Techpreneurship Centre Data Science Consultant - Stellenbosch Verfied

R 250 per hour Stellenbosch, Western Cape Stellenbosch, Western Cape more than 14 days ago 06-12-2021 4:04:46 PM
31-01-2022 4:04:46 PM
Techpreneurship Centre Data Science Consultant

Stellenbosch University LaunchLab (“SU LL”) is Africa’s leading University Business Incubator 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 Techpreneurship Centre (TPC) – SU LaunchLab’s upskilling programme aimed at equipping individuals with in-demand technology and entrepreneurship skills. The SU TPC includes a full-time, four-week, coding “bootcamp” in which data science, machine learning, cloud computing, and entrepreneurship development content are taught to a cohort of 30 – 50 participants.

This is an extremely 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: SU Techpreneurship Centre Data Science and Machine Learning Facilitator
Hours: Approximately 20 hours per week for 4 weeks as defined by TPC Director

Reporting: Reports to SU TPC Director

Wage: R250 per hour with a cap of 52 hours in total

Timing: 10 January 2022, preferably sooner

Location: Must be able to work in person in Stellenbosch


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


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 visualisation
Experience in Python libraries for data science: TensorFlow, PyTorch, Keras, Pandas, Numpy, Scikit-learn etc.
Version control: Git/Github
Experience facilitating training and creating content within the above-mentioned domains
Passion for knowledge transfer and training
Strong communication skills

Recruiter: LaunchLab