Data Scientist (m/f/d) - Internship Digitalization 4.0

  • Ludwigshafen, Germany
  • 08/04/2019
Full time Data Science Data Engineering Data Analytics Data Management Statistics Software Engineering

Job Description

We are the world's leading chemical company because we offer intelligent solutions for our customers and for a sustainable future. We connect and develop people with diverse talents all over the world. For you, this means a variety of ways to advance. Not only your performance but also your personality matter to us, without regard to gender, age, origin, sexual orientation, disability or belief. At BASF, careers develop from opportunities.

Ludwigshafen is the world's largest integrated chemical complex and home to BASF Group headquarters. Located in the heart of Europe's Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region, you will find this to be an attractive place for both work and leisure time.

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What you can expect 

Within our unit Smart Innovations & Technologies you will serve as a key team member of the newly formed Industry 4.0 Forecasting Team in helping to define and develop complex forecasting models for a period of 3-6 months.

  • You understand the technical requirements and work closely with the internal development teams & business Partners.
  • You will demonstrate your ability to communicate and explain complex forecasting models (inputs, outputs, rationale, improvement) and provide recommendations to the Management.
  • You will define, develop and modify state of the art statistical time series models for forecasts based on existing and new data.
  • You will work together with the internal team on testing various models in the BASF high performance computing space.
  • You will bring in your innovative modelling ideas and implement these in a real business Environment.

What we expect 

  • You are about to complete your masters or PhD and achieved above-average results in your study program in Mathematics, Statistics, Econometrics, Business Mathematics or other related quantitative discipline.
  • You have knowledge of statistical modelling specifically - Time Series Forecasting (e.g., VAR, VECM, VARIMA etc).
  • You are experienced in using the programming language R, either in an academic or in an industry context.
  • You have a high affinity for digital technologies and state of the art analytical methods.
  • In addition, you are able to present your results capably and vividly in English.

We offer 

From day one you will be part of the BASF family. You will get involved in challenging fields of activity and have the opportunity to work on exciting projects in an interdisciplinary environment. Depending on the location of the respective group company you will get to know BASF and participate in various workshops and guided tours. In this way you will make numerous interesting experiences and get a deep insight into the world's leading chemical company.

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