Data Scientist / Mid-Level / Senior Data Scientist

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Flowminder Foundation

Southampton, United Kingdom

Stockholm, Sweden

Application Deadline

About Us

Flowminder is a non-profit foundation that specialises in the analysis of anonymised mobile phone data, satellite imagery, and household survey data for humanitarian and international development purposes.

Our mission is to enable decision makers to access the data they need to transform the lives of vulnerable people, at scale. We are striving to create a world in which decisions that can improve the lives of vulnerable people are based on the most appropriate evidence.

Flowminder was the first organisation to respond to a large-scale infectious disease epidemic (the Haiti cholera outbreak in 2010) using mobile operator data, and Flowminder’s researchers were the first to show that mobile operator data can predict the spatial spread of an infectious disease.

As we are marshalling our resources to support government and public decision-making during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are looking for Data Scientists with varying levels of experience to join our team and contribute to the wide range of humanitarian and development projects we are delivering. While the current situation is imposing home-working, we are looking for candidates that will join one of our offices based in Southampton (UK) and Stockholm (Sweden).

The Role

As a Data Scientist, you will develop new methods for processing large datasets in the development and humanitarian sectors.

You’ll engage with end users to understand their needs and identify which insights will be most relevant. You’ll carry out data analysis, which will include:

  • Data cleaning
  • Data integration
  • Exploratory and standard analysis
  • Interpret results from exploratory and standard analyses
  • Assess the limitations of the data
  • Protect data subjects’ privacy, including acting in accordance with GDPR

Experienced candidates will have the chance to lead small projects or act as project director for certain initiatives. For more information, select the apply button shown to view the Job Description.

About Yo

To join us as a Data Scientist, the below is essential:

  • Demonstrable experience in the development and application of data analysis and/or machine learning to large-scale datasets
  • Experience of writing well-documented, maintainable code
  • A PhD in statistics, maths, physics, ecology, sociology or geography (or demonstrable equivalent research experience)
  • Knowledge and experience in data analysis: processing and analysis of spatial data and time series, statistics, probability theory and combinatorial analysis
  • Strong ability to reason under uncertainty: combine quantitative analytical thinking with contextual knowledge and use critical thinking to extract and interpret information from data
  • A genuine interest in, and the willingness to further understand, the mission and operations of our organisation
  • A genuine desire to see the outputs of your work improve the lives of vulnerable populations

The Benefits

  • Salary of up to £56,508 per annum DOE
  • Initially home working during lockdown (ultimately office based with some home working)
  • Support projects that will improve the lives of the world’s most vulnerable
  • Collaborate with a talented, passionate team

So, if you are seeking your next challenge as a Data Scientist / Mid-Level / Senior Data Scientist, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.


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