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TITLE:  Principal/ Data Scientist

TERM:  Full-time

OPEN TO/ ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:  All interested candidates

START DATE/ TIME:  ASAP

DURATION:  Long-term, with 3 months of probation period

LOCATION:  Yerevan, Armenia

JOB DESCRIPTION:  FAST Foundation is seeking a creative, motivated Principal/ Data Scientist/, an 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. The Foundation is looking for an enthusiastic, innovative scientist with a enthusiasm for generating and bringing novel ideas to markets. He/ she 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.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Use machine learning and statistical modeling, collaborate with the team to identify novel insights and solutions;
- Coordinate deep research in the field;
- Employ deep learning and other relevant methods, develop novel solutions that will lead to breakthrough commercializable technology;
- Build and maintain scientific code base;
- Do written and oral presentation of results to the team;
- Generate and support intellectual property for core projects;
- Monitor and evaluate analytical aspects of new and emerging technologies;
- Participate in data science syllabus creation, and conduct trainings.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
- Ph.D. 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;
- Person 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;
- At least 3 years of work 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 person with strong work ethic, ability to thrive in an entrepreneurial and multidisciplinary environment.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:  All interested candidates are kindly requested to submit their CV to: hr@fast.foundation indicating the title of the position ("Principal/ Data Scientist") in the subject line of the email. FAST is grateful to all interested applicants. All applicants will be notified of their application results.
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OPENING DATE:  14 November 2018

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  13 December 2018

ABOUT COMPANY:  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.

ADDITIONAL NOTES:  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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