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TITLE:  Research Associate/ 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:  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.

JOB 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.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
- Bachelor's or master's degree in Data Science, Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Physics or an adjacent field;
- 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;
- Skills in programming and scripting languages (Python and R);
- Scientifically creative thinker with a visionary, optimistic outlook.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:  All interested candidates are kindly requested to submit their CVs to: hr@fast.foundation indicating the title of the position ("Research Associate/ 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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