Data Scientist at Nesta Careers (Blackfriars, London)

Website Nesta

We are currently searching for three data scientists of varying seniority to join our Data Analytics team. Our work is highly varied and could range from training a model for a web application to using novel data science techniques to answer questions and build knowledge to change policy. We are also looking for one Data Scientist who will be embedded in Nesta’s Sustainable Future mission.


  • Deliver data-driven projects that advance Nesta’s missions, ranging from research and analysis to model development
  • Design, scope and deliver projects with technical colleagues, domain experts and practitioners from other disciplines
  • Communicate outputs of your work to a wide range of internal and external audiences
  • Work with specialists in our Responsible Research Unit to implement work ethically and rigorously
  • Manage more junior team members, providing mentorship and technical guidance (principal data scientist role only)
  • Coordinate with the Data Engineering and Data Visualization teams to realize impactful projects
  • Help the team stay at the cutting edge by keeping abreast of new techniques and developments in the field and seeking ways to use them
  • Collaborate with quantitative researchers on projects at the Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) (which is wholly owned by Nesta)


  • Strong background working with data
  • Motivated by deploying creative data science solutions
  • Desire to contribute to real-world outcomes for public benefit
  • Ability to manage and provide mentorship to more junior team members (principal data scientist role only)
  • Comfortable communicating technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders
  • Adept at scoping, designing, and delivering data science projects from research and analysis to model development
  • Experience collaborating with cross-functional teams in a dynamic environment

Q: What is Nesta’s mission?

A: To design, test, and scale solutions to society’s biggest problems, including providing every child a fair start, helping people live healthy lives, and creating a sustainable future where the economy works for both people and the planet.

Q: What is the job location for these Data Scientist roles at Nesta?

A: The job location is Blackfriars, London.

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