Data Scientists - Harpenden, Herts

Location
Harpenden, Herts
Salary
£29,842 and £41,438 per annum
Posted
Aug 22, 2016
Closes
Sep 23, 2016
Ref
1527
Result Type
Jobs
Position Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time

Data Scientists
Location: Harpenden, Herts


Agrimetrics is a new company and the world’s first big data centre of excellence for improving access to and integration of data for the agriculture and food sectors. We will be applying data science to a range of problems from agriculture and the food supply chain and  creating  a semantic web based platform that will offer linked data-as-a-service.  The company is supported by the University of Reading, Rothamsted Research, the National Institute of Agricultural Botany and Scotland’s Rural College.  

We are now recruiting to grow the data analytics and modelling team at Rothamsted. The team will be responsible for developing a range of mathematical and statistical models and data analytics tools that will be linked to the Agrimetrics data platform. The problems we work on will be identified with our industry partners and flexibility and a professional approach are important personal attributes of all our team.

We are looking for two new team members to build our capabilities in statistics, data analysis, software development, and visualisation.  There is room for overlap between roles and we are looking for a mix of experience across the team.  We are seeking candidates who have strong academic credentials, have worked for a number of years in data analytics and will have a background in computer science, the physical sciences, engineering, applied mathematics or statistics.  Applicants with experience of software engineering, machine learning and data visualisation are especially welcome and ideal candidates would have prior experience working in the life- or earth-sciences.

These full time positions are for a fixed term of 3 years, with a starting salary within the range of £29,842 and £41,438 per annum depending on skills and qualifications of the selected candidates.

Agrimetrics Headquarters is based on the Rothamsted Research Campus, Harpenden Site and is  located within commuting distance of Central London.  Agrimetrics has access to excellent local and leisure facilities, on-site nursery and play scheme 25 days holiday and an attractive benefits package. 

Closing date: 23/09/2016
Interviews will be held: 12-13/10/2016
Please quote reference: 1527

To apply, complete an application form at www.rothamsted.ac.uk and return by clicking on the 'Apply' button or to the HR Group, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Herts, AL5 2JQ.  Rothamsted Research is managing this process on behalf of Agrimetrics