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Date: 19-Nov-2020

Location: Hazelwood, DER, 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 / Statistician Intern


The Statistics & Data Analytics team at Lubrizol has an opening for a solution-oriented Data Scientist/Statistician intern. This position is located at our regional headquarters in Derbyshire and is available to those currently studying, or recently graduated, and are available for an internship in 2020-2021. 


At Lubrizol we provide a rewarding and challenging work environment. Founded in 1928, Lubrizol is a Berkshire Hathaway company where we embrace diverse perspectives that create new ideas and advance innovation. As a leader in specialty chemicals, we help our customers through the creation of sustainable and eco-safe products, from manufacturing the oil additives for the cars we drive to creating active ingredients for medicines used to save and improve lives. Your work will have a significant impact in helping us to facilitate innovation and improve efficiency by delivering data science systems and tools to the organization as well as providing statistical support to enable data-driven business decisions.  


The Statistics & Data Analytics Team

An empowered and agile team, 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 community throughout the world.


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

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


Previous intern projects include:

  • Predictive modeling 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
  • (PhD applicant) Multitask learning (transfer learning) using co-regionalised Gaussian Processes
  • (PhD applicant) Improving variable selection methods using Bayesian monotonic i-splines


What tools do you need for success?

  • Enrolled in or recently completed a Bachelor/Masters/PhD program such as statistics, data analytics, machine learning
  • Excellent programming skills with the ability to learn new methods quickly
  • The ability to efficiently manipulate complex data
  • Coursework in statistical modelling and data mining methods
  • Curiosity and creativity



Closing Date: 31st December 2020



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.

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



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