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Data Scientist (PhD Level)

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Date: 07-Jun-2018

Location: Derby, Derby, GB, DE56 4AN

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

Req ID: 34022

 

Lubrizol, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a market-driven global company that combines complex, specialty chemicals to optimise the quality, performance and value of customers’ products while reducing their environmental impact.   Lubrizol produces and supplies technologies to customers in the global transportation, industrial and consumer markets.  These technologies include lubricant additives for engine oils, driveline and other transportation-related fluids, industrial lubricants, and additives for gasoline and diesel fuel.  In addition, Lubrizol makes ingredients and additives for home care and personal care products and pharmaceuticals, and specialty materials, including plastics technology and performance coatings in the form of resins and additives.

 

Data Scientist (PhD Level)

 

Located at Hazelwood, eight miles from Derby city centre, this opportunity is open to early career candidates including those currently studying and available to join in 2017-2018.

 

Who are we?

Lubrizol, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a technology-driven global company that combines complex specialty chemicals to optimise the quality, performance and value of customers’ products while reducing their environmental impact. Lubrizol produces and supplies technologies to customers in the global transportation, industrial and consumer markets.  Lubrizol’s products and technologies are in things you use every day - quite likely on surfaces and in fluids in the vehicles you drive, in the shampoos and soaps you use, in a medicine you take, in the clothes you wear and in electronic devices and plumbing systems in your home.

 

The R&D Statistics & Data Analytics Team

Operating like a start-up company, but with the backing of a large corporation, the Statistics & Data Analytics team is charged with creating 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.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Create predictive models by mining complex data
  • Research and implement new statistical/machine learning/optimisation algorithms
  • Serve as an internal department mentor and coach on data science problems
  • Collaborate with scientists and engineers on data science matters, understand their needs, and find creative solutions to meet those needs

Requirements:

  • PhD in statistics or closely related field
  • Method development expertise in an advanced modelling or optimisation area
  • Solid understanding of statistical methods; experience with optimisation and deep learning methods is desirable
  • Experience implementing advanced algorithms in SAS, R, or Python; working knowledge of C/C++ is desirable
  • Strong deductive reasoning skills
  • Creativity and curiosity with the ability to learn and apply new concepts quickly
  • Ability to interact effectively with a wide variety of scientists

 

The European marketing and technical centre Lubrizol Hazelwood supports an extensive range of clients and Original Equipment Manufacturers across the globe. 

The Hazelwood site is located in a rural setting around 8 miles from Derby City centre.  With a vibrant and constantly growing list of things to do and see, the city offers something to suit all tastes.  Be it lively nights out, a thriving live music scene (Derby recently won the title of ‘the city of festivals!’) an abundance of shops and restaurants, or indeed, getting involved in sports at the Ipro Arena, or the newly opened Velodrome, the choice is endless.  If you prefer more peaceful surroundings the beautiful Peak District is right on the doorstep, offering amazing scenery, idyllic country pubs, and fantastic opportunities for outdoor pursuit enthusiasts.

You will find that Lubrizol offer a wealth of career and development opportunities.  We employ the very best talent and strive to offer our employees the opportunity to grow and learn.

There is something for everyone who lives and work here……

To learn and see what it is like to work here at Lubrizol Hazelwood, please view our video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3e4wxvWF2ZE

For further information, please visit: www.visitderby.com, www.visitpeakdistrict.com

 

 


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