Research Officer in Data Science

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Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science


Research Officer in Data Science


Salary from £38,313 to £46,148 pa inclusive with potential to progress to £49,614 pa inclusive of London allowance


This is a fixed-term appointment for 2 years

The successful candidate will join a team comprising researchers from LSE, UCL, IFS and Sheffield on a £2 million ESRC-funded Diversity and Productivity research project. They will contribute to the research objectives of the project with a focus on research that involves big data in collaboration with Citi investment bank.


The postholder will be expected to contribute to linking diversity and inclusion to measures of productivity using multiple data sets and machine learning approaches. In addition, they will lead, alongside Dr Grace Lordan and Dr Dario Krpan, a large experiment with professional workers to link diversity, inclusion and productivity. The postholder will have an opportunity to lead, contribute to and publish academic papers. They will continually update their knowledge and understanding and translate knowledge of advances in the field into research activity.



The successful candidate will have:

·       A PhD (awarded, or near completion) in computer science, data science, economics, financial engineering, statistics or a related quantitative subject where working with large data sets to achieve causal inference formed a key part.

·       Track record of successful project delivery through independent original research

·       Ability to conduct high-quality research and publish in journals of international standing

·       Strong programming skills in scripting languages (e.g. Python, R)

·       Ability to conduct literature reviews and summarise research findings

·       Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team.

·       Excellent communication skills, with a good command of the English language both orally and in writing

·       Ability to take responsibility for and work independently on specific project tasks, consulting and reporting to colleagues appropriately


Ideally, the successful applicant will begin in January 2023 and no later than 28 February 2023.


We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.


For further information about the post, please see the how to apply document, job description and the person specification.


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The closing date for receipt of applications is  11 November 2022 (23:59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.

Research Officer in Data Science