Junior Data Scientist Placement (2 Roles)

Location: London, UK

Department: Digital
Type: Placement Year (1 Year July 21-July 22)

Are you interested in learning and working in the world of data science and its application to media and marketing? Does the world of innovative digital marketing grab your attention? Would you like to experience working at a fast-growing, independently owned agency based in central London’s just off Oxford Circus?

If the answer to all the above is yes, then look no further than Medialab.

We’re a rapidly growing team which means there is lots of scope for you to develop your skills during your placement year. We’re independently owned, which means there are no limits to what you can achieve. We’re also known as market-leaders in our field, and we have a very happy client base.

We are looking for an inquisitive, articulate, numerate and above all eager placement student to support the wider team in improving campaign performance and the understanding of consumer behaviour gained through the analysis of client data.

The team are young, fun and not afraid of hard-work and over-delivering on client expectations – and you’ll need to be part of this ethos.

You will be part of the growing Datalab team of data specialists within Medialab.

Interested in this role?

If you are interested in this job role please send a copy of your CV and a short cover letter explaining the reasons you would like to join this fast paced, innovative Data team at Medialab.


Main Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with business to identify issues that can be resolved using data solutions effectively for decision making
  • Machine learning tools and statistical methods to solve complex problems
  • Build algorithms and design experiments to merge, manage, interrogate, and extract data to supply tailored reports to colleagues, clients and wider areas in company
  • Support the account management and planning teams across all facets of campaign measurement across media channels
  • Develop automated data processes using Python/R
  • Ability to organise a variety of large data sets
  • Undertake regular analysis and reporting for retained clients.
  • Maintain clear and coherent communication, both verbal and written, to understand data needs and report results
  • Working with the Datalab team and other senior business stakeholders to develop analytical propositions
  • Applying and developing your data handling and analytical techniques to client projects including: multi-channel response attribution, retention/churn, customer lifetime value, customer engagement and segmentation

Our Ideal Candidate:

  • Highly numerate undergraduate studying a relevant degree in mathematics, statistics, econometrics or computer science
  • Pre-requisite skills: Advanced XL and MS Office
  • Experience of coding in Python, R or SQL
  • Experience of data visualisation tools like Tableau/Qlik/Power-BI/Google Data Studio would be useful but not essential
  • Theoretical understanding of statistical techniques such as regression and developing confidence measures
  • Strong data manipulation skills and a keen eye for detail
  • Good communication skills

Personal Attributes:

  • Inquisitive analytical mind with a strong desire to find things out
  • Pragmatic approach to problem solving
  • Highly organised with strong attention to detail
  • Confident and assertive in social environments
  • Genuine team player, prepared to lead by example
  • Good listener, articulate, persuasive, patient and resourceful
  • Quick learner, pro-active mind set, resourceful, and able to think for yourself
  • Positive attitude
  • Logical thinker, with the entrepreneurial eye to innovate and launch new projects based on sound reasoning
  • Above all, a hard working nature, genuine passion for the opportunity and a burning desire to succeed