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KTP Associate in Quantitative Sports Modelling

The UCL Department of Statistical Science, in partnership with Stratagem Technologies Limited, is offering a unique opportunity to work with two prestigious organisations on a project to develop models for assessing the performance of sports teams based on historical data, and the impact of roster modifications to outcomes. The Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) will address how to build, within Stratagem, sound probabilistic approaches for dealing with uncertain outcomes and the impact of changes.

Candidates should hold an MSc (for appointment at Grade 6) or PhD (for appointment at Grade 7) in Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics or a closely related field. It is essential that the successful candidate has experience in statistical modelling and/or machine learning methodology, programming experience in languages adequate for data science research (e.g. Python, MATLAB, Julia or R) and strong analytical, problem solving and communication skills.

Available from August 2016, the post is funded for two years in the first instance and includes a £4,000 dedicated personal development budget and £7,500 for travel and consumables.

Closing date: 20 August 2016

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