The Smith Institute for Industrial Mathematics and System Engineering wishes 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?

The Smith Institute uses 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, with key client relationships in forecasting, 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 areas such as modelling, algorithms, data science and computing, coupled to a strong motivation to develop high-value business opportunities. 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 but more important is the desire to build strong relationships with and motivate customers and colleagues to create high quality solutions, with clarity and integrity.

Successful candidates will have personal skills that combine a broad technical knowledge and a flair for communication with an eye for understanding client requirements and recognising new business opportunities. All the Institute’s staff contribute actively to developing business leads, writing proposals for new work and building great client relationships. We want your career with the Institute to be successful and we will support your development in return for your commitment!

See our web pages for examples of our work in areas as diverse as energy, telecommunications, train scheduling, soft drinks and salad growers.

Most of the Institute’s staff work flexibly, from home and from our office in Oxfordshire and this is an important part of our overall working environment. The BD Manager role also requires some travelling to client meetings and events and we require all staff to work from our office on a regular basis. It is therefore important that applicants are able to work effectively in this type of distributed structure.

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 when sufficient numbers are shortlisted. We hope to make appointments as soon as possible thereafter. The Smith Institute operates an Equal Opportunities Policy. We do not currently sponsor visas.