Data Scientist

London (GB)
18 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
21 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time


This is an outstanding opportunity for a Data Scientist to bring cutting-edge research ideas to real-world problems. We are currently seeking data scientists with experience in modelling and optimisation as well as those with experience with statistical methods.

The successful applicant will be appointed as a junior data scientist, data scientist, or senior data scientist, depending on experience and skills

JOB TITLE    Data Scientist
LOCATION     British Library, London
SALARY      (£30-40,000 Junior DS) (£40-50,000 DS) (£50-60,000 Senior DS)
HOURS      Full time or Part-Time requests will be considered
CONTRACT TYPE      Permanent
CLOSES         21st January 2018    

Launched in November 2015, the Alan Turing Institute is the national institute for data science. Our mission is to make great leaps in data science research to change the world for the better.

The Institute is headquartered at The British Library, and brings together researchers from a range of disciplines – mathematics, statistics, computing, engineering and social sciences, – from five leading universities and industry partners.


The Turing expects to be asked to apply its research to real-world data science and modelling challenges as well as to provide advice to companies and to government. Working with real-world problems will in addition inform our research directions.

As a data scientist you will help to translate our research into analysis. You will work together with the Institute’s clients to understand their needs and to assess how the Institute can help; you will collect, manage, and clean the available data; you will conduct analysis, modelling, and/or optimisation using both well-understood techniques and, where appropriate, novel approaches; and you will present conclusions both internally and to our clients. You will work with the Institute’s researchers to understand their research and determine its suitability for particular problems and you will work with the Institute’s research software engineers who will create software that implements the results of the research.

During this recruitment run we are also seeking candidates with mathematical and computational modelling experience (please see the “Or” section in the Role Description, linked below), as well as those with experience in data science (the “Either” section on Role Description).

We are also recruiting for a Research Software Engineer. These roles are closely related, if you feel you are a hybrid whose expertise lies somewhere in the middle, please do apply to either, and note in your application which job criteria you feel you meet for *both* roles.

Although this is offered as a full time role based in the London offices, we are extremely supportive of other working models compatible with candidates lives. Requests to work flexibly, in location or in time, or other reasonable adjustments, will be given positive consideration.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a diverse, growing organisation with a strong team of individuals at the helm. There is a generous benefits package including Health Care, enrolment into a generous pension scheme, Cycle2work and childcare vouchers. The Institute also offers 30 days’ holiday per year exclusive of bank holidays.

Further information about the role, duties and responsibilities can be found on the Turing website and role description:

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 any queries or would like to discuss the role further, please contact the HR Team on 0203 862 3375 or email

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 3375.


Note if you do not hear back from us by the 16th February 2018, please assume your application has not been successful.

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 a subject to successful security screening and continuous eligibility to work in the UK. 

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