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Data Scientist


Afimilk is looking for a Data Scientist to join its research team.

The objective of the required position is to participate in a multi- disciplinary research collaboration to extract useful biological insights from complicated large datasets.

Candidate is required to have strong experience using a variety of data mining/data analysis methods, using a variety of data tools, building and implementing models, using/creating algorithms and creating/running simulations


At least 5 years of experience manipulating data sets and building statistical models – Must

Experience using statistical languages (R, Python, etc.) to manipulate data and draw insights from large data sets - Must

Experienced with variety of machine learning techniques (clustering, decision tree learning, artificial neural networks, etc.) and their real-world advantages/drawbacks. – Must

Experience visualizing/presenting data for stakeholders using: Periscope, Business Objects, D3, ggplot, etc. – Must

Experienced with statistical and data mining techniques: GLM/Regression, Random Forest, Boosting, Trees, text mining, social network analysis, etc. – Advantage

Experience analyzing data from 3rd party providers: Google Analytics, Site Catalyst, Coremetrics, Adwords, Crimson Hexagon, Facebook Insights, etc. – Advantage

Experienced with distributed data/computing tools: Map/Reduce, Hadoop, Hive, Spark, Gurobi, MySQL, etc. – Advantage


MSc or PHD in Statistics/ Mathematics/ Computer Science or any other quantitative field

Personal Attributes

Team player.

Excellent communication skills.

Languages - Fluent in Hebrew & English – writing & verbal.

System level understanding, able to learn and share knowledge.

Good presentation skills.

Inventor and creative – out of the box thinking.

Results oriented.

Strong analytical abilities, technical orientation and exceptional problem-solving skills.

Strong troubleshooting skills.

Can work under a high level of uncertainty.

Multitasking abilities.

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