Research Assistant in Data Science (INTERNAL ONLY)

University of Lincoln

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Lincoln Institute for Agri-Food Technology



From £30,619
pro rata

This post is fixed term until 31.10.2023, and part time at 0.5 FTE

Closing Date:  

Monday 29 May 2023

Interview Date:  

To be confirmed



The University of Lincoln is seeking to appoint a part-time Research Assistant in Data Science. This post sits within the Lincoln Institute for Agri-food Technology (LIAT), an interdisciplinary research centre in the university’s College of Science. Applicants should hold an MSc in a related field and should be able to demonstrate an excellent track record in Data Science, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Robotics, Autonomous Systems or a related field. Specific experience in sustainable agriculture or agri-food production is preferred but not required. 

Candidates are expected to have strong mathematical and programming skills (e.g. Python) and be able to work on software projects using modern tools and environments (e.g. github, docker, Ubuntu).

Successful candidates will be responsible for contributing to research on the assigned project, as directed by the Principal Investigator, and in collaboration with other project team members. 

For informal enquiries about the posts, please email Prof Elizabeth Sklar at [email protected]  

The University of Lincoln is a leading centre in the UK for research into agri-food technology, particularly the application of AI and robotics to all areas of food production. Members of the College of Science participate in many collaborative research projects, funded by the UK Research Councils, Innovate UK and Horizon 2020. The University leads the £6.9m EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Agri-Food Robotics , with the Universities of Cambridge and East Anglia, and runs the worlds first global centre of excellence in agricultural robotics, Lincoln Agri-Robotics , funded in 2019 with a £6.8m award from the UK Government’s Expanding Excellence in England (E3) Fund. University facilities include an experimental farm and food factory, dedicated robotics research labs, and a fleet of state-of-the-art agricultural robots. The post will be based in LIAT at the Riseholme campus, about 5 miles from Lincoln city centre.

This post is being made available to internal candidates only in support of our commitment to providing opportunities for suitable candidates throughout our University community. Therefore, we actively encourage applications from individuals across the University with the relevant skills and experience.

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