Associate / Senior Associate Quantitative Analyst / Data Scientist

Background Oval

A full-time position is immediately available to join a team of consultants researching human behaviour for commercial clients and public policymakers.

Background

Decision Technology is a research consultancy which provides bespoke services to commercial clients based on the statistical modelling of customer data, field surveys or online experiments. The company specialises in helping businesses and policymakers to understand and manage consumer decision making, drawing on quantitative disciplines such as experimental psychology, cognitive/behavioural science, statistics, economics and finance. More information about Decision Technology’s work within its Behavioural Science practice can be found at www.dectech.co.uk.

Position

We are seeking a quantitative research analyst / data scientist to join our London based team. This Associate / Senior Associate role will involve:

  • Consulting with internal and client stakeholders to understand their needs and design appropriate research
  • Applying data science techniques on data sets of multiple types (research, behavioural, panel, economic) to develop strategic insights
  • Conducting surveys/experiments, implementing field research or handling existing data
  • Authoring presentations and other write-ups of these findings
  • Expertise in the following are desirable:
    • Data reduction (factor analysis), segmentation (cluster analysis)
    • Developing regression models (linear, logistic, multivariate)
    • Handling and analysing large time-series data sets

An ideal candidate has:

  • 2 – 3 years of prior relevant experience, intermediate level domain knowledge, typically obtained through advanced education from a top-rated institution combined with application experience, for example:
    • Bachelor’s Degree and 3 years’ relevant experience
    • Master’s Degree and 2 years’ relevant experience
  • An ambition and passion to work commercially utilising academic research/analytical techniques
  • Experience with R and/or Python, including common data science libraries such as dplyr, ggplot2, data.table, shiny for R, and scikit-learn, statsmodels and pandas for Python
  • Experience working on cloud computing platforms such as AWS (e.g. SSH into remote servers, navigating and running scripts through a shell terminal)
  • Experience with relational databases (e.g. MySQL)
  • Expertise in the following:
    • Developing mathematical models, preferably Bayesian statistical models
    • Data mining, processing, and visualisation of large time-series data sets
  • Experience with the following would be advantageous
    • JavaScript
    • Model selection e.g. goodness of fit measures, cross validation, handling assumption violations
    • Collaborating on analysis scripts e.g. picking up work a colleague has started, debugging a colleagues script
    • Working with data APIs or scraping data from online sources oVersion control systems such as Git
Benefits

The position enjoys the following benefits:

  • First-year compensation package of £38k – £50k (inclusive of bonus and pension) and range of benefits, including pension and salary sacrifice schemes for bikes
  • Being part of a creative, stimulating, and informal culture in a growing, cutting- edge business
  • Flexible work patterns, including scope to work from home and to your own schedule
  • 33 days of paid annual leave including public holidays with option to sell or buy 5 days
  • Eligible for sabbatical after qualifying period

Contact

No agencies – to apply, please submit your CV with a brief covering letter to recruitment@dectech.co.uk by Monday 22nd August 2022. Applicants will be asked to take on-line psychometric tests and technical tests and to attend virtual interviews as part of the assessment process and will be required to supply references.