Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At Bayer you have the opportunity to be part of a culture where we value the passion of our employees to innovate and give them the power to change.

Associate Data Scientist

Your tasks and responsibilities

The primary responsibilities of this role, Associate Data Scientist, are as follows:

  • This is an exciting opportunity to drive the development, deployment, expansion and support of applications that use advanced mathematical models, operations research techniques, simulation and strong business acumen to deliver insight, recommendations and solutions for Bayer Crop Science;
  • Together with other data scientists, analysts and business stakeholders, you will coordinate expansion and deployment of digital products and applications that use IT and optimization methods to enable automated optimal decision making in the areas of logistics, experiment design, scheduling, vehicle routing and network design;
  • You will interface with teams across the company to gather requirements and produce new metrics/models as well as act as an escalation point when issues arise to resolve disputes and conflicts;
  • You will present compelling, validated stories to all levels of organization, including peers, senior management and internal customers to drive both strategic and operational changes in business;
  • If building world class logistics and distribution capacity planning, network design, flow path modeling and operations research models on regional and global levels sounds exciting, then this is the job for you;


Who you are


Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values.  More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:


Required Qualifications:


  • Masters degree or Bachelors degree with equivalent experience in Operations Research, Industrial Engineering, Mathematics or a related field;
  • 2+ years of experience in mathematical modeling using Python, Java or C++ or MATLAB;
  • Prior experience with commercial optimization software (i. e., CPLEX, Xpress, Gurobi etc);
  • Some experience with implementing machine learning algorithms;
  • Fluency in both written and oral English;
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity;
  • Passion for data science understanding the fundamentals of Machine Learning, Operations Research, and Statistics;
  • Proven ability to communicate complex qualitative analysis in clear, precise and actionable manner; 


Desired Skills:


  • 2+ years experience with commercial optimization software (i. e., CPLEX, Xpress, Gurobi etc);
  • 1+ year experience with implementing machine learning algorithms;
  • Creative, proactive, bold and out-of-box thinking;
  • Theoretical and practical knowledge of operations research, mathematical optimization, and machine learning concepts is a must;
  • Expertise in many of the following: Mathematical modeling, simulation, decisions analysis, stochastic models, system dynamics and forecasting;
  • Strong business aptitude, the ability to rapidly learn new problem domains, and become conversant in the domain with subject matter experts;
  • Ability to work in a matrix environment, leading & influencing people at varying levels of responsibility;
  • Expertise in probability theory, queuing theory, game theory.

Your application

Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now. Job postings will remain open for a minimum of ten business days and are subject to immediate closure thereafter without additional notice. To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.

Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans


Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below.


Country: United States
Location: MO-Chesterfield
Functional Area: [sap_fa_8]
Entry Level: 5