Lead Data Scientist at YouGov (allows remote)

We don’t just collect data, we connect data.

YouGov is an international data and analytics group. Our value chain is a virtuous circle consisting of a highly engaged online panel, innovative data collection methods, powerful analytics technology, delivery of syndicated data products, expert insights and an authoritative media presence.

Our core offering of opinion data is derived from our highly participative panel of over 11 million people worldwide who provide us with live, continuous streams of data. We capture these streams of data via our variety of data collection platforms and collect them together in the YouGov Cube, our unique connected data library.

We maximise the value of all this connected data through the application of leading-edge analytics technology and strong research expertise in order to deliver to our clients an innovative and systematic research and marketing platform which can be used to plan, manage and refine all types of campaigns.

Job Description

We are looking for a Lead Data Scientist/Analyst to work in the Data Innovation Unit (DIU) Team.

A core team within the global innovations department, DSAT cooperates closely with senior stakeholders to deliver new data product offerings and insights. The successful candidate will already have minimum of 3 years of experience in market research and data science, enjoys working in a team, and is ready to think creatively to find solutions and add value to our products. They will join our vision of making information more insightful and more widely available. 

  • Provide research support to optimize data collection approaches including leading on sampling and weighting across YouGov’s range of connected data products 

  • Use machine learning on a wide array of large, complex datasets 

  • Deliver actionable, data science-informed contributions to internal and external projects 

  • Communicate insights in a clear, straightforward manner 

  • Manage a small team of Data Scientists and Analysts 

  • Ensure documentation of the new methodologies and best practices 

  • Provide data-driven recommendations about methodology and modelling for internal stakeholders and clients 

  • Provide research support that leads to the enhancement of existing methodologies or the creation of new methodologies


  • A degree in a quantitative discipline (e.g. Computer Science, Statistics, Maths or similar) or equivalent experience 

  • Advanced quantitative and statistical analysis skills to solve business problems within a market research environment 

  • Experience with applying supervised and unsupervised learning algorithms to deliver actionable insights using Python and R  

  • Experience with wrangling large, unstructured datasets 

  • Experience with efficiently conveying complex results to non-technical stakeholders 

  • Experience with database languages (SQL) 

  • Project management experience (being able to translate business needs into analytical questions and deliver actionable results in a timely manner) 

  • Line management experience  

  • Willingness to learn new technologies and data products 

  • Understanding of the importance of data weighting 

  • Good communication in English: both written and verbally 

Additional information

This role can be based in any EU country in which we have an entity (Spain, Italy, Poland, Germany to name a few) and is 100% remote.

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