Research Scientist

Research Scientist

Wilmar International Limited
2-5 years
48000 - 84000 SGD

Job Description

Wilmar International Limited is Asia’s leading agribusiness group. Wilmar International business activities include oil palm cultivation, edible oils refining, oilseeds crushing, consumer pack edible oils processing and merchandising, specialty fats, oleochemicals, and biodiesel manufacturing, and grains processing and merchandising. It has over 1,000 manufacturing plants and an extensive distribution network covering China, India, Indonesia and some 50 other countries. The Group is backed by a multinational workforce of about 100,000 people.


We are currently recruiting a position for a Research Scientist to join Wilmar’s corporate lab (WIL@NUS). The potential candidate will be primarily involved in data analytics and machine learning. The project objectives are to model analytical data collected from Wilmar's factories or R&D centers to predict quality parameters related to the product.


Main responsibilities (not limited to):

  • Manage and pre-process data
  • Ability to code and script based on specified tasks
  • Statistical analysis and machine learning experience in the following area
    • Forecasting using time series data
    • Neural networks, in particular recurrent and long short term memory networks
  • Versatile in applying computational techniques to solve open problems
  • Participate in seminars and research-in-progress meetings within the team and collaborators

Job requirements:

  • Team player and ability to communicate technical concepts to lay people
  • Ability to code in a few languages - R, python, java, bash
  • Machine learning and statistical background
  • Positive learning attitude towards new ideas

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