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.

Cycling Scotland - Monitoring and Development Technician (Paid internship or apprenticeship role)

Cycling Scotland is the nation’s cycling organisation. Working in partnership with other organisations, with funding from Transport Scotland, we help create an environment for everyone in Scotland to cycle easily and safely. Our vision is of a sustainable, inclusive and healthy Scotland where anyone, anywhere can enjoy all the benefits of cycling.

Reporting to the Monitoring and Development Officer, this role will help deliver the Cycling Potential project and also assist in the National Monitoring Framework project and analysis of data relating to cycling and active travel in Scotland.

Closing Date: 28th September

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Waracle - Digital Marketing Associate

Waracle are looking for a Digital Marketing Associate for an exciting new post based in either of our Dundee, Glasgow or Edinburgh Offices.

You’ll be an excellent communicator, negotiator and influencer. Technically, you’ll be able to analyse opinions and quickly form a decision based on sound judgement, whilst identifying trends / making recommendations based on insight. You’ll be continually looking for new ways of doing things, experimenting, researching and continually improving digital success. and approach situations with an open mind. You’ll be a hardworking, tenacious team player and you will approach change with a positive outlook, identifying the potential opportunities presented.

Waracle - Content Marketing Associate

Waracle are looking for a Content Marketing Associate for an exciting new position based in our Dundee, Edinburgh or Glasgow Offices.

You’ll be an excellent communicator, negotiator and influencer and will be considerate of other people’s perspectives. Technically, you’ll be able to analyse opinions and quickly form a decision based on sound judgement, whilst identifying trends / making recommendations based on insight. Key to your success will be your ability to identify new ways of doing things, experimenting, researching and continually improving digital success. You’ll approach situations with an open mind and be a hardworking, tenacious team player. You will approach change with a positive outlook, identifying the potential opportunities presented.

Principal Investigator in Digital Science - University of Dundee

We are recruiting for an exceptional individual to join us as a Principal Investigator in Digital Science within our Leverhulme Research Science for Forensic Science, to work on innovative, inter-disciplinary research, engage in the development of collaborative research activities within the academic, government and business sectors. You will provide leadership on projects in order to drive the exploration of digital evidence and biometrics forward to generate maximum impact within the community and society.

Ref no: SSEN0144
Grade: Grade 9 (£51,630 - £58,089)
Closing date: 27 September 2018

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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Open Data Services - 2 vacancies

Open Data Services is an established workers co-operative delivering sustainable support for world-changing open data projects, including the Open Contracting Data Standard, the 360Giving open philanthropy initiative, the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI), Open Referral and the Beneficial Ownership Data Standard.

We’re an interdisciplinary team, with developers, analysts and researchers working together to create tools and services that help organisations publish and use open data for social change.

We are seeking two new team members to start by November 2018. The closing date for applications is 10th September.

  • Data Standards Adoption Consultant
  • Open Data Publisher Support

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.


Global Surface Intelligence - Various Roles

GSI is looking to fill some exciting new posts to be located in their new offices in Edinburgh. Scotland has a dynamic and exciting space tech scene and is home to some of the world's leading space technology companies. Edinburgh is a fabulous city to be based in and offers all the excitement of Capital city living, but only 15 minutes from the country or the sea.

Here are the current openings in GSI:

Principal remote sensing specialist

Senior software engineer

Web development - API specialist

OCEA: Economic Strategy Economic Statistics Data Scientist

This post is based in Scottish Government, Atlantic Quay, Broomielaw, Glasgow, and reports to the C2 Unit head for Economic Statistics.The post holder will also work alongside three teams of statisticians who deal with Trade, Labour Market and Business & Innovation Statistics.

The Economic Statistics Unit is based in the Office of the Chief Economist Directorate. The post-holder will work closely with a wide range of stakeholders, including other analysts, policy colleagues and a wide range of statistics users.

This post is focused on improving the visualisation of the data underlying the Unit’s publications and other statistical outputs and making the most use of the Scottish Government Open Data Publishing Platform (ODPP) http://statistics.gov.scot/home The post-holder will help design and implement several visualisations and dashboards using R Shiny and JavaScript.

Salary: B2 band Fixed Term Appointment-Salary £28,891

Location: Glasgow Atlantic Quay

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.

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.

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