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Data Scientist

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Date: Nov 5, 2018

Location: Topeka, KS, US

Work that matters, fueled by passion for pets!  At Hill’s we have a purpose.  Every day around the world, we transform the lives of millions of pet families through pioneering innovation, amazing nutrition, and the best and brightest people. Founded more than 75 years ago with an unwavering commitment to pet nutrition, Hills' mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets.

HILL'S® Prescription Diet® therapeutic pet foods, HILL'S® Science Diet® and HILL'S® Ideal Balance™ wellness pet foods are sold worldwide. Hill’s is a division of Colgate-Palmolive, a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, with sales of products in more than 200 countries.  To learn more about Hill's and Colgate, please visit and, or find us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Location: Topeka, Kansas, United States
Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
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Job Summary
  • The focus of the Data Scientist role is to analyze large amounts of complex raw and processed information to find patterns that will improve our understanding of the relationship between nutrition and health/wellbeing.
  • The individual will be responsible for modeling complex scientific problems, discovering insights and identifying opportunities through the use of statistical, algorithmic, mining and visualization techniques.
  • In addition to advanced analytic skills, s/he will also be proficient at integrating and preparing large, varied datasets, architecting specialized database and computing environments, and communicating results.
  • Should be highly analytical with solid expertise in analysis, math and statistics.
  • Critical thinking, creativity and problem-solving skills are essential for success in this role.
  • We also want to see experience and a passion for machine-learning and research.
  • Primary goal in this role will be to lead projects to identify patterns from structured and unstructured data to generate hypotheses for new nutritional products and matching existing and future products to optimal market segments.
  • Collaboration with researchers in project teams; timely delivery of results and clear communication are essential to success.
Education/ Experience Requirements
  • PhD in Computer Science, Engineering, Applied Math, Biology, Physics or relevant quantitative science field with at least 2 years of experience in data analysis/ data science role or MSc with at least 6 years of relevant experience in data science role.
Expected Areas of Skills
  • Proven experience as a Data Scientist or Data Analyst with data mining responsibilities
  • Demonstrated understanding of machine-learning approaches, preferably in context of biomedical/biological research
  • Knowledge of R, SQL and Python; familiarity with Scala, Java or C++ is an asset
  • Experience using business intelligence tools (e.g. Tableau) and distributed data frameworks (e.g.
  • Hadoop)
  • Analytical mind and business acumen
  • Strong applied math skills
  • Problem-solving
  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills

Are you interested in working for Hill's Pet Nutrition? You can apply to work with us using this online application. Attach all relevant documents such as a cover letter and resume or CV. Applications received by e-mail are not considered in the selection process.

Become part of our team. We look forward to your application.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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