Many thanks to my colleague Ruth Donnelly for this post on careers in data science and if you’re interested look our for the Data Talent Scotland event happening later in March – Rebecca
There has been an exponential explosion in number of jobs relating to data science and this is only likely to continue growing, so it may be worth a closer look.
What roles are involved in big data?
Data analyst – understands demands of business and able to integrate that with data
Data engineer – software development skills, builds and maintains systems
Data scientist – high powered maths and statistical skills
Ideally data scientists combine all 3 roles. You need to be able to (or be able to quickly learn how to) program, be comfortable with the software used in data analytics (3 most common are Python, R and MATLAB) and, importantly be able to understand…
STFC is one of seven publicly funded UK Research Councils. With a combination of expertise, facilities and resources, they drive knowledge and innovation in the UK and throughout the world, shaping societies, strengthening economies, building industries and transforming lives. Based across six key sites nationwide, with collaborations around the globe, their teams are a mix of scientists, engineers, technology specialists and support professionals (all 2000 of them) – harnessing what they know to meet real-world requirements.
Their success stories give a good flavour of what they do – and what you could be doing with them.
Find out more about careers with STFC on their website. They recruit via MyCareerHub too so start following them on MyCareerHub and on LinkedIn to get updates on opportunities.
They are currently focussing on inspiring careers for women in their organisation and have won awards for addressing gender inequality.
These are good for identifying some, larger organisations interested in recruiting physicists. Not all employers advertise this way though so if you don’t find what you are looking for, don’t worry. There are different strategies you can use.
Start with our advice on finding graduate jobs.
Times Top 100: Over 18,000 final year students were asked “which employer do you think offers the best opportunities for graduates?” The 100 organisations most frequently mentioned make up this listing. Whether through the perceived quality of their training programmes, the business success that they enjoy, the scale of their graduate recruitment, or by the impression that their on-campus promotions have made – these are the employers who seemed most attractive to the students surveyed. Not a light read, and heavy on the statistics – a business-like approach.
Guardian Top 300 – three times as many employers feature, and they’re selected on the basis of a massive 52,000 responses to a student survey. This title presents…
In summer 2017 there will be 50, 10-12 week paid internships available at some of the IPA’s 300 member agencies aimed at STEM penultimate and final year students.
The AdMission internship programme through STEP gives undergraduates and new graduates insight into the new graduate job roles emerging across the advertising sector which benefit from degrees in physics, mathematics, computer science, data science, software and electronic engineering, economics, psychology and anthropology.
Digital technology is transforming the way advertising companies do business. Data analysis drives consumer insight. Algorithms dictate real-time media buying, coding underpins the functionality of the websites and apps built for communications and e-commerce. Behavioural science informs user experience journeys. STEM graduates who want to apply their skills to a creative communications environment are needed by the sector.
Internship roles include: data analyst, digital strategist, real-time media planner, econometrician, developer/creative technologist, user experience planner, creative planner. Want to know about the roles and how to apply?
Advertising is a reflection of society, and the sector is keen to increase their representation of the multi-cultural society in which we live and work. The AdMission Internship programme welcomes applications from Black And Minority Ethnic students to support this pipeline of talent.
The Data Incubator is a Cornell-funded data science training organization. They offer a free intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. A variety of innovative companies partner with The Data Incubator for their hiring and training needs, including LinkedIn, Genentech, Capital One, Pfizer, and many others.
Who Should Apply
Anyone who has already obtained a masters or PhD degree or who is within one year of graduating with a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome. Everyone else is encouraged to sign-up for a future session.
King are looking for talented physics graduates, UG and Masters, with a broad set of skills who are excited about the idea of testing themselves across the different areas of Data Analytics over a 2 year period.
It’s a rotational graduate programme so you get to experience a range of areas before specialising, great if you want to try different things.
Other employers who recruit physics students via Gradcracker are listed below. You can follow them via Gradcracker to get alerts when new physics specific opportunities are released. The employers are all on MyCareerHub too
Great event coming up on 17 Dec at the Data Lab. Find out more here:
“From Physics to Data Science – My transition from Academia to Industry”
Thursday, Dec 17, 2015, 6:30 PM
The Data Lab University of Edinburgh, 15 South College Street, EH8 9AA Edinburgh, GB
34 Data & Technology enthusiasts Attending
Martina Pugliese, PHD – Data Scientist – Mallzeehttps://uk.linkedin.com/in/martinapugliese“From Physics to Data Science – My transition from Academia to Industry”Martina will talk about how you convince an industry that you are good for them, what skills you need to refine, soft skills you need to leverage, mathematics and numerical abilities an…