The Alan Turing Institute invites leading data scientists from the UK and around the world to become a ‘Visiting Researcher’ at the Institute during its first academic year.

The aim of the Visiting Researcher Programme is to generate collaborations, facilitate knowledge exchange and explore new or emerging research topics in data science; the Institute welcomes applications from researchers with an interest in helping the Institute to advance its strategic priorities.
The duration of stay for a Visiting Researcher is flexible and can range from a week to several months, but we anticipate a typical placement will be between 8-12 weeks. The Institute will typically cover accommodation costs and help with making these arrangements. Visiting Researchers will be based at the Turing Institute headquarters in the British Library, London, but there is scope to share research time with other academic institutions.

While they are in residence, Visiting Researchers will be expected to take part in workshops and seminars, and work closely with Turing researchers to contribute to research projects, share knowledge and develop potential areas for long-term collaboration.

How to apply

Applications received for the 21 October deadline are now being considered. We anticipate notifying candidates of the outcome by the end of November. We are now accepting applications for the next deadline, 12:00 GMT 10 January 2017.

Interested researchers should read our recent Shaping our Strategy document for background on our emerging strategic priorities and research areas, and send a completed Visiting Researcher Programme form along with their CV to [email protected] The application form is available in both .Pdf and Microsoft Word formats.

Applications for Visiting Researcher placements will be reviewed bi-monthly, the next deadline is 12:00 GMT 10 January 2017.

Applications will be assessed on the basis of their fit with the Institute’s emerging strategic priorities and the activities of the Institute at the time of operations.

Enquiries should be sent to [email protected]

Diversity and equality are promoted in all aspects of the recruitment and career management of Alan Turing Institute researchers. In keeping with the principles of the Institute, we especially encourage applications from female researchers.

Please note, everyone engaged with the Institute who requires an access pass will be required to undergo the same security screening. Visiting Researchers who are not EU citizens must obtain the correct visa to enter the UK, please visit for further information.