External Career Opportunities

The following opportunities are offered by organisations external to The Data Lab. Our aim is to support the Data Science community by creating links and increase visibility on current work and professional development opportunities. If you are interested or have any questions regarding any of these vacancies, please contact the offering organisation directly.

Postdoctoral Research Associate - Interaction Lab at Heriot-Watt University

Applications are sought for 2 full-time Research Applications in the Interaction Lab at Heriot-Watt University. The Research Assistants will work on the EPSRC project "MaDrIgAL - Multi-Dimensional Interaction Management and Adaptive Learning" (EP/N017536/1) to investigate, develop, and evaluate response generation in spoken dialogue systems. In particular, we seek a candidate with experience in machine learning approaches to NLP/dialogue systems, and closely related fields.

The candidate will join and collaborate with a group of 7 faculty members, 6 postdoctoral researchers and >10 PhD students.

The main duties of the post are to perform collaborative research on the above-named EPSRC project, to contribute to research articles, and to participate in international conferences. Detailed research duties are to implement and evaluate methods for response generation and adaptive learning in spoken dialogue systems, and to collect and analyse dialogue data.

The post is available from April 2019 until May 2020 in the first instance, with opportunities for extension. Start date is negotiable.

Closing date: 21st January 2019

Python Engineer - Onzo

ONZO is a data science and analytics scale-up primed to disrupt the energy sector. We analyse smart meter data, providing a depth of insight that helps our customers understand their energy usage and ultimately helps them to save energy. Our insight to this data also helps utilities better manage their network, optimise their business and engage with their customers. The vision for ONZO's future is compelling, and with backing from private equity firms such as West Coast Capital we're looking forward to having a massive impact over the next few years.

You will be part of a team of talented engineers based in our Edinburgh Codebase office and will work closely alongside the Data Science & Product teams. We're a friendly bunch with a huge range of backgrounds, and we strive to provide a welcoming, supportive and sociable working environment.

Gas Demand Modeler - Wood Mackenzie

Wood Mackenzie’s Gas and LNG team is responsible for the development of gas analysis and price forecasting. The team produce regular reports for a suite of gas, LNG and energy market subscription-based services.

We are pleased to offer a tremendous opportunity for a Gas Demand Modeler to join our Gas and LNG team in Edinburgh. You will define our regional demand view and help strengthen the future of the gas practice. Our Gas and LNG team is responsible for our short-term and long-term gas supply, demand and pricing forecasts. The team closely tracks key trends and developments in Gas and LNG, focusing on a combination of global and regional market dynamics.

Closing date 21 January.

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Software Engineer (KTP Associate)

The candidate will be an employee of Glasgow Caledonian University but will be based at the Eureka Solutions Ltd in East Kilbride with regular supervision meetings with the University's supervisory team.

The aim of the project is to develop a state-of-art automated system integration model based on syntactic and semantic parsing of Application Programming Interfaces.

Responsabilities for the role include: undertaking the work plan as detailed in the KTP Proposal and as agreed by line managers; developing a data processing pipeline which uses data from parsing applications' APIs and sometimes scraping websites; developing models for mapping any two given applications based on data from the above pipeline; testing the models extensively and documenting every stage of the process; travelling to, participating in and contributing to academic and industrial conferences and exhibitions.

It is a full-time/fixed term opportunity for 30 months.

Data Scientist - Paywizard

Be a part of the future of Pay TV!
Experience the excitement of a fast paced, cutting edge technology environment with the feel of a start-up but the experience and expertise of 20 years in the market.

A global award-winning company
With over 100 Pay TV clients using our Paywizard Agile platform to manage and support their subscribers effortlessly and securely across multiscreen, we are making waves on a global scale. Our award-winning platform has propelled us into the spotlight on a global scale winning ‘Best in Show’ at NAB show in Las Vegas in both 2016 and 2017 as well as a further award from TVB Europe and IBC in Amsterdam.

Enjoy the flexibility of working hours for a great work/life balance!
At Paywizard, we believe a great work/life balance is key to our thriving culture, inspiring a creative, insightful, fun and productive environment for all.

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If you are interested in the vacancy please email your CV to this address including Data Scientist Vacancy: FAO Kim Donnelly in the subject line: recruitment@paywizard.com

Barrachd - Advanced Analytics Consultant (Predictive, AI, ML)

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, curious and intelligent individual to join a fast-growing analytics consultancy.

We are one of the UK’s top software businesses. Offering expertise in a wide range of data and analytics competencies - from creating complex planning solutions and automating BI reporting, to data warehousing and predictive analytics – our wide range of challenging opportunities continues to grow and we now need to add an Advanced Analytics Consultant to our team.

In this role you will help our customers go beyond the solid foundations of Business Intelligence and complex planning solutions, to employ data science techniques, machine learning, predictive modeling and other skills inherent to AI.

While some business or consultancy experience would be great, we are looking for someone who is intelligent, explorative and passionate about data to assist in the creation of scalable, efficient, automated processes; large scale data analysis; and model development & implementation.

More information: Barrachd Advanced Analytics Consultant

Digital Consultant - Optimat

Optimat is searching for a consultant with a background in digital technologies and markets. The consultant will work on a portfolio of projects for both public and private sector clients, collaborating with other consultants where appropriate. Typical projects include market assessment of new or emerging digital technologies and providing support to new digital technology initiatives and the development of the digital technology sector.

Mudano - Python and SQL Developer

We capture data on projects – such as daily tasks, meeting notes, team sentiment, resource information and project progress – and use it to guide better decision-making. Using machine learning we can predict the path of a project, helping teams to foresee issues, improve productivity and deliver efficiently.

You will be combining information from a variety of sources to build up a suite of business leadership reports and KPIs. You will produce a series of dashboards and reports based on world class data visualisation techniques. You will need to update existing APIs written by our team to integrate online tools with the database and also write new APIs to integrate new tools. You will be working directly with exceptional data experts from across our business.

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EngD with St. Andrews (Large-Scale Data Processing using Heterogeneous Parallel Systems)

Self-driving autonomous vehicles and other AI applications, such as natural language processing, generate massive amounts of data from a large number of sources. This requires fast and energy-efficient processing on different types of platforms ranging from resource-constrained embedded and mobile devices to powerful desktop systems and data center hardware.

This project is an exciting opportunity to work with Codeplay's research team on targeting such large-scale processing to the most recent heterogeneous platforms (including automotive, comprising e.g. a mixture of CPUs, GPUs, DSPs and FPGAs), with the aim to improve performance and portability of the algorithms across a wide range of different platforms.


University of Edinburgh: Fellowships in Data-Driven Innovation

Highly prestigious 5-year tenure track fellowships focussed on data-enabled research and innovation applied to any discipline with the distinct possibility of an open-ended contract. As women and members of ethnic minorities are currently under-represented in posts at this level we particularly encourage applications from members of these groups. We are committed to support individuals looking to return to research after a career break for family, caring or health reasons.

Building on the outstanding successes of our previous tenure-track Chancellor’s Fellowship programmes and our world class research performance, we are investing in a further cohort of 30 next generation research innovation leaders of the highest quality who use data science within their work, with a particular focus on:

  • Digital Technologies
  • Space and Satellite Analysis
  • The ‘AgriTech’ initiative
  • Robotics and Autonomous Systems
  • Health and Social Care
  • Financial Services and Fintech
  • Public Sector (‘Govtech’)
  • Creative Industries, Tourism and Festivals

Based in the heart of one of the world’s finest cities, these prestigious 5-year awards support early career researchers and academic innovators of the highest promise from all countries to develop their careers in a supportive, high quality environment.

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