I rarely post here at the moment, in part because I post on the work blog. Here's a cross-post to help spread the word about some exciting opportunities currently available: Seeking researchers to work on an ambitious data science and digital humanities project at the British Library and Alan Turing Institute (London)
'If you follow @BL_DigiSchol or #DigitalHumanities hashtags on twitter, you might have seen a burst of data science, history and digital humanities jobs being advertised. In this post, Dr Mia Ridge of the Library's Digital Scholarship team provides some background to contextualise the jobs advertised with the 'Living with Machines' project.
We are seeking to appoint several new roles who will collaborate on an exciting new project developed by the British Library and The Alan Turing Institute, the national centre for data science and artificial intelligence.
Jobs currently advertised:
- Two History Post-Doctoral Research Associates (Turing)
- Digital Humanities Post-Doctoral Research Associate (Turing)
- Computational Linguistics Post-Doctoral Research Associate (Turing)
The British Library jobs are now advertised, closing September 21:
- Digital Systems Engineer, Living with Machines (suitable for Research Software Engineers or other software developers)
- Data and Content Manager, Living with Machines
- Rights Assurance Manager, Living with Machines
- Digital Curator, Living with Machines (contributing to the development and implementation of the digital scholarship and public outreach strands of the project)
You may have noticed that the British Library is also currently advertising for a Curator, Newspaper Data (closes Sept 9). This isn’t related to Living with Machines, but with an approach of applying data-driven journalism and visualisation techniques to historical collections, it should have some lovely synergies and opportunities to share work in progress with the project team. There's also a Research Software Engineer advertised that will work closely with many of the same British Library teams.
If you're applying for these posts, you may want to check out the Library's visions and values on the refreshed 'Careers' website.'