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Would you like to use your mathematical expertise to address some of the most challenging problems industry and government have to offer?

Would you like to join a team of inspiring people? If yes, we'd like to hear from you!

Business Development Managers

Full time 01/02/2018

The Smith Institute for Industrial Mathematics and System Engineering
wishes to appoint Mathematicians as full-time 

Business Development Managers


Would you like to use your expertise in the mathematical sciences to address some of the most challenging problems industry and government have to offer?

Would you like to join a team of inspiring people?

Do you share our values of creativity, clarity, motivation and integrity?

The Smith Institute uses core expertise in mathematical modelling to bring fresh thinking and new solutions to the challenges faced by our clients.  We are at the forefront of the industrial and business applications of mathematics, with key client relationships in algorithm design, risk modelling, optimisation and data analytics.

The Institute is currently looking to expand its diverse and dynamic team, in response to opportunities to grow the use of mathematical sciences in industry and government.

We wish to hear from applicants with excellent track records in modelling, algorithms, data science and computing, coupled to a strong motivation to work on high-value business challenges.  We expect that the strongest candidates will have exceptional academic achievements, including a research degree in some branch of the mathematical or computational sciences. Prior experience of an industrial or business environment is highly desirable, however, the willingness and ability to learn how to develop business opportunities is of greater importance to us.

Successful candidates will also have the personal skills needed to work effectively with the Institute’s clients and partners, including in the UK’s leading universities.  It will be essential to combine a broad technical knowledge with an eye for understanding client requirements and recognising new business opportunities.  All the Institute's staff contribute actively to developing business prospects and creating proposals for new work, however our current focus is to recruit staff to join the Business Development team to identify new opportunities, build great client relationships, write compelling proposals and secure contracts that are in the best interests of our customers and the Institute.

See our web pages for examples of our work in areas as diverse as mobile networks, unmanned air vehicles, digital archives, spectrum auctions and aviation security.

Most of the Institute's staff work for much of the time from home offices and this is an important part of our overall working environment.  It is therefore important that applicants are able to work effectively in this type of distributed structure.

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To apply please send a full CV and covering letter, including details of Visa status if applicable and the contact details of two referees, to

Applications will be reviewed as they are received, with a view to interviewing selected candidates beginning in February 2018.  We hope to make appointments as soon as possible thereafter. The Smith Institute operates an Equal Opportunities Policy.


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