Head of Applied AI and ML for Assessment


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14th November 2023

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Cambridge

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£66900 - £85200

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Permanent

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Location: Cambridge, hybrid with a minimum of 2 days per week working from the office

 

We are looking for a Head of Applied AI and ML for Assessment to join our world-class team, to design and develop the assessment capabilities which underpin our English Strategy.

Working across the whole Cambridge Ecosystem - spanning Cambridge University Press and Assessment and the University of Cambridge, you will be focused on developing key AI and Machine Learning based capabilities, that enable both our current assessment activity and our future ambitions for integrated learning and assessment products.  Your work will be vital to enabling the transformation of our business.

We are Cambridge University Press & Assessment, a world-leading academic publisher and assessment organisation and a proud part of the University of Cambridge.

 

About the role

Collaborating with leaders in other core assessment areas, and product owners across the full suite of products, you will determine how we can use the latest AI and ML approaches to ensure we meet increasing customer needs for flexibility, availability and fast turnaround times. This goes hand in hand with incorporating our assessment principles in any solution, and ensuring we can continually evidence the performance and quality of our products to key stakeholders and regulatory bodies.

As the Head of Applied AI and ML for Assessment, you will lead a team of highly skilled Speech engineers, NLP engineers and data scientists in transforming how our organisation utilises AI and ML in assessment. From automation and optimization of large-scale assessment processes, to being integral to ground-breaking research and development of AI and ML applications that enable novel approaches to assessment and learning, you will also be pivotal in enabling such techniques to be used more widely in the business. 

 

About you 

With an advanced degree (PhD preferred) in a quantitative field, or equivalent practical experience of the development of AI and ML applications in large scale operational processes, you will be adept at managing complex technical, specialised operations and development projects that are critical to Cambridge English's business.

With a deep understanding of assessment methodology, and a strong interest in the potential of AI and Machine learning technologies, as applied to assessment and learning processes, you will lead innovative change in these areas to support our English Strategy.

Able to work with a wide range of stakeholders and communicate technical information clearly to specialists and non-specialists alike, you will be able to provide inspirational leadership to a strong team through a period of considerable change.

Methodical and calm under pressure, you will be capable of applying your extensive specialist expertise in different and new contexts and be capable of acquiring new skills to tackle these as they arise.

If you would like to know more about this opportunity and what will make you successful, please see the full job description attached to the bottom of this vacancy on our careers site.

 

Rewards and benefits 

We will support you to be at your best in work and to live well outside of it. In addition to competitive salaries, we offer a world-class, flexible rewards package, featuring family-friendly and planet-friendly benefits including:

28 days annual leave plus bank holidays

Private medical and Permanent Health Insurance

Discretionary annual bonus

Group personal pension scheme

Life assurance up to 4 x annual salary

Green travel schemes

We are a hybrid working organisation, and we offer a range of flexible working options from day one. We expect most hybrid-working colleagues to spend 40-60% of their time at their dedicated office or location. We will also consider other work arrangements if you wish to work more flexibly or require adjustments due to a disability.

 

Ready to pursue your potential? Apply now.

We review applications on an ongoing basis, with a closing date for all applications being Sunday 3rd December 2023 and interviews are scheduled to take place during the week of 11-15th December 2023.

Please note that successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory background checks including DBS due to working in a regulated industry. 

 

Why join us

Joining us is your opportunity to pursue potential. You'll belong to a collaborative team that's exploring new and better ways to serve students, teachers and researchers across the globe - for the benefit of individuals, society and the world. Sharing our mission will inspire your own growth, development and progress, in an environment which embraces difference, change and aspiration.

Cambridge University Press & Assessment is committed to being a place where anyone can enjoy a successful career, where everyone has a voice, and where we learn continuously to improve together. Ensuring that everyone feels they belong is essential to who we are, and to the contribution we make to society and our planet.

We believe better outcomes come through diversity of thought, background and approach. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and communities, actively seeking to employ people from a wide range of different communities.

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