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Research Assistant, Women in Data Science and AI

The Alan Turing Institute

Location: London
Salary: £36,236 annual salary plus excellent benefits, including flexible working and family friendly policies
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 10th January 2023
Closes: 23rd January 2023
 

The Alan Turing Institute

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

ROLE PURPOSE

This position will involve assisting the Women in Data Science and AI team in research, writing and administrative tasks, and supporting the project’s engagements internally and with external partners. It is also expected that exploratory scoping and mapping work, of data, research and policies on gender and AI, will form a significant part of the role. The successful candidate will collaborate with the team, working across a variety of tasks as necessary.

DUTIES AND AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

  • Assist the Public Policy programme’s Women in Data Science and AI project in the development and delivery of research outputs. This work may include both desk and field research duties, with a view to creating actionable data-driven insights, policies and other recommendations;
  • Participate in knowledge exchange activities as appropriate, for example, assisting in the preparation of research outputs and resources tailored to different audiences, ranging from policy makers to researchers, industry and the general public. This includes helping to write, edit and format briefing papers, articles, websites, blog posts and other reports;
  • Conduct a large-scale literature review, including synthethsising efforts already undertaken by the project;
  • Support as well as lead on exploratory mapping and scoping work around data availability and access, relevant work and intiatives - such as on diversity in Venture Capital in the AI fields - as well as relevant industry policies and AI systems;
  • Stay up-to-date with progress in related fields;
  • Participate in internal meetings with relevant groups, including the Turing’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) stakeholders, as well as external meetings with representatives of government agencies, industry and potential partner organisations;

Person Specification

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Terms and Conditions

This full-time post is offered on a fixed-term contract until 31st December 2024. The annual salary is £36,236 plus excellent benefits, including flexible working and family friendly policies, https://www.turing.ac.uk/work-turing/why-work-turing/employee-benefits

The Alan Turing Institute is based at the British Library, in the heart of London’s Knowledge Quarter.

We are currently assessing the results of our hybrid working trial, which ran for six months. We will soon publish a long-term workplace policy: as a guide, we anticipate this will be between 2-4 days per month. Some roles may require the jobholder to spend a greater number of days in the office, but the hiring manager will be able to confirm this during the interview

Application procedure

Please see our jobs portal for full details on how to apply and the interview process.

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 and maternity, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.  Reasonable adjustments to the interview process can also be made for any candidates with a disability.

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