Senior/ Data Scientist

We are seeking to engage a Senior Data Scientist/Data Scientist (depending on experience) to work on our data science contributions concerning social problems in research and innovation projects and tenders. 

Specific job responsibilities include:
  • Data management: collection, curation, cleaning, analysis, presentation/visualisation. 
  • Experienced in quantitative/qualitative analysis, data mining, analytics modelling and data-driven decision-making via experimentation (evaluating hypotheses and A/B testing) 
  • Experienced in full lifecycle of a data science project, from data collection, EDA, model optimisation to model deployment and monitoring 
  • Product-minded and understand the trade-offs between quality and delivering fast
  • Gathering user requirements and designing, planning and delivering data science contributions as it relates to solving societal challenges. 
  • Line management and supervision of junior members of staff. 
  • Upholding standards and frameworks for the delivery of work 
  • Writing technical reports, documentation and content for proposals 
  • Working in an interdisciplinary social-tech environment and respecting social, data ethics, 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 
  • PhD in Computer Science (or a related field) or equivalent years of experience 
  • 2-5 years’ experience in data science 
  • Demonstrable experience of applying data science to business requirements, preferably social challenges 
  • Deep understanding of the theoretical grounds of machine learning.  
  • Strong command of Python and in-depth knowledge of the PyData stack (sklearn, pandas, numpy, matplotlib, NLTK, Keras, PyTorch etc.) and SQL 
  • Working knowledge of Git, Docker, CI/CD, REST API 
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines whilst maintaining quality. 
  • Good interpersonal ability and can communicate findings to the wider business including executives and stakeholders. 

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

Salary: Commensurate with experience (£35 – £60k) 

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
  • A positive and supportive environment

To Apply please submit both your CV and a cover letter linking your experience to our requirements in order to have your application considered. References will be required prior to appointment. We will process applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled, hence we suggest to apply early.

At Trilateral Research, we value privacy and data protection rights. We have a longstanding data protection culture and promote robust ethical standards in data management and research ethics. Please read our Privacy Notice in relation to our recruitment activities before submitting your application to work with us.

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Trilateral Research is a UK and IE-based enterprise founded in 2004. Our teams include social scientists, data scientists, ethical, legal and human rights experts who work across the technology-social disciplinary divide. We apply rigorous, cutting-edge research when developing and assessing new technologies to ensure they achieve sustainable innovation and measurable impact.

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 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.

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