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We are looking for a Chair for our Governing Board

The Data Lab is one of eight innovation centres in Scotland, funded with an £11.3M grant from the Scottish Funding Council to generate significant economic, social and scientific value from data. Hosted by The University of Edinburgh, The Data Lab enables industry, public sector and world –class university researchers to innovate and develop new data science capabilities in a collaborative environment.

The Data Lab has been operational for over 3 years and have many activities and projects underway. The Governance Board have responsibilities to help The Data Lab achieve its goals and mission. We are now looking for a new Chair for our Governing Board from June 2018.

The role of The Data Lab Chair is a superb opportunity to contribute to an emerging economic sector in Scotland – a sector of global importance in which Scotland can be world-leading. The role also provides opportunities to support the development of Scotland’s Innovation Centres’ programme and to champion the role of innovation in the UK economy. It is essential that the Chairperson has the skills and experience to steer the future of the organisation and enable the Governing Board to work effectively.

Closing date Friday 18 May.

Find out more and apply.

Industrial Doctorate Vacancies

The Data Lab The Data Lab co-funds Industrial Doctorate programmes at Scottish Universities, in collaboration with Scottish industry or public sector organisations. These industrial doctorates are designed to support the development of data science talent at a PhD / EngD level, while facilitating collaboration between industry and academia through applied research projects.

If you are a prospective doctoral student looking to develop your data science career through an applied research project, please visit our Industrial Doctorates page to see our current vacancies.


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