Permanent / Full-time
Deadline for applications: 01 September 2022

We are looking for a curious and motivated individual interested in the analysis and processing of quantitative data (open and big data) to support consulting activities for the public sector (innovation policies, economic development, international development and environmental transition policies in particular).

The person should have at least a Master’s degree (bac +5) in mathematics, economics, data science/ Machine learning, statistics, or other similar fields. A good knowledge of various open data sources, the collaborative platform Github, database consolidation and processing, web scraping, is desired. The candidate should also have basic skills in statistical analysis and data-visualization; as well as a good knowledge of machine learning, Natural Language Processing Toolkit (NLTK). Knowledge of Python programming techniques is also desirable.

The candidate must be fluent in French and English.

Role

The data scientist will participate in the implementation of various projects, as for instance on innovation measurement based on textual analysis using machine learning. He/she will also participate in other projects and consulting activities of the company, notably in quantitative analyses to be carried out in the framework of policy evaluations, sectoral and technical studies, strategic support and consulting projects for some of our main clients in France (e.g., regions) and at the European/international level, such as the European Commission (DG ENV, CLIMA, ENER, RTD), ADEME, National research Agency, and the bilateral and multilateral development banks (French Agency for Development, African development Bank, EIB). He/she will also be asked to participate in the business development activities of the company (specific methodological contributions to proposals being developed).

The data scientist will be part of the Open & big data group (involving colleagues from the different offices of the group) and will liaise with OPIX, Technopolis group spin-off specialized in AI and big data.

Experience

1-2 years

Interview date

TBC

Where?

France

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About Technopolis Group

Technopolis Group started as a consultancy firm for the evaluation of science, technology and innovation. While evaluation is still at the core of our company, we have over the years built up the know-how to support decision making on a broad range of topics. Our experts provide strategy and foresight, manage networks and provide project management support for even the most complex projects. We are acquainted with a wide range of quantitative methods and deliver advanced data analytics that is ahead of the curve. We evaluate policies, evaluate their impact and communicate them effectively to experts and the broader public. We never settle for out-of-the-box solutions but work with our clients to find the approach that best fits their needs.

We work with decision-makers in different levels and fields, from international institutions, such as the European Commission, the OECD and multilateral development banks, to regional and local authorities. Our clients include universities and R&D centres, network organisations such as business associations, clusters and incubators as well as governments.

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