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The 'Finance and Economics' programme brings together leading experts in data science, machine learning, finance and the social sciences, from both academia and industry to tackle the most challenging questions by producing world-leading research with significant impact. The programme works closely with government and the industry to exploit the potential of new technologies in the financial sector and economic research, and to position the UK as the leader in these areas. The programme is led by the Programme Director, Lukasz Szpruch.
The programme has recently received a significant investment from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to deliver one of eight business-led “Prosperity Partnerships”. This will see the Turing, HSBC, and other organisations in the financial sector developing a Framework for responsible adoption of Artificial Intelligence in the financial services industry (FAIR). FAIR brings together academia and industry to advance research and develop practical and scalable solutions needed to fully realise the transformational benefits of responsible adoption of AI across the financial services industry.
We are driven by our vision to enable the finance sector to leverage transformational benefits through the responsible adoption of AI by:
FAIR has five main research themes:
Find out more: FAIR: Framework for responsible adoption of artificial intelligence in the financial services industry.
The Turing are hiring a team of Research Associates to support and enable the delivery of the five main research themes under the direction of the Turing Programme Director, and the project PIs. The team will collectively have a broad range of expertise, and we will be hiring based on varied skills required for each specific challenge.
We are looking for a Research Associate to support and enable the delivery of the Verification and Accountability theme under the direction of Lukasz Szpruch and Marta Kwiatkowska.
DUTIES AND AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
Please see the job description for a full breakdown of the duties, responsibilities and person specification.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
This full-time post is offered on a 3-year fixed-term basis (potential extension for a further 1-year term subject to a review at the end of year 3). The annual salary is £38,000-£44,000 (depending on experience) plus excellent benefits, including flexible working and family friendly policies, https://www.turing.ac.uk/work-turing/why-work-turing/employee-benefits
Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant at a salary of £36,236 per annum
The Alan Turing Institute is based at the British Library, in the heart of London’s Knowledge Quarter.
From 01 March 2022 we will trial a Hybrid Working Model for an initial six-month trial period. During this period, staff will be expected to work at our British Library office for a number of days per month, dependent on the requirements of the role. As a guide, we anticipate this will be between 2-4 days per month, but the hiring manager will be able to confirm this during the interview.
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Closing Date for Applications: Monday 8th August 2022, 23:59.
EQUALITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
The Alan Turing Institute is committed to creating an environment where diversity is valued and everyone is treated fairly. In accordance with the Equality Act, we welcome applications from anyone who meets the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.
Reasonable adjustments to the interview process will be made for any candidates with a disability.
Please note all offers of employment are subject to continuous eligibility to work in the UK and satisfactory pre-employment security screening which includes a DBS Check.
Full details on the pre-employment screening process can be requested from HR@turing.ac.uk