Here are the key terms of a Full-time Employment contract for a Data Scientist, when and how to create one and additional tips from Legislate.
A Data Scientist is a person who solves business problems by identifying statistical patterns in data. A Data Scientist will be tasked with identifying the relevant data sources in the organisation which can answer the questions provided by the business users, gather and clean the data sets so that they are usable for machine learning models, derive predictive features via feature engineering, and finally will identify and train the right machine learning model to establish patterns in the data which can solve the problem.
An employment agreement allows an employer to hire an employee. An employment contract specifies the rights and obligations of the employer and the employee. An employment contract will specify key information such as the employee's role, salary, work location, hours and holidays.
A full-time employee will work between 35 and 40 hours a week usually spread over 5 days.
Employment contracts for Data Scientists usually have addiitonal provisions on intellectual property rights.
Legislate's employment contract contains provisions specific to Data Scientists including language around the use of open-source software libraries during the course of employment. This is important because certain open-source libraries require the disclosure of the software application's source code which can breach the employee's confidentiality provisions.
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