BASF - Weather/Climate Data Scientist Internship (Weather Downscaling) –

At BASF, we create chemistry through the power of connected minds. By balancing economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, we are building a more sustainable future through chemistry. As the world’s leading chemical company, we help our customers in nearly every industry meet the current and future needs of society through science and innovation.

We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment with a strong emphasis on process safety, as well as the safety of our employees and the communities we operate in and are always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development.

And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s Best Employers in 2019. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!
Weather/Climate Data Scientist Internship (Weather Downscaling) – BASF Digital Farming

Where the Chemistry Happens
We are currently seeking an individual like you for a weather and climate data scientist internship in our Digital Farming organization. The BASF Digital Farming team develops weather, remote sensing, and model-based agricultural solutions for addressing crop production challenges and components: disease and nutrient management, yield prediction, phenology, seeding, and sustainability.

In the weather/climate data intern role, you will develop data-driven and machine learning downscaling methods that improve estimates of field-specific agrometeorological variables using state-of-the-art weather station observations and various historical and forecast weather/climate geospatial datasets. You will have the opportunity to interface closely with BASF Digital Farming’s R&D teams – weather, remote sensing, agricultural modeling, and data science– to provide support for model design, implementation, and use.

This is an excellent opportunity to not only expand your knowledge in weather/climate and applications to agronomy, but also gain valuable practical experience in modern data science packages and frameworks, geospatial analytics, and AWS cloud technologies.

Formula for Success

  • Degree progression or R&D experience in one or more of the following: atmospheric sciences, earth sciences, agronomic sciences, computer science, or geography
  • Experience or familiarity with at least one modern data science language, preferably Python or R (Python strongly preferred)
  • Experience or familiarity with weather/climate statistical downscaling methods, data wrangling and analyzing both weather station observations and geospatial weather/climate datasets
  • Strong interest in combining meteorology, climatology, remote sensing, and agronomic science to address complex crop production challenges and environmental sustainability
  • Strong collaboration and communication skills for working with a remote team

Send your résumé and cover letter to Jared Oyler (jared.oyler@basf.com) and Sonya Miller (sonya.miller@basf.com) to apply for this internship.