Junior Data Researcher

Sheffield, UK

The Floow research unit is currently engaged in leading research projects in various fields such as autonomous vehicles, telematics, road safety, vehicle emissions, smart cities and mobility data analytics.

As a member of the research unit you will be expected to support research project work and its alignment to core business. You will be responsible for ongoing research project activities including, but not limited to, the creation of prototypes, demonstrators, analytics and the production of reports.

This role is subject to funding allocation expected in JAN/FEB  2020.


Your Accountabilities:

  • Have awareness of research programs.
  • Be passionate about delivering innovative solutions to discover new value in data.
  • Be at home working as part of a diverse but tightly knit system of teams, cooperating with all stakeholders- technical and non-technical, internal and external; communicating clearly and effectively.
  • Appreciate great design and understand the value of going a step beyond building something that merely works, to progress technology.
  • Be at home working in an agile fashion, collaborating closely, making pragmatic decisions, and have no problem adapting to rapidly evolving specifications. 
  • Be keen to break new ground, and tackle problems that may not have been solved by anyone before you.

Required Skills:

  • Proven track record of ability to quickly adapt to and exploit new and cutting-edge technology/ techniques 
  • Experience of working with large data volumes
  • Involvement in Academic or Industrial research or discovery activities
  • Knowledge of programming, and shell scripting 
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills 
  • Experience with using Data Analysis algorithms and statistical tools, particularly R
  • Experience of Machine Learning or large scale modelling techniques

Desirable Skills: 

  • Higher level academic qualification in subject area with strong analytics
  • Experience with working on collaborative research projects in a technical domain
  • Knowledge of the transport, insurance or automotive sectors 
  • Proven track record of involvement in complex applications 
  • Experience in wider programming languages (e.g. C++, Java, Python)
  • Experience in presenting research results

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