Policy Fellow

London (GB)
30 Jun 2017
End of advertisement period
10 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

We invite applications from talented postdoctoral researchers for an exciting new Policy Innovation Unit (PIU) Research Fellow position within the Alan Turing Institute.

British Library, London
£40,000 p.a. (negotiable dependent on skills & experience)
Fixed-term (either contract or secondment)
29 June 2017
10 August 2017


The Alan Turing Institute (the Turing) is the national centre for data science, established in 2015 with the mission to make great leaps in transformational data science 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, computing and social sciences, engineering.  More than 90 Faculty Fellows are currently in-post from our five founding partner universities (Cambridge, Edinburgh, Oxford, UCL and Warwick), based part-time at the Turing HQ, along with a growing number of full-time Research Fellows and PhD students. For a list of all Faculty and Research Fellows and their interests please see our webpage:

We invite you to join us as we grow our research community, supporting our goal to develop the next generation of data science leaders, shape the public conversation, and push the boundaries of this new science for the public good.


This important Policy Fellow post is part of the new Policy Innovation Unit (PIU) being created within the Turing. Part of the Unit’s mission is to drive the Alan Turing Institute’s research in data science for policy and, crucially, ensure the outcomes from cutting edge research in the area are made accessible to public policy-makers within the UK government and beyond.

The holder of this key post will be based full-time at the Institute’s Headquarters in London. His or her role will be to develop, conduct, and direct research projects on data-science for policy. In addition, the post holder will be expected to cultivate and establish policy research activity more broadly across the Institute, drawing where appropriate on research strengths in the Joint Venture universities and beyond. The successful applicant will have an association with one of the Turing’s five Joint Venture Universities, taking into consideration applicant preference and mentoring requirements.


Further information about the Turing, the role, duties and responsibilities can be found on the Turing website and person specification: Policy Fellow Person Spec. (ATI0025).

If you consider that you meet the criteria set out in the person specification and would like to apply for the role, please email your CV and cover letter to

If you have questions or would like to discuss the role further with a member of the Institute’s HR Team, please email or call 0203 8623322.

Applicants who would like to receive this advert in an alternative format or who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on 0203 862 3000 and quote the reference number ATI-0025 when calling.


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.

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