Applications now open for the Turing’s first Chief Scientist role

Thursday 03 Jun 2021

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The Alan Turing Institute is seeking to appoint its first Chief Scientist to lead the research activities of the Institute. It is an exciting time to join the Turing, which was founded in 2015 and is now home to more than 500 researchers across data science and artificial intelligence (AI) who are working with industry, government and the third sector to develop key technologies that have widespread societal impact.

As the UK government plans to create its first national AI strategy, the Turing is set to play an important part in its development and implementation, and continue to contribute to the national COVID-19 recovery. The role holder will be responsible for the creation, refresh and delivery of the Institute’s Scientific and Innovation Strategy, provide leadership to the Turing Programme Directors, act as a key public face of the Institute and actively encourage the Institute’s research community to work together to make a global impact.

The Chief Scientist is a new role, and will report directly to Adrian Smith, Institute Director and Chief Executive. The new role will act as an ambassador of the Institute, representing its research nationally and internationally and ensuring that the Turing is recognised as the UK’s national centre for data science and AI, and working in close collaboration with strategic partners, funders and stakeholders.

The Institute recognises that, in order to make great leaps in research that we aspire to as the national Institute for data science and AI, promoting and embedding equality, diversity and inclusion is integral to achieving our mission. We are committed to building a diverse community and welcome applications from the broadest spectrum of backgrounds.

Applications are now open and the closing date is noon BST, Monday 21 June. Read more and apply: