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Principal (Data Scientist) - Vacant position at FAST, Yerevan, Armenia

Foundation for Armenian Science and Technology (FAST)


Deadline:

December 15, 2018


Opportunity Cover Image - Principal (Data Scientist) - Vacant position at FAST, Yerevan, Armenia

Yerevan, Armenia

START DATE: ASAP

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 15, 2018

We are seeking a creative, motivated principal data scientist/AI/ML specialist with diverse experiences and interests in data science/AI/ML, and the ability to adapt skill set to a variety of applications. The role requires good knowledge and understanding of the field. This is an exciting and interdisciplinary role for a highly qualified and motivated individual, who will be responsible for mentoring and supervising research associates. We are looking for an enthusiastic, innovative scientist with a passion for generating and bringing novel ideas to markets. S(he) will be comfortable working in and contributing to a very dynamic and cross-functional team environment. The applicant will be a crucial part of a fast-paced data scientists/AI team.

Key responsibilities:

  • Ph.D. in data science, computer science, statistics, mathematics, physics or a related field with 5+ years of experience
  • Proficiency in relevant programming/scripting languages such as Python or R and standard command line tools
  • In depth experience in one or more of the following areas: natural language processing, speech recognition, voice recognition, image processing, expert systems, or a related field
  • Expertise in one or more of the core machine learning areas such as: ANNs, SVMs, reinforcement learning, probabilistic rule-based learning
  • Experience in algorithm generation and/or computational method implementation
  • Demonstrated experience with large-scale data and high throughput data analysis, network analysis and meta analyses.

Basic Qualifications:

  • PhD in data science, computer science, statistics, mathematics, physics or an adjacent field
  • Expertise in one or more of the core machine learning areas such as: ANNs, SVMs, reinforcement learning, probabilistic rule-based learning
  • Experience with relevant software tools such as R and Python as well as relevant machine learning frameworks such as scikit-learn and tensorflow
  • Experience in algorithm generation and/or computational method implementation
  • Highly adaptable and responsive to technical and business opportunities and needs – comfortable delivering against challenging commitments.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience with large-scale data and high throughput data analysis, network analysis and meta analyses
  • 3+ years of experience
  • Expertise in one or more of such areas as: Bayesian approaches, Markov models, Gaussian processes, game theory, decision theory
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, capable of conveying technical information in a clear and thorough manner
  • Team oriented, highly motivated, execution focused with strong work ethic, ability to thrive in an entrepreneurial and multidisciplinary environment

Application procedure:

All interested candidates are kindly requested to submit their CVs to hr@fast.foundation.

Please indicate the title of the position “Principal” in the subject line of your e-mail. FAST is grateful to all interested applicants. All applicants will be notified of their application results.

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:

December 15, 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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