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Data Science and Machine Learning Facilitator

Stellenbosch University LaunchLab (“SU LL”) is Africa’s leading University Business Builder
focused on transforming seemingly impossible ideas into world-shaping businesses. Focusing
on the 0 to 1 journey for early stage ventures allows SU LL to build the next generation of high
impact, sustainable companies across University Technology Transfer, Climate, AgriTech and
FoodTech. Over 250 companies have come through our programs resulting in over $30M USD
of funds raised, $32M of annual revenue and 250+ jobs created.

SU LL is seeking an enthusiastic self-starter to be a data science facilitator for its Data Science
and Entrepreneurship Bootcamp – SU LaunchLab’s upskilling programme aimed at equipping
individuals with in-demand technology and entrepreneurship skills. It includes a full-time, four-
week, coding “bootcamp” in which data science, machine learning, and entrepreneurship
development content are taught to a cohort of 30 - 50 participants.

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious individual to create content for and facilitate our
data science modules. The candidate will ideally have experience in developing and facilitating
training and development programmes within the domains of data science, machine learning,
and/or business intelligence. The candidate will join SU LaunchLab on a fixed-term contract.
If you have a passion to use your expertise to help shape Africa’s tech competency landscape,
then SU LaunchLab will be an excellent environment for you to deploy your skills in a growing,
ambitious team bent on transforming seemingly impossible ideas into world-shaping ones.


Position: Data Science and Machine Learning Facilitator
Hours: Approximately 15 hours per week for 4 weeks
Reporting: Reports to Varsity Engagement Manager
Wage: R250 per hour with a cap of 60 hours in total
Timing: 1 June 2022, preferably sooner
Location: Must be able to work in person in Stellenbosch

Specific Duties Include
Course Facilitation & Content Creation:

  • Facilitate data science bootcamps and other programmes

  • Facilitate tutorials, assignments, projects and grade them

  • Create content for some modules if required

  • Facilitate training programmes for different learner segments, both part-time and full-time, as well as virtually and in-person

Qualification, Skills & Requirements

  • A minimum of a Master’s degree is required but a PhD’s qualification in a related field is preferred

  • Experience in data science, machine learning, data analysis and AI

  • Experience in data manipulation and analysis

  • Experience in Deep Learning
  • Experience in Python programming, SQL/MySQL database, data exploration, data visualization

  • Experience in Python libraries for data science: TensorFlow, PyTorch, Keras, Pandas, Numpy, Scikit-learn etc.

  • Statistics

  • Version control: Git/Github

  • Experience facilitating training and creating content within the above-mentioned domains

  • Passion for knowledge transfer and training

  • Strong communication skills

Apply by clicking below and please share with us some of your data science related projects on github at Techpreneurship Centre.

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