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Data Science Research Leader, University of Illinois Researc...


The Dow Chemical Company
Headquarters: Champaign, IL
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Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™ is seeking a Data Science Research Leader for its Center located at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Research Park. The incumbent will join our global Data Science and Informatics group working on predictive analytics for digital agriculture.

At Corteva Agriscience™, you’ll become part of an interdisciplinary, global work environment in which you will operate as a science leader who will encourage and promote disruptive advances by applying state-of-the-art methods in sensor-fusion, data science, and artificial intelligence to mine critical problems spanning multiple segments of the organization. Your strong and extensive background in remote-sensing fundamentals, machine/deep learning, statistics and optimization will enable us to gain insights from a wide array of structured and unstructured datasets consisting of global-scale spatio-temporal sources (farm-equipment, UAV, satellite, weather, soils etc.), proximal sensors and IoT streams. This is a critical position with strategic impact on our business and you will play a major role by driving innovation in agriculture technology.

Working closely with researchers across the organization, UIUC interns and faculty, you will lead development and deployment of sophisticated end-to-end solutions on a wide range of problems in digital agriculture. This will require excellent interpersonal communication skills and an aptitude for building networks, within and outside the company.

Key Job responsibilities include:
  • Conduct exploratory research (aligned with business objectives) and establish a center of excellence (with focus on sensor-fusion data-science) at the research park, with a mix of university and internal researchers.
  • Hire and mentor interns in relevant disciplines.
  • Develop relationships with professors from relevant departments for innovation, collaboration and/or consulting.
  • Develop and maintain excellent relationship with all students and help in driving student engagement and performance
  • Establish relationship with other research park companies to enable innovation and possible collaborations