About the Role

Our world-leading Laboratory is seeking a Data Scientist with experience in ‘Trustworthy Machine Learning’.
We are now working in a hybrid way, with a mix of remote and office working. We strive to offer a great work life balance - if you are looking for full time, part time or flexible options, we will try to make this work where business possible. This will be dependent on the kind of role you do and part of the business you work in.
As Data Scientist, you will collaborate as a team to develop innovative solutions to societal and National Challenges; including
Excitingly, this role offers scope to develop new collaborations across NPL, government, industry, and academia. You’ll enjoy developing, applying and sharing knowledge and skills with colleagues, collaborators, and the wider scientific community. 
Some interesting projects you may be involved in:
Safety testing of autonomous vehicles
Image analysis with machine and deep learning
Uncertainty propagation in machine learning models for Earth Observation 
Quantification of trustworthiness metrics for AI applications in Healthcare
Natural Language Processing and processes optimisation
Analysis of PPG (photoplethysmography) signals
About You

We believe that diversity and unique perspectives are key to the success of our engineering projects. For this role, we particularly encourage applications from candidates underrepresented in STEM disciplines, in particular women, disabled, black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, as well as the Armed Forces service leavers looking to transition into civilian workforce.

As Data Scientist, you will be covering both the application of machine learning methods to specific problems, as well as general aspects of quality management, risk management, testing and assessment of machine learning algorithms and artificial intelligence (AI) systems that include machine learning.

Essential experience:

  • A degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, or relevant science or engineering discipline.
  • Knowledge of methods of machine learning and proficiency in the practical application of those methods.
  • Proficiency in a high-level language such as Python or MATLAB.
  • Working in a cross-disciplinary environment

Desirable experience:

  • Experimental data analysis
  • Uncertainty quantification.
  • Quality management or risk management for AI systems that include machine learning.
  • Testing and assessment of machine learning algorithms and AI systems that include machine learning.
  • Explainability and interpretability of machine learning methods.

This role may be basedin either Teddington or Cambridge.

Please note:  Applications will be reviewed, and interviews conducted throughout the duration of this advert therefore we may at any time bring the closing date forward.  We encourage all interested applicants to apply as soon as practical.

We actively recruit citizens of all backgrounds, but the nature of our work in specific departments means that nationality, residency and security requirements can be more tightly defined than others. You will be asked about this throughout the recruitment process.

About Us

The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) is a world-leading centre of excellence that provides cutting-edge measurement science, engineering and technology to underpin prosperity and quality of life in the UK. 

NPL and DSIT have strong commitments to diversity and equality of opportunity, and welcome applications from candidates irrespective of their background, gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, or age, providing they meet the required criteria. Applications from women, disabled and black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates in particular are encouraged. All disabled candidates (as defined by the Equality Act 2010) who satisfy the minimum criteria for the role will be guaranteed an interview under the Disability Confident Scheme. 

At NPL, we believe our success is a result of the diversity and talent of our people. We strive to nurture and respect individuals to ensure everyone feels valued by treating everyone on the basis of their own individual merits and abilities regardless of their own or perceived identity, as part of our commitment to diversity & inclusion, we hold memberships and accreditations to ensure we’re creating an environment where all our colleagues feel supported and welcome, please see our Diversity & Inclusion page.

 We are committed to the health and well-being of our employees. Flexible working and social activities are embedded in our culture to create a positive work-life balance, along with a broad range of benefits. Our values are at the heart of what we do, and they shape the way we interact, develop our people and celebrate success. 

To ensure everyone has an equal chance, we’re always willing to make reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process. If you would like to discuss, please contact us.