Job Vacancies

KMi currently employs 89 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.

You can get a feel for what it would be like to work in KMi from our careers page.

This page lists our current and recent job vacancies.

Research Assistant / Associate | Ref: 15344
Closing date: Thursday 13 December 2018

Research Asst / Assoc / Fellow for Blockchain Learning Verification | Ref: 15335
Closing date: Thursday 29 November 2018

Research Asst / Assoc / Fellow for Mainstreaming Learning Analytics | Ref: 15336
Closing date: Thursday 29 November 2018

Front-end Web Developer and UX Designer (GR7) | Ref: 15247
Closing date: Friday 23 November 2018

Front-end Web Developer and UX Designer (GR6) | Ref: 15261
Closing date: Friday 23 November 2018

Mobile Applications Developer (GR6) | Ref: 15280
Closing date: Friday 23 November 2018

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


Research Assistant / Associate

Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
30,395 - 39,609 (Grade AC1 / AC2), Ref: 15344
Based in Milton Keynes
Temporary contract until 30th April 2020

Application closing date: Thursday 13 December 2018.

The Knowledge Media Institute (KMi) is looking for a Research Assistant or a Research Associate (depending on qualification), to work on 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 15344.

Job Vacancy | Download Information for Applicants Download Job Related Information for Ref: 15344

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 Asst / Assoc / Fellow for Blockchain Learning Verification

Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
30,395 - 44,559 (Grade AC1 / AC2 / AC3), Ref: 15335
Based in Milton Keynes
Temporary contract until 31st December 2021

Application closing date: Thursday 29 November 2018.

The Knowledge Media Institute (KMi) is a distinct research unit within the Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) at the Open University. KMi is looking for a Research Assistant, a Research Associate or a Research Fellow to work on the IoC project - how blockchains can be used to store student accreditation and lifelong learning records in order to enhance employability.

The Open University leads the IoC's first theme on university learning, which aims to influence computer science teaching in universities nationally. An important part of that theme will be collaboration with a number of IoC partners and industry representing employers and educators to create an IoC Industrial Accreditation standard that will connect students and employers in new ways, using blockchain based accreditation and learner records, with the aim of:
Increasing learner employability;
Decreasing the skills gap in key technical and non-technical areas associated with computing in industry;
Decreasing hiring costs for employers.

The IoC blockchain learning verification work will build on the work of the Knowledge Media Institute at the Open University (KMi) who have built up an active research and development group focusing on blockchain and distributed ledger technologies. Members of KMi are working on the use of blockchains to create a trustable, decentralized repository for educational certification, ePortfolios and datasets with privacy concerns or which could be subject to tampering. We are also working on connecting blockchains with Linked Data. More information on our work can be found at: http://blockchain.open.ac.uk/

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 15335.

Job Vacancy | Download Information for Applicants Download Job Related Information for Ref: 15335

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 Asst / Assoc / Fellow for Mainstreaming Learning Analytics

Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
30,395 - 44,559 (Grade AC1 / AC2 / AC3), Ref: 15336
Based in Milton Keynes
Temporary contract until 31st March 2021

Application closing date: Thursday 29 November 2018.

The Knowledge Media Institute (KMi) is a distinct research unit within the Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) at the Open University. KMi is looking for a Research Assistant, a Research Associate or a Research Fellow to work on the IoC project - how we can adapt, deploy and mainstream our learning analytics tool across a number of educational establishments nationally.

The Open University leads the IoC's first theme on university learning, which aims to influence computer science teaching in universities nationally. An important part of that theme will be to mainstream data analytics within IoC partners to enhance teaching and improve educational outcomes. In addition, it will leverage cutting-edge machine learning technologies to offer advice on skill acquisition in a manner that is personalized to each individual student and their aspirations.

The IoC data analytics work will build on the experience of the OU Analyse project (http://analyse.kmi.open.ac.uk) which aims to increase the student retention rate at the Open University and at the same time to improve the quality of education. Internet technologies enable universities to offer their students educational resources online and, at the same time to collect information about the use of these resources. By analysing students' interactions with the virtual learning environment, it is possible to identify those who might be at risk of failing the course and offer them well-targeted additional support.

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 15336.

Job Vacancy | Download Information for Applicants Download Job Related Information for Ref: 15336

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


Mobile Applications Developer (GR6)

Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
27,025 - 32,236, Ref: 15280
Based in Milton Keynes
Permanent Appointment

Application closing date: Friday 23 November 2018.

The Research and Innovation Software team develop software for a range of research projects and University courses. With this role we are looking for someone who can be a mobile applications developer for the team. This would involve both maintaining our existing set of mobile applications and undertaking the development of new mobile applications using the Unity development environment.

You will also be required to extend your capabilities over time to include Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) development. Part of this role is also actively promoting the use of mobile applications and AR/VR solutions to course teams around the university and managing those relationships through any development and deployment process.

NOTE - applications will be reviewed on Monday 26th November 2018; interviews will take place on 3rd December 2018

Contact

For more information about the position, please contact Michelle Bachler

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 15280.

Job Vacancy | Download Information for Applicants Download Job Related Information for Ref: 15280

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


Front-end Web Developer and UX Designer (GR7)

Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
33,199 - 39,609, Ref: 15247
Based in Milton Keynes
Temporary contract up to 20 months

Application closing date: Friday 23 November 2018.

The team at the OU runs the world's largest aggregator of research papers called CORE (core.ac.uk), with about 1.5 million monthly active users, and a set of projects promoting principles of Open Science, such as FOSTER (fosteropenscience.eu). CORE provides free access to millions of Open Access research papers as well as a number of information services for researchers, organisations and businesses. These include services enabling text & data mining, recommender systems, content management services for libraries as well as analytical services to support business intelligence for research.

You should have at least 3 years' experience with web development, and hold a Bachelor degree in Computer Science or related field. You will work as part of a team of developer and research within KMi at The OU, on improving the front-end UI/UX experience of CORE users. Additionally, you will be involved in improving our e-learning platform delivering training materials and courses on Open Science.

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 15247.

Job Vacancy | Download Information for Applicants Download Job Related Information for Ref: 15247

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


Front-end Web Developer and UX Designer (GR6)

Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
27,025 - 32,236, Ref: 15261
Based in Milton Keynes
Temporary contract up to 20 months

Application closing date: Friday 23 November 2018.

The team at The Open University runs the world's largest aggregator of research papers called CORE (core.ac.uk), with about 1.5 million monthly active users, and a set of projects promoting principles of Open Science, such as FOSTER (fosteropenscience.eu). CORE provides free access to millions of Open Access research papers as well as a number of information services for researchers, organisations and businesses. These include services enabling text & data mining, recommender systems, content management services for libraries as well as analytical services to support business intelligence for research.

You will work as part of a team of developer and research within the Knowledge Media Institute at The Open University, on improving the front-end UI/UX experience of CORE users. Additionally, you will be involved in improving our e-learning platform delivering training materials and courses on Open Science.

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 15261.

Job Vacancy | Download Information for Applicants Download Job Related Information for Ref: 15261

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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Front-end Web Developer and UX Designer (GR7)

Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
33,199 - 39,609
Based in Milton Keynes
Temporary contract up to 20 months

The team at the OU runs the world's largest aggregator of research papers called CORE (core.ac.uk), with about 1.5 million monthly active users, and a set of projects promoting principles of Open...

Front-end Web Developer and UX Designer (GR6)

Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
27,025 - 32,236
Based in Milton Keynes
Temporary contract up to 20 months

The team at The Open University runs the world's largest aggregator of research papers called CORE (core.ac.uk), with about 1.5 million monthly active users, and a set of projects promoting...

Research Asst / Assoc / Fellow for Blockchain Learning Verification

Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
30,395 - 44,559 (Grade AC1 / AC2 / AC3)
Based in Milton Keynes
Temporary contract until 31st December 2021

The Knowledge Media Institute (KMi) is a distinct research unit within the Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) at the Open University. KMi is looking for a Research...

Mobile Applications Developer (GR6)

Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
27,025 - 32,236
Based in Milton Keynes
Permanent Appointment

The Research and Innovation Software team develop software for a range of research projects and University courses. With this role we are looking for someone who can be a mobile applications...

Research Asst / Assoc / Fellow for Mainstreaming Learning Analytics

Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
30,395 - 44,559 (Grade AC1 / AC2 / AC3)
Based in Milton Keynes
Temporary contract until 31st March 2021

The Knowledge Media Institute (KMi) is a distinct research unit within the Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) at the Open University. KMi is looking for a Research...

Research Assistant / Associate

Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
30,395 - 39,609 (Grade AC1 / AC2)
Based in Milton Keynes
Temporary contract until 30th April 2020

The Knowledge Media Institute (KMi) is looking for a Research Assistant or a Research Associate (depending on qualification), to work on EU funded project - Up2U. The project will be focusing on...

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Knowledge Media Institute
The Open University
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1908 653800

Fax: +44 (0)1908 653169

Email: KMi Support

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