Working student in Data Science for R&D (m/f/d)

  • 67059 Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany
  • 08/02/2021
Full time Data Science Data Analytics Big Data Data Management Statistics

Job Description

Digitalization is a key differentiator to position BASF as leading chemical company for our customers. We as Global Digital Services enable BASF's digitalization. In agile teams, we develop innovative digital solutions for BASF and its customers, create new exciting customer experiences and business growth, and drive efficiencies in processes. We provide IT that works and offer know-how and access to latest technologies in the areas of cloud computing, blockchain or big data.


Join the Data Science community within BASF for a period of 9-24 months and shape the future of digitalization in Research and Development. As a working student in Data Science for Materials Science and related industrial research, you will work with innovative methods on real-world data from applications in polymer synthesis, formulation and application testing.

  • You evaluate and implement state-of-the-art methods for predictive modelling.
  • Furthermore, you integrate these methods into sustainable machine learning pipelines.
  • You support the development of new innovative products by statistical optimization of the product properties.
  • Within the project, you will document the analyses using Markdown/Jupyter Notebook.
  • You integrate heterogenous data from different sources and evaluate data quality.
  • Moreover, you will work in close collaboration with an international and interdisciplinary team.


  • studying statistics, applied mathematics, informatics, computer science or a related technical field
  • experience in R as the primary programming language, experience in Python is beneficial
  • knowledge in the usage of relevant R packages such as glmnet, caret, lme4
  • experience in software development (working with git) is an advantage
  • team spirit, commitment, motivation to learn and to share your knowledge


  • Responsibility from day one in a challenging work environment and "on-the-job" training as part of a committed team.
  • We offer flexible working times (10-20 hours a week), an attractive salary and a steep learning curve.


Please note that we do not return paper applications including folders. Therefore please submit only copies and no originals.

First information about our application process can be found here:

Do you have any questions about the application process or the position? Khand Thraener,, Tel.:+49 30 2005-59929

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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At BASF, the chemistry is right. Because we are counting on innovative solutions, on sustainable actions, and on connected thinking. And on you. Become a part of our formula for success and develop the future with us - in a global team that embraces diversity and equal opportunities irrespective of gender, age, origin, sexual orientation, disability or belief