Research Associate/Sr. Research Associate (Data Scientist) - Vacant position at FAST, Yerevan, Armenia

Foundation for Armenian Science and Technology (FAST)


December 15, 2018

Opportunity Cover Image - Research Associate/Sr. Research Associate (Data Scientist) - Vacant position at FAST, Yerevan, Armenia

Yerevan, Armenia



Research Associate/Senior Research Associate will work in a team of data scientists/AI/ML specialists on exploring novel breakthrough Venture Hypotheses that will be further developed during ProtoCo and NewCo phases to lay in the basis of a new company. The position requires broad technical skills in machine learning, AI, databases and big data analysis. This individual will contribute scientific, and technical expertise to a multidisciplinary team, emphasizing conceptualization, ideation, data analysis, presentation, and strategic planning.

Key responsibilities:

  • Build and maintain scientific code base
  • Work on the exploration of novel ideas and generation of venture hypothesis in data science/AI/ML
  • Write and present results to the team
  • Process, analyze, interpret, and visualize high volumes of data
  • Implement, design and invent new approaches and algorithms that will fundamentally change the way we extract knowledge and insight
  • Participate in data science syllabus creation, and conduct trainings.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors or Masters degree in data science, computer science, statistics, mathematics, physics or an adjacent field is required
  • A strong self-starter and independent thinker
  • Outstanding teamwork, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated experience with large-scale and high throughput data processing and analysis, network analysis, and meta analyses
  • Skilled in programming and scripting languages (Python, R)
  • Scientifically creative thinker with a visionary, optimistic outlook

Application procedure:

All interested candidates are kindly requested to submit their CVs to

Please indicate the title of the position “Research Associate/Sr. Research Associate” 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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