Associate Directors and Researchers

10 April 2019

Do you want to shape the development of the Ada Lovelace Institute as it embarks on its mission to ensure data and AI work for people and society?

We are seeking two Associate Directors and Researchers to support the Director (soon to be appointed) and help the Ada Lovelace Institute deliver on our ambitious agenda.

Associate Directors

As an Associate Director, you will work with the Director as part of the senior team to develop and establish the new Institute, contributing to the research and strategic agenda, leading on engagement and partnerships and on aspects of governance and operations. You are likely to have strong experience of developing projects or initiatives from inception and have led small teams. You must have a demonstrable interest in the issues surrounding the individual benefits and social consequences of AI and data-driven technologies and the intellectual agility and flexibility to adapt with the Institute as it develops. In addition, you will need to be skilled in either operations/governance of small independent organisations and/or have relevant skills in engagement/convening and developing partnership and financial support. Both Associate Directors will have a role in shaping and managing the research programme.

This is a unique opportunity to help shape and develop the Ada Lovelace Institute at an early stage in its development. For further details please see the full job description:

Associate Director – Ada Lovelace Institute – Job Description.

If you would like to join us in this exciting new venture and help us to ensure we maximise our impact in this space, please send a CV and covering letter to to reach us by Thursday 25 April 2019.

Flexible or part time working will be considered, as will secondments.


We are looking for Researchers who will be primarily responsible for gathering and summarising information and research evidence, reviewing and analysing data, overseeing the management of information resources, drafting papers and reports, producing and managing publications, and helping build stakeholder networks. You will also coordinate and manage projects. Some relevant work experience in a similar environment is desirable. More important is the ability to demonstrate a keen interest in our mission, and the aims of the Ada Lovelace Institute.

You will have a relevant degree which could span a range of disciplines, depending on your particular area of interest – from the humanities and social sciences to the computer sciences, philosophy, law, or mathematics. Experience of a range of research techniques will be required, particularly the ability to review research and data, as will first-class drafting skills acquired either through work experience or academic training, together with a willingness to learn and a flexible and thoughtful approach to the role. You will also have a good grounding in quantitative skills – an essential requirement of the role.

The Ada Lovelace Institute is still in the development stage, so the Researcher role offers a unique and exciting opportunity to help scope and support their work.

This is a permanent post based at our office in Bedford Square, London. Full or part time applications will be considered as well as flexible working. Salary will be in the range of c£26-£30K (depending on skills and experience).

For further information about the role please see the full job description:

Researcher-Ada Lovelace Institute-Job Description

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to to reach us by 24 April 2019.