Data Scientist / Statistician Intern (MS/PhD Students)

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Date: 15 May 2024

Location: Hazelwood, DER, GB, DE56 4AN

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

About Lubrizol  
The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is committed to enabling a sustainable future. Our unmatched science unlocks immense possibilities at the molecular level, driving sustainable and measurable results to help the world Move Cleaner, Create Smarter and Live Better. Our solutions are used by people every day, improving billions of lives around the world. 

We value diversity in professional backgrounds and life experiences. By enabling a consistent, unbiased, and transparent recruitment process, Lubrizol seeks to create a positive experience for candidates so we can get to know them at their best. We recognize unique work and life situations and offer flexibility, ensuring our employees feel engaged and fulfilled in every aspect of life.


Data Scientist / Statistician Intern (MS/PhD Students)



Who are we?

Lubrizol is an innovative specialty chemical company, owned by Berkshire Hathaway, with technologies that improve the performance of our customers’ products in the global transportation, industrial and consumer markets. At Lubrizol, our mission is straightforward: We improve lives as an essential partner in our customers’ success, delivering efficiency, reliability or wellness to their end users. What does that mean in the real world? Fewer emissions for cleaner air. A smoother, safer drive. Great looking hair. Fibers that breathe and coatings that stay bright. Safer, more comfortable patient care. And that is just to name a few. We’re always looking for ways to make the best better.


The Data Science & Statistics Team

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, optimization and knowledge discovery.  In addition, the team provides data science consulting services to the Lubrizol technical community throughout the world.


We are actively recruiting Data Scientist/Statistician Summer Interns for 2024. Opportunities are available for students pursuing their 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 optimization 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 modeling using Bayesian and machine learning methods
  • R/Shiny tool development to enable model predictions and formulation optimization
  • Creation of an interactive visualization tool for monitoring predictive models
  • Multitask learning (transfer learning) using co-regionalized Gaussian Processes (PhD level)
  • Multi-objective optimization using genetic algorithms (PhD level)
  • Survival modeling 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 in a Masters or PhD program 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
  • Interest and experience in advanced statistical modeling/machine learning methods (PhD level)
  • Coursework in statistical modeling and data mining methods
  • Curiosity and creativity


If you’re interested in the position, we encourage you to apply. Lubrizol is always looking for candidates who embody our cultural beliefs in everything they do. If you’re All In, Lead Decisively, Take Action, Think External, and can Be Courageous, Lubrizol could be the place for you.

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