University of the West of Scotland

Data Scientist (KTP Associate)

Job description

Fixed term 36 Months

37.5 Hours per week

Hybrid work model

**Based at PG Paper’s Head Office in Greenock, with occasional travel to Paisley**

Salary Range Up to £40k per annum with potential for performance-based bonus, £6k personal development budget, and an opportunity to register free to charge for a higher degree (Masters or PhD).

  • Do you want to work with a pioneering business and a leading academic team to build data-driven solutions for the paper industry?
  • Are you looking for a unique opportunity to use your knowledge, skills, and experience to work on an exciting project focused on embedding data-driven innovation in PG Paper’s business processes?
  • Would you like to work with an innovative company and be supported by senior company management and by a team of academics from The University of the West of Scotland?
  • Do you have experience working in a rapidly expanding business both locally and internationally?


The company

 Founded in 2003, PG Paper conducts international trade in packaging, paper, and forest products; creating markets and enabling trade by providing a full-service package of financing, shipping, risk management, and marketing. With over 20 years of successful business development expertise and offices strategically located in over 8 countries globally, PG Paper provides an efficient gateway for both suppliers and customers to reach global markets.


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The role

We seek a Data Scientist to develop data analytical capabilities by leveraging the company’s in-house and external data, to develop actionable insight for client engagement, retention, and experience. This role also requires developing dApps for secure and traceable document management. You will benefit from direct engagement and support from both the company's senior management and academic teams, and there is potential for post-project employment subject to performance.

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