3 Jul 2014

Full-TimeData Scientist

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Job Description

Under the direction of the Director, Laboratory Analytics, this position is responsible for designing analytical tools and machine learning algorithms that improve the quality and consistency of the Laboratory’s diamond grading processes. Performs independent research and gains insights derived from large, complex data sets.


  • Designing databases to store the collected data
  • Advise the Laboratory on sampling plans to minimize constraints on production capability while ensuring sufficient quality control
  • Designing and implementing algorithms to discover relationships throughout the data
  • Using statistical programming tools to perform advanced analytics and visualizations
  • Collaborate with gemologists on experiments and statistical analyses for root-cause investigations
  • Assist GIA management in understanding the laboratory’s diamond grading capability
  • Identify opportunities for improvement and guide the Laboratory in instituting those improvements
  • This role will keep abreast of current trends in literature and research pertaining to quality control analysis and work to continuously improve reporting and analyses to meet changing needs of business
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned or required

TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES (Knowledge, Skills & Abilities)

  • Expertise in statistical data analysis software (for example, R) and relational databases (SQL)
  • Experience designing and implementing Statistical Process Control or Design of Experiments programs
  • Capable of operating with a high degree of autonomy to use statistics to identify trends and suggest improvements
  • Understanding of Computer Science fundamentals including object oriented programming, data structures, and algorithms
  • Experience with version control tools such as git
  • A change agent capable of recognizing mediocrity, defining required changes, and delivering results
  • Natural curiosity directed at digging into, assessing, and presenting data
  • Ability to teach and influence operator and analyst level employees to confidently employ statistics in their positions
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills


  • Advanced degree (M.S. or Ph. D) in statistics, computer science or related discipline
  • Three to five years of experience in one or more data science areas such as machine learning, statistical modeling, data visualization and optimization


How to Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter to https://careers-gia.icims.com

Job Categories: Data Scientist / Statistician. Job Types: Full-Time.

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