Data Analyst

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Job Description
  • Our organization has a 6-month contract opportunity, with the possibility of extension, for a Data Analyst specializing in text mining.
  • The job of the Data Analyst is to perform in a demanding, high-energy environment requiring flexibility and innovative technical solutions to the challenges of cleaning, processing, interpreting and analyzing unstructured textual data.
  • The Data Analyst will design and apply algorithms to extract insights from large quantities of imprecise unstructured text.


  • Utilize statistical natural language processing to mine unstructured data, and create insights; analyze and model structured data using advanced statistical methods and implement algorithms and software needed to perform analyses
  • Build document clustering, topic analysis, text classification, named entity recognition, sentiment analysis, and part-of-speech tagging methods for unstructured and semi-structured data
  • Develop and perform text classification using methods such as logistic regression, decision trees and support vector machines

  • Perform text mining, generate and test working hypotheses, prepare and analyze historical data and identify patterns
Job Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, physics, applied mathematics, statistics or a related discipline
  • R and (or) Python programming (not solely analytical) experience (Minimum 36 months
  • At least 24 months of specialized experience using machine-learning, text-mining or natural language processing techniques
  • Proficiency with basic statistics, regression techniques, etc.
  • Visualization experience, preferably including R/ggplot
  • Distinctive problem solving and analytical skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience in writing an R package (not necessarily publicly available)
  • Experience implementing NLP techniques with social media and applying other non-traditional open sources to real-world mission solutions
  • Experience with SQL data querying and data base

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