Jobs at Goldsmiths

Jobs at Goldsmiths

KTP Research Associate - Valspar & Goldsmiths, University of London

Vacancy Type
Contract Length
24 months
Full Time
34,403.15 - 37,258.50
Interview Date
Mid July
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Funding has been awarded for a Knowledge Transfer Partnership between Goldsmiths, University of London's Department of Computing and The Valspar (UK) Corporation Limited.  This two-year project concerns the development of an AI-based colour recipe prediction system.  The company and role are based in Witney, Oxfordshire.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) support the partnership between business and universities or research organizations, placing graduates (KTP Associates) to work on challenging, high profile projects. Benefits from participating in a KTP scheme include

·           Accelerating your career

·           Gaining valuable experience and making a contribution

·           Earning a good salary

·           Receiving practical and formal training and gain marketable skills

·           Benefiting from the support of academic experts and KTP Advisers

·           Enjoying an excellent chance of a permanent post with the company

Paints and coatings deliver protection and aesthetic value. To satisfy customers, paint companies require colour prediction tools that are efficient, fast, and accurate. This project aims to develop new AI tools enabling a breakthrough improvement in colour formulation capabilities. The Goldsmiths associate will specifically develop new ‘neural network’ based recipe prediction technologies.

The main responsibilities of the job will primarily be:

As a KTP Associate you will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the project, and report to the Local Management Committee (LMC) on a four-monthly basis.  You will need to investigate and develop the research into the appropriate technologies for the project.  You will design, implement and test the system and integrate this with extant systems at Valspar.  You are required to fully document your system and provide appropriate benchmark analyses.  Finally, you will be expected to organise your own personal development for which you are given a budget.