Data & AI Officer (ISS 03) Starting in January 2021
Would you like to develop a career in one of the most promising sustainable growth sectors? The Blue Economy is an emerging sector which encourages better stewardship of our ocean and of 'blue' marine resources. Like the Green Economy, the Blue Economy model aims for the improvement of human wellbeing and social equity, while significantly reducing environmental impact and the management of scarce natural marine resources. A visionary player of the Blue Economy, Ínclita Seaweed Solutions (ISS), is a very dynamic and purpose-driven Portuguese marine biotech start-up, dedicated to the sustainable development, production, valorisation and commercialisation of functional seaweed extracts for the cosmetic, and nutraceuticals (Human and Pet) industries, tailored to customer needs. ISS is an aspiring B Corp, and committed to the creation of shared value for all its stakeholders. At ISS, we are now facing exciting times, initiating the company’s scale-up plan which immediately includes the sustainable strengthening of its vibrant team.
We are currently looking to immediately hire, on a long-term basis, a very enthusiastic Data & AI Officer at the beginning of his / her career, willing to drive ISS’s digital and data agenda thriving in ISS and the European Blue Economy ecosystem. You would be able to make a difference while in-house digital / AI and data officer working with a team sharing the common mission of creating value via Seaweed Marine Biotechnology, from transformation knowledge and data into marketable and proprietary data & AI solutions. If you are passionate about the Ocean, Sustainability and would like to contribute to the Blue Economy growth, this career window is for you!! If you are freshly holding a BSc or MSc in Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology or related educational background, and, mostly, willing to endure with us a Blue Economy career delivering the next