FOUNDATION FOR ARMENIAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (FAST)
START DATE: ASAP
The Senior Research Analyst will be responsible for strategic planning, science and technology policy research, program conceptualization and design, impact assessment, and organizational development. 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 and policy interventions in science, technology, and innovation processes. Additional competencies include knowledge of statistical analysis software. The successful candidate will be able to work in a fast-paced environment and have excellent oral and written communication skills. She/he will be able to lead and implement projects, collaborate with internal and external colleagues, and have a keen attention to detail. In this position the candidate will recommend actions based on the gathered data/facts. The information and analyses prepared by the incumbent will carry fiscal and policy implications. Reports and analyses will be used to assist the organization in planning and decision making.
Develop research protocol while utilizing best practices in research design, data collection and data analysis
Conduct research, utilizing public and private sources of information to collect, record, analyze and evaluate facts
Do formative evaluation, ex ante and ex post impact assessment in the fields of science, technology, and innovation
Conduct data collection, database creation, sophisticated data analysis
Conduct monitoring and impact evaluation, strategic planning, and STI policy research
Produce clear and concise written reports documenting the methodology used to conduct and analyze studies
Summarize project results
Prepare progress reports, briefs, dashboards and Business Intelligence reports, other articles, reports and presentations
Prepare materials for senior management review
Be an active, willing and cooperative team player
Be prepared to develop independent research projects
Master's degree in STEM or Social Sciences with strong quantitative background (PhD is preferred)
Ability to perform statistical analysis, run mathematical models
General knowledge of the main fields and subfields of STEM
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
Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects, reason analytically, and work effectively with people possessing different levels of technical knowledge is required
Effective oral communication skills and proficiency in producing technical reports is required
Ability to work independently, and as a part of the team
Knowledge of business processes and excellent critical thinking skills.
All interested candidates are kindly requested to submit their CVs by e-mail to email@example.com. 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.
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.