Job Role: Data Scientist Advisor in Residence

Location: IDEALondon, 69 Wilson Street, London, EC2A 2BB

Role: Capital Enterprise is looking for a data scientist with an interest in startups to join the team at Capital Enterprise.


Capital Enterprise

Capital Enterprise is a body of connectors, influencers, investors and policy-makers, collaborating to serve and super-charge London’s start-up scene. Together we are committed to making London the best place in Europe to start and scale a business.

Capital Enterprise and our members provide a wide range of support services including advice, training, mentoring, accelerator programmes, specialist technical expertise, networking, soft loan finance and incubator accommodation to both pre-start and trading entrepreneurs and small businesses in all 33 London Boroughs. Capital Enterprise is funded through members subscriptions, third party sponsorship and by income received from public/private sector partners to develop, pilot and manage innovative programmes that support enterprises and entrepreneurs in London.


Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Helping AI First startups to develop and document research projects for MSc/ PhD qualified data scientist to implement. Capital Enterprise through its CAP-AI project is part funding PhD’s to work on projects within London based AI First startups as well as fully funding MSc Computer science students summer internships in AI First startups.
  • Advising SME’s in the retail and hospitality sectors on the deployment of machine learning enabled products and services. This post part-funded by Dept BEIS and Innovate UK is designed to help SME’s to choose the best analytics-prediction based software and then support the SME to manage the provider implementing the part subsidised project.



  • The ideal candidate will have a MSc or PhD in a Data Science-related subject, preferably some experience of working in or for a tech startup and a demonstrable desire to support the development and adoption of AI/ Machine Learning products and services that achieve real impact for their users.


This is a great opportunity to join Capital Enterprise team in London. Through our investment Fund (AI Seed) and our support programmes we are making a significant impact in making London and the UK the best place in Europe to start and scale an AI First startups.

If this is you, please email over a CV and a no more than 200-word statement as to why you would like to join Capital Enterprise as our Data Science Advisor in Resident.



Salary will be £45,000.00/year

Salary will be paid in 12 monthly instalments



Appointments are subject to receipt of satisfactory references and a probationary period of 9 months.


Hours of Work

Full time hours average 40 hours per week



Annual leave is 20 working days for a full time member of staff in addition to Bank Holidays per year


How to Apply

To apply for the vacancy send a CV and a cover letter to Lizzy Robins at

The closing date for applications is the 14th December 2018.