Data Scientist

Location: Glasgow G4

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This is a full-time / fixed term opportunity for 30 months

The post holder will be an employee of Glasgow Caledonian University but will be based in a commercial environment at Safehinge Primera with regular supervision meetings with the University’s supervisory team

Please note that because of grant-funding constraints, the successful applicant must be able to start this role in Glasgow by 5th November 2021

Do you want to make a positive impact on the world and lead a project that will improve lives? Do you have hands-on experience in Data Science, AI or sensor technology and a passion for problem solving from a data-led perspective? Can you define project parameters, distribute priorities, and manage the delivery of successful projects?

If yes, we could have the role for you.

Based at Safehinge Primera, in Glasgow, you will take a leading role in an exclusive Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with Glasgow Caledonian University that will be driving a step-change in patient safety within mental health environments through a technological, data-led approach.

The Role
The role presents an exciting opportunity to help shape the future of how in-patient mental health care is delivered, by enhancing clinical decisions with data insights. The candidate will be responsible for identifying and applying suitable analytical and statistical techniques to deliver value from sensor based IOT systems. The role will also require experience of AI/machine learning, and the ability to select suitable models, for the purpose of predictive analytics and identifying behaviour trends. Experience of IOT sensors is preferred but not essential, provided a willingness and curiosity to explore outside initial knowledge domain.

Based in a commercial environment, the role will also mean engaging internal and external stakeholders, managing the project timeline, and presenting insights and progress to the wider business. The candidate will be part of a team forging a new direction for Safehinge Primera, with the role playing a pivotal part in defining requirements and opportunities for growth.

The role also includes a £5,000 training and development budget to be spent according to your needs and the project’s requirements.

Please review the role profile for full details of the Role and Key Responsibilities.

Person Specification

The candidate should be a self-starter who enjoys shaping ambitious projects by working in an exploratory and iterative way, especially if this takes them outside of their immediate subject specialism. They will be working alongside a multi-disciplinary team however they should be able to structure their own time and priorities and feel confident managing a large project.

The successful candidate will have experience managing and running projects to timelines and budgets and an MSc degree preferably in Data Science, Computing or Electronic Engineering. The candidate should also have a high degree of analytics skills coupled with experience in one or more programming languages such as: Python, SQL, Java, JS, C/C++ or others.

Full details of the person specification are detailed within the role profile. The skills and experience we’ve listed represents “the perfect candidate”. No one is perfect so please do not be deterred if you do not fulfil every line. If you like the sound of this opportunity please apply, we’d love to hear from you.

About Safehinge Primera

At Safehinge Primera we have a clear purpose;

Together we design for good.

We help protect people through vulnerable times.

For more than ten years we have designed, developed and delivered award-winning products that improve lives. Our range of life-saving products for challenging mental health environments are widely used across the UK as they balance aesthetics with safety, creating an inclusive environment that aids recovery. This approach is now expanding internationally, as countries look to the UK as a world leader in mental health care. At Safehinge Primera we’re looking to modernise the sector further by championing the use of intelligent technology and changing the future of how mental health care is delivered around the world.

In the past 3 years we have been designing, testing, and selling smart systems which are enabling mental health hospitals to make a step change in patient safety and helping to realise the benefits of a data driven approach to the future of care. We are about to embark on our journey of embracing technology and data-led products to diversify and grow our business in an exciting and unique opportunity that will help shape the future of mental health environments.

Safehinge Primera looks for people who will add to our organisation and align with our Purpose and Values.

Knowledge Transfer Partnership

This project is part of the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) programme that aims to help businesses to improve their competitiveness and productivity through the better use of knowledge, technology and skills that reside within the UK knowledge base. Successful Knowledge Transfer Partnership projects are funded by UK Research and Innovation through Innovate UK and are part of the government’s Industrial Strategy. KTP Associates spend around 10% of their time in training and development and are offered the opportunity to gain a Diploma in Management. You will be employed by Glasgow Caledonian University, but your role will be based at Safehinge Primera. Many KTP Associates are offered a permanent role with their company at the end of the KTP project. To find out how KTP works and the vital role you will play if you successfully secure a KTP Associate position. Please visit:

This project is for a fixed term of 30 months however, as the role is so intrinsically linked to the on-going success of the project, there is a high probability that Safehinge Primera will recruit the Associate at the end of the project.

Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow Caledonian University is a vibrant, multi-cultural and modern university in the centre of Glasgow, and is placed amongst the top 70 universities globally (THE Impact rankings, 2021). Our welcoming community of 20,000 students, from more than 100 countries, enjoy a wide range of award-winning support services and state of the art facilities across each of our campuses in Glasgow, London and New York. Our University mission - with its commitment to the Common Good and core values of integrity, creativity, responsibility and confidence - is integral to everything we do.

As the University for the Common Good, we are committed to embedding equality, diversity and inclusion, as well as our values in everything that we do. As such, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates who demonstrate the GCU Values.

Glasgow Caledonian University is committed to a fair and transparent recruitment process that is free from bias so that we can attract and retain a high performing workforce which makes a critical contribution to our success.

The University holds the prestigious Athena SWAN Silver institution award, which recognises our significant record of activity and achievement in promoting gender equality across different disciplines.

The School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment is committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion, and is one of only two such Schools in Scotland to hold the prestigious Athena SWAN Silver Award for promoting gender equality and women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) and allied STEMM subjects (surveying, environment and management of all themes) in higher education.

As a Disability Confident 'Committed' employer, we are striving to ensure that our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible to disabled people. Although the Disability Confident 'Committed' level does not guarantee an interview for disabled applicants, we will make reasonable adjustments for disabled applicants during the recruitment process.

The University also holds the Carer Positive ‘Engaged’ employer award, which recognises our commitment to supporting staff with caring responsibilities.

Glasgow Caledonian University are committed signatories to the Armed Forces Covenant.

If you need further discussion before submitting an application for this role then please contact Matt Marais, Systems and Data Lead, Safehinge Primera at

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