The Alan Turing Institute
The Alan Turing Institute is the UK’s national institute for data science and artificial intelligence whose mission is to make great leaps in data science and artificial intelligence research in order to change the world for the better.
The successful candidates will join the Economic Networks and Transaction Data project. This project will build understanding of networked data through a combination of data processing for firm-to-firm transactions data held by the ONS, economic modelling and forecasting using data from the whole economic system, and the development of methods for efficiently reducing the dimensionality and complexity of network-generated data.
This research challenge seeks to provide methodological improvements for working with network and high-dimensional economic data, in order to provide accurate and informative aggregates for policy decisions and forecasts. When analysing high-dimensional panels of macroeconomic or financial time series,state-of-the-art methods tend to suffer from limitations.
DUTIES AND AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
Successful candidates will:
Apply state-of-the-art and novel data science and artificial intelligence techniques emerging from the Institute and elsewhere to the business-inspired research challenges of the Turing partnerships
Scope, pilot and deliver high quality research activity in partnership with partner stakeholders, and under the Direction of the Principal Investigator and Programme Director
Drive collaboration with academic experts and broader research partners from across the Turing and the wider Turing community
Publish and disseminate high-quality research papers and publications detailing research output and project case-studies.
Research Associate level: PhD in Economics, Statistics, Mathematics, Operations Research, Computer Science or closely related discipline.
Research Assistant level: Degree or professional qualification in Economics, Statistics, Mathematics, Operations Research, Computer Science or closely related discipline.
A solid background in one or more of the following: Macroeconomics, National and Financial Accounting, Network Science, Machine Learning, Mathematical modelling of collective behaviour of interacting systems
Track record of the ability to initiate, develop and deliver high quality research aligned with the research strategy indicated by the PI and any industrial stakeholders and to publish in peer reviewed journals and conferences.
Experience in design, development and implementation of research software libraries, ideally using one of the following: Python, R, Julia and their associated frameworks.
Track record of outstanding research and in delivering impact appropriate to career stage
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Terms and Conditions
This full-time post is offered on a 2-year fixed-term basis. The annual salary is £38,000-£46,200 (depending on experience) plus excellent benefits, including flexible working and family friendly policies, https://www.turing.ac.uk/work-turing/why-work-turing/employee-benefits
Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant at a salary of £36,236 per annum.
Please see our jobs portal for full details on how to apply and the interview process.
Equality Diversity and Inclusion
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 or civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. Reasonable adjustments to the interview process can also be made for any candidates with a disability.
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