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Data Scientist (2 opportunities) -GeorgetownUniversity's School of Foreign Service (SFS)
The School of Foreign (SFS) was founded in 1919 as a direct response to the involvement of the United States in the First World War. The establishment of a program at Georgetown dedicated to educating students on global issues and preparing them for lives of service in the international arena reflected both the University's Jesuit heritage, with its emphasis on intercultural understanding, and its origins as an institution of the American Enlightenment, dedicated to the rights of man and the education of citizens.
for a new data scientist position. We are a research organization focused on studying the security impacts of emerging technologies, supporting academic work in security and technology studies, and delivering nonpartisan analysis to technologists and policymakers. CSET will focus initially on artificial intelligence and advanced computing.
Our Data Scientists will report to the CSET Director of Data Science and will be responsible for:
Identifying and evaluating textual data sources;
Collaborating with Analysis and Data teams to identify new data requirements to support CSET research and policy guidance deliverables; supporting Research Fellows with data-driven analysis;
Ingesting (ETL) these structured and unstructured data sets into Google Cloud Platform or other PaaS online infrastructure;
Devising and executing novel parsing and other data processing techniques on large data sets using Python, R, or other data analysis languages;
Applying Natural Language Processing (NLP), Machine Learning (ML), predictive modeling, and other advanced computational techniques to evaluate hypotheses and derive data-driven insights;
Developing accessible visualizations and data findings for dissemination to a broad audience of social science researchers and policy-makers.
Bachelor's degree in a quantitative field like economics, mathematics, computer science, or engineering, or related area of study
6+ years of quantitative or statistical analysis experience - building analytic intuition, solving problems using data, and providing practical insight using data
5+ years of experience with SQL
5+ years of experience with Python and/or R (or equivalent languages)
Ability to process and analyze data sets, and interpret them to make decisions
Ability to manage a project delivery scope, schedule, and cost
Ability to excel in a highly collaborative team environment
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, demonstrated through the development of publications and delivery of presentations
Experience with advanced approaches to statistics and data-driven model development; and
Motivated, enthusiastic and self-driven.
Graduate degree in a quantitative field like economics, mathematics, computer science, engineering, or related area of study
8+ years of quantitative or statistical analysis experience
8+ years of experience with SQL
Experience working with data in multiple human languages
Reading fluency in languages other than English
Application requires both a cover letter and a resume. We request that the cover letter address the following question:
Why are you applying to this position?
In particular, why are you interested in supporting emerging technology policy analysis with your data science skills?
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