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The Alan Turing Institute

The Alan Turing Institute

Named in honour of Alan Turing, the Institute is a place for inspiring, exciting work and we need passionate, sharp, and innovative people who want to use their skills to contribute to our mission to make great leaps in data science and AI research to change the world for the better.


The Defence & Security programme at the Turing is looking to expand a newly formed team of data scientists working on real-world problems in the radio frequency domain aligned with defending and securing the UK. As a team, we bring together cutting-edge research and motivating mission challenges, using our data science, software engineering and stakeholder management skills to create next generation capabilities for our partners.

Your role will be to work both independently and collaboratively with the Private Investigators (PIs), and other researchers in the Defence Artificial Intelligence Research (DARe) centre in domains as diverse as: future sensing, space systems, human-machine teaming, synthetic environments, and edge AI.


The ideal candidate is inquisitive, enjoys solving complex, challenging problems, and thinks creatively to find non-obvious solutions. We are a cross-disciplinary team and encourage applications from both generalists and specialists including those who self-identify as software engineers, computer scientists, machine learning practitioners, physicists, mathematicians, statisticians or more widely as data scientists or data engineers.


·       Engaging with scientists from the EME’s Defence and Security partners

·       Appling ML, Data Science, and radio frequency to problems faced by EME partners, both as part of unclassified EME projects and on partner systems

·       The application of modern AI techniques to the RF domain

·       Developing novel multi-modal AI approaches to the fusion of data from multiple sensors

·       Developing new techniques for the detection, recognition, identification, localisation, and exploitation (DRILE) of radio frequency signals.

Person Specification

·       PhD or equivalent professional experience in a field with significant use of both computer programming and advanced statistical or numerical methods

·       Practical experience or strong theoretical knowledge and academic experience with ML and adjacent topics or demonstrated experience developing algorithms for transmitting, processing and analysing radio frequency signals

·       Fluency in one or more modern programming languages such as Python

·       Experience leading a research project with a focus on AI or Radar or Communications and Networks.

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Terms and Conditions

This full-time post is offered on a fixed term basis for 3 years. The annual salary is £51,476 to  £58,000 plus excellent benefits, including flexible working and family friendly policies,

The Alan Turing Institute is based at the British Library, in the heart of London’s Knowledge Quarter. We expect staff to come to our office at least 4 days per month. Some roles may require more days in the office; the hiring manager will be able to confirm this during the interview.

Application procedure

Please see our jobs portal for full details on how to apply and the interview process.

Equality Diversity and Inclusion

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