We’re Hiring: Data Scientist, KTP Associate with Bia Analytical

Through the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Programme Queen’s University Belfast in partnership with Bia Analytical Ltd have an exciting employment opportunity for a graduate to work on a project to develop, apply and embed advanced software engineering and statistical modelling techniques to develop and validate models for food authenticity tests. Bia Analytical is a spin out company from the world-leading Institute of Global Food Security, Queen’s University Belfast. Bia Analytical specialises in food authenticity testing and have developed novel laboratory-based food authenticity testing services using spectroscopy and chemometric model interpretation to test the authenticity of a range of food products. Their services are helping protect the global food supply chain against food fraud and offer reassurance to food companies/suppliers by delivering rapid, accurate food ingredient authenticity test results minimising the risk of food fraud to business.

The KTP Programme has been helping businesses throughout the UK for over 40 years by recruiting suitably qualified graduates to deliver strategic innovation projects in industry. A KTP role is the perfect launchpad, helping accelerate your career by giving you the opportunity to apply your academic knowledge and skills to a real-life challenge that delivers tactical change within a company. One of the unique benefits to KTP is that you will have access to a substantial training and development budget, and have the support and guidance of Queen’s world class academics and researchers. Queen’s University Belfast is one of the leading universities in the UK and Ireland, with a distinguished heritage and history. As a member of the Russell Group of UK research-intensive universities, Queen’s University Belfast combines excellence in research and education with a student-centred ethos. As a leader of Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) development and delivery for 25 years, KTP is held in high regard within Queen’s and the programme has been the foundation for many research and teaching successes including 20 National KTP Awards.

This is a unique opportunity for a self-motivated graduate to work in Bia Analytical (Belfast) on a 24-month collaborative project with Queen’s University Belfast.

Please note that the Shortlisting Panel cannot make assumptions on your experience or qualifications; it is the responsibility of the applicant to evidence their suitability for the role. As such your Application Form, CV and/or Cover Letter must clearly demonstrate how your Qualifications and Experience meet the Essential Criteria and, where possible, Desirable Criteria as listed in the Candidate Information Booklet. Please ensure that you address all the criteria in the person specification and provide evidence to support your statements.

The successful candidate must have:

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all. However, our employment monitoring data tells us that individuals from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, people with a disability and those who identify as LGBT+ are currently under-represented at the University.

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Informal enquires may be directed to Karen McGeough, email: k.mcgeough@qub.ac.uk. Additional contact person: ktp@qub.ac.uk.

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