DATA ANALYST INTERN-Spring 2023

The Opportunity:

This is a paid, part-time, hourly position (10-30 hours/week) for SPRING 2023 sited in State College, PA. This is NOT a remote work opportunity. The Data Analyst Intern is expected to fully engage in routine, on-site work and collaboration with the team located at Innovation Park in State College.

USD Pay Range: $15-22/hour commensurate with education and experience.

  • This internship is designed to be a quality learning experience for the best, brightest, and most ambitious undergraduate (junior/senior) and graduate students in our area whose academic pursuits include achieving a B.S. degree in Math, Applied Sciences, Data Science, Engineering, or other related field.

  • This Internship is offered in a “start-up,” entrepreneurial setting that offers unique opportunities to integrate, expand, refine, and synthesize knowledge from diverse disciplines, courses, and areas of experience. It provides circumstances where successful Interns can apply higher-order thinking skills (critical thinking, observation, recording, analysis, interpretation, evaluation, complex problem solving, etc.) to “real world” work situations while acquiring and refining skills in leadership, teamwork, and personal accountability.

 

About Croptix:

Headquartered in State College, PA, Croptix is a venture-backed, AgTech, start-up located in Innovation Park. Croptix offers farmers a practical, affordable, crop disease screening solution that “sees” the symptoms of plant disease inside of leaves before those symptoms are visible to the human eye and before the disease has time to spread. The services leverage advanced analytics coupled with field deployable sensor technology to equip farmers with the tools to diagnose crop disease early and take effective action to reduce losses due to disease. Currently Croptix is focused on providing a service solution to citrus farmers in the United States dealing with devastating citrus diseases, including HuangLongBing disease, which has no cure and has plagued citrus production globally. 

Croptix is looking to immediately hire exceptional Data Analyst Interns who can add even more horsepower to our development, performance, validation, production systems and processes to allow Croptix to deliver new tools to our farmers to detect and mitigate crop loss. Croptix needs creative problem solvers with strong project management skills who meet deadlines while working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, who are passionate about bringing technology solutions to agriculture to improve and protect food production.

The qualifications listed below give an overview of the job duties and the job requirements. This position is a paid, part-time internship and Croptix recognizes that even the strongest candidates for the job might not have all of these skills on Day 1. This is a work experience that is intended to enrich and compliment the educational experiences of our student workers.

Job Duties and Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

  • Working independently and collaboratively on projects as part of our Analytics team.

  • Developing tools to help us process data more efficiently.

  • Building Machine Learning models to help improve our disease-classifying algorithms.

Skills, Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Currently a student (undergraduate or graduate) in good standing with focus on B.S. degree in Math, Applied Sciences, Data Science, Engineering, or equivalent.

  • Clear communication skills: our deliverables come in the form of PDF reports, slide decks, wiki pages, Jupyter notebooks, conference posters, and conversations.

  • Python programming experience (numpy, pandas, scikit-learn).

  • Experience using some or all of the following machine learning algorithms: logistic regression, random forest, XGBoost, principal components analysis, linear discriminant analysis.

  • Familiarity with Jupyter, QGIS3, GitHub, Slack, G Suite (Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Drive).

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.  This company does not sponsor applicants for work visas.

  • If hired, must adhere to all company policies and procedures and other prescribed best practices/industry standards.

Preferred Additional Experience:

  • Previous work experience as a Data Analyst.

  • Familiarity with MySQL.

  • Experience building Python packages.

  • Experience working with spectral data and/or signal processing.

  • Experience designing experiments.

  • Knowledge of statistics fundamentals: (generalized) linear models, mixed models, outlier detection.

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If you are excited about the position and feel that you could bring valuable experience to our team, we encourage you to apply!

 

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Disclaimer:

  • The company actively assists CPT/OPT-eligible students in achieving their career objectives.  CPT/OPT eligible students from Penn State University are encouraged to apply for this part-time position.

  • For this position, the company does not sponsor applicants for work visas.

  • The Company reserves the right to alter, change, modify and/or terminate this job posting at any time without notice, or obligation. No recruiters, please; principal applicants only.

  • Croptix is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Employment with our company is based solely on a person's merit and qualifications directly related to professional competence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, family status, marital status, pregnancy, or related condition (including breastfeeding), sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status, or any other or any other basis protected by law.

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to careers@croptix.solutions and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.