Data Scientist

The Alan Turing Institute


This is an outstanding opportunity for a Data Scientist to bring cutting-edge research ideas to real-world problems. We are currently seeking in particular data scientists with experience in modelling and optimisation.

The Turing expects to be asked to apply its research to real-world data science and modelling challenges as well as to provide advice to companies and to government. Working with real-world problems will in addition inform our research directions.

As a data scientist you will help to translate our research into analysis. You will work together with the Institute’s clients to understand their needs and to assess how the Institute can help; you will collect, manage, and clean the available data; you will conduct analysis, modelling, and/or optimisation using both well-understood techniques and, where appropriate, novel approaches; and you will present conclusions both internally and to our clients. You will work with the Institute’s researchers to understand their research and determine its suitability for particular problems and you will work with the Institute’s research software engineers who will create software that implements the results of the research.

The successful candidate will have a PhD or equivalent professional experience in a field requiring mathematical and computational modelling, (such as systems biology, epidemiology, geospatial analysis, digital humanities, economic modelling, and many more). They will also have a familiarity with multiple paradigms for mathematical representation of complex systems (such as agent based modelling, differential equation modelling, and mathematical programming and optimisation)

This is a full time, permanent post, to be held at the Institute’s site at the British Library, Euston Rd, London.  A generous benefits package includes flexible working, 30 days’ holiday, contributory pension, health and life assurance and range of other benefits that you would expect from a good employer.  A relocation allowance is payable where appropriate.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please head to for a the full outline of the roles and application procedure.

The Alan Turing Institute is committed to creating an environment where diversity is valued and everyone is treated fairly.  In accordance with the Equality Act, we welcome applications from anyone who meets the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy, religion or belief or sexual orientation. Reasonable adjustments to the interview process can also be made for any candidates with a disability.

Please note all offers of employment a subject to successful security screening and continuous eligibility to work in the UK.

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