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Vacant Position at FAST - Data Science Expert, Yerevan, Armenia

Foundation for Armenian Science and Technology (FAST)


Deadline:

October 24, 2018


Opportunity Cover Image - Vacant Position at FAST - Data Science Expert, Yerevan, Armenia

START DATE: ASAP

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Data Science Expert will be responsible for the coordination of development efforts in FAST’s priority field of data science. He/she will oversee and advise the work of research groups, advise the organization on the data science development strategy in the country. The incumbent will have an in-depth expertise in data science/AI/machine learning research, an understanding of its applications in different domains, and transfer his/her expertise through design and deployment of trainings.

The successful candidate will be able to work in a fast-paced environment and have excellent oral and written communication skills. She/he will be able to lead and implement projects, collaborate with internal and external colleagues, and have a keen attention to detail. In this position the candidate will recommend actions based on the gathered data/facts. The information and analyses prepared by the incumbent will carry fiscal and policy implications. Reports and analyses will be used to assist the organization in planning and decision making.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinate the work of data science research group(s), oversee the progress, and act as a point of contact between them and FAST;
  • Oversee and advise the development and improvement of algorithms, ANNs, and models;
  • Develop research protocol while utilizing best practices in research design, data collection and data analysis;
  • Oversee the creation and manipulation of large databases;
  • Advise the organization on the data science development strategy in the country;
  • Participate in data science syllabus creation, and conduct trainings;
  • Produce clear and concise written reports documenting the methodology used to conduct and analyze studies;
  • Summarize project results;
  • Prepare materials for senior management review;
  • Be an active, willing and cooperative team player;
  • Be prepared to develop independent research projects.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • University degree in STEM with strong quantitative background (M.Sc or PhD is preferred);
  • Ability to perform big data analysis;
  • Knowledge of machine learning techniques and artificial intelligence fundamentals;
  • Experience with common data science toolkit (Python, R, Matlab, etc.);
  • Experience with data visualization tools is strongly preferred;
  • General knowledge of the main fields and subfields of STEM;
  • At least two years of recent experience in an applied data science research/data management environment;
  • Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects, reason analytically, and work effectively with people possessing different levels of technical knowledge is required;
  • Effective oral communication skills and proficiency in producing technical reports is required;
  • Ability to work independently, and as a part of the team;
  • Excellent critical thinking skills.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

All interested candidates are kindly requested to submit their CVs by e-mail to hr@fast.foundation. Please indicate the title of the position “Data Science Expert“ in the subject line of your e-mail. FAST is grateful to all interested applicants; however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview. 

ABOUT FAST:

Foundation for Armenian Science and Technology (FAST) is conceived as a comprehensive platform to foster technological and scientific breakthroughs in Armenia.

FAST aims to revive the country’s strong Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) traditions, establishing a favorable regime for the innovative environment, fostering science and technology education, and actively developing a venture capital ecosystem.

One of the most pivotal tasks of FAST is to engage tech and scientific communities in raising the profile of Armenia as a hub for technological and scientific discoveries and developments.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  October 24, 2018

Note: Employment decisions are made without regard to race, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability or other characteristics protected by law.


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