Classic KTP Vacancy advertisement details

Reference: 3565/3

Location: Durham, Tyne & Wear, DH1 5TS
Salary: £30,000 - £33,300
Qualification required: MSc in Computer Science
Closing Date: 03 April 2018
KTP Advert Ref: 3565/3
Based at Atom Bank in Durham, you will lead a Knowledge Transfer Partnership project to develop an understanding of advanced block chain techniques to realise a digital transformation in the Finance sector through the development of an interactive decision support tool.

The successful candidate will have good interpersonal, communication and team working skills and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Personal motivation, drive, good planning, organisation skills and the ability to work to tight deadlines are essential.

•The opportunity to undertake a Higher Degree
•Attendance at two residential managerial workshops (each of one week’s duration)
•£5,000 individual training budget
•The opportunity to lead a project, develop project management skills and improve long term career prospects
•Management training and mentoring by an Innovate UK KT Adviser
•Full access to university resources to complete the project

The KTP Associate will be an employee of Newcastle University but will spend most of their working time at the company’s premises in Durham. Although the contract is fixed-term for a duration of 30 months, more than 70% of KTP staff are made a permanent job offer by their KTP company.

Atom Bank plc is the fastest growing new UK bank and recognised as one of the fastest growing banking start-ups in Europe. They are the first bank in the UK built exclusively for your smartphone or tablet.

For more information or informal enquiries, please contact Professor Aad van Moorsel (

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Skills required: Candidates with an MSc in Computer Science or a strong first class MComp with a background in distributed computing and related algorithms are preferred, suitable candidates with a Bachelor’s Degree will also be considered.
Knowledge Base Partner: Newcastle University
Company partner: Atom Bank plc
Company business area: Provide digital and online banking services.
Contact: Sharon Cochrane, KTP Unit
Newcastle University
Old Library Building
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 7RU, Tel: 0191 2088605
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