Faculty Fellowship - Data Science & Data Engineering (May 2024)

About Faculty

Faculty transforms organisational performance through safe, impactful and human-led AI. 

We are Europe’s leading applied AI company, and saw its potential a decade ago - long before the current hype cycle. 

We founded in 2014 with our Fellowship programme, training academics to become commercial data scientists. 

Today, we provide over 300 global customers with industry-leading software, and bespoke AI consultancy for retail, healthcare, energy, and governmental organisations, as well as our award winning Fellowship. 

Our expertise and safety credentials are such that OpenAI asked us to be their first technical partner, helping customers deploy cutting-edge generative AI safely. 

Our high-impact work has saved lives through forecasting NHS demand during covid, produced green energy by routing boats towards the wind, slashed marketing spend by predicting customer spending habits, and kept children safe online. 

AI is an epoch-defining technology. We want people to join us who can help our customers reap its enormous benefits safely.

About the Fellowship

Artificial Intelligence is the most important technology of our age, but it is only valuable when it is applied in the real world - enhancing products, improving services, and saving lives. Since 2014, Faculty has helped 400+ PhD graduates, post-doctoral researchers, masters and experienced software engineers transition into a career in data science through our fellowship programme.

The Faculty Fellowship programme helps academics become highly-skilled data scientists and transition successfully into careers and industries that are ready to benefit from artificial intelligence. After two weeks of intensive lectures and workshops at Faculty, wherein fellows will learn how to apply their technical knowledge towards the application of data science, fellows are paired with project companies for a six-week data science project, during which fellows are paid the London Living Wage.

The finale of the fellowship is Demo Day. Fellows have the opportunity to present their hard work to an audience of 100+ guests. The event is a great chance to network with hiring managers and influential individuals from a wide range of businesses from London, the UK and Europe.

After completing the Faculty Fellowship, our alumni have gone on to work for many leading companies; from tech giants like Google, Microsoft and Meta, to the fastest growing startups like PhysicsX and Orbital Witness, to established FTSE 100 companies such as Lloyds and Tesco to name a few.

Requirements

You must have the right to work full-time in the UK. The UK has left the EU. Visit www.gov.uk to find out more. Unfortunately, we cannot sponsor this role, so please only apply if you have the right to work in the UK full-time. If this is on the basis of a visa, please provide details of your situation in your application.

In general, successful candidates meet most of the requirements below:

  • A finished PhD in a STEM subject or a Master's with some Machine Learning/Data Science experience.

  • A high level of mathematical competence.

  • The ability to code or have programming experience, especially in Python.

  • Some experience with theoretical concepts of statistical learning (e.g. hypothesis testing, Bayesian Inference, Regression, SVM, Random Forests, Neural Networks, Natural Language Processing, optimisation).

  • Experience with some coding libraries frequently used in data science.

  • The ability to communicate effectively with different audiences.

  • Experience composing and following a project plan/sticking to self-imposed deadlines/proactively solving your own problems.

Timelines

  • Please submit your application no later than on Monday 25 February 2024 at 12:00 (GMT) . Early submissions have a significant advantage as we have more time to review them. 

  • The interviews will take place in March 2024. We will interview candidates via Google Hangouts. Candidates will be notified about the interviews via email.

  • Regardless of the application outcome, you will be notified by the end of April 2024 the latest.

  • The course starts on Friday 17 May 2024 and runs through to Friday 12 July 2024.

  • Please note you will need to be able to work in London for the duration of the course. Unfortunately, Faculty does not provide accommodation.

Fellowship Benefits

Fellows are paid London Living Wage for the duration of the programme (ie. the full eight weeks). The two weeks of training at the beginning of the fellowship are free of charge to you.

After the programme, the fellows are welcome to join our free online community where all the fellowship alumni discuss data science news, techniques, conferences and much more. Faculty provides career support to the graduated fellows - once you are part of our "professional network", we will be delighted to keep in touch and help you succeed in your data science career.

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