About the Role
Are you interested in applying Machine Learning to areas ranging from Agritech, and Earth Observation to Medical Physics and Surface Metrology?

NPL is the UK`s National Measurement Institute providing the measurement expertise that underpins UK prosperity and quality of life. We are a world-leading research facility, bringing together scientists and engineers from almost every field to help save lives, protect the environment and enable citizens to feel safe and secure as well as support global trade and innovation.

We are investing in Data Analytics to generate knowledge from data and address scientific and societal challenges relating to applications in Advanced Manufacturing, Energy & Environment, and Life Sciences & Health.

The successful candidate will work in multidisciplinary teams, analysing data from a range of measurement and sensing modalities, to improve our scientific understanding of the underlying systems.

About You
The Data Science team is looking for a Data Analyst with research experience in machine/statistical learning and AI. Candidates are expected to have
  • a degree/PhD in relevant subject such as Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics etc.,
  • at least two years of research experience,
  • skills in programming in a high level language such as Python or MATLAB.

We are looking for researchers with experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Machine learning: -  deep learning, random forests, clustering, regularisation, feature extraction.
  • Optimisation: for example, convex/nonconvex problems, smooth/nonsmooth problems, first order methods, stochastic gradient descent.
  • Signal processing: for example, wavelets, sparsity, compressed sensing.
  • Bayesian inference and Markovian sampling algorithms.

The role will be based at NPL’s main campus at Teddington but will have opportunities to spend time at other NPL hubs, e.g., Cambridge.

Interviews are scheduled for 8th/9th August and 15th/16th August.. As far as is practical we would appreciate you making yourself available on these dates, should you be invited for interview.  We will give you as much notice as possible. We do understand that in some instances this may not be possible and we will review these on a case by case basis.
We will be reviewing applications as they are submitted and reserve the right to amend the closing date. We would encourage you to apply as early as possible, to ensure we receive your application. We look forward to receiving your application
About The Company

Machine Learning and AIWe’re transforming. As a national laboratory, we’re exploring even more commercial routes to market and that’s presenting us with greater opportunity – for you and us. Our success relies on the diversity and talent of our people, we strive to nurture and respect individuals to ensure everyone feels valued and supported to excel in their chosen field. This value is at the core of our organisation.

We believe in a culture of fairness by treating everyone on the basis of their own individual merits and abilities regardless of their own or perceived identity, background or any other factor irrelevant to a person’s work. At NPL 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 benefitsNPL’s values are at the heart of what we do and they shape the way we interact, develop our people and celebrate success.

As part of our commitment to diversity & inclusion, we signed up to the Institute of Physics' Project Juno in 2015 as a Juno Supporter. NPL were proud to be awarded Juno Practitioner status in 2018. NPL also joined Stonewall as a Diversity champion in 2015, participating in their annual Workplace Equality Index for the equality of LGBT+ community at NPL. In 2018, NPL became a member of the Business Disability Forum and joined the disability confident scheme as level 1 committed employer.

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.