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  • Based in Leeds
  • Full time, Permanent
  • Competitive salary plus benefits

MPS is the world’s leading protection organisation for doctors, dentists and healthcare professionals. We protect and support the professional interests of more than 300,000 members around the world. Our benefits include access to indemnity, expert advice and peace of mind. Our in-house experts assist with the wide range of legal and ethical problems that arise from professional practice. This includes clinical negligence claims, complaints, medical and dental council inquiries, legal and ethical dilemmas, disciplinary procedures, inquests and fatal accident inquiries.

We are recruiting for a Data Scientist to work as part of our Risk team in Leeds.

The purpose of this role is to assist the Actuarial and Pricing teams with our global technical pricing strategy, achieved by performing data mining and analysis techniques. The successful candidate will work across the organisation as part of our wider Risk department and also have responsibility for developing new rating factors and strategies via multivariate analysis.  

You’ll need to have experience in data mining and analysis techniques, coupled with the ability to then influence and drive change across the business from the resulting insights gathered. You will be experienced at developing, maintaining and documenting multivariate models (SPSS) or generalised liner models (GLM) along with developing data warehousing and subsidiary analytical systems.

This role will also see the successful incumbent act as a mentor to junior analysts and be seen as a subject matter expert within the department.

Preferably you will possess a Numerical or Statistics degree and must have operated in a similar role previously, coupled with demonstrable experience of driving change within an organisation. You will have experience using advanced statistical software, ideally SPSS Modeller and be proficient with VBA and Microsoft Access. Knowledge of SQL or SAS is a distinct advantage

Candidates must have excellent influencing and negotiation skills, coupled with the ability to manage multiple stakeholders at various levels throughout the organisation.

In return, we offer a great working environment in conveniently located offices in the city centre. We offer an exceptional benefits package, including a 12% pension scheme, 25 days paid holiday in addition to public holidays, private medical insurance and a health care cash plan, car allowance, childcare vouchers and annual bonus scheme.

Download a job description here

To apply or enquire, please send a CV along with salary expectation to for the attention of George Mill.

The closing date for this role is Friday 16 December 2016.