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Data Scientist Placement Student (MSc Students)

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Date: 11-Jan-2019

Location: Hazelwood, Derby, GB, DE56 4AN

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

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 Placement Student (MSc Students) 



The Statistics & Data Analytics Team 


The Statistics & Data Analytics department is a focused team with a proven track record of delivering systems that enable highly effective product development via virtual experimentation, optimization and knowledge discovery. In addition, the team provides data science consulting services to the Lubrizol technical community throughout the world. The project work depends on the skills/interests of the intern and the current needs of the department. 


Potential projects (depending on the student’s skills and current Lubrizol needs): 

  • Mining complex data for critical formulating or testing insights 

  • Data visualisation using Highcharts, JS, Shiny (R), Tableau or other approaches 

  • Development of web tools using R Shiny, HTML5, Knockout/Angular JS and/or Bootstrap CSS framework 

  • Implementing algorithms in R, Python, JMP or C#/C++ 

  • Algorithm assessment 

  • Assisting members of the department with data science and statistical consulting tasks 


What tools do you need for success? 

  • Enrolled in a MSc program such as statistics, data analytics, machine learning that includes an industrial placement

  • Excellent programming skills with the ability to learn new methods quickly 

  • Ability to efficiently manipulate complex data 

  • Coursework in statistical modelling and data mining methods 

  • Curiosity and creativity 

  • Ability to interact effectively with others involved in data science efforts 



What we can offer you:   

  • Competitive Salary 

  • Excellent benefits 

  • Accessible and central location; Derby is a thriving, multi-cultural city with easy access from any location within the UK, free car parking available. 

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.

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