Scientific Researcher & Writer

  • causaLens
  • London W12 7GF, UK
  • 11/02/2020
Full time Data Science Data Analytics Big Data Statistics

Job Description


We are looking for a motivated and high-achieving Scientific Researcher & Writer based in London to join a team leading the commercialisation of causal AI. This is a full-time placement with significant opportunities for personal development.

We offer an intellectually stimulating environment, work within an interdisciplinary team and an inclusive culture. We are a high-calibre, mission-driven team building a technology that improves our world.

The Company

We are on a mission to develop a machine that predicts the global economy in real-time. Our technology helps organisations plan and optimise business outcomes, thus improving efficiency and protecting the environment.

  • Best Deeptech Company 2019 - Artificial Intelligence Awards [Link]
  • "Meet causaLens, a Predictive AI For Hedge Funds, Banks, Tech Companies" - Yahoo Finance [Link]
  • Forbes - '29 Of The U.K.’s Most Exciting AI Startups Race To Scale' [Link]
  • causaLens is in "UK's 100 most disruptive companies" by Disruption50 [Link]
  • causaLens wins the "Best Investment in Deeptech" award by the UK Business Angels Association awards [Link]
  • Financial Times - 'AllianzGI taps virtual data scientists amid war for talent' [Link]
  • Forbes - 'Machine Learning Companies to watch in Europe' [Link]
  • causaLens Appoints Hedge Fund Veteran and Data Leaders to Advisory Board [Link]

Roles and Responsibilities:

This is an exciting role for a smart, creative person with a strong technical background and desire to apply his/her skills in a stimulating commercial environment. Your work will include:

  • Designing, running, and analysing research findings to create engaging content
  • Liaising with our team of Scientists and Engineers to identify and develop compelling content and advise on how to shape this
  • Be at the forefront of idea generation for novel research and product direction
  • Inspiring Audience about the value and importance of causal AI in business applications


The successful candidate will have:

  • The opportunity to join a fast-growing, agile, and international team passionate about innovation and making a difference

  • Access to guidance, mentorship, and opportunities for turbo-charged professional development, as one of the first team members in the Commercial Team

  • Competitive salary

  • An employee share option scheme

  • A pension scheme

  • 32 days paid holiday allowance (incl bank holidays)

  • Equipment you need to get the job done (MacBook Pro etc.)

  • Opportunities for continued learning and self-development, including courses and book budget

  • Conference budget

  • Opportunity to publish work and patents

  • Work-from-home days

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Regular team outings, pizza Thursdays and annual company retreats

  • Fruits, snacks and drinks in the office

  • Amazing, fun and inspiring colleagues, always there to support your ideas, growth and enthusiasm. We are an international team passionate about innovation and making a difference

Hiring Steps

Our interview process consists of a test, intro interview and one on-site visit. We will do our best to transparently communicate the process with the successful candidates.

  • Strong academic record (MEng, MSci, EngD or PhD)

  • Proven record of scientific publications and public speaking engagements is a plus

  • Demonstrated ability to discover the business potential of novel, cutting-edge, technologies

  • Proven and exceptional communication skills to deliver compelling content across a wide range of audiences

  • Creativity—able to see new and unique ideas through to fruition

  • Demonstrable experience in creating original content but also guiding others in a senior editorial role

  • An excellent written and verbal communicator with a high level of business acumen

  • Highly capable, self-motivated, collaborative and personable

  • High integrity and drive

  • Naturally curious and effective problem solver

  • Ability to effectively work independently in a fast-moving environment