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Data Scientist/Statistician (PhD Level)

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Date: Jul 12, 2019

Location: Wickliffe, Ohio, US, 44092

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a market-driven global company serving customers in more than 100 countries. We own and operate manufacturing facilities in 17 countries, as well as sales and technical offices around the world. Through our global sales and manufacturing networks, we are able to deliver the products and services our customers need, where and when they need them.

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. Read the cover story in Smart Business Magazine to learn how Lubrizol plans to advance its growth.


Data Scientist / Statistician (PhD-Level)


Located in a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio, this opportunity is open to early and mid-career candidates including those currently studying and available to join in 2019-2020

Do you have an interest in making an impact to a multi-billion dollar company?

Are you passionate about taking on difficult challenges?

Use your statistics, data science & computing skills to impact global decision making!



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. Join our team and discover what’s next.


We offer competitive healthcare options, paid vacation, 401k matching, parental leave and more! Sponsorship opportunities available. 


The 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 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.



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


  • PhD in statistics or closely related field
  • Method development expertise in advanced modeling or optimization area(s)
  • Solid understanding of statistical methods and MCMC methods
  • Experience implementing advanced algorithms in R or Python
  • Strong deductive reasoning skills
  • Ability to interact effectively with a wide variety of scientists


While headquartered in the United States, Lubrizol is truly a global specialty chemical company.  We have a major presence in five global regions and do business in more than 100 countries. Our corporate culture ensures that Lubrizol is one company throughout the world, but you will find each region is a unique place to work, live and play.


Lubrizol is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, national origin, citizenship, age, religion, marital status, military service, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or any other characteristic or trait protected by federal, state, or local law.

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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