Monday, July 8, 2013

[DMANET] Knowledge Transfer Partnership Research Assistant: Computational Modelling and Optimisation (Fixed-term)

Knowledge Transfer Partnership Research Assistant: Computational Modelling and Optimisation (Fixed-term)

Reference SCI1202x2
Closing Date Sunday, 4th August 2013
Job Type Research & Teaching
Department School of Computer Science
Salary £25000 to £27000 per annum, depending on skills and experience

Applicants are invited to apply for the above role which is a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) between the University of Nottingham (School of Computer Science) and Webroster Ltd. This project will focus on improving homecare workforce utilisation by developing an adaptable software optimisation engine to tackle workforce scheduling and routing. A software developer with skills and experience in computational modelling and optimisation is required to join our team to develop web-based optimisation software for Webroster Ltd.

This is an exciting opportunity for a graduate in Computer Science or related discipline to work in a dynamic commercial environment, with the benefit of access to academic research, supervision, support and advice. A comprehensive and tailored training and development package will enable the person appointed to meet the professional demands of the project and their personal aspirations.

The successful candidate will design and implement various software modules working in collaboration with other developers at the company while also interacting with the academic team at the University of Nottingham.

Candidates should have a good MSc degree, or equivalent, in Computer Science or a closely related discipline. BSc (or equivalent) graduates with skills and experience in computational modelling and optimisation are welcome to apply. The required knowledge and skills for this post include solving optimisation problems, programming tools such as C#, Visual Basic, Java, JavaScript, ASP.NET or similar and relational database design and SQL.

Candidates must have experience using techniques for solving optimisation problems, full development lifecycle from specifications through to testing and flexible problem solving skills to develop creative solutions to changes in a dynamic business. Candidates should also have excellent communication skills to deal with a variety of people at different levels.

This post will be offered on a fixed-term contract for a period of two years.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships is a government funded technology transfer initiative that supports partnerships between business and universities, placing graduates on challenging, high profile projects. Further information is available at:
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