We are currently seeking a Weather Modeling and Data Scientist to join our team. The selected individual will use and apply spatio-temporal statistics, machine learning, mechanistic modeling and other approaches to continuously improve our weather and agricultural models. The Weather Modeling and Data Scientist serves as an expert on physical models, and their output data, for use in agricultural applications. He or she will interface with the company’s weather analytics and agricultural modeling teams. Position seniority and compensation will depend on the level of a candidate’s expertise and experience. The position will require occasional short-term travels in the United States and internationally.
ZedX Inc., now part of BASF group, has been a leader in the development of information technology (IT) products and services for the agriculture sector since 1987. ZedX is known for its innovation and custom solutions for growers, consultants, universities, government and industry. It is globally recognized for its integration of weather, plant, pest, and management models in support of agricultural decisions. ZedX has stayed true to its mission for thirty years to build advanced knowledge systems and IT tools to ensure abundant food and a healthy environment for a growing population, and to support the foundations of sustainability.
At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The approximately 114,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into five segments: Chemicals, Performance Products, Functional Materials & Solutions, Agricultural Solutions and Oil & Gas. BASF generated sales of about €58 billion in 2016. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (BAS). Further information at www.basf.com.
ZedX – Weather Data Scientist (1803972) – Bellefonte, PA
Formula for Success: You Will…
You will use your advanced degree (MS) in Atmospheric Science, Meteorology, Oceanography, Engineering or related physical sciences. BS degree with sufficient background and qualifications will be considered.
Use your 3+ years of experience operating, evaluating, and/or developing physical numerical models for the atmosphere, ocean, or other disciplines
Use your 3+ years of experience using advanced statistical analysis techniques to improve, compare, and validate output data from physical numerical models
Use your 3+ years of using big data and cloud computing solutions to manipulate large spatial gridded data in the most efficient manner
Experience with regional and/or global numerical weather prediction models (WRF, HRRR, NAM, GFS, ECMWF, etc.) for research and/or operational applications
Fluent in at least one programing language appropriate to the needs of the weather department, e.g., C, C++ , Python, FORTRAN, Perl, or shell scripting
Strong working knowledge and experience using R, SAS, MATLAB, or similar packages for statistical analysis
Ability to write well-structured, easily maintainable, and well-documented code that executes very efficiently as part of overall data processing optimization
A drive to solve problems, meet deadlines, and build whatever is necessary along the way
Familiarity with observational and model data quality control, analysis, interpretation, integration, and visualization using various tools and methods
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 1803972
About BASF Corporation
At BASF, we create chemistry – and have been doing so for 150 years. Our portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. As the world’s leading chemical company, we combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future.