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BASF Internship Data Science - Crop Modelling (m/f/d) in Köln, Germany

Job Field : IT / Information Management

Location : Köln,DEU

Company : BASF Digital Farming GmbH

Job ID : EN58951522ONLE2

Do you have any questions about the application process or the position?

Mrs. Claudia Mekelburg (Talent Acquisition) Phone no.: +49 (0)30 2005 59871

Please note that we do not return paper applications including folders. Please submit copies only and no original documents.

xarvio Digital Farming Solutions powered by BASF is at the forefront of the digital transformation of agriculture optimizing crop production. xarvio offers digital products, based on a global leading crop model platform, which deliver independent field-zone-specific agronomic advice enabling farmers to produce their crops most efficiently and sustainable. The xarvio products SCOUTING, FIELD MANAGER and HEALTHY FIELDS are being used by farmers in more than 100 countries worldwide. Working at BASF Digital Farming GmbH is equally as innovative as our products: we have a global network and work with agile methodologies in a start-up atmosphere. Join our team! Learn more about xarvio at or visit any of our social media channels.

Agriculture is all about balance. The balance that is crucial to everyone's existence - also applies to our Agricultural Solutions division. We connect innovative thinking with practical action to find the right balance for success - for farmers, agriculture and future generations. With seeds and traits, crop protection and digital solutions, we help farmers produce food more efficiently, protect the land and meet the needs of society.

What you can expect

Be part of our team for three to six months that shapes crop protection in a way that it will look like tomorrow and provide agronomic insights to foster a disruptive crop protection business model.

  • You will support crop modelling activities by developing a robust web application which handles with machine learning models, mechanistical models, data sources, data structures visualization as well as analytics.

  • Furthermore, you will present results using advanced web frameworks.

  • In addition, you will work on model interfaces with project stakeholders and provide feedback such as propose improvements.

  • You will support project planning as well as trial operations.

What we expect

  • enrolled in Computer Science, Geoinformatics, Data analytics, Data science or another related field

  • experience with Django web framework as well as requesting and creating APIs

  • advance programming skills in Python

  • experience with data structure using python (Pandas, json, NumPy), especially with asynchronized http requests in python

  • familiar with geospatial data and tools (Gdal, Geopandas, Rasterio), JavaScript, Linux, Amazon web services, Nginx

  • fluent English skills

We offer

From day one you will be part of the BASF family. You will get involved in challenging fields of activity and have the opportunity to work on exciting projects in an interdisciplinary environment. Depending on the location of the respective group company you will get to know BASF and participate in various workshops and guided tours. In this way you will make numerous interesting experiences and get a deep insight into the world's leading chemical company.

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