Associate Data Scientist

Location US-IL-Northbrook | US-NC-Raleigh | CA-Ottawa | US-DC-Washington D.C.
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General – Green Earth – Safer World

At UL, we know why we come to work.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Associate Data Scientist at UL Standards and Engagement.

The Associate Data Scientist uses mathematical and statistical concepts and theories to collect and analyze data to support the identification of solutions to business problems for UL Standards & Engagement (ULSE). The Associate Data Scientist performs statistical analysis on experimental or business data to identify, validate and quantify trends or patterns based on guidance from business or research leaders. Constructs predictive models, algorithms, and probability engines to support data analysis or product functions; verifies model and algorithm effectiveness based on real-world results. Designs experiments and methodologies to generate and collect data for business use.

UL Standards and Engagement:

At UL Standards and Engagement, we wake up every day with a common purpose: to make the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place. Science is in our DNA; we are endlessly curious and passionate about seeking and speaking the truth. We take delight in knowing that our work makes a meaningful contribution to society, and we are proud that our culture is centered on integrity, collaboration, inclusion and excellence. Underwriters Laboratories stands at the forefront of technological advancement, and we are continually challenged to find new ways to foster innovation and positive change. Satisfying? Yes. Exciting? Absolutely.

What you’ll learn & achieve:

As the Associate Data Scientist, you will play a key role in the rapid growth of UL Standards and Engagement as you:

  • Identify sources of credible data and maintain data catalogs to provide key data sources to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Cleanse, structures, and transform data to test hypothesis, model complex systems and identify patterns. Prepare and analyze program/model output to allow for efficient data analysis.
  • Conduct in-depth data analyses using traditional and statistical methods. Implement algorithms and software to perform analyses.
  • Transform complex data into creative graphs, tables, charts, and other graphics in order to present and/or share the data in a comprehensive and concise manner.
  • Write supporting methodology, analysis, and conclusion sections for inclusion in research papers, proposals, and presentations.
  • Contribute to and maintain a library of data files, models, code and documentation related to projects.
  • Perform other duties as directed.

What makes you a great fit:

The ideal candidate will bring several qualities to the team, including:

  • Solid technical knowledge and experience working with R, SAS, Java, or Python programming language. Strong in Microsoft Excel, data cleansing and data integration skills.
  • Ability to quickly understand new concepts and apply concepts to specific analytical problems with guidance from other data science team members.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate with technical and non-technical internal and stakeholders.
  • Ability to organize, analyze and correlate data information.
  • Problem solving and project management skills to identify issues and concerns as they arise and recommend practical solutions for improvement
  • Strong written and oral communication, and presentation skills. 
  • Ability to work and collaborate with others in a fast-paced environment with organization, attention to detail, responsiveness, and accountability. 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite products, specifically PowerPoint, Word and Excel.

Professional education and experience requirements for the role include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in mathematics, statistics, computer science or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in data and statistical analysis.

UL has COVID-19 protocols and policies in place to ensure the safety of our employees, customers and clients. Effective November 1, 2021, the company mandates that employees are vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment (except where prohibited by law), subject to reasonable accommodation as required by law.

What you’ll experience working at UL:

  • Mission: For UL Standards and Engagement, corporate and social responsibility isn’t new. Making the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place has been our business model for the last 128 years and is deeply ingrained in everything we do.
  • People: Ask any UL Standards and Engagement employee what they love most about working here, and you’ll almost always hear, “the people.” Going beyond what is possible is the standard at UL Standards and Engagement. We’re able to deliver the best because we employ the best.
  • Interesting work: Every day is different for us here as we eagerly anticipate the next innovation that our customers’ create. We’re inspired to take on the challenge that will transform how people live, work and play. And as a global company, in many roles, you will get international experience working with colleagues around the world.
  • Grow & achieve: We learn, work and grow together with targeted development, reward and recognition programs as well as our very own UL University that offers extensive training programs for employees at all stages, including a technical training track for applicable roles.
  • Total Rewards: All employees at UL Standards and Engagement are eligible for bonus compensation. UL Standards and Engagement offers a generous 401k matching structure of up to 5% of eligible pay. Additionally, we invest an additional 4% into your retirement saving fund after your first year of continuous employment. We provide Healthcare Reimbursement Accounts and Health Savings Accounts that UL Standards and Engagement contributes to twice per year! Depending on your role, you can work with your manager on flexible working arrangements. We also provide employees with paid time off including vacation, holiday, sick and volunteer time off.

Learn More:

About UL Standards and Engagement:

UL Standards and Engagement is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing safety science research through the discovery and application of scientific knowledge. We conduct rigorous independent research and analyze safety data, convene experts worldwide to address risks, share knowledge through safety education and public outreach initiatives, and develop standards to guide safe commercialization of evolving technologies. We foster communities of safety, from grassroots initiatives for neighborhoods to summits of world leaders. Our organization employs collaborative and scientific approaches with partners and stakeholders to drive innovation and progress toward improving safety, security, and sustainability, ultimately enhancing societal well-being.

Our wholly owned subsidiary, UL Inc., advances our shared public safety mission. We fund our work through grants, the licensing of standards documents and the business activities of UL Inc., which conducts testing, verification and certification, and provides training and advisory services, along with data-driven reporting and decision-making tools for customers around the world.

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