Data Scientist - Research Assistant

The School of Computing at National College of Ireland is hiring a research assistant to work on a live research project.

Purpose of Position

This is an attractive opportunity for a data scientist to contribute to the research project in collaboration with Glantus Ltd. at the School of Computing in National College of Ireland's IFSC campus in the scenic Dublin Docklands. The project is funded by Enterprise Ireland under the Innovation Partnership Programme scheme, which help company to access the latest skills and expertise from research institutes throughout Ireland.

Your ultimate goal will be data preparation, anomaly detection, demand modelling etc. in order to develop recommended algorithms to enhance sales of retail market and also build a credit model.

After the project, you are likely to be transferred to join the Glantus team in a similar or higher role based on your performance.

Key Relationships

  • Principal and Co-Principal Investigators
  • Chief Technology Officer, Glantus Ltd.
  • Dean of School of Computing
  • Vice Dean of School of Computing
  • School of Computing staff
  • Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies


  • Good knowledge and experience of machine learning and big data
  • Ensure data quality and integrity
  • Interpret and analyse data problems
  • Build analytic systems and predictive models
  • Test performance of data-driven products
  • Visualise data and create reports
  • Experiment with new models and techniques

Qualifications and Experience Required

  • Proven experience of at least 1 year as a Data Scientist or developer
  • Solid understanding of machine learning
  • Knowledge of data management and visualisation techniques
  • A knack for statistical analysis and predictive modelling
  • Good knowledge of R, Python and MATLAB
  • Experience with SQL and NoSQL databases
  • Degree in Computer Science, Data Science, Mathematics or similar field

Terms of Employment

Salary: Research Assistant salary band (€24,360 - €36,542)
Annual Leave: 34 days
Contract: 12 months (to start on 1st July 2019 or immediately thereafter)

Application Process

To apply, please e-mail your cover letter and CV in PDF format both, quoting reference number NCI 0822 and job title to: by 5pm on Friday 31st May 2019. 

Interviews are expected to be conducted between 3rd of June 2019 to the 7th June 2019. The successful candidate is expected to start on the 1st July 2019 or immediately thereafter.

Note: The functions and responsibilities assigned to the Research Assistant Role are based on the current stated role and objectives of the College. These functions and responsibilities may alter in line with any change in the role and objectives of the NCI.