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TITLE:  Research Associate

START DATE/ TIME:  20 May 2019

LOCATION:  Yerevan, Armenia

JOB DESCRIPTION:  The Research Associate will work in a team of life scientists exploring novel, breakthrough venture hypotheses, i.e. ideas that will be further developed during the ProtoCo and NewCo phases to lay the foundations of new companies. The position requires both practical and basic knowledge of modern tools and techniques in life sciences. This individual will contribute scientific and technical expertise to a multidisciplinary team, emphasizing conceptualization, creativity, ideation, and data analysis.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Explore novel ideas and generate venture hypotheses in life sciences;
- Write and present results to the team;
- Process, analyze, interpret and visualize all data;
- Implement, design and invent new approaches that will fundamentally change the way one extracts knowledge from life sciences.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
- PhD or master's degree in Life Sciences or an adjacent field;
- Self-started and independent thinker with demonstrated academic excellence;
- Excellent teamwork, communication and interpersonal skills;
- Creativity to solve complex scientific and business problems.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:  All interested candidates are kindly requested to submit their CV to: hr@fast.foundation with indication of research interests. Please, mention the position title ("Research Associate") in the subject line of the email. FAST is grateful to all interested applicants; however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview.
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OPENING DATE:  29 January 2019

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  28 February 2019

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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