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Two New Vacancies

Jul 12, 2018
FAST Foundation

Senior Research Analyst

START DATE: ASAP

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Research Analyst is responsible for designing and conducting analyses that respond to internal and external needs for organizational development, business conception, policy research and marketing.  The position requires quantitative and qualitative data analysis and reporting skills. The incumbent will have an understanding of hard and soft sciences, higher education, funding and investments, as well as of market drivers. Additional competencies include fluency in a range of technological tools used in assessment and institutional research such as statistical analysis software.

The successful candidate is able to work in a fast-paced environment, has excellent oral and written communication skills, is able to lead and implement projects, is able to collaborate with internal and external colleagues and has a keen attention to detail, is analytical and can easily recommend actions based upon the gathered data/facts. The information and analyses prepared by the incumbent carry fiscal and policy implications. Reports and analyses are used to assist the organization in planning and decision making.  

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: 
-Develop research protocol while utilizing best practices in research design, data collection and data analyses
-Conduct research, utilizing public and private sources of information to collect, record, analyze and evaluate facts
-Conduct extraction-transformation-loading (ETL) of relevant information from multiple large data sets
-Produce clear and concise written reports documenting the methodology used to conduct and analyze studies
-Summarize project results
-Prepare progress reports, dashboards and Business Intelligence reports
-Prepare other articles, reports and presentations
-Prepare materials for senior management review
-Monitor the project budget
-Be an active, willing and cooperative partner with other members of the project teams
-Be prepared to develop independent research projects
 
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
-Master's degree (preferably in social sciences, mathematics, statistics or computer sciences; PhD is preferred)
-At least two years of recent experience in an applied research/data management environment
-Ability to manipulate large, complex data sets using a variety of software applications (SPSS, SAS, Excel); knowledge of Tableau preferred
-Ability to perform statistical analysis
-Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects, reason analytically, and work effectively with people possessing differing levels of technical knowledge is required
-Effective oral communication skills and proficiency in producing technical reports is required
-Knowledge of conventional business practices and cultures desirable
-Knowledge of survey design and research methodology
-Ability to work independently
-Knowledge of business processes and excellent critical thinking skills
 
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: 
All interested candidates are kindly requested to submit their CVs by e-mail to [email protected] Please indicate the title of the position “Senior Research Analyst“ in the subject line of your e-mail. FAST Foundation is grateful to all interested applicants; however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview. 
 
ABOUT FAST:
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.
 
APPLICATION DEADLINE:  July 20, 2018

Note: 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.

Innovation Analyst

START DATE: ASAP
LOCATION: Yerevan, Armenia

JOB DESCRIPTION:
FAST is looking for a talented Innovation Analyst, who will be responsible for designing and conducting analyses that respond to the needs in innovation, acceleration, and incubation of science driven startups from idea stage to exit. The position requires quantitative and qualitative data analysis and reporting skills. The incumbent will have an understanding of hard and soft sciences, higher education, funding and investments, business models, and market drivers. Additional competencies include fluency in a range of technological tools used in assessment and institutional research such as statistical analysis software.

The successful candidate is able to work in a fast-paced environment, has excellent oral and written communication skills, is able to lead and implement projects, is able to collaborate with internal and external colleagues, and has a keen attention to detail, is analytical and can easily recommend actions based upon the gathered data/facts. The information and analyses prepared by the incumbent carry fiscal and policy implications. Reports and analyses are used to assist the organization in planning and decision making. 

The Analyst will contribute to the development of major growth initiatives, help frame innovation projects and assist in the full cycle of development and implementation of the programs.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
-Conduct research, utilizing public and private sources of information, to collect, record, analyze, and evaluate facts;
-Produce clear and concise written reports documenting the methodology used to conduct and analyze studies;
-Develop program concepts and strategies, summarize project results;
-Prepare progress reports, dashboards, and Business Intelligence reports;
-Evaluate business plans, conduct screening and due diligence of startups;
-Evaluate innovation ideas, assess and generate proposals;
-Analyze outcomes and maintain relevant metrics to manage the innovation activity and benefits tracking;
-Keep up to date with scientific and technological developments;
-Run documentation of innovation processes, standards and governance.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

-Master's degree (preferably in social sciences, mathematics, statistics or computer sciences; PhD is preferred);
-At least three years of recent experience in deep research;
-Knowledge of business and investment processes and excellent critical thinking skills;
-Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects, reason analytically, and work effectively with people possessing differing levels of technical knowledge is required;
-Effective oral communication skills and proficiency in producing technical reports is required;
-Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies;
-Demonstrable passion for technology, emerging technology and innovation;
-A self-starter who can be relied upon to complete assigned activities on time;
-Excellent English, Armenian, and Russian written and verbal communication skills.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
All interested candidates are kindly requested to submit their CVs by e-mail to [email protected] Please indicate the title of the position “Innovation Analyst” in the subject line of your e-mail. FAST is grateful to all interested applicants; however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview.
 
ABOUT FAST:
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.
 
APPLICATION DEADLINE:  July 20, 2018

Note: 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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