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Jobs within The Data Lab

The Data Lab aims to ensure equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from everyone irrespective of age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, belief or race. Flexible working arrangements can be discussed. Appointment will be based on merit alone.

There are currently no vacancies within The Data Lab.

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Jobs in Scotland

Unless indicated otherwise, the following opportunities are offered by organisations external to The Data Lab.  If you are interested or have any questions regarding any of these vacancies, please contact the offering organisation directly.


Data Scientist – Scottish Government

We are currently seeking applications for a Data Scientist within the Directorate for Digital based in Edinburgh or Glasgow. This is a permanent and pensionable appointment and new entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range. Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria below will be invited to the assessments.

DDaT Pay Supplement
This post attracts a £4,000 DDaT pay supplement after a 9 months DDaT competency qualifying period. Pay supplements are temporary payments designed to address recruitment and retention issues caused by market pressures and are subject to regular review.

Overview
This post will champion the deployment of data science and data innovation across the Scottish Government and wider public sector and provide advice and coordination across all data science / data innovation programmes.

This post sits in the Data Innovation Team, which is part of the Data Division of the Scottish Government. The Team aims to build leading-edge data science and data innovation capacity within the Scottish Government and across the public sector in Scotland.

The Data Division, part of Digital Directorate in the Scottish Government, is the centre of excellence for data. We work towards unlocking the power of data in Scotland focusing on security, transparency, inclusion, innovation, and sustainability.


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Statistician- Scottish Government

We are currently seeking applications for Statisticians based in Edinburgh and Glasgow. These are permanent and pensionable appointments and new entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range. Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria below will be invited to the assessments.

The Scottish Government works to make Scotland a more successful country and a better place to live. Having the right people producing and communicating powerful analysis is vital to helping us achieve this.

Our statistical positions are for you, if you’re bright, motivated and creative and want to use your talents to help make a difference to the lives of the people of Scotland. In return, we’ll offer you an incredible opportunity to work across the Scottish Government in areas like Health, Education, National Records of Scotland and the Economy, informing important decisions with high profile analysis right from the start.

You will be supported and encouraged to work right across the range of policy areas affecting people’s lives.


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Data Science Intern- Engine B

Engine B is looking for a Data Science intern to join us on a 6-12 month contract! We are looking for a data science intern to come and join and our team to work on a really exciting project we are undertaking. You’ll ideally have a degree in data science or a related discipline and key skills we need are:

– Programming (Python, Java)
– NLP (tokenization, parsing)
– Machine Learning (Neural Networks)

You’ll be joining a fast-growing start-up, focused on digitally transforming the professional services industry and get to work with our Graph and Data Science specialists developing skills in both data science and knowledge graphs. We offer a competitive salary (Living Wage Foundation), remote working from anywhere in the UK and a generous holiday allowance. If you are interested and would like to find out more, please drop us a message and include your CV to hello@engineb.com


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Junior Data Scientist- Engine B

We’re looking for a Junior Data Scientist with primary experience in Programming (Python, Java), Natural Language Processing (Tokenization, Parsing), and Machine Learning (Neural Networks) to join our technology delivery team reporting to our CTO.

The Junior Data Scientist will work in our FinTech startup (currently working virtually from home) , you will play a pivotal part in experimentation and implementation, ensuring that it is robust and scalable to keep up with the rapid growth of the business. 

Ideally the candidate will have experience of developing in Python and/or Java, using Machine Learning libraries for tasks such as classification, regression, as well as NLP tasks, such as tokenisation and/or parsing.

This is a permanent role in our team and will be working remotely – our preference would be a Glasgow or Edinburgh based individual as we anticipate working a day or two a week from a Glasgow office over the coming months. Any potential candidates should send their CV to hello@engineb.com


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Data Scientist (International Development)- Office of National Statistics

About the job

We are recruiting a Data Scientist for the Data Science Hub of the ONS Data Science Campus, co-located with the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Offices (FCDO) operations near Glasgow. The data scientist role is an opportunity for a talented individual to deliver insight about international development from data; applying skills in coding, mathematics, and statistics, to help the world’s poorest people escape poverty through diverse interventions targeted by robust evidence.

