The Royal Society of Chemistry
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
£50,184 - £55,760 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Data Scientist

The RSC is the world’s leading chemistry community, an internationally renowned publisher of high-quality chemical science knowledge and the professional body for chemists in the UK. We connect the world of science to advance chemical knowledge for a better future.

Location : Cambridge or home-based within the UK if suitable, in line with Covid-19 guidance.

Salary: £50,184 to £55,760 per annum plus benefits

Position Type: Permanent, Full-Time

Benefits: Excellent contributory pension scheme, generous paid holidays, 35-hour (for full-time staff) working week, learning and career development, subsidised staff restaurant (Cambridge office), staff sports and social club, free private healthcare plan, income protection scheme, critical illness insurance, life assurance, free on-site parking (Cambridge office), season ticket, car/motor cycle and cycle to work schemes, membership subscription, employee assistance programme, eye-care at work scheme, wellness initiatives, flexible work environment, employee recognition, long service awards, membership subscription to professional body and RSC, two discounted staff flats on-site (Cambridge office) and more.

Closing Date: 31 January 2021

About the Role:

The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) seeks a Data Scientist to join us on a permanent full-time (35-hour week) basis. You can be based at either our Cambridge office, or home-based within the UK if suitable, in line with Covid-19 guidance.

The Royal Society of Chemistry's Data Science team plays an important role in our mission to shape the future of the chemical sciences – for the benefit of science and humanity. The team use their knowledge to help produce reports on topics such as inclusion and diversity in the chemical sciences, to help prepare briefs to guide government policy on research funding and education, and to take part in international competitions to improve the state of the art in machine learning. They focus on projects that make a measurable difference.

The Data Scientist employs techniques and theories drawn from many fields within the broad areas of mathematics, statistics, and computer science. Specifically, the role includes an understanding of domain knowledge, along with corporate data to drive insights and find strategic opportunities for the Royal Society of Chemistry.

As a Data Scientist for the Royal Society of Chemistry, you will have expertise in machine learning and applied statistics, programming, and domain knowledge. The role is highly technical and hands-on and involves running projects to mine complex data sets to discover knowledge that is valuable to the business and requires a level of project management experience.

Your core responsibilities will include:

- Advise on and investigate the feasibility of data science solutions and ideas.
- Conduct hands-on machine learning and applied statistics projects.
- Collaborate with a diverse set of users and stakeholders with different levels of statistical knowledge to adapt approaches to new insights based on data findings.
- Clearly and objectively communicate results, as well as their associated uncertainties and limitations.
- Present complex findings in an intuitive and understandable manner.
- Extract meaning from data and to produce data products that convert raw data into a strategic asset, both in terms of chemical science data as well as with corporate data.

About you:

- Qualification in machine learning, natural language processing, statistics, or another numerate discipline. Higher degree required (Ph.D. preferred).
- Comprehensive expertise in data science, preferably with a science focus.
- Experience of applied statistics and machine learning.
- Experience in handling large datasets.
- Skilled in R, including the Tidyverse, Shiny and commonly used statistical modelling/analysis techniques using and/or Python, including NumPy, SciPy and Pandas.
- Skilled in database technologies such as SQL and MongoDB.
- Expertise in Cheminformatics/Chemistry data and handling large datasets desirable.
- Natural language processing and text mining highly desirable.
- Experience of different software development methodologies including Agile techniques and continuous delivery.
- Well-organised, self-motivated team player; aptitude for project management.
- Able to clearly communicate technical concepts to a non-technical audience.
- Negotiating skills to quickly resolve customer issues.
- A drive to learn and master new technologies and techniques.

At the Royal Society of Chemistry, we support development and offer excellent benefits.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply before the end of our closing date.

You may have experience of the following: Data Analyst, Data Scientist, Support Data Analyst, Data Analysis, Technical Support Analyst, Account Manager, Account Management, Data Manager, Database Manager, Statistics, Machine Learning, etc.

Ref: 96319

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Posted on: 13 January 2021
Closing date: 31 January 2021
Job ref: 96319
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