Job Location: Bangalore
Where you fit
Chemometrics and Digital Chemistry is at the forefront of the energy transition; be it for the design of digital chemistry solutions for catalysts, chemicals, fuels, lubes in Shell’s conventional product portfolio or in the energy transition portfolio for Hydrogen and storage, to name a few.
In this role, you are going to be a key part of pushing the frontiers of digital innovation in process chemometrics, data science, digital chemistry and materials science, applying multivariate statistical and chemometric modelling and optimization techniques for accelerating the design and development of digital products, including advanced AI methodology. As an expert in data modelling and analysis, you would be required to work on projects and contribute to the growth of the team portfolio in Catalysis, Chemicals, and Renewable Energy Solutions.
What’s the role?
As Data Science Researcher, your accountabilities are:
- Delivery and impact: you will need to interface well within Shell for bringing in problems worth solving from diverse LoBs and stakeholders and land tangible, quantifiable impactful delivery as recorded in the Impact Management Framework and beyond.
- External trends: You will need to keep an eye and leverage external trends to bring in cutting edge innovation in this space. Established connections and credibility in external professional bodies and academic community will be a plus. Leveraging open innovation and a commercial mindset with strong customer focus is a critical element of this role.
- Differentiated capability: you will need to continue building on and expand on our differentiated expertise in chemometrics modelling, multivariate statistical/probabilistic learning, design of experiments and process modelling and optimization for areas like LNG, GTL, Chemicals, Bio-Refining, Fuels & Lubricants, but also contributing to the growth of the team in new areas such as CO2 abatement, Circularity & Bio products, XTL, H2, Wind, among others. You need to work closely with the relevant stakeholders from PTX, business and external customers. You would need to seek opportunities to apply machine learning and AI where appropriate.
What we need from you
When it comes to nurturing collaborative stakeholder relations, it’s your excellent people skills that will make the difference. You will inspire people to make changes that will have a direct impact on our commercial success. Furthermore, you will have the following skills and experiences:
- At least a PhD in computer science, engineering, mathematics, theoretical science, statistics, or operational research with experience in large-scale parameterization with at least 4 years relevant PQE.
- For this role, we prefer an AI specialist with experience in advanced fields such as reinforcement learning, GANs, meta learning, active learning, etc. applied to industrial process modelling and optimization, including (hyperspectral) image analysis.
- Proven experience in deterministic and stochastic optimization.
- Knowledge in the design of experiments, general linear modeling, multivariate analysis, statistical modeling, and/or time series modeling is a plus.
- A problem-solving mindset and an enthusiasm for learning new skills.
- Must have strong technical skills to develop advanced analytics algorithms/models.
- Hands-on code development (MATLAB, Python, Java, R).
- Experience using Git to manage models, and source code.
- Significant experience and track record of strategic business delivery from R&D and consultancy projects.
- Demonstrated people management and stakeholder engagement skills.
An innovative place to work
There’s never been a more exciting time to work at Shell. Everyone here is helping solve one of the biggest challenges facing the world today: bringing the benefits of energy to everyone on the planet, whilst managing the risks of climate change.
Join us and you’ll add your talent and imagination to a business with the power to shape the future – whether by investing in renewables, exploring new ways to store energy or developing technology that helps the world to use energy more efficiently.
An inclusive place to work
To power progress together, we need to attract and develop the brightest minds and make sure every voice is heard. Here are just some of the ways we’re nurturing an inclusive environment – one where you can express your ideas, extend your skills and reach your potential…
- We’re creating a space where people with disabilities can excel through transparent recruitment process, workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Feel free to let us know about your circumstances when you apply, and we’ll take it from there.
- We’re closing the gender gap – whether that’s through action on equal pay or by enabling more women to reach senior roles in engineering and technology.
- We’re striving to be a pioneer of an inclusive and diverse workplace, promoting equality for employees regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
- We consider ourselves a flexible employer and want to support you finding the right balance. We encourage you to discuss this with us in your application.
A rewarding place to work
Combine our creative, collaborative environment and global operations with an impressive range of benefits and joining Shell becomes an inspired career choice.
We’re huge advocates for career development. We’ll encourage you to try new roles and experience new settings. By pushing people to reach their potential, we frequently help them find skills they never knew they had, or make career moves they never thought possible.