Full Time

Senior Mathematical / Statistical Consultants

Job Role
  • Would you like to use your mathematical and statistical expertise to address some of the most challenging problems in business and industry?
  • Are you excited to design and build solutions in data science, machine learning, optimisation, forecasting and analytics for high-profile clients across a diverse range of sectors?
  • Would you like to join a team of inspiring people?
  • Do you share our core values of claritycreativitymotivation and integrity?

Smith Institute uses mathematical modelling and computation to bring fresh thinking to the challenges faced by our clients across business and industry. We are at the forefront of the industrial and business applications of mathematics, statistics and data science.  Recent solutions have covered areas as diverse as balancing supply and demand on the electricity gridensuring the safety of nuclear reactorsforecasting the effect of weather on consumer demand, and verifying the integrity of multi-billion-dollar spectrum auctions.

To meet continuing growth in opportunities for our cutting-edge solutions, we are keen to identify candidates who share our passion for mathematics, data and AI. We utilise a range of mathematical and data science techniques and analysis in our work, meaning we have opportunities for a broad spectrum of mathematical and wider STEM skillsets and expertise at Smith Institute

Your Role

  • Collaborate with teams of experts translating mathematical ideas into practical reality.
  • Work directly with clients to understand their needs and design the mathematical or statistical solutions that best address them.
  • Implement these solutions in ways that deliver real customer value.
  • Contribute actively to developing business prospects, creating proposals for new work, and building great client relationships.
  • Be part of guiding our future intellectual growth in emergent mathematical, computational and statistical techniques.
  • Technical leadership of projects and project teams, ensuring excellent technical quality, staff and customer satisfaction.
  • Build and maintain technical depth and breadth across a range of mathematical methods, enabling innovation and effective problem solving to novel and complex challenges.
  • Representing the company at externally facing events.

Your Skills

  • 3+ years experience of applying mathematical, statistical, data science and/or AI techniques in an industrial or business environment, including an appreciation of the factors that lead to successful outcomes.
  • Academic excellence at first degree level and preferably also at higher degree level in mathematics, statistics, or a related numerate discipline.
  • Demonstrable experience of applying mathematical and statistical techniques in an industrial or business environment, including an appreciation of the factors that lead to successful outcomes.
  • Strong programming skills, preferably in Python or R, and the ability to capture mathematical and statistical models in software.
  • Motivation to succeed in tackling high-value business challenges, and the ability to work effectively with clients to understand their needs.
  • Teamwork, multi-tasking, and distributed working .
  • Demonstrable leadership experience, through technical leadership, project management and/or line management, including the development of colleagues to support their growth and project delivery.

Why work at Smith Institute?

  • Flexible working for all – work your contracted hours at times that best suit you and our customers, at home, in the office or as a mixture of both
  • Health and well-being support – the Smith Institute provides up to three months’ contractual sick pay, have qualified Mental Health First Aiders, a Mindful Employer Plus membership and offer additional leave allowance to care for close family members
  • Social events – most months our Social Committee organise events and we also have ongoing activities, including pub socials, a book club, a fantasy football league and a board games library
  • Employee benefits – employee discount platform and Employee assistance programme
  • Enhanced leave – bereavement, dependency, maternity, paternity & shared parental leave
  • Mentoring – from colleagues and leading academics
  • Generous pension contribution – with Life Assurance and income protection
  • All IT equipment provided and maintained
  • Interesting and challenging work with purpose

We provide career development opportunities within the Smith Institute, in directions that include technical leadership, project management and business development.

Further particulars are available from careers@smithinst.co.uk.  Please note that the Smith Institute is not in a position to sponsor visa applications for foreign nationals.

To apply please send a full CV and covering letter, including the details of two referees, to careers@smithinst.co.uk.  Applications may be held for up to 6 months. You may request deletion of your application sooner by emailing datacontroller@smithinst.co.uk.

We operate an Equal Opportunities Policy.  We currently have a rolling recruitment programme so applications will be reviewed as they are received, with a view to interviewing shortlisted candidates promptly.  We seek to make appointments as soon as successful applicants’ current commitments allow.

Next steps

If you have any questions about the role, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to careers@smithinst.co.uk.

Office Address:
Willow Court, West Way, Minns
Business Park. Oxford OX2 0JB
+44 (0) 1865 244011

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