Data Scientist Intern
Posted on Indeed on Feb 23, 2021

Data Scientist, Intern

Clara Foods is a San Francisco based start-up creating animal-free food ingredients for a more sustainable food system. Following a successful Series B raise in 2019 and with major technology advancements in 2020, the organization is accelerating commercialization of the world's first animal-free egg protein, working with industry collaborators to produce products with higher levels of protein and unique functionalities.


Clara’s data team brings together scientists, engineers, and designers to craft tailor made data tools and models that accelerate and inform every part of the organization. We are excited to welcome an intern to grow with us starting in the summer of 2021. This team is weaving data products into the fabric of the organization from machine learning in genomics data to process optimization and mining on flavor. We are looking for folks eager to learn about and collaborate with many different disciplines.


Note: All candidates must be enrolled in an undergrad or masters program in a relevant discipline during the duration of internship. Qualified new graduates may consider applying to other positions.

Reports to: Director of Data Science & Technologies

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Ideal start date: June/July 2021

Location: Remote, you will be expected to be available during regular business hours (9am to 5pm Pacific Time)

About You

You are excited to work with others in applying machine learning, statistics, data visualization, and software engineering to solve complex problems in biology, food science, operations, and sustainability. You may or may not be fluent in all of these different areas but are eager to build your knowledge broadly while working with many other parts of the company.


Responsibilities

Like others on the team, you will shepard your high impact work from conception to release:

  • Co-designing data science solutions with other teams and partners.
  • Experimenting in complex problems and datasets, often using machine learning.
  • Storytelling about your findings for different audiences, often with data visualization.
  • Creating conduits for data that unite different teams together.
  • Building software-based tools around your work.


Skills and Requirements


We are building a team of diverse skills and backgrounds so encourage folks to apply even if they don’t have all of the following desired skills but want to work with many different tools and technologies:

  • Python programming
  • Machine learning-based modeling
  • Statistics
  • Data visualization
  • Building data services
  • Working with SQL databases
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S for Clara Foods


Note: though most employees are currently working from home, you will be expected to be available during regular business hours (9am to 5pm Pacific Time)


What Clara can Offer:

  • Paid internship.
  • An engaging and fulfilling way to practice cutting edge data science and software engineering.
  • Customized program, learning objectives, and duration for you and your goals.
  • Opportunity to conduct cutting edge research in a great team environment.
  • Unlimited supply of sparkling water, granola bars, local coffees, and teas.
  • Monthly all-hands meetings and cross-functional training opportunities.
  • Company merch, IT support, and company-provided electronic equipment.
  • Free parking, renovated gym, lounge/patio area, yoga + cycling classes onsite
  • Weekly virtual happy hours & lunches
  • Close to South San Francisco Bart and CalTrain stations (Shuttles run directly from our building to these stations)


About Clara Foods™

Clara Foods™ is a Bay Area venture capital-backed company working towards a disruptive advance in food technology by producing animal proteins without the animal using fermentation. We join a new generation of entrepreneurs, activists, and scientists who recognize that the decades-old factory farm model cannot sustain the dietary needs of 7 billion people and counting - and that technology may hold a solution.


As much as the growing market demands for animal protein production exert pressure on food producers to improve their efficiencies and outputs, there is also growing public distaste for the environmental, animal welfare, and health compromises of industrial-scale animal agriculture.


Clara Foods™ aims to subvert this moral and economic deadlock by taking the animal out of the equation. We’re bringing products to the table that are produced completely animal-free, use less land and water inputs, while matching the taste, nutritional value, and unique culinary properties of animal proteins.


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