Job description

Location: McLean, VA, or Reston, VA

Clearance Required: TS/SCI with polygraph

People Centered. Data Driven

Elder Research Inc. is a data science consulting firm specialized in providing analytic solutions to clients in commercial and government industries. Providing analytic solutions to hundreds of companies across numerous industries, our team enjoys a great variety in the type of work they do and exposure to a wide range of techniques and tools.

We are trusted advisors to our clients, building lasting relationships and partnering as preferred analytics providers. We use a variety of programming languages and tools to create analytic solutions, often fitting within our clients’ environment and needs.

Join our team and find great opportunities to hone your analytic skills, work on complex problems with amazing teammates, and gain valuable analytics consulting experience.

Summary Of Position

We are looking for an experienced Data Scientist to join our team! This is a unique opportunity to work on an exciting project that is very rewarding. In this role, you will provide quantitative modeling and research for the project. You will independently navigate a complex and evolving data environment, develop code to translate semi-structured text to structured data, perform complex modeling and statistical analysis to identify anomalous events, and migrate evolving analytic workflow into production use.

Job Specifications/Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, International Relations, Mathematics, Statistics, Political Science, or related field.
  • Experience with R, Python or related software package.
  • Experience with advanced analytic methods such as ordinal logistic regression, copulas, LASSO/elastic nets, bootstrapping, and k-fold cross validation.
  • Knowledge of and experience with machine learning, data wrangling, advanced statistical data analysis and modeling
  • The ability to perform complex analyses and communicate its results using accurate, concise, and effective writing.

About Elder Research, Inc

Elder Research is a fast-growing consulting firm specializing in predictive analytics. Being in the data mining business over 20 years, we pride ourselves in our ability to find creative, cutting-edge solutions to real-world problems. We work hard to provide the best value to our clients and allow each person to contribute their ideas and put their skills to use immediately.

Our team members are passionate, curious, life-long learners. We value humility, servant-leadership, teamwork, and integrity. We seek to serve our clients and our teammates to the best of our abilities. In keeping with our entrepreneurial spirit, we want candidates who are self-motivated with an innate curiosity and strong team work.

Elder Research believes in continuous learning; each week the entire company attends a “Tech Talk” followed by an office lunch. Elder Research provides a supportive work environment with established parental, bereavement, and PTO policies. By prioritizing a healthy work-life balance - with reasonable hours, solid pay, low travel, and extremely flexible time off - Elder Research enables and encourages its employees to serve others.

Elder Research, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Elder Research is a Government contractor and our positions require US Citizenship.

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