Data Science Internship

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We are seeking a motivated Data Scientist. This position will be located in Champaign, IL at the Bayer Crop Sciences Innovation Center.

This position will utilize new technologies and collaborate closely with team members and partners within the business. Data Science roles in the past have specified into Image Science, Operations Reserch, Data Visualization, Genomics, Geospatial and other disciplines. Opportunities for this assignment include a Summer and/or Fall internship for 2019. Apply directly at; enter 01TYZ.

Key responsibilities may involve, but may not be limited to:

Build and validate predictive models incorporating key breeding data, soil, weather, and environmental data
Demonstrate the application of the models and deploy them to stakeholders

Required Skills:

Advanced degree MS/PhD student in Computer Science, Statistics, Data Science, Mathematics, or Computational Biology
Proficiency in Machine Learning and Statistics algorithms and concepts (Mixed Models, Random Forest, Deep Learning, SVM, etc.)
Strong programming skills in R, Python, SQL, Java or Linux
Experience with cloud computing such as Hadoop and Spark
Problem solving ability and experience in analyzing and presenting complex data
Organizational, interpersonal, and written communication skills
Strong business aptitude, the ability to rapidly learn new problem domains, and become conversant in the domain with subject matter experts
Ability to communicate complex ideas in a clear, precise and actionable manner
Detail and results oriented with the ability to work independently
Ability to actively engage with internal partners and external collaborators to align strategies and success measures in analytics
Able to work 10-20 hours per week if interning during the semester; able to work 40 hours per week if interning during the summer
Must be registered and currently enrolled at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Desired Skills:
Willingness to extend own data science and statistical interests to agriculture and/or experience working with agricultural/biological scientific data

Bayer successfully completed the acquisition of Monsanto in June 2018, bringing together Monsanto’s leadership in seeds and plant traits with Bayer’s leadership in chemical and biological crop protection. By joining forces, we will create even more extensive career opportunities for talent around the world. We’re a global team working to shape agriculture through breakthrough innovation that will benefit farmers, consumers, and our planet.

While we are now Bayer, we will continue to hire using separate career sites until we can integrate our career platforms. We invite you to explore the career opportunities available at the combined company by visiting