Careers

Data Scientist

The Data Lab’s Data Science team provides customised early-stage support to a wide range of organisations – you might have projects in oil and gas, finance, tech startups, public health and everything in between. Recent projects have included predictive maintenance, industrial process optimisation, recommendation algorithms, anomaly detection and more.

The team predominantly works in R and Python, on machine learning, statistical modelling visualisation and the like. We want to expand the team to cover big data architectures, deployment and cloud services, product lifecycle, and web-ready interactive visualisations.

For more information please read this guidance pdf.

This role will be based in either Glasgow or Aberdeen.

Closing date for applications: Friday 24 March 2017

#DataFest17 Volunteers

DataFest17 is the first week long festival of data innovation in Scoltand, with events hosted across the country from the 20th to the 24th of March 2017. Scotland is a melting pot of data innovation and the festival will further catalyse activity across the country and showcase Scotland’s leading role in data on the international stage. If you're interested in learning more about the data or events industry & making some amazing new contacts, volunteering with us at DataFest is a great way to do it.

Vacancies for Research Engineers

Part of the Engineering Doctorate (EngD) in Computer Science offered by The University of St Andrews in partnership with The Data Lab

The Engineering Doctorate (EngD) is a doctorate research programme with a solid industry focus. The research conducted as part of the EngD programme is very much applied to specific problems faced by the Industry Sponsor, each problem couched as a research challenge. The programme allows academia and industry to work together in mentoring and training a Research Engineer (RE), who will graduate with the academic rigour to undertake applied research, with skills and experience to apply that research capability directly within industry.

Data Lab Prize Studentships will be awarded to Research Engineers who are judged by The Data Lab to be offering the most exciting and innovative proposals for pursuing data-driven or data-intensive research. A Data Lab Prize Studentship will provide up to 50% of the fees and stipend for a Research Engineer (RE) for the 4-year EngD programme, for those REs applying for entry in September 2016.

Find out more about current vacancies and the application process.

For more education and professional development opportunities visit our Skills and Training page.

For more careers opportunities, have a look at out our external opportunities page.

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* The Data Lab is hosted by The University of Edinburgh for all administrative matters. Therefore, all of our team members are employed by The University of Edinburgh.

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