Research Assistant - Glantus

This is an attractive opportunity for a data scientist to contribute to the research project in collaboration with Glantus Ltd.

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 recommender 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.

Position: Research Assistant (1 full-time 6 month fixed term contract)

Reporting to: Principal Investigator.

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

Responsibilities

  • 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
  • Visualize data and create reports
  • Experiment with new models and techniques

Qualifications & 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 visualization techniques
  • A knack for statistical analysis and predictive modeling
  • Good knowledge of R, Python and MATLAB
  • Experience with SQL and NoSQL databases
  • Degree in Computer Science, Data Science, Mathematics or similar field

Salary: Research Assistant Salary Band (€24,360 - €36,542)

Annual Leave: 34 Days

Contract: 6 months (to start on 1 September 2019 or immediately thereafter).

Application process:

To apply, please e-mail your cover letter and CV in PDF format both, quoting reference number NCI 0835 and job title to: recruitment-cdolan@ncirl.ie by 5pm on Friday 16th August 2019. Interviews are expected to be conducted between 19th of August 2019 to the 23rd of August 2019. (The Successful candidate is expected to start on the 1st September 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.

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