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Research Fellow (Data Scientist)

UCL - The Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, London

Location: London
Salary: £37,873 to £45,720 UCL Grade 7, per annum, inclusive of London Allowance
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 5th October 2022
Closes: 28th October 2022
Job Ref: 1887838

Interview Date: TBC

Full time, Fixed Term: The post is available immediately and is funded until 30/06/2025 in the first instance.

The Research Fellow will join a new 3-year, £1.4m ESRC-funded project exploring the economic effects of diverse teams, workplaces and cities on UK entrepreneurship, firm-level innovation and productivity. Led from UCL, the group includes collaborators at LSE, Birmingham, Toronto and Insubria Universities. Working with the project leads and an Economist, this role will involve: extracting and managing very large individual and firm-level datasets from online sources; data and entity linkage across a range of datasets; conducting analysis and modelling to support econometric and related analyses, and contributing to authored/ co-authored journal articles and other outputs.

The post is available immediately and is funded until 30/06/2025 in the first instance.

The post holder will have a PhD in a relevant quantitative discipline (or have had their viva before starting the role). They will also have: demonstrated interest in the project topics and research questions; strong and creative analytical skills; proven experience in handling very large datasets including web/text data; deep knowledge of relevant quantitative methods (including data linking/matching and text analysis/natural language processing) and appropriate data science tools; excellent organisational and communication skills, and the ability to work independently, including a track record of executing and writing up research.

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button above.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact the project lead, Dr Max Nathan (max.nathan@ucl.ac.uk).

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

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