BASF Jobs in Wyandotte – Data Scientist

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Job Description:

We are seeking a professional like you to join our Data Analytics and Machine Learning community and shape the future of digitalization in Research and Development.  Our group provides data science consultancy, services, and digital products to our partners across the company, focusing on materials and chemicals R&D. Through this, we drive better and faster decision making, efficient experimentation, and accelerated development.

As a data scientist in our team, you will leverage your experience in data analytics to build predictive models of chemicals and materials to drive innovation and data driven solutions throughout North America. You will liaise with colleagues in our various R&D hubs, and initiate data driven projects, connecting experimental data with statistical methods. These projects will be led and implemented by you, showing your expertise in all steps of the predictive modeling process, including exploratory analysis and data mining, machine learning training, reverse engineering through mathematical optimization, and deployment through web apps. These projects will be implemented in languages such as Python and R on local, HPC, and cloud-based platforms. In addition to these machine learning solutions, statistical consulting will also be a primary responsibility, utilizing tools such as statistical inference and design of experiments with software suites such as JMP and Minitab.

An integral part of the team providing statistical services and products is the dissemination of results and approaches to non-statisticians. Therefore, the data scientist is to explain data science solutions to those with limited experience in the field. This will allow for solutions to be sustainable and utilized for years to come.

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Job Requirements:

In this position, you will not only initiate and execute cross-business and/or cross-function consulting projects, but you will also take the initiative to start innovation projects to develop novel scientific solutions for data driven problems. Specific areas of interest are image analysis, active learning, and greybox modeling. This will entail developing methods in-house and with academic and commercial collaborators.

  • Qualifications – BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent
  •  Leveraging your Bachelors Degree with 5 years of experience or your Master’s Degree or higher education and experience in science or engineering with a focus on quantitative analytics, machine learning, or statistics (or equivalent qualification), you will provide data science solutions, and evaluate new analytical approaches for the chemicals and materials sectors in BASF.
  • Your experience in the chemical (or related) industry, your ability to work both independently and in a team, and your excellent project management and collaboration skills will be essential as you identify potential partners and understand their needs, and initiate, execute, and lead data analytics projects in collaboration with research and business units in diverse high performing teams.
  • Your excellent communication and interpersonal skills, along with your proven track record of relevant publications in peer-reviewed journals will serve you well as you establish internal and external relationships, and communicate and disseminate data analytics to a broad community of scientists and managers.

Job Details:

Company: BASF

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Wyandotte, MI, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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