Data Scientist

Food Standards Agency (FSA).

York

£33,128 - £41,410

We are looking for a talented Data Scientist to join our Digital, Information Governance and Security (DIGS) Team in a role critical to the work of the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

As a Data Scientist, working within the Information Management team, you will support the Lead Data Scientist in advocating data science within the FSA and ensuring that colleagues understand what is possible, but also the limitations. You will contribute to defining best practice for applying data science and help to promote what good data science looks like within the Agency. You will primarily be embedded into the Surveillance programme, developing the Agency’s horizon scanning capability through surveillance of the wider food system.

Your primary focus will be to contribute to the delivery of data science components within the programme. This will include a range of approaches including using data about food businesses to get a picture of compliance, to assess available data and identify whether and how this meets the organisation’s needs.

We are looking for a talented Data Scientist to join our Digital, Information Governance and Security (DIGS) Team in a role critical to the work of the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

As a Data Scientist, working within the Information Management team, you will support the Lead Data Scientist in advocating data science within the FSA and ensuring that colleagues understand what is possible, but also the limitations. You will contribute to defining best practice for applying data science and help to promote what good data science looks like within the Agency. You will primarily be embedded into the Surveillance programme, developing the Agency’s horizon scanning capability through surveillance of the wider food system.

Your primary focus will be to contribute to the delivery of data science components within the programme. This will include a range of approaches including using data about food businesses to get a picture of compliance, to assess available data and identify whether and how this meets the organisation’s needs.

This role offers a fantastic opportunity to develop your career. While data science covers a broad range of technical disciplines, working with us will also have you making use of communication, design and storytelling tools to help people understand what the analysis shows; what our reaction or influence might need to be; and why it matters.

To find out more about this opportunity and the person we are looking for – please take a look in the attached Candidate Pack for the role.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Behaviours

We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Delivering at Pace
  • Seeing the Big Picture
  • Changing and Improving
  • Working Together

Technical skills

We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

  • Proficiency in at least one of the following toolsets/languages: R, Python, SAS, SPSS, or Matlab.

Pensions

Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates.

Benefits

Our candidate pack details the benefits that the FSA has to offer. Please also refer to the attached terms and conditions statement.


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