Senior Data & Operations Research Scientist - Icis - Karlsruhe

RELX Group

You will be involved in developing market leading data-driven models. As Senior Scientist, you will work together with our Data Science team in our Analytics Centre and our Market Analysts worldwide. You will develop market models, which embody the global petrochemical industry – a globally connected, difficult supply network. Our models will drive predictive scenario analysis on market prices and fundamentals to support decision making in the petrochemical industry.
You will be part of an international team, which requires occasional travel globally. As of day one, you will get responsibility in challenging analytics innovation projects.

Main responsibilities

  • R&D of data-driven quantitative market models to predict market variables
  • Discuss the problem domain with market experts & translate insights into models
  • Ensure models stay computationally feasible in reasonable time
  • Contribute to the operation of developed solutions and generate customer value
  • Program required routines and data preparations
  • Build a deep understanding of petrochemical and related global markets
  • Constantly learn new techniques (eg machine learning) and apply to existing problems

Key skills

  • Minimum of 2 to 5 years of practical experience in agent based modelling and/or mathematical optimisation, preferably in the context of economics
  • Good understanding of algorithms and computational complexity
  • Ability to rapidly learn new problem domains and become conversant in the domain with subject matter experts
  • Advanced programming skills (eg Python, Java) and SQL
  • Analytical mind-set, critical thinking, and excellent teamwork
  • Very good communication and writing skills in English (German an advantage)
  • University degree in a recognised quantitative science field
  • Ideally existing understanding of markets / economics
  • Ideally basics of machine learning algorithms and statistical techniques

We offer

  • A vibrant working environment in a dynamic and motivated team
  • Exposure to key market players in the global petrochemical market
  • Personal development opportunities working for the world’s largest petrochemical market information provider
  • Active involvement and responsibility from the start
  • Flexibility and trust as part of our corporate culture
Related fields: Simulation, Operations research, Computational economics, Scenario analysis,  Market analysis, Data science, Artificial intelligence, System dynamics

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