Data Scientist

The Wellcome Trust - Digital Engagement

We're looking for a Data Scientist to join Wellcome Collection's Digital Engagement team. In this role, you will play a vital part in taking understanding of our museum and library collections to the next level. As one of the world's major resources for the study of the social and cultural contexts of health and medicine, our collections span life, death and everything in between.

You Will:

  • Use relevant techniques, including statistical analysis, computer vision, natural language processing and machine learning, to improve understanding of our collections
  • Identify opportunities and hidden knowledge in the data we hold about our collections and test hypotheses through experimentation
  • Work closely with colleagues across Wellcome Collection to understand our collections and the needs of researchers
  • Work as part of a cross-functional product team to turn insights derived from data into production services that improve discoverability and knowledge

About You:

To succeed in this role, you will need to have:

  • Deep understanding of probability, including techniques for inference and statistical models for relevant probability distributions
  • Experience of using Python and SQL for data retrieval, scraping and manipulation
  • Experience of using big data processing frameworks, such as Spark and Presto
  • Experience of applying machine learning using a framework like TensorFlow or equivalent
  • Knowledge of computer vision and natural language processing techniques
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, and the ability to develop hypotheses based on quantitative and qualitative evidence
  • Strong communication skills and an ability to understand and articulate the needs of researchers and domain experts
  • Experience of Amazon Web Services would be an advantage but is not required.
  • Relevant degree in computer science or equivalent experience