Junior Data Scientist

Contract Type:  Fixed-term maximal

Lausanne, CH

About IMD 


The Institute for Management Development (IMD) is an independent academic institution with Swiss roots and global reach, founded 75 years ago by business leaders for business leaders. Since its creation, IMD has been a pioneering force in developing leaders who transform organizations and contribute to society.
Based in Lausanne (Switzerland) and Singapore, IMD has been ranked in the Top 3 of the annual FT’s Executive Education Global Ranking for the last nine consecutive years and in the top five for 17 consecutive years. Our MBA and EMBA programs have repeatedly been singled out among the best in Europe and the world.  
We believe that this consistency at the forefront of our industry is grounded in IMD’s unique approach to creating “Real Learning. Real Impact”. Led by an expert and diverse faculty, we strive to be the trusted learning partner of choice for ambitious individuals and organizations worldwide. Our purpose is “Challenging what is and inspiring what could be, we develop leaders who transform organizations and contribute to society.”


To reinforce our team, we are looking for a

Junior Data Scientist 
60%-100 % - 6 to 12 months 

The Job's Mission

IMD is looking for a Junior Data Scientist for the Center for Future Readiness, led by Professor Howard Yu, the LEGO Professor of Management and Innovation. The Junior Data Scientist will work on data science-related projects, under the guidance of Professor Yu and the team, and presenting results to them for their use for various purposes. The candidate may also be asked to support with other tasks including preparing power-point presentations, or other administrative tasks. 
Main Responsibilities

•    Assess quality of data and remove or clean data
•    Enhancing the data collection process
•    Support building predictive models and machine learning algorithm
•    Assisting researchers in reviewing and describing research findings
•    Meeting regularly with supervisor to discuss research assignments
Formula to Success

•    Bachelor or Master (or about to graduate), majored in data science/engineering/econometrics, or in a similar field

•    Good knowledge of statistics
•    Experience in object-oriented programming (OOP) in Python and R is necessary
•    Experience working with Application Programming Interface (API) – a plus
•    Experience working with Git (or any version control system)
•    Knowledge in NLP – a strong plus
•    Experience training and testing machine learning models in the cloud – a plus
•    Attention to detail
•    Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
•    Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
•    Fluent English speaking/reading/writing
A Sample of Research Output:

based on the award-winning bestseller LEAP: How to Thrive In A World Where Everything Can Be Copied, this stream of research is to focus on different industry verticals. 

How to apply


If you have the above skills and would like to work in our stimulating environment, please send your complete application file (letter of motivation and resume in English, copies of your work certificates and diplomas). 

If you’re a qualified candidate with a disability (such as dyslexia, sight and/or hearing disabilities, etc) and you need a reasonable accommodation in order to apply for this position, please specify it in your application. 

A valid Swiss work permit or Swiss or EU-25EFTA citizenship is required for this position.