Data Scientist

Location: London

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Job Details

The Research and Data Science Team provides mathematical, statistical, research and technical expertise, support, oversight, and methodological development to the operating services from a global team. Kantar has identified the need to recruit a Data Scientist with responsibility for data analysis and algorithm development working with Return Path Data and other large datasets coming from our services and partners around the world.

The Data Scientist will report to the Data Science Director.

As a member of the Research and Data Science team, the Data Scientist will provide analytical support to the operating services and the sector management team in the following areas:-

  • Interact with Software Development, Business Development, Return Path Services and Engineering teams to maintain and enhance models and algorithms
  • Provide mathematical and statistical expertise, data analysis and interpretation for new and existing services and research projects
  • To support, develop and enhance methodologies to support Kantar services worldwide and expand Kantar ability to conduct statistically sophisticated analysis
  • To develop novel and innovative approaches to handling and modelling data, visualization and problem solving
  • To provide expertise and technical insight into new metrics for audience data
  • To develop new methodologies and practices for the use of RPD, Internet and Mobile data.

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualities:

  • A Bachelor, Masters or Doctorate degree in Statistics, Mathematics or a highly numerate discipline, with a passion for numerical challenges, or alternatively, those who have completed their Level 4 Apprenticeship in Data Analysis or in the process of completing their Level 5/6 Degree.
  • Skilled in working with large and complex datasets with a keen eye for detail and accuracy
  • Robust maths and stats skills and an interest in statistical and research methods
  • A strong track record and demonstrable interest in analysing data and looking for stories, patterns, trends and insights
  • Programming/data analysis experience using Python/Matlab would be an advantage.


London, WestgateUnited Kingdom

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At Kantar we have an integrated way of rewarding our people based around a simple, clear and consistent set of principles. Our approach helps to ensure we are market competitive and also to support a pay for performance culture, where your reward and career progression opportunities are linked to what you deliver.

We go beyond the obvious, using intelligence, passion and creativity to inspire new thinking and shape the world we live in. Apply for a career that’s out of the ordinary and join us.

We want to create an equality of opportunity in a fair and supportive working environment where people feel included, accepted and are allowed to flourish in a space where their mental health and well being is taken into consideration.

We want to create a more diverse community to expand our talent pool, be locally representative, drive diversity of thinking and better commercial outcomes.

Kantar is the world’s leading data, insights and consulting company. We understand more about how people think, feel, shop, share, vote and view than anyone else. Combining our expertise in human understanding with advanced technologies, Kantar’s 30,000 people help the world’s leading organisations succeed and grow.

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