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.

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: Head of Performance Insights

As Head of Performance Insights you’ll help us discover the information hidden in the vast amounts of data we have, helping us make smarter decisions to deliver the goals of RBS. You’ll proactively source data from a variety of sources and analyse it to help the business understand more about performance and identify opportunities. You will design, develop and deploy cutting edge data visualisations that will allow our customers to make true data driven decisions and design algorithmic solutions that augment business decision-making with data-intelligence.

You’ll help performance track many of the key initiatives across the Personal & Business Banking business including customer journey management, behavioural insights, customer distribution strategy, digital banking, Open Banking and strategic programme impact analysis.

Closing Date: 16 February

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.

EPCC: Applications Developers/Consultants in Data Science

EPCC is the UK’s leading centre for High Performance Computing and Data Analytics. Through the recently announced £1.1 billion City Deal we are the delivery engine for a large number of exciting and challenging data science projects. We’re looking for new talent to join our team working on cutting-edge research in the broad area of data engineering, large scale data analytics and distributed data systems. This is an exciting time to join us as we prepare to move into the Bayes Centre – a hub designed to foster data driven innovation within and beyond the University of Edinburgh.

Salary range: £27,285 - £31,604 (UE06) or £32,548 - £38,833 (UE07)

The level of appointment to UE06 or UE07 will be determined by the selection panel depending on the level of experience, knowledge and skills demonstrated by the successful candidates in relation to the grade profile.

These posts are full time and 2 years fixed-term and are available immediately.

Closing Date : 22 Feb 2018

Business Relationship Manager - Edinburgh Napier University

We are currently looking for a Business Relationship Manager to join the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC). Administered by Edinburgh Napier University, CSIC supports construction related business to collaborate, innovate and grow by matching innovation requirements with business support and academic specialists.

  • Application closing date: 18/02/2018
  • Salary: £38,833 - £47,477 per annum
  • Package: Excellent benefit package

Based at our new premises in Hamilton International Technology Park, the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre has an exciting future ahead expanding its range of services and activities throughout Scotland as well as exploiting its a new GBP 2m innovation Factory.

Focusing on Business, Product, Process and Service forms of innovation, we offer advice, funding, facilitation and access to appropriate expertise to grow economic impact within the construction industry and improve Scotland's global competitiveness. We work in partnership with a range of public sector, academic and further education organisations.

Please visit our website for further information: www.cs-ic.org

This role is based in at the CSIC facility in Hamilton and will require you to travel frequently to other locations throughout Scotland and occasionally within the UK/EU/Internationally.

Hawthorne Fellow in Autism Innovation - University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

We seek a motivated, experienced scientist for data analytics of human movement patterns for early assessment of childhood neuropsychiatric disorders, especially autism. This Hawthorne Fellowship is a generous 3-year senior post-doctoral post to achieve earlier diagnosis of neurodevelopmental disorders in very young children and infants using cutting-edge wearable and smart sensor technologies. You will be part of multidisciplinary Laboratory for Innovation in Autism, a cross-disciplinary research centre between Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Psychology, and Education with clinical application in Neuropsychiatry.

  • Salary range: £39,992 - £42,418
  • FTE: 1.0
  • Term: Fixed Term (3 years)
  • Closing date: 4 February 2018

Applications may still be considered until Friday 9th February by writing directly to Dr Jonathan Delafield-Butt.

The Laboratory for Innovation in Autism is situated in the city centre of Glasgow next to the Technology and Innovation Centre at the University of Strathclyde.

Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Dr Jonathan Delafield-Butt, Reader in Autism and Child Development (+44 (0)141 444 8053).

Formal interviews for this post will be held on Friday, 16 February 2018.

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.

Spiritus Partners: Software Engineer (JavaScript)

Spiritus Partners are building a platform to improve patient safety using cutting edge technologies including Blockchain, and looking for versatile technologists to join their team.

The successful candidate will craft high-quality, efficient, reusable, modular software in collaboration with the lead architect and other developers on their groundbreaking cloud-based system for tracking medical devices throughout their lifecycle, and support the ongoing integration and automation of numerous systems.

This is an opportunity to have a big influence on company culture and direction in an energizing environment, and work with new technologies on a greenfield project. The main working language will initially be JavaScript (Node.js), and you will also have some exposure to Blockchain technologies (Ethereum, Hyperledger).

You'll also collaborate with other team members to scale the platform and improve and expand the CI/CD pipeline used to test and deploy services.

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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