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Facebook Core Data Science, PhD Intern (Tel Aviv 2019) in Tel Aviv, Israel


Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities - we're just getting started.


Facebook is seeking a Data Science Intern to join our Core Data Science team. Individuals in this role are expected to be comfortable working as a software engineer and a quantitative researcher. The ideal candidate will have a keen interest in the study of an online social network, and a passion for identifying and answering questions that help us build the best products.

Required Skills:

  1. Work as a part of the Core Data Science team, closely with the engineering team

  2. Analyze a product or business problem by using appropriate statistical techniques

  3. Develop best practices for instrumentation and experimentation

  4. Drive the refinement of existing data sources and find new ways to utilize them effectively

  5. Analyze and interpret the results of product experiments

  6. Communicate findings to product managers and engineers

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Minimum: Pursuing Ph.D. in Computational Social Science, Operations Research, Mathematics, Statistics, Econometrics, Computer Science or related field

  2. Must be returning to school for at least one semester/quarter post internship

  3. Extensive experience solving analytical problems using quantitative approaches

  4. Comfort manipulating and analyzing complex, high-volume, high-dimensionality data from varying sources

  5. A strong passion for empirical research and for answering hard questions with data

  6. A flexible analytic approach that allows for results at varying levels of precision

  7. Ability to communicate complex quantitative analysis in a clear, precise, and actionable manner

  8. Familiarity with relational databases and SQL

  9. Expert knowledge of an analysis tool such as Python or R

  10. Experience working with large data sets, experience working with distributed computing tools a plus (Map/Reduce, Hadoop, Hive, etc.)

Industry: Internet