The Data Science Campus’s mission is to work at the frontier of data science and Artificial Intelligence. We use the latest generation of data science tools and technologies to exploit the growing availability of new data sources. We apply innovative methods to provide rich informed measurement and analyses on the economy, the environment, and society.

The team’s mission is helping mature the FCDO’s own Data Science capabilities, while using its international network and influence to boost the contribution of Data Science to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and the benefit of less developed countries. Our team helps FCDO, and our international partners in Official Development Assistance (ODA) governments and international organisations, to make the most of new data and techniques, by coaching their staff to build reproducible data science capacity, while simultaneously prototyping innovative new applications to be open sourced for the whole SDG community.

Apply via company site or contact gemma.watts@ons.gov.uk / joanne.davies@ons.gov.uk


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Data Scientist- IGS

Have you ever wanted to work for a company doing something truly incredible, disruptive and working for the greater good of planet Earth?  Well, here is your chance.  Intelligent Growth Solutions (IGS) was founded in 2013 and has brought together decades of farming and engineering experience to create an Agritech business with a vision to revolutionise the indoor growing market.  Employing over 100 staff, IGS is now in full scale up mode with an ambitious and aggressive recruitment plan to help fuel their commercial growth.

Are you interested in changing the face of farming so that we can feed the world?  If so we now need to recruit a Data Scientist who will help us question, model and understand the maths and statistics that drive our business and products.

Who are you:

You are a Data Scientist with strong academic background and understanding of modern data analysis procedures.  You know the right tools and approaches to choose.  You have the desire to build a data function team from the ground up, leading the scientific approach.  You can work with a team of Data engineers and the wider business to deliver solutions on time.  You are passionate about the mathematics and will be able to see new opportunities for insight around the product.  You can drive requirements I to the application and hardware teams to ensure that we can answer questions comprehensively.  You are all that and you are a real person too, one that remembers that we all are, displaying kindness, patience, and decency.

Apply on company site or contact the hiring manager: Bruce Hydes Talent Acquisition Manager bruce@intelligentgrowthsolutions.com 07817 23 44 23


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Senior Data Engineer- IGS

Have you ever wanted to work for a company doing something truly incredible, disruptive and working for the greater good of planet Earth?  Well, here is your chance.  Intelligent Growth Solutions (IGS) was founded in 2013 and has brought together decades of farming and engineering experience to create an Agritech business with a vision to revolutionise the indoor growing market.  Employing over 100 staff, IGS is now in full scale up mode with an ambitious and aggressive recruitment plan to help fuel their commercial growth.

Are you interested in changing the face of farming so that we can feed the world?  If so we now need to recruit a Senior Data Engineer and a Data Engineer who will construct data models and analysis tools to provide real time control and information for our market leading vertical farming solution.

Who are you:

You are a proven Data Engineer with great understanding of the state of the art.  You know the right tools and languages to choose.  You have the experience to lead others and make well evidenced decisions about tooling and architecture.  You can work with Data Scientists and understand the models they produce converting them into enterprise grade product for both internal and external use.  You can assist the application team to gather data in the best way to support your solutions.  You can build the right infrastructure to implement ML, DL and AI models automagically at scale.  You are committed to quality, testing and the importance of good engineering practice and have the attention to detail to hold others accountable.  You are all that and you are a real person too, one that remembers that we all are, displaying kindness, patience, and decency.

Apply on company site or contact the hiring manager: Bruce Hydes Talent Acquisition Manager bruce@intelligentgrowthsolutions.com 07817 23 44 23


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Data Engineer- IGS

Have you ever wanted to work for a company doing something truly incredible, disruptive and working for the greater good of planet Earth?  Well, here is your chance.  Intelligent Growth Solutions (IGS) was founded in 2013 and has brought together decades of farming and engineering experience to create an Agritech business with a vision to revolutionise the indoor growing market.  Employing over 100 staff, IGS is now in full scale up mode with an ambitious and aggressive recruitment plan to help fuel their commercial growth.

Are you interested in changing the face of farming so that we can feed the world?  If so we now need to recruit a Data Scientist who will help us question, model and understand the maths and statistics that drive our business and products.

