Strategic Programme Director – Economic Data Science
LOCATION Turing Head Office, British Library, London.
SALARY Highly competitive, negotiable dependent on skills & experience.
HOURS Flexible from 0.5 FTE.
CONTRACT TYPE Fixed-term secondment (24 months) – other options may be considered.
JOB REFERENCE ATI-0024
THE ALAN TURING INSTITUTE
Launched in November 2015, the Alan Turing Institute is the national institute for data science. Our mission is to make great leaps in data science research in order to change the world for the better.
The Institute is headquartered at The British Library, and brings together researchers from a range of disciplines - mathematics, statistics, computing and social sciences, engineering - from five leading universities and industry partners.
The HSBC-Turing five-year research programme in economic data science aims to stimulate the development of advanced research by economists and data scientists into new methods for harnessing and analysing financial data with ever greater detail and accuracy. The desired outcome to help economists, researchers, policymakers and businesses to better understand the UK economy, its regional constituents and their interconnectivity with global markets at a time of intense public, corporate and institutional interest.
The Strategic Programme Director will lead the Institute’s relationship with HSBC, supported by a programme manager, and will foster a close working relationship between researchers at the Institute and the HSBC team. He/she will set the strategic direction for the collaboration and drive much of the research programme. This includes providing intellectual leadership and oversight of graduate studentships funded through the partnership.
The opportunity is ideally suited to a candidate who is a leading economist, statistician, mathematician or researcher in a related field, with an outstanding track record in collaborative research across the data science related disciplines (e.g. machine learning, mathematics, computer science and the social sciences) and deep interests in data driven methods.
HOW TO APPLY
Further information about the role, duties and responsibilities can be found on the Turing website and person specification:
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CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 5TH MARCH 2017
INTERVIEWS WILL TAKE PLACE W/C 17TH MARCH 2017
The Alan Turing Institute is committed to creating an environment where diversity is valued and everyone is treated fairly. In accordance with the Equality Act, we welcome applications from anyone who meets the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy, religion or belief or sexual orientation. Reasonable adjustments to the interview process can also be made for any candidates with a disability.
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