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Data Scientist – Partner Integrated, Defence and Security

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The Alan Turing Institute

Named in honour of Alan Turing, the Institute is a place for inspiring, exciting work and we need passionate , sharp, and innovative people who want to use their skills to contribute to our mission to make great leaps in data science and AI research to change the world for the better.


The Turing has several teams within the Defence and Security Programme, based in Cheltenham and London which focuses on delivering real-world impact to enhance the security of the nation. Turing Data Scientists in the Defence and Security Programme understand the latest breakthroughs in Machine Learning and work to apply them to Defence and Security challenges.


Integrated Data Scientists will spend three days a week working with their Turing colleagues on data science projects. Work is done in collaboration with other team members. Two days a week will be spent on a partner site, understanding the projects that partner data scientists face, and collaborating with them to identify the most suitable ML tools, or develop new ones.


  • Engage with data scientists from Turing’s Defence and Security Programme’s partners to learn their aims and requirements, and understand and identify problems they face
  • Apply state-of-the-art Machine Learning and Data Science techniques emerging from the Institute, broader academia and industry to problems faced by the partners, both as part of Turing led projects and on partner systems
  • Perform rigorous investigations into new algorithms and applications, providing consultancy to inform our Partners’ decisions and developing high-quality proof-of-concept outputs which can be deployed in real-world situations
  • Design and carry out rigorous experimentation and development with some guidance from Senior and Principal staff, both alone and in small teams, coaching junior team members and guiding collaborations to success

Person Specification

  • Experience in a field with significant use of both computer programming and advanced statistical or numerical methods, evidenced by a PhD degree; or equivalent professional experience
  • Either practical experience with or demonstrable interest in Deep Learning and adjacent topics
  • Fluency in one or more modern programming languages used in data science. In particular, we predominantly work in Python, but demonstrable use of other programming languages (e.g. modern C++, Java, Scala, Julia, R, Javascript, Rust, Go)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including experience in the authori

Please see our portal for a full breakdown of the Job Description.

Terms and Conditions

This full-time post is offered on fixed term basis until March 2025. The annual salary range is £42,893 – £48,300  plus excellent benefits, including flexible working and family friendly policies,

The Alan Turing Institute is based at the British Library, in the heart of London’s Knowledge Quarter. We expect staff to come to our office at least 4 days per month. Some roles may require more days in the office; the hiring manager will be able to confirm this during the interview. 

Application procedure

Please see our jobs portal for full details on how to apply and the interview process. 

Equality Diversity and Inclusion

We are committed to making sure our recruitment process is accessible and inclusive.

This includes making reasonable adjustments for candidates who have a disability or long-term condition. Please contact us at [email protected]  to find out how we can assist you.

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