Posted 16 Mar

​Director of AI Research

London, United Kingdom Full Time

Director of AI Research

The Director of AI Research will help build, and lead a team of analysts in our A.I. and Machine Learning practise. This research director position leads a team that informs our clients digital strategies and technology decisions in finance, retail and business-to-business (B2B) industries.

The Director of AI Research will be responsible for defining a research agenda that addresses the needs of our target clients. This research agenda must provide a holistic set of answers to the questions that are most important to clients. This person will also be responsible for ensuring the quality of the research documents produced and developing forward-looking research plans with team members.

The Director of AI Research will have experience managing research analyst teams. He or she will build a research team of three or more people and must be able to partner effectively with other members of the wider company team. He or she must be passionate about helping individuals achieve their full potential as strategic thinkers and writers.

Finally, this person is responsible for acting as an advocate and champion both within CognitionX and with our clients. This entails partnering closely with our sales and event organisations during the pursuit of new business opportunities.

CognitionX is a community for innovators in the world of AI, Machine Learning and Data Science. We bring together Experts, Data Sources, Vendors, and Businesses looking for data driven solutions, through our events and online platform.

Working alongside founders Charlie Muirhead and Tabitha Goldstaub, you will gain first hand experience of what it takes to build a successful business whilst being supported by an incredible team, cutting-edge technology and so much more. Your role will involve a diverse set of tasks, with every new day bringing fresh and exciting challenges. You’ll become an integral part of team from the outset, with your responsibilities expanding each day, just like the company itself.


- Demonstrate thought leadership with the analyst team to refine and expand the existing research agenda.

- Edit syndicated research reports and ensure the quality of CognitionX’s intellectual property.

- Mentor and coach members of the research team in support of their professional development goals.

- Partner with account teams to identify and pursue business opportunities.

- Ensure the achievement of team performance goals such as research production and events.

- Participate in CognitionX-sponsored and other events to drive awareness of the eBusiness & channel strategy practice.

- Contribute to the growth of CognitionX’s eBusiness & Channel Strategy and Application Development & Delivery Councils by partnering with CognitionX’s advisors in that group and ensuring that quality deliverables are provided to council members by the research team


- Solid experience as a research analyst, industry practitioner, or consultant in a relevant research area.

- Demonstrated consulting leadership with senior management and C-level clients.

- Experience managing high-performing research analyst teams.

- A strong record of academic achievement.

- Superior analytical, writing, and presentation skills.

- The ability to travel 25% of the time or more.

If you’re a quick thinker who loves both defining AI solutions and building teams to implementing them, we would love to hear from you.

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