Situated in the British Library's Science and Innovation department, the BL Labs is an ambitious initiative to enable researchers, data scientists, artists and others to make radical new uses of the British Library's digital content and data, including deployment of AI and machine learning.
This role will provide technical leadership, new creative solutions and expertise for BL Labs to enable computational research using advanced computational techniques and working with digital collections and data, especially at scale. This role provides opportunities to innovate and seek new solutions while working in a unique environment of one of the world's greatest libraries.
As one of the world's great libraries, our duty is to preserve the nation's intellectual memory for the future and make it available to all for research, inspiration and enjoyment. At present we have well over 170 million items, in most known languages, with three million new items added every year. We have manuscripts, maps, newspapers, magazines, prints and drawings, music scores, and patents. We make our collections and programmes available to all. We operate the world's largest document delivery service providing millions of items a year to customers all over the world. What matters to us is that we preserve the national memory and enable knowledge to be created both now and in the future by anyone, anywhere.
In return we offer a competitive salary and a number of excellent benefits. Our pension scheme is one of the most valuable benefits we offer, as our staff can become members of the Alpha Pension Scheme where the Library contributes a minimum of 26.6% (this may be higher dependant on grade. Another significant benefit the Library provides is the provision of a flexible working hours scheme which could allow you to work your hours flexibly over the week and to take up to 5 days flexi leave in a 3 month period. This is on top of 25 days holiday from entry and public and privilege holidays.
Published: Monday, December 18, 2023 16:50 UTC
Last updated: Monday, December 18, 2023 16:50 UTC