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Machine Learning in Finance Research Associate

The Alan Turing Institute

Location: London
Salary: £34,000 to £41,000 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 23rd October 2019
Closes: 24th November 2019

Location: British Library, London

The Alan Turing Institute

The Alan Turing Institute is the UK’s national institute for data science and artificial intelligence. The Institute is named in honour of the scientist Alan Turing and its mission is to make great leaps in data science and artificial intelligence research in order to change the world for the better.

The Role

The successful candidate will help us deliver successful activity including:

  • Addressing the key challenges of adopting machine learning techniques in the financial services industry by relying on transparent, reliable, and reproducible research
  • Promotion of best practices for the use of machine learning tools for all areas of finance including the sell and buy side, risk management, data privacy, wholesale and retail banking 
  • Facilitating the swift transition of academic research outputs into practical solutions by creating collaborative projects with industry partners and a talent pool of researchers at Turing

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct research on Machine Learning in Finance, in collaboration with Turing researchers
  • Liaise with industry partners to gain an understanding of industry challenges and specific use cases
  • Produce thought leadership publications for the Machine Learning in Finance theme

Person Specification


  • PhD or publication record showing equivalent experience
  • Familiarity with Machine Learning methods in Finance
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm and ability to rapidly assimilate new computational and mathematical ideas and techniques on the job, at a more than superficial level, and apply them successfully.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including experience in the visual representation of quantitative data, the authoring of research papers or technical reports, and giving presentations or classes on technical subjects.
  • Ability to work independently, including planning and execution, and to collaborate productively as part of a team


  • Experience with practical applications of Machine Learning to financial use cases, and/or experience working with a financial services organisation

Term and Conditions

This full-time post is offered on a fixed-term contract for a period of 24 months starting as soon as possible. The salary range offered for this role is £34,000-41,000

A competitive benefits package is also available (

Application procedure

If you are interested in this opportunity, please click the apply button below and submit your CV, with contact details for your referees and a covering letter. If you have questions or would like to discuss the role further with a member of the Institute’s HR Team, please contact them on 0203 862 3394 or email If you would like to submit an application in a different format please email

Equality Diversity and Inclusion

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 or civil partnership status, pregnancy, religion or belief or sexual orientation. Reasonable adjustments are available to support candidates through the application and interview process. Happy to Talk Flexible Working

Please note all offers of employment are subject to continuous eligibility to work in the UK and satisfactory pre-employment security screening which includes a DBS Check.

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