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.

Rabbie's Data & Business Analyst

The Data & Business Analyst will develop and deliver insights and analysis to enable the business to run the operation and make informed decisions. The role will lead in the creation of actionable insight from data through the application of first class analytics, conducting full lifecycle analysis to include requirements, activities and design. The Data & Business Analyst will develop Rabbie’s analysis and reporting capabilities as well as helping to develop systems and processes. They will also monitor performance and quality control plans to identify improvements.

The role is full-time, permanent. Salary is dependent on experience.

Closing date for applications is 30th April.

Download the full job description.

Technical Architect - Voxsio

Voxsio is at an early stage in its development and this is an opportunity to be one of the first employees, with the ability to set the technical direction and the cultural environment. Voxsio’s Conversational Search product uses machine learning along with modern web 3.0/semantic web technologies to deliver personalised relevant information for people accessing critical services. This has to be delivered at scale, and for wide range of customer domains.

The Role

This is the senior technical position within Voxsio, with responsibility for the following.

  • Technical Architecture of the Conversational Search product.
  • Deployment and support of the Conversational Search onto a cloud platform (e.g. AWS or similar)
  • Developing the Conversational Search back-end, in particular the machine learning component.
  • Leading and project managing the end-to-end development of Conversational Search.
  • Developing and leading the Voxsio technical team

Download job description for further information.

Scholarship - MSc High Performance Computing with Data Science

One scholarship of £11,500 available to UK and EU nationals for MSc High Performance Computing with Data Science to cover the full UK/EU tuition fee of £11,500.

There will be further funds available on an expenses basis to cover the cost of expenses incurred by the successful applicant.

Eligibility: Applicants must have applied for the specified full-time Masters degree programme (High Performance Computing with Data Science) beginning in the 2018-2019 academic session.

Criteria: The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of interest in Data Science, enthusiasm for participating in an industry project with Registers of Scotland (as part of the MSc dissertation component) and academic merit.

Candidates must have, or expect to obtain the international equivalent of a UK first class or 2:1 Honours degree at undergraduate level.

Applying: Candidates must first apply for September 2018 entry to the full-time 1 year programme MSc in High Performance Computing with Data Science

Edinburgh Napier University - Lecturer in Data Science

This is an opportunity to join an established community of teaching and research in computer science. The successful candidate will bring their experience and enthusiasm of data science to join the team and take part in lecturing and research.

The ability to work with data is a key feature of this role and this specialism would create new opportunities for you to build on our existing expertise in databases, statistics, machine learning, and information visualisation. Applicants will have a publication track record focused on working with data. You will contribute individually by developing capacity for data science within the subject area. In return, you will be well supported by the Professors and Associate Professors in the existing team.

Application Closing Date: Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Lecturer, Grade 6: GBP 38,833 - GBP 47,722 per annum

University of Edinburgh - 2 x Statistical Consultants

Following significant growth in the Statistics Group of the School of Mathematics we are establishing a new Statistical Consultancy Unit to deliver consultancy and bespoke Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activities to a range of partners, within the University and externally. As part of the creation of the Unit we are seeking to recruit two Statistical Consultants who will develop and grow our consultancy and CPD activities.

We are looking for statisticians who are ambitious, flexible, conscientious and creative and who can work equally adeptly on academic and private sector questions and challenges. In return, you will have a unique opportunity to help shape the new Unit during its formative stages. You will also have the support of our experienced staff as you develop your statistical and business skills.

These posts are full time, fixed term for three years, in the first instance, with starting salary in the range of £32,548 - £38,833.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm GMT on 04 May 2018.

To apply click the link at the bottom of this page, submitting a full CV, and a statement outlining how you meet the criteria for the post.

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Jonathan Gair J.Gair@ed.ac.uk.

PhD Automatic annotation of subsea survey video and auxiliary data for the Oil & Gas Industry

A 42-month full-time, fully-funded PhD, offered by the Institute of Sensors, Signals and Communications of the Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering, in collaboration with the industry partner N-Sea in the area of deep learning video analytics focusing on annotation of subsea survey data.

  • Duration: 3.5 years
  • Deadline: 30 April 2018

Oil & Gas operators are required to carry out inspections of their subsea pipelines and platforms for insurance and legal purposes. This is carried out on an annual or bi-annual basis to check the integrity of the asset, to ensure there are no leaks or damage through corrosion, the impact from e.g. fishing nets or from natural causes. Whilst, there have been many advances in technology, Inspection, Maintenance and Repair (IMR) still requires significant human intervention. A Data Coordinator provides an ongoing commentary on the video feed that is received from the ROV. This role is typically delivered by the contractors, leading to high costs and inconsistent quality. The video and commentary are then Quality Checked (QC), usually once the survey is completed, creating a bottleneck in reporting.

