Machine Learning Research Intern

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Job Title: Machine Learning Research Intern
Location: Residence Based, USA

Company: Bayer
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed & Biotechnology
Job Type: Internship/Summer Work Experience
Salary: Competitive
Job Description:


At Bayer we're visionaries, driven to solve the world's toughest challenges and striving for a world where 'Health for all Hunger for none' is no longer a dream, but a real possibility. We're doing it with energy, curiosity and sheer dedication, always learning from unique perspectives of those around us, expanding our thinking, growing our capabilities and redefining 'impossible'. There are so many reasons to join us. If you're hungry to build a varied and meaningful career in a community of brilliant and diverse minds to make a real difference, there's only one choice.


Machine Learning Research Intern 



The goal of this role will be to develop AI for gene expression prediction in corn. Applying various techniques, such as Large Language Modes/Transformers, will be expected. The individual will be expected to work collaboratively with interdisciplinary scientists (e.g. biologists, engineers, geneticists, machine learning scientists), IT and engineering professionals across the organization to achieve this and other critical problems and answer important questions that drive key decisions for the business.



The primary responsibilities of this role are to:

  • Develop state of the art AI-assisted genetic discovery tools to uncover novel genetics with optimal phenotypic performance by leveraging advanced mathematical models and theoretically proven concepts of machine learning: from Large Language Models, to Bayesian optimization, and/or graph theory.
  • Train and analyze AI techniques on industry s most extensive global agriculture dataset (i.e. genetic and phenotypic data) in the world, including highly controlled and real world data.
  • Identify how complex genetic interactions lead to observed phenotypes in an efficient and interpretable manner and determine whether these insights lead to better design and predictions for our current and future intelligent pipelines.
  • Assess feasibility and develop Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML) for predicting phenotypes from high-resolution genetic inputs.
  • Investigate the efficacy of gene regulatory networks to establish an interpretable representation tool for realizing new trait experiments and gene editing targets in corn.
  • Be asked to lead or assist in several areas, such as: gather, curate, and quality control new data sources across Research and Development (R&D) teams.
  • Work on a team as an individual contributor with other Data Scientists and builds cross functional relationships between Crop Science, Pharma, and Consumer Health divisions to collaboratively partner and effectively network within the Data Science Community.


Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values, more specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:


Required Qualifications:

  • Currently pursuing a Ph.D. in at least one of the following areas: Machine/Deep Learning, Bayesian Statistics, Uncertainty Quantification, Computational Biology, Computer Science, Probability, Probabilistic modeling, Nonlinear Dynamics, Hierarchical models, Applied Mathematics, or other related quantitative discipline.
  • Well-versed in Python coding, data wrangling, and a solid understanding of AI/ML model basics, implementation, and tuning.
  • Experience with Machine Learning areas such as supervised/unsupervised learning, language models, and/or Bayesian methods.


This is a remote position. 


Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and want to impact our mission Science for a better life, we encourage you to apply now. Be part of something bigger. Be you. Be Bayer. 
To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.
Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans
Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below. 

Bayer is an E-Verify Employer.  
Location: Residence Based     
Division: Crop Science    
Reference Code: 799918     

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Job Post Date: 08/24/23
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