Research Scientist Jobs Vacancy at IBM in Kenya 2013

Job Title: Research Scientist -Smarter Planet
Hot job, which is either high priority or requires unique or specialized skills.

Job ID    RES-0539188    Job type    Full-time Regular
Work country    Kenya
Work city    Nairobi    Job area    Research
Travel    No travel    Job category    Research
Business unit    Res Staff    Job role    Research Scientist
Job role skillset    Smarter Planet Initiatives
Commissionable/Sales-Incentive jobs only    No
Job description
The world continues to get “smaller” and “flatter.” But we see now that being connected isn’t enough. Fortunately, something else is happening that holds new potential: the planet is becoming smarter. That is, intelligence is being infused into the way the world literally works — into the systems, processes and infrastructure that help billions of people work and live.

Across the world, a distinctly different group of leaders is announcing its arrival. They are making decisions based on evidence, not on habit or opinion or “gut.” They are anticipating, rather than merely reacting, to events. They are seizing competitive advantage, but at least as often, they are re-framing the issues–in unexpected, often counter-intuitive ways. For example, we used to schedule our road repairs. Now we predict them. Marketers used to see you as a “segment.” Now they see you as you. Law enforcement used to fight crime after the fact. Now they work to prevent crimes before it breaks out. City leaders used to be judged by how they responded after a crisis. Now they are judged by how well they anticipate one.

IBM’s Smarter Planet journey began four years ago and took on added significance with the recently announced IBM Research – Africa lab in Nairobi, Kenya. This is the 12th IBM Research lab and our first lab dedicated to a whole continent. The lab will be located on the campus of the Catholic University in the Karen-Langata area in Nairobi. Our goal is to become a world-class research organization delivering innovations relevant to the African continent. In this regard, we are seeking research scientists to join us to realize our smarter planet agenda in Africa.

The successful candidates will develop technologies, analytics and algorithms in one of the following areas (inter alia):
1. Smarter Cities: Research and development in technologies that will improve traffic flow, water management including water source (solar evaporation), distribution (high-precision weather modeling, water flow in ground and underground rivers), the effects of contamination, storage systems, the consumption of water, and energy (smart grid, renewable energy etc.)
2. E-Government: Innovations in the areas of Open Data, Shared Services, Public Service Delivery, Security and Analytics Applications
3. Mobile Commerce: Develop mobile technologies that matter to the African market
Required

Doctorate Degree
At least 3 years experience in realizing technologies and as an entrepreneurial spirit
At least 3 years experience in engineering background focused and specialization on traffic, water management, or energy management
At least 3 years experience in  as a research scientist manifested in a solid publication record and patents.
English: Fluent

Preferred

At least 5 years experience in realizing technologies and as an entrepreneurial spirit
At least 5 years experience in engineering background focused and specialization on traffic, water management, or energy management
At least 5 years experience in  as a research scientist manifested in a solid publication record and patents.

How to Apply:
https://jobs3.netmedia1.com/cp/faces/job_summary?job_id=RES-0539188

Deadline: 31st December 2012

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