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Our culture is based on delivering high-quality outputs, through our commitment and passion for what we do. We work in an open and collaborative environment where the team culture provides support amongst peers and colleagues. Find out about our people and our culture, and see how our mission drives the projects we take on, the key data protection services we provide, and the technology products and supplementary services we develop.

We are seeking to hire a data scientist to support the development of machine learning solutions for our clients in the private and public sector.


The Data Scientist role requires the successful candidate to:

  • Have a sound understanding of data science, including a thorough understanding of the methods and various approaches to problem solving (predictive analytics, machine learning, prescriptive analytics).
  • Have broad experience with a wide array of frameworks and systems, databases and programming languages, with excellent knowledge of Python in particular, and a good understanding of cloud platforms such as Amazon Web Services.
  • Apply data science to a variety of topics in the social-tech domain, including among others, pandemics, child exploitation, modern slavery, fake news, citizen participation, and renewable energy.
  • The post-holder will be expected to liaise with project partners and clients in the private and public sector, both in the UK and internationally, and to deliver products, research, technical proposals and reports in a collaborative and supportive research-intensive environment in which short and demanding deadlines are frequent.


Specific job responsibilities include: 

  • Data management: collection, curation, cleaning, analysis, presentation/visualisation.
  • Gathering user requirements and building predictive analytics models.
  • Designing/deploying cloud-based machine learning solutions for public and private clients.
  • Writing technical reports, documentation, deliverables and content for proposals.
  • Working in an interdisciplinary social-tech environment and respecting social, data ethics, data privacy and algorithmic transparency issues.
  • Writing content for peer-reviewed journal articles, blogs and online media.
  • Attending and/or presenting at national/international conferences and workshops.


Qualifications and skills:

  • PhD in Computer Science (or a related field, e.g. Physics) or equivalent years of experience.
  • Deep understanding of the theoretical grounds of machine learning.
  • Strong command of Python (sklearn, pandas, numpy, matplotlib, NLTK, Keras etc.)
  • Knowledge of cloud platforms for the deployment of machine learning solutions.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines whilst maintaining quality.
  • Experience of working with end-users and good client engagement skills.


Good to have:

  • Knowledge of JavaScript and web applications


Location: This position is open to candidates based in the UK, Ireland, or other European Countries

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Hours: Full Time

Contract Type: Fixed Term or Permanent


In return, you get …

  • A competitive salary
  • Flexible working hours / remote working options
  • Competitive pension scheme


We are an Equal Opportunities employer and positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates, regardless of their age, sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital/civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity. We are a Disability Confident committed and Living Wage employer.


To apply, please send your CV to All applications should be marked specifically as “Application for Data Scientist”. We will process on a rolling basis and earlier candidates will be considered first.


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