Senior Data Analyst (x 2) FIXED TERM

Department: Science and Innovation
Location: 37 Caledonian Road, London N1 9BU - Flexible
Salary: up to £38,000 per annum (Pro Rota)
Job Advert Description:

We are seeking an experienced Senior Data Analyst (x 2) to join the data insights team – Physics Insights – at the Institute of Physics on a fixed term basis (December 2021 – April 2022).

The role

This exciting role is integral to the IOP’s knowledge hub, providing insights on the physics discipline and the community as well as supporting long term strategic thinking.

The successful candidate will join an expanding team that is bolstering our research and data analytics capability in order to deliver insights that inform our policy influencing work and programmes, support our business operations, as well as define and track our impact metrics.

The Senior Data Analyst(s) will have the technical skills and knowledge base to collate and analyse data, and work with the community to drive insights into the physics landscape. In the role you will lead on the development and implementation of processes for data extraction, cleansing, analysis, and create visualisations to help drive insights. The Senior Data Analyst will work closely with the other technical members of the team as well as with colleagues across the IOP to help ensure a robust data and evidence led approach is taken in new and existing data driven projects.

Their work will strengthen our understanding of the physics landscape, collecting and analysing data across a wide range of parameters such as discipline, funding, publications, patents, business, people, place and infrastructure.

The Person

We are looking for two experienced Senior Data Analyst(s). You will have experience designing workflows to allow analysis of multiple complex datasets, and have experience analysing structured/unstructured datasets, detecting issues & providing solutions. You will have a flare for interpreting and presenting data and the knowhow to develop user friendly interactive visualisations to communicate technical information clearly to a non-technical audience.

An understanding of and interest in the science research and funding landscape in the UK and Ireland would be particularly advantageous in this role.

Future of Work

The Institute of Physics is an equal opportunities employer and our people are at the heart of our approach to delivery. Following the impact of COVID-19, we have developed a new, innovative and exciting trust-based model of flexible working. This empowers our staff to choose both individually and as a team how, when and where they work to deliver the goals of the organisation, acknowledging that there will be occasions where in-person meetings, collaborations and events will help generate greater impact.

The Future of Work initiative is based on the principles of collaboration, trust, flexibility and agility. You will be allocated a ‘base’ office which can also be a chosen place of work.


Alongside your CV, please ensure you include a cover letter stating how you meet the person specification. 

Why work with us?

The Institute of Physics (IOP) is the professional body and learned society for physics in the UK and Ireland, we seek to raise public awareness and understanding of physics and support the development of a diverse and inclusive physics community. As a charity, we’re here to ensure that physics delivers on its exceptional potential to benefit society.

We have an ambitious new corporate strategy and you’ll play a part in helping us to deliver it.  There’s never been a more exciting time to join the IOP - watch our new film to find out more about our work.

As well as a competitive salary and professional development opportunities, we offer employees a comprehensive benefits package including an excellent pension scheme, private medical insurance and generous annual leave. We also offer a range of other benefits including childcare vouchers, gym membership and interest free season ticket loans.


Employment Type: Full time
Employment Basis: Fixed Term
Closing date for applications: Monday 25 October 2021 Interviews to be held: 3 and 4 November 2021 Via Teams

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