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Bayer Sr. Data Scientist Analytics and Modeling in Chesterfield, Missouri

Sr. Data Scientist Analytics and Modeling


The primary responsibilities of this role, Senior Data Scientist Analytics and Modeling, are to:

  • Provide technical contributions in a fast-paced team environment to accelerate our efforts on building an analytics-driven product pipeline;

  • Improve Plant Breeding strategies by designing experiments, developing algorithms and building statistical models that optimize the use of phenomics and genomic data;

  • Work with teams of software and data engineers to integrate novel genomics technologies into automated pipelines and production workflows;

  • Assess needs and recommend experiments and projects, suggest new algorithmic development, drive tactical decisions about approaches and needed data;

  • Use advanced mathematical models, machine learning algorithms, operations research techniques and strong business acumen to deliver insight, recommendations and solutions;

  • Contribute to the development of code, bioinformatic analyses pipelines, computational tools and databases for mining and visualizing large genomic data sets;

  • Demonstrate full autonomy in developing relationships for effective cross-functional collaboration throughout multiple organizations and partner on work stream initiatives for Data Science Community;

  • Develop sustainable, consumable, accurate and impactful reporting on model inputs, model outputs, observed outputs, business impact and key performance indicators;

  • 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;

  • Develop Code (20-25%);

  • Stats/Modeling Research (30-35%);

  • Domain Knowledge and Consulting Industry Experts (30-35%);

  • Provide Technical Guidance to Associate DS and DS, mentor, develop and deliver presentations and strategies: (10-15%).


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:

  • Bachelor’s degree with at least eight years of experience or Master’s degree with at least six years of experience or Ph.D. with at least three years of experience;

  • Educational preparation or applied experience in Machine Learning, Electrical/Industrial Engineering, Operation Research, Statistical or Quantitative Genetics, Statistics, Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, Genomics, Computational Biology, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science or other related quantitative discipline;

  • Strong proficiency in computational skills;

  • Skilled at the intermediate level building data models using R, Python or other statistical and/or mathematical programming packages;

  • Ability to demonstrate advanced professional competencies in linear modeling, scientific modeling and development and application of increased domain knowledge;

  • Proficiency in standard suite and/or modeling theories;

  • Familiarity with code repositories like GitHub;

  • Experience working in cloud computing environments;

  • Intermediate proficiency in machine learning algorithms and concepts;

  • Extensive experience in successful delivery of valuable analysis through application of domain knowledge;

  • Evidence of strong business acumen;

  • Ability to manage a larger more diverse and complex project/program;

  • Strong communication competencies to include presentations and delivery of complex quantitative analyses in a clear, concise and actionable manner to broad audiences and key stakeholders across multiple functions.


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. 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.

Location: United States : Missouri : Chesterfield

Division: Crop Science

Reference Code: 265201

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