The aim of the project is to perform edge processing and automate the video annotation using deep convolutional neural networks to permit fast and automatic annotation of subsea survey video frames. This reduces the need for human intervention, increases consistency and accuracy. Further, it permits real-time transmission of relevant video and sensor data segments from the ship-to-shore for immediate QC. Both of these aspects will increase survey speed and reduce the cost to the O&G inspection industry.

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.

RBS: Various Vacancies - Data

RBS is looking for 3 new team members to join them in the following data related roles:

Data Developer – 2 roles

As a Data Developer, you'll help us to build innovative data solutions that actively manage the performance of colleagues across the bank, using intelligence systems to recommend actions and recognise success. You'll utilise agile software development using both scrum and Kanban to quickly deliver features to our users. You'll also work as part of our high performing Design & Development team, switching between feature teams as project demand requires.

Data Visualizer – 1 role

As a Front-end Data Visualiser / Web Developer, you'll help us to build innovative software that actively manages the performance of over 15,000 staff across the bank, using intelligent systems to recommend actions and recognise success. You'll utilise agile software development using both scrum and Kanban to quickly deliver features to our end users, and you'll work as part of our high performing design and development team, switching between feature teams as project demand requires.

Previse: Various jobs in Data Analytics and Engineering

There are various job openings available at Previse.

As a growing team in a rapidly developing space, our culture is hugely important to us. We pride ourselves on our energy, passion and commitment, regardless of specialism. Our success is driven by collaboration – we solve problems together – and our openness helps each individual grow. In order to thrive at Previse, you need an inquiring, scientific mind and an enthusiasm for constructive debates. We’re looking for straightforward people with fresh insights and the tenacity required to deliver value.

Chenope: Front and Back-End Developers

Chenope is a bootstrap, or self-funded start-up, that creates high value and novel analytics targeted at organizations. Chenope was founded by experienced founders who had previously achieved some success bootstrapping a startup, and already boasts a partnership with a multi-billion dollar company and a sweeping patent that was granted in its entirety. We are a cross-Atlantic startup; most of our team is in Edinburgh, or in the San Francisco area. We're still fairly early stage, which means that each person has a lot of responsibility and a lot of room to grow; though salaries are still low, equity grants are very generous. If you want to join a startup with technology that is good enough that customers are willing to pay for it, work on interesting problems, and learn what it takes to build a real business, we could be a great place for you. There are not many like us.

We are currently looking for both front-end and back-end developers. We will consider both full-time and part-time applications. All applicants must have the right to work in the UK, EU, or US - no exceptions unfortunately.

Front-end or Full-Stack Developer: Experience developing reasonably complex web apps that have been used in a commercial setting. Experience with visualizations is a plus, as is experience with React and other similar Javascript frameworks - we're agnostic as to which one. Experience with user interface design likewise. Ditto for knowledge of AWS. An interest in analytics is helpful.

Back-end developer - Algorithms: Must have strong background in IR, NLP, or a similar discipline, or a strong math and algorithms background. You must be able to implement the tools as well as develop the underlying algorithms for this work, including the construction and manipulation of large graphs and hypergraphs. We strongly prefer someone with a history of having worked on high-value IR, SNA, or data mining problems and who has the proven capability to do original work. Excellent knowledge of Java preferred. Any kind of degree or background okay - our interest is solely in your capacity to do the work.

Prior startup experience preferred, but is not required. To apply, please send your resume with at least a brief cover letter to work@chenope.com.

NCR: Data Scientists (2)

NCR is looking for a contract Data Engineer to work alongside a multi-disciplinary team involved in ATM maintenance which is at the heart of NCR’s global ATM business. This individual would be supporting existing analysts and engineers and provide data ETL, analysis and reporting using technologies such as SQL, Python and Bash. This is a hands-on technical role and the individual will be expected to be a self-starter from a technical and problem solving perspective. The role will be based on-site in the NCR Dundee premises and is expected to last 3 months initially with the possibility of extensions.

Key Activities:

  • Create and maintain data extracts from data warehouses using SQL
  • Create and maintain data preparation and statistical analysis using Python
  • Create and maintain Bash scripts for process automation
  • Resolve data lineage and quality issues as they arise
  • Create reports and insights into data in support of business analysts and engineers

For more information please download the full job description.

Location: Dundee

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