Who are you:

You are a proven Data Engineer with great understanding of the state of the art.  You know the right tools and languages to choose.  You can work with Data Scientists and understand the models they produce converting them into enterprise grade product for both internal and external use.  You can assist the application team to gather data in the best way to support your solutions.  You can build the right infrastructure to implement ML, DL and AI models automagically at scale.  You are committed to quality, testing and the importance of good engineering practice.  You are all that and you are a real person too, one that remembers that we all are, displaying kindness, patience, and decency.

Apply directly on the company site or contact the hiring manager: Bruce Hydes Talent Acquisition Manager bruce@intelligentgrowthsolutions.com 07817 23 44 23


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Senior Data Analyst- Trustpilot

Senior Data Analyst (SEO) – Edinburgh

Responsible for delivering insights, as a Senior Data Analyst you will be working closely with your team and stakeholders to scope and define projects and influence strategy. You will collaborate on projects across Trustpilot departments including data science and data platforms.

Acting as an “internal data consultant” with our data warehouse at your fingertips, you’ll have the opportunity to work with quality analytical tools, including Google BigQuery and Looker. Being a key member of the Analytics function, you will focus on Search Engine Optimisation, working both within the Data Analytics team and cross-functionally with the Consumer, Marketing and SEO teams.

In this role you will:

  • Working closely with stakeholders to understand their needs relative to both self-service capabilities and insights
  • Mentoring our amazing data analysts to support them grow and develop in their roles
  • Ensuring documentation of all analyses and large scale projects is undertaken
  • Preparing presentations to share findings with the business across all levels of the business

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Funded PhD Project- University of Stirling

ENDS: Explainability of Non-Deterministic Solver

About the Project
Proposed Research

This proposal is a cutting-edge investigation into explaining the decisions of commonly-used solvers for optimization problems. The PhD student will be working in partnership with British Telecom (BT), as part of a joint project also involving an already-running PhD studentship hosted by Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen. This will exploit existing expertise and collaboration between the academic and industrial partners, with the potential for a step-change advance in solving challenging industrial optimisation problems.

Explainable AI is a well-established concept, but research success in the area has mainly used methods that mimic human reasoning, making the path to solution readily understood by end-users. In non-deterministic solvers, the path to solution is driven by random processes that accumulate problem learning, as opposed to deduction from prior knowledge or experience. A description of these processes, while explanatory, is hard for non-experts to comprehend. The innovation in ENDS is to derive human-understandable knowledge about the problem from the non-deterministic solution process and translate that into an explanatory form for end-users.

The project will look at mining surrogate models to derive problem knowledge in a new way. The student will benefit from collaboration with the existing PhD studentship at RGU, which is looking at mining solution trajectories. ENDS will further innovate by expressing the problem knowledge gained via natural language generation and visualisation. End-users with no understanding of the solvers will be able to assess presented solutions in the light of a comprehensible explanation. Finally we will innovate by applying ENDS to a real world domain: workforce management at BT.

Applications should be emailed to Alexander Brownlee at  by 12 noon on Friday 29th October 2021


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Cyber Essentials Assessor – Remote

Location: Scotland

Job type: Permanent

Sector: Technology and Change

Salary: £25k – 30k per year + training budget

Forward Role have been retained by Closed Door Security to look for a Cyber-Essentials Assessor to help clients in the Western isles of Scotland. This job would be an excellent gateway into InfoSec if you are looking to break into it and would involve working from home for a lot of the time with some travel to the western isles of Scotland to help businesses there.

Closed door is looking to dominate the western side of Scotland and there is a huge appetite for infosec over there, with the isles being the worst affected community for cyber-attacks in the UK last year there is certainly room for growth to help! This should mean joining a company that will grow quickly and as you’d be part of it then you’ve got a golden ticket to upgrade your career with them that you would not get elsewhere.

Requirements:

  • CE Assessor certification, or you are confident you can pass within a month of joining the company
  • You need 2 years’ experience in IT, can be something like IT helpdesk for example
  • If you can speak Scots Gaelic it would be beneficial but not a requirement for the job.

If you would like to apply for this position or for a confidential discussion about working as a penetration tester or ethical hacker contact Paul Charles on 07935431460 or email paul@forwardrole.com


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