The Smith Institute would like to appoint Mathematicians / Data Scientists as Business Development Managers.

Would you like to use your mathematical expertise to make a positive difference to society, industry and government? Would you like to join a team of inspiring people?

About the Role

We are seeking creative, engaging and ambitious individuals with backgrounds in the mathematical sciences to develop high-value business opportunities for a well-established, yet rapidly growing consultancy.

The Smith Institute delivers clarity and innovation to business and governments through mathematical thinking. We address key challenges in the UK’s path to decarbonisation, emerging future transport networks, facilitating AI and automation, and in supporting sustainable industry in the face of climate change uncertainty. In these dynamic, collaborative and fast-paced environments, our mission is to tackle our customers’ toughest challenges, providing bespoke, and sometimes unprecedented, solutions tailored to each context.

You will develop the company’s client portfolio in new areas through networking and generating ideas for fresh mathematical approaches to sector challenges. You will manage client relationships, create strategies for growth in key accounts and drive the contributions of other Smith Institute staff in developing new business. The role will require a dynamic mix of home-based working, attending client meetings and networking events, as well as travel to our office in Oxford at least twice a month. You will work closely with the technical as well as Business Development team.

We wish to hear from applicants with strong academic records in some branch of the mathematical or computational sciences (higher research degrees such as Masters or PhDs are preferred). Prior experience of an industrial or business environment is highly desirable but more important are excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and a desire to motivate and build strong relationships with clients and colleagues.

About us

Our core company values are claritycreativitymotivation, support and integrity and the Smith Institute is proud to be a Mindful Employer with two of our colleagues being MHFA England certified Mental Health First Aiders. For all members of staff, we offer an excellent pension scheme with 21% company contributions. We want your career with the Institute to be successful and we will support your development in return for your commitment.

We use core expertise in mathematical modelling and data analysis to bring fresh thinking and new solutions to the challenges faced by our clients. We are at the forefront of the business applications of mathematics, focussing on offering key capabilities in forecasting, algorithm design, risk modelling, optimisation, data analytics and algorithm auditing.

See our web pages for examples of projects in our key sectors of energy, transport, telecommunications, and fast-moving consumer goods.

Further details

Further particulars are available from To apply please send a full CV and covering letter stating why you are interested in this role, and the details of two referees, to

Applications will be reviewed as they are received, with a view to interviewing selected candidates shortly after. We hope to make appointments as soon as possible thereafter. The Smith Institute operates an Equal Opportunities Policy. We do not currently sponsor visas.