative research agenda in one or more of these strategic research areas:

  • Data Science (Machine Learning, Linked Data, Analytics, Big Data, Data Visualization, Blockchain Technologies);

  • Internet of Things (Smart Objects, Wearable Computing, Ambient Intelligence, Sensor Networks, Smart Cities);

  • New Media Technologies (New Media for Collaboration and Learning, Interfaces, Augmented Reality, Novel Interaction Techniques).

Candidates are expected to be established leaders in one or more of these areas with an excellent international standing as evidenced by substantial publications, a proven ability to acquire and carry out research projects, and demonstrable experience of leading and developing research groups. They are also expected to be excellent communicators, able to engage passionately and communicate clearly with a variety of audiences, within and outside the University. KMi has a special ethos, characterised by a ‘can-do attitude’ and a dynamic hands-on approach to research and we expect the successful candidate to be able to slot in naturally in such informal, research-oriented environment. Consistently with such hands-on ethos, the candidate should be able to demonstrate evidence of having deployed real technologies, in real contexts, for real users: a hallmark of most KMi activities.

Contact

For more information about the position, please contact Prof John Domingue

To apply, please fill the application form below and also include a Covering Letter (a maximum of 2,500 words) and CV

Download Application for Employment Form (short version) | Word Download the Application for Employment Form (Short Version)

Download the Application for Employment (Accessible/Short Version) Download the Application for Employment (Accessible/Short Version)

Then email it to kmi-recruitment@open.ac.uk quoting the job reference number 13579.

Job Vacancy | Download Information for Applicants Download Job Related Information for Ref: 13579

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Recruitment Co-ordinator by email kmi-recruitment@open.ac.uk

Further details on The Open University's employment conditions can be found at: http://www3.open.ac.uk/employment/benefits.asp


Junior Front-end and CMS Web Developer

Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
£21,843 - £24,565, Ref: 13467
Based in Milton Keynes
Temporary contract for 12 months

Application closed on: Friday 07 April 2017.

The Knowledge Media Institute (KMi) within STEM is looking for a Junior Front-end & CMS Web Developer to join their team at the OU that runs a large aggregator of research papers called CORE, and a set of projects promoting principles of Open Science.

CORE provides free access to the full-texts of 5 million+ Open Access research papers as well as a number of information services for researchers and organizations. These include service enabling text and data mining, recommender systems, content management services for libraries and repositories, and the provision of an API.

Contact

For more information about the position, please contact Dr Petr Knoth

To apply, please fill the application form below and also include a Covering Letter (a maximum of 2,500 words) and CV

Download Application for Employment Form (short version) | Word Download the Application for Employment Form (Short Version)

Download the Application for Employment (Accessible/Short Version) Download the Application for Employment (Accessible/Short Version)

Then email it to kmi-recruitment@open.ac.uk quoting the job reference number 13467.

Job Vacancy | Download Information for Applicants Download Job Related Information for Ref: 13467

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Recruitment Co-ordinator by email kmi-recruitment@open.ac.uk

Further details on The Open University's employment conditions can be found at: http://www3.open.ac.uk/employment/benefits.asp


Research Assistant / Associate

Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
£29,301 - £38,183, Ref: 13413
Based in Milton Keynes
Temporary contract until 31st December 2018

Application closed on: Monday 20 March 2017.

The Knowledge Media Institute (KMi) is looking for a Research Assistant or a Research Associate to work jointly on two EU funded projects.
The HUB4FIRE project will strengthen and coordinate the work done by ongoing and upcoming projects, focusing on Next Generation Internet Experimentation (NGI-E), with the goal to transform the current NGI-E setting into an increasingly dynamic, collaborative and participatory Innovation Ecosystem capable of effectively supporting and coordinating activities across the whole NGI landscape and provide a collaborative platform.
The Up2U project is to bridge the gap between secondary schools and higher education and research by better integrating formal and informal learning scenarios, and adapting both the technology and the methodology that students will most likely be facing in universities. The project will focus on the context of secondary schools, which provide secondary education between the ages of 11 and 19, after primary school and before higher education.

Contact

For more information about the position, please contact Prof John Domingue

To apply, please fill the application form below and also include a Covering Letter (a maximum of 2,500 words) and CV

Download Application for Employment Form (short version) | Word Download the Application for Employment Form (Short Version)

Download the Application for Employment (Accessible/Short Version) Download the Application for Employment (Accessible/Short Version)

Then email it to kmi-recruitment@open.ac.uk quoting the job reference number 13413.

Job Vacancy | Download Information for Applicants Download Job Related Information for Ref: 13413

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Recruitment Co-ordinator by email kmi-recruitment@open.ac.uk

Further details on The Open University's employment conditions can be found at: http://www3.open.ac.uk/employment/benefits.asp


Research Assistant / Associate

Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
£29,301 - £38,183, Ref: 13348
Based in Milton Keynes
Temporary contract until 31st December 2019

Application closed on: Wednesday 15 March 2017.

The Knowledge Media Institute (KMi) is looking for a Research Assistant or a Research Associate (depending on qualification), to work on an EU funded project – Up2U.
The project will be focusing on the context of secondary schools, often referred to as high schools, which provide secondary education between the ages of 11 and 19 depending on the country, after primary school and before higher education.
The learning context from the perspective of the students is the intersection of formal and informal spaces, a dynamic hybrid learning environment where synchronous activities meet in both virtual and real dimensions. For this, we propose to develop an innovative Up to University (Up2U) ecosystem – based on proven experiences in higher education and big research – that facilitates open, more effective and efficient co-design, co-creation, and use of digital content, tools and services adapted for personalized learning and teaching of high school students preparing for university.

Contact

For more information about the position, please contact Prof John Domingue

To apply, please fill the application form below and also include a Covering Letter (a maximum of 2,500 words) and CV

Download Application for Employment Form (short version) | Word Download the Application for Employment Form (Short Version)

Download the Application for Employment (Accessible/Short Version) Download the Application for Employment (Accessible/Short Version)

Then email it to kmi-recruitment@open.ac.uk quoting the job reference number 13348.

Job Vacancy | Download Information for Applicants Download Job Related Information for Ref: 13348

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Recruitment Co-ordinator by email kmi-recruitment@open.ac.uk

Further details on The Open University's employment conditions can be found at: http://www3.open.ac.uk/employment/benefits.asp


Requests for hard-copy documents/forms, job related information, and application submissions can be directed to KMi Recruitment Coordinator at the Knowledge Media Institute, Open University, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA, UK, Tel. +44 (0)1908 654774, Fax +44 (0)1908 653169.

Please let us know if you need your copy of the job related information in large print, on computer disk, or on audio cassette tape. Hearing impaired persons may make enquiries on Milton Keynes +44 (0) 1908 654901 (Minicom answerphone). Equal Opportunity is University Policy.

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Senior Research Fellow

Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
£49,772 to £55,998
Based in Milton Keynes
Permanent position

The post is intended to strengthen the Open University’s Knowledge Media Institute (KMi) international research reputation and in particular we are interested in candidates who can pursue a robust...

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