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Chief Science Research Specialist

Description

RATIONALE

ACCeSs@AIM is the first of its kind in the Philippines and among the very first in a business school. It was established on the 8th of March 2018, and it is the first industry-facing data science and advanced analytics laboratory of AIM. It is composed of a multidisciplinary team of experienced and highly trained scientists and researchers who are working together to create effective and practical solutions for its stakeholders. At present, ACCeSs@AIM has successfully completed project collaborations with two front-liners in the banking and conglomerate sectors to improve their business processes through the development of data-driven decision support tools customized to their needs. In 2020, the lab acquired government funding for two projects under the Department of Science and Technology or DOST. One is in partnership with Manila Water Corporation, Inc. and the other is in collaboration with the Local Government Unit of Cauayan City, Isabela and the Isabela State University – Cauayan Campus.
With these lined-up activities, the lab is looking for a Chief Science Research Specialist wherein s/he is expected to work with cross-functional team members in delivering high quality outputs for its engagements. S/he will help in the facilitation and implementation of various initiatives of ACCeSs lab that aims to lead and promote the use of data science, artificial intelligence, and computational models to help industries, government agencies, and other sectors to innovate.

  • Qualifications
  • Responsibilities

Personnel Requirements

  • At least a doctorate degree in operations research, statistics, math, physics, mechanical engineering, machine learning or a related quantitative discipline.
  • At least five (5) years of research experience.
  • Possesses excellent communication and presentation skills, strong coding, problem-solving and data engineering skills.
  • Lead the research and development efforts of the Laboratory’s team implementing the DOST’s Collaborative Research and Development to Leverage Philippine Economy (CRADLE) grant project titled “Enhanced Forecasting Model for Complex Water Supply Systems of the East Service Area of Metro Manila”, including developing machine learning and agent-based simulation models and coordinating with project partners from the Manila Water Company, Incorporated (MWC).
  • Take a lead role in writing and submitting journal articles for research publication under the CRADLE project.
  • Collaborate with scientists and other team members of ACCeSs to achieve project and research lab goals.
  • Develop, manage and support program partnerships and relationships within and outside the institute.
  • Continue to upskill and reskill as a research scientist at ACCeSs@AIM.
  • Teach/assist/mentor students in AIM, when requested.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

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