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The Alan Turing Institute is seeking a research associate to work on 19th century census data as part of the Living with Machines project at London’s British Library.

The Research Associate, Living with Machines will help oversee the processing of the census and work closely with the project’s data scientists to ensure high quality of the processed digital datasets. The post holder will take lead responsibility for a substantive strand of enquiry using computational methods.

The candidate may be a historian with a background in demography, or a digital humanist or data scientist who has worked on historical or contemporary population data.


  • A PhD (or equivalent experience and/or qualifications) in a relevant area, which might include, but is not limited to, digital humanities, data science, or history;
  • Experience with computational processing of demographic data;
  • Fluency in at least one programming language (particularly Python);

This full-time post is offered on a fixed-term basis, until 31 March 2023 with potential to be extended until 31 August 2023.

For further details or to apply, please visit the Alan Turing Institute jobs portal. Questions can be directed to recruitment@turing.ac.uk.


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