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.

Stirling Council: Chief Data Officer

Stirling is an ambitious Council and wants to take advantage of the area’s unrivalled location and rapid growth to provide opportunities and services for all its citizens and to encourage sustainable business development. We are looking for a Chief Data Officer to: Develop a central source of data and information from internal and external sources to deliver value to Stirling’s citizens. Work as part of the Portfolio Management Office, provide a data analytics service to inform change, business improvement portfolios and services, Council wide. Lead a team of data analysts, research officer and data architect with a Stirling wide scope and work with data teams from partner organisations.

Closing Date: 9 October 2017

Baillie Gifford: Research Engineer (Machine Learning)

  • Put machine learning theory into practice with a global leader in long-term investment management.
  • Work at the heart of a small team, driving research to develop innovative solutions to real business challenges.

 You will be the team’s machine learning specialist, working closely with investment professionals and system developers to explore and shape innovative new solutions. An important part of your job will be to explain complex ideas to colleagues from a wide variety of backgrounds, so excellent communication skills are important. As this is an early stage project, you should also bring a growth mind-set and the ability to adapt as the project evolves.

Closing Date: 29 September 2017

University of Strathclyde: Research Associate in Predictive Analytics (2 posts)

The Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Institute of Signal, Systems and Communication seeks to recruit one Research Assistant or Research Associate (depending upon experience) in the area of data analytics applied to a range of data sets relevant to the area of animal welfare monitoring.

There are two posts, one fixed term for 12 months and one fixed term for 24 months. Candidates will be considered for both posts. These positions are linked to a European Horizon 2020 programme with multiple partners. Data sets are available from for example accelerometer based activity monitors, feed composition, milk production, veterinary and farm management records. The objective is to optimise the fusion of these data sets to provide meaningful information relating to animal welfare and production efficiency.

For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Craig Michie, Reader c.michie@strath.ac.uk 01415482521

Closing Date: 26 September 2017

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