Institute Director 

London (GB)
Competitive Salary
Sep 21, 2017
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Oct 13, 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Institute Director 
A unique opportunity to lead the UK’s National Institute for Data Science and AI.
Location: British Library, London
Competitive Salary

The Alan Turing Institute (the Turing) is the UK’s national centre for data science, established in 2015 with the mission to make transformational progress in data science and AI research that will have positive real-world impacts.

The Turing is headquartered at The British Library, and brings together researchers from a range of disciplines – mathematics, statistics, machine learning, AI, computing, social and economic sciences and engineering.

Currently more than 90 Turing Fellows are in-post from our five founding partner universities (Cambridge, Edinburgh, Oxford, UCL and Warwick), based part-time at the Turing’s London hub, along with a growing number of full-time Research Fellows, research associates and doctoral students. For a list of all Turing and Research Fellows and their interests please see our webpage:

To be successful in this role, you will be an outstanding scientist and a visionary leader, able to drive and shape the creation of a truly remarkable research facility and empower the scientists within it. You will have demonstrable evidence of successful and entrepreneurial leadership and will have the skills and experience to build an Institute of international repute.

You will have an understanding of current academic and commercial research in data science and AI, a good knowledge of the UK higher education sector and the ability to effectively manage the administration of a complex organisation. You will have experience of successfully generating funding for research from government, industry and the third sector. Your remit will also include connecting existing capabilities within the UK research landscape and engaging emerging research opportunities.

You must have the ability to inspire and influence across the areas of fundamental and translational research, be able to forge and foster effective partnerships with a range of stakeholders and be able to encourage the Turing’s researchers to work together to deliver global impact.

The Turing operates a hub and centres structure, with a central hub based within the British Library, at the heart of London’s Knowledge Quarter.


To arrange an informal discussion or to obtain a full candidate pack, candidates are invited to contact the Chair of Trustees by emailing

It is expected that initial interviews will be held in central London on 18 October and 6 November 2017.

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

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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