AirLiquide: Research Scientist – Data Mining

Work on challenging problems in Air Liquide Home Healthcare and Industrial Business. Air Liquide is a world leader in gases for industry, health and the environment.

AirLiquide Company: AirLiquide
Location: Newark, DE

Air Liquide, world leader in gases for industry, health and the environment, is offering a full time position within the Applied Mathematics group of its Delaware Research and Technology Center.

The Applied Mathematics R&D group at Air Liquide has an opening for a full time Research Scientist focused on data analytics and machine learning.

The researcher will have the opportunity to work on challenging problems in Air Liquide's Home Healthcare and Industrial Merchant (IM) business lines. Air Liquide operates a home healthcare network in Europe and North America with over 1 million patients. Air Liquide is developing technologies using data analytics and predictive modeling to improve patient quality of life as well as treatment compliance and clinical efficacy for patients with COPD, sleep apnea and chronic respiratory failure. Within Industrial Merchant, Air Liquide is developing data mining methodologies to improve the reliability and efficiency of delivering products and services to our customers.

The researcher will develop and maintain a strong interaction with Air Liquide's business groups and have the chance to interact with a diverse group of researchers in Air Liquide's state-of-the-art Delaware Research and Technology Center located in Newark, Delaware.

The objective of this position is to drive innovation in research projects focused on the development of methodologies and tools (descriptive analytics and predictive models) using historical and real time operational and transactional data in order to improve reliability and efficiency of operations, improve overall business effectiveness, and maximize value to the customer, patient and Air Liquide. Focusing on applications for the IM and Healthcare business lines, the researcher will be responsible to:
  • Collaborate with operating entities to define the problem and business requirements, translate them into functional design specifications, and develop solutions. Identify, evaluate and select industrial or academic partners as needed.
  • Work with IT and external organizations to obtain data as needed, clean the data, visualize, and analyze the data
  • Develop analytical solutions using methods including but not limited to clustering, regression, classification and time series analysis to analyze historical and real time data from global operations.
  • Program, implement, test and verify performance of these methodologies with prototype tools developed with R, Python, Java, Javascript, Matlab or similar development environments.
  • Define and develop industrial tools based upon the prototype performance verification, ensure transfer of the tool to the operational entities and provide support for the industrial deployment
  • Train team members on the details of the implemented methodology, thus ensuring sustainability of the solution for Air Liquide.
  • Publish research in internal R&D reports, at conferences and peer-reviewed journals

  • PhD in Computer Science or related field; 3 or more years of industrial experience is preferred.
  • A strong background and experience in statistics, machine learning, and advanced regression techniques, and experience with statistical analysis tools such as R is required.
  • Strong programming skills in Python, Java, Javascript or similar language are required, and experience in relational database modeling and a working knowledge of SQL is preferred.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (written and oral) with an excellent publication record in conferences and journals
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary and international team
  • Self motivated individual with ability to define and solve problems in collaboration with AL business partners

Delaware Research and Technology Center (United States) 200 GBC Drive, Newark, DE 19702

Interested applicants can send their resume and cover letter to
Brian Besancon, Applied Mathematics Group Manager

Air Liquide - present in 80 countries with nearly 50,000 employees - is the world leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health. Air Liquide's presence in the U.S. dates back to 1916. Today, Air Liquide companies in the U.S. employ over 5,000 employees in over 200 locations nationwide, including more than 140 industrial gas plants and multiple regional offices. Additionally, Air Liquide owns and operates a state-of-the-art R&D center, the Delaware Research & Technology Center (DRTC), in Newark. The DRTC is one of Air Liquide's 8 major R&D centers worldwide.

Air Liquide produces and supplies oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen, and rare gases to customers in a range of industries: energy, refining, chemicals, glass, steel, electronics, healthcare, food & beverage, electronics, mining, space and aeronautics, and others. Air Liquide's products, applications and services are driven by innovative technologies to help optimize industrial efficiency and protect the environment. Air Liquide's sustainable solutions help customers manufacture indispensable products that are essential to everyday life.

Innovation is one of the founding values of Air Liquide, and remains an integral part of Air Liquide's business culture and overall strategy. We focus on expanding our offer through constant innovation. Through our robust research and development program, we work to create new solutions for customers, expand into new markets, and evolve our business. At Air Liquide, we believe innovation is crucial to technological progress and sustainable growth.