Research, Development & Innovation Project Leader -KTP Associate

£22,494 - £30,000

Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire - 22 months

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Job description

This post is to deliver the exciting project, which forms part of NCS’s strategic vision to drive their transformation towards from a service provider in the healthcare sector into a high-tech innovator, developer and provider of smart, digital devices and sophisticated telecare patient-support systems for the healthcare and care-home services.
The post-holder will work alongside the existing technical team at NCS to gain an understanding of NCS’s existing product portfolio. The post-holder will develop their data science knowledge and understanding alongside experienced staff from the University and NCS to design, test and optimise prototypes of an unique, artificially-intelligent healthcare product. This future generation of sector-leading, handheld telecare devices will be used in many sectors of the care industry for an ageing population. It will empower users and carers to minimise the occurrence and severity of significant clinical incidents in a simple, user-friendly fashion.
The post is a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP), which is a part of a national, Government-supported initiative providing graduates with fast-track career opportunities through work on challenging industrial R&D projects (for more information please visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/knowledge-transfer-partnerships-what-they-are-a nd-how-to-apply). This project will be fully supported by a team of leading academic experts in the field of telecare and telehealth from the University of Hull’s Department of Computer Science and Technology.

Project description

This R&D project between NCS and the University of Hull is a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP), which is part of a national, Government-supported initiative providing graduates with fast-track career opportunities through work on challenging, industry-related projects (for more information please visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/knowledge-transfer-partnerships-what-they-are-a nd-how-to-apply). This project will be fully supported by a team of leading academic experts in the field of telecare and telehealth from the University of Hull’s Department of Computer Science and Technology.

As well as a 2:1 bachelor’s degree or above in a relevant subject, for example, Computer Science, Data Science or a related subject, the successful applicant for the post of KTP Associate should possess:

·Excellent time and project management skills.

·Wide experience of working with data, ranging from fusion, pre-processing, analysis, to data-driven machine learning and AI algorithms.

·Good oral, written and digital communication skills.

·Excellent practical problem-solving skills and the ability to innovate.

·The potential to develop and maintain software applications in a commercial context.

About the business

NCS is an independent manufacturer of a wide range of telecare and security equipment. It facilitates the design, manufacture, testing, installation and maintenance of telecare systems, such as social alarms, door entry, warden call, access-control systems and intelligent, cloud-based, patient-support systems. Since its formation in 1992, operating from its 7,000 sq. ft premises in South Yorkshire, NCS has built a strong reputation for quality workmanship, technically proficient installation of digital health-care equipment and superb after-sales service.

Computer Science

Data Scientist

2.1 in relevant subject (Computer Science, Data Science or similar)

23 February 2021

21 March 2021

1 June 2021

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This post is to deliver the exciting project, which forms part of NCS’s strategic vision to drive their transformation towards from a service provider in the healthcare sector into a high-tech innovator, developer and provider of smart, digital devices and sophisticated telecare patient-support systems for the healthcare and care-home services.
The post-holder will work alongside the existing technical team at NCS to gain an understanding of NCS’s existing product portfolio. The post-holder will develop their data science knowledge and understanding alongside experienced staff from the University and NCS to design, test and optimise prototypes of an unique, artificially-intelligent healthcare product. This future generation of sector-leading, handheld telecare devices will be used in many sectors of the care industry for an ageing population. It will empower users and carers to minimise the occurrence and severity of significant clinical incidents in a simple, user-friendly fashion.
The post is a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP), which is a part of a national, Government-supported initiative providing graduates with fast-track career opportunities through work on challenging industrial R&D projects (for more information please visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/knowledge-transfer-partnerships-what-they-are-and-how-to-apply). This project will be fully supported by a team of leading academic experts in the field of telecare and telehealth from the University of Hull’s Department of Computer Science and Technology.