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A part of Colgate-Palmolive since 1976, Hill's Pet Nutrition offers the highest-quality pet nutrition available through product lines Prescription Diet® and Science Diet®. Veterinarians worldwide recommend and feed their own pets Hill's products more than any other brand of pet food.

Available in approximately 80 countries around the world, our extensive line of products includes more than 60 Prescription Diet brand pet foods and more than 50 Science Diet brand pet foods.

We believe all animals should be loved and cared for during their lifetimes. That is why we are proud our pet foods can make a difference in your pet's life.

A career at Hill’s Pet Nutrition or Colgate-Palmolive is an excellent opportunity if you seek a global experience, constant challenge, and development opportunities in an environment that respects work/life effectiveness.

Job Title:  Data Scientist/ Sr. Data Scientist

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Jan 8, 2023

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 146568 - Topeka, Kansas, United States

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. If you’re interested in work that matters, fueled by passion for pets, we invite you to apply.




  • Partner with stakeholders (R&D scientist or other Hill’s/CP groups) to execute data mining campaigns and deliver meaningful insights and hypotheses for nutritional impact on pet health.
  • Develop, validate, and implement programmatic approaches for data visualization, descriptive statistical analysis, and predictive modeling.
  • Develop analytical/ML approaches to transform image, mobility and other health related observations into quantifiable metrics
  • Develop programmatic strategies to identify and tackle data analytic problems 
  • Write, refine, and manage python scripts for data analytics 
  • Work with individuals throughout R&D to find key data sources, assess quality, and devise strategies for utilization
  • Work with current databases to build pipelines for manipulation, visualization, and descriptive/predictive modeling
  • Design data flows to extract data from organizational architecture and ETL into cloud architecture
  • Present work to R&D partners and make recommendations regarding implementation
  • Build data advanced visualizations including dashboards and custom javascript implementations
  • Share knowledge with immediate data science team through regular presentations of progress, struggles, and advances
  • Assist in training R&D scientists on basic python and analytical skills
  • Stay abreast of new developments in data science by attending conferences/webinars and following relevant sources. 


Minimum Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science or Data Science with a minimum of 3 years of data analytics/programming experience
  • OR PhD in Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science or related discipline and 1 year of data analytics/programming experience  is required
  • Experience with biological/health/nutrition data is required
  • Active GitHub account with examples of past work is preferred
  • Active contributor to open-source data science projects such as Kaggle competitions is preferred


Salary Range $77,120 - $158,445 USD


Pay is based on several non discriminatory factors including but not limited to experience, education, skills and office location. In addition to your salary, Colgate-Palmolive offers a performance based bonus and competitive benefits package.


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

Are you interested in working for Hill's Pet Nutrition? You can apply online and 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.

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.

Reasonable accommodation during the application process is available for persons with disabilities. Please contact with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.

Nearest Major Market: Topeka

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