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Data Scientist

Job in Dhahran - Saudi Arabia
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Company: King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals
Full Time position
Listed on 2019-11-30
Job specializations:
  • Research/Development
    Data Analysis, Research, Scientific Research, Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • Science
Job Description & How to Apply Below
Job Description

Reporting to the Director, Office of Planning and Quality (OPQ), s’ main roles are to model complex Institutional problems, discover Institutional insights and identify opportunities through the use of statistical, algorithmic, data mining and visualization techniques. Work closely with units, data owners, and IT specialist to turn data into critical information and knowledge that can be used to make Institutional decisions.



Job Responsibility

1.Building models to address business problems.

2.Develop custom data models and algorithms to apply to data sets.

3.Develop processes and tools to monitor and analyze model performance and data accuracy.

4.Undertake preprocessing of structured and unstructured data.

5.Apply data mining using state-of-the-art methods.

6.Analyze large amounts of information to discover trends and patterns.

7.Selecting features, building and optimizing classifiers using machine learning techniques.

8.Propose solutions and strategies to business challenges.

9.Enhancing data collection procedures to include information that is relevant for building analytic systems.

10.Processing, cleansing, and verifying the integrity of the data used for analysis.

11.Presenting information using data visualization techniques.

12.Doing ad-hoc analysis and presenting results in a clear manner.



Compensation & Benefits

Two-year renewable contract. Competitive tax-free salaries based on qualifications and experience. All KFUPM faculty are offered free furnished air-conditioned on-campus housing unit with free essential utilities and maintenance. The appointment includes the following benefits according to the University’s policy: air ticket/s to Dammam upon appointment; annual repatriation air ticket/s for up to four persons; a contribution towards local tuition fees for school-age dependent children; local transportation allowance; two months’ paid summer leave in addition to mid-semester breaks; free health care at KFUPM Clinic; end-of-service gratuity after two (2) years of continuous service. The KFUPM campus has a range of facilities including a medical and dental clinic, health club with swimming pool, an extensive library, computing, research and teaching laboratory facilities, a recreation center and a private beach.



Qualifications

1.Applicants must have an earned PhD Degree from reputable institution, a record of published research and strong experience in the full range of administrative and financial functions in a higher education, services or public sector setting.

2.The Demonstrates experience with and skilled use of:

•Machine learning techniques and algorithms.

•Ccommon data science toolkits, such as R, Weka, MatLab, etc (Excellence in at least one of these is highly desirable).

•Data visualization tools.

•Query languages such as SQL

•Scripting and programming skills



Special Instructions to Applicants

1.Applications are invited for Research Scientist positions for the Academic Year starting in September 2019 (Term 191) at King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, .

2.Applicants must be fluent in English and Arabic.

Position Requirements
Less than 1 Year work experience
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