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Data Scientist/Statistician Interns (BS/MS/PhD Students)

Duration: 3 months.

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Operating like a start-up company, but with the backing of a large corporation, this empowered and agile team is charged with creating analytics systems that enable highly effective product development via virtual experimentation, optimisation and knowledge discovery. In addition, the team provides data science consulting services to the Lubrizol technical community throughout the world.

The Lubrizol Corporation: Our Mission to Help the World Move Cleaner, Create Smarter & Live Better

The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, provides unmatched science that unlocks immense possibilities at the molecular level.

We are actively recruiting Data Scientist/Statistician Interns for 2021/2 for a three month period. Opportunities are available for students pursuing their Bachelors, Masters, or PhD degrees in relevant areas of study.

Potential projects (depending on intern skills and current Lubrizol needs):

  • Create predictive models by mining complex data for critical formulating or testing insights
  • Implement and assess algorithms in R, Python, SAS, JMP or C#/C++
  • Research and implement new statistical, machine learning and/or optimisation approaches (PhD level)
  • Collaborate with data science team, as well as scientists and engineers, to understand their needs, and find creative solutions to meet those needs

Previous intern projects include:

  • Predictive modelling using Bayesian and machine learning methods
  • R/Shiny tool development to enable model predictions and formulation optimisation
  • Creation of an interactive visualisation tool for monitoring predictive models
  • Multitask learning (transfer learning) using co-regionalised Gaussian Processes (PhD level)
  • Multi-objective optimisation using genetic algorithms (PhD level)
  • Survival modelling using bagged Cox proportional hazards regression trees (PhD level)
  • Bootstrap variance estimation for complex nonlinear models (PhD level)

What tools do you need for success?

  • Enrolled, OR recently qualified in  a Bachelors, Masters or PhD programme such as statistics, data analytics, machine learning
  • Excellent programming skills with the ability to learn new methods quickly
  • Exposure to database systems and the ability to efficiently manipulate complex data (BS/MS level)
  • Interest and experience in advanced statistical modelling/machine learning methods (PhD level)
  • Coursework in statistical modelling and data mining methods
  • Curiosity and creativity

Lubrizol will support you to develop your own skills and progress as part of a global organisation.

Together, we are Lubrizol: Where science excels, and people make a difference. 


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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Competitive salary + benefits
  • All grades
  • 3 Months
  • Hazelwood, Derbyshire
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Analytics
  • Computer Science
  • Data Science
  • Finance
  • Information Technology
  • Statistics

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