Research Assistant – Guildford, Surrey

Research Assistant

Guildford, Surrey




This is a great opportunity for a Data Science/Machine learning PhD to grow their career in our Datalab team within the Data Innovation Hub for Animal Health (DIHAH). Our aim is to enhance animal welfare and healthcare through the use of AI and data insights. This role is to primarily support the development of added value data, analytics, AI and machine learning models that contribute to the InnovateUK-funded FarmSense project in collaboration with our partners at SRUC, Zoetis, Roboscientific and Innovent Technologies Ltd. Further details available here:

We are looking for an individual with a PhD or equivalent experience in machine learning and data science, with skills in Python/Matlab, and ideally MySQL/PowerBI. You will also have some experience in presenting your work to a wide range of stakeholders and have a keen interest in publishing novel scientific research.

We are a global community of staff and students, working and learning in an inspiring, innovative and diverse environment to make a positive impact through education and research. We have a bold vision of what we want to achieve through the talents and endeavour of every employee so your work will make a real, impactful difference.

This role will complement our existing strengths in data science through proven expertise in statistical analysis and development and implementation of database technologies for the provision of new solutions in research, industry or education. 

This is a fixed term contract for up to 12 months.

If you require further information on this position, please contact Kevin Wells: [email protected]

Please submit your CV and a covering letter with your application.

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In return we offer a generous pension, relocation assistance where appropriate , flexible working options including job share and blended home/campus working locations (dependent on work duties), access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes and supportive family friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery.

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The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all.  We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community.  Therefore we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.