Data Scientist at RTI International - Ajira Tanzania

Posted by | August 27, 2018 | Jobs In Tanzania

Data Scientist at RTI International

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RTI International is an independent organization dedicated to conducting innovative, multidisciplinary research that improves the human condition. With a worldwide staff of more than 4,000 people, RTI offers innovative research and development and a full spectrum of multidisciplinary services.
RTI International is seeking staff the following positions for a USAID-funded malaria surveillance and monitoring project in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Data Scientist –

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The Data Scientist will work with the other members of our team to provide state-of-the-art support for analysis and interpretation of epidemiological, entomological and drug efficacy data. S/he will carry out advanced analytics (predictive modeling, mathematical and simulation modeling, forecasting, text analytics, social network analysis) of malaria data. The Data Scientist will also support software development for data science applications, and support data visualization, particularly as it relates to dissemination of project data, findings, and achievements. S/he is expected to work closely with the Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, Learning, and Adapting (MERLA) Advisor, ICT Specialist, and RTI short term experts in MERLA, 
ICT, data science, and malaria epidemiology. 
The Data Scientist must have degree in computer science, data science, statistics, applied mathematics, engineering, operations research, economics or related quantitative field. S/he must have experience outside of a classroom environment with predictive modeling, machine learning, forecasting, optimization, text analytics/NLP, and/or simulation modeling. S/he must also have experience with SQL, modern open source software used in advanced analytics, software development for data science applications, and data visualization, such as Python, R, d3.js, ggplot2, or Gephi. Proficiency in English is required.

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To Apply:
Email cover letter and CV in English to [email protected] by 7th September, 2018. Applicants must include the POSITION TITLE in the subject line of the email. Please do not attach copies of certificates. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. RTI International does not use agents or require any form of payment in the recruitment process.
RTI International is proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V

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