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Research Data Scientist / Research Software Engineer

Posted: 4 Oct 2019 Closes: 3 Dec 2019
London £30,000-£45,000 Dependant on skills and experience
Permanent & Full-time the-alan-turing-institute/20191004103423


The Alan turing Institute

The Institute is named in honor of Alan Turing, whose pioneering work in theoretical and applied mathematics, engineering and computing is considered to have laid the foundations for modern-day data science and artificial intelligence. The Institute’s goals are to undertake world-class research, apply its research to real-world problems, driving economic impact and societal good, lead the training of a new generation of scientists, and shape the public conversation around data and algorithms.

After launching in 2015 with government funding from EPSRC and five founding universities, the Institute has grown an extensive network of university partners from across the UK and launched a number of major partnerships with industry, public and third sector. Today it is home to more than 400 researchers and a talented business team.

The Research Engineering Group

The permanent research staff of the institute’s Research Engineering Group work to realise cutting edge research as professionally usable software tools and to apply these to address real-world data science and modelling challenges.

The group’s staff are research software engineers and data scientists. We note the considerable overlap between these emerging roles and embrace the breadth of interdisciplinary skills and diversity of approaches entailed in these fields. Staff can choose either job title and change their choice as their career progresses.

We are curently seeking for Research Software Engineers and Data Scientists

Successful candidates will:

1.       Apply state-of-the-art and novel data science and artificial intelligence techniques emerging from the Institute and elsewhere to problems faced by the Turing’s clients

–         Understand the problems of clients in the public, private and third sectors, and develop appropriate approaches to solving these problems.

–         Understand which data are, or might be, available; and collect and manage this data.

–         Perform analyses, which might include: building statistical models; applying machine learning techniques; building models and simulations; or applying optimisation techniques.

–         Document processes for effective and efficient reuse across multiple domains.

2.       Collaborate with research colleagues to develop and maintain software embodying research outputs

–         Develop a good understanding of the relevant theory and the needs of potential users of the software

–         Be responsible for the programming effort, including design and planning

–         Test and validate the software to a high quality standard

3.       Present, disseminate and explain our work

–         Feedback the outcomes of analyses to clients and customers in the public, private, and third sectors in written form and in presentations.

–         Share research in the practice of data science and artificial intelligence with the scholarly community through research papers and conferences.

–         Publish, distribute, document and maintain research software packages.

4.       Contribute to the life of the Institute and support its community

–         Deliver teaching and training to colleagues and students, including within the team in our regular skills sessions.

–         Support research colleagues to make the most of the institute’s secure high performance computing environments for advanced research.

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, gender reassignment, marital and civil partnership status, pregnancy, religion or belief or sexual orientation. Reasonable adjustments to the interview process can also be made for any candidates with a disability.

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.Full details on the pre-employment screening process can be requested from


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