The Alan Turing Institute
The Alan Turing Institute is the UK’s national institute for data science and artificial intelligence. The Institute is named in honour of the scientist Alan Turing and its mission is to make great leaps in data science and artificial intelligence research in order to change the world for the better.
We are seeking to appoint a Research Application Manager. Your primary role will be to create and sustain positive relationships with stakeholders across government offices, industry and third sector policy making organisations. You will be responsible for bi-directional communication between researchers and policy makers. Success in the role will require clear expectation management across multiple dimensions. You will be expected to contribute to defining objectives and requirements that work across the stakeholder and researcher ecosystem.
You will work within the AI for Science and Government (ASG): a major integrated research programme with a goal to deploy AI and data science in priority areas to support the UK economy.
ASG researchers are working to transform the following key challenge areas:
- Engineering and urban analytics through digital twins;
- Health through delivering personalised medicine with early disease detection and machine-learning based diagnosis;
- Government through data-linking for policy development, particularly through the criminal justice system;
- AI for Science, by applying data science and AI to experiment outputs.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Maximise the impact of ASG by taking responsibility for embedding its research in the real-world: your goal is to ensure that the outcomes of the research process (‘research products’) are translated into real-world outcomes by finding appropriate partners and managing their engagement with ASG;
- Identify and prioritise key stakeholders and end-users in accordance with the mission of the Institute and the ASG vision and in collaboration with ASG Theme Leads, project researchers and other colleagues;
- Working closely with ASG leadership, manage engagement with project stakeholders across local authorities, Central Government & Whitehall, statutory and non-statutory bodies (including environment & technical organisations), industry & business, land & property, communities and other parties to establish strong working relationships.
- An undergraduate degree in a field relevant to the position or equivalent experience;
- Track record of previous engagement with local authorities is a particular strength for the role;
- Experience of managing engagement with stakeholders, ideally in government, industry, and, or technical fields on major high-profile, public sector projects.
For a full breakdown of duties and responsibilities and person specifications please download a copy of the full Job Description from our jobs portal.
Term and Conditions
This role is offered on two-year, fixed term contract on full time and part time basis.
Salary: £45,000 pro rata to part time hours plus excellent benefits, including flexible working and family friendly policies, https://www.turing.ac.uk/work-turing/why-work-turing/employee-benefits
Please see our jobs portal for full details on how to apply and the interview process.
Equality Diversity and Inclusion
The Alan Turing Institute is committed to creating an environment where diversity is valued and everyone is treated fairly. In accordance with the Equality Act, we welcome applications from anyone who meets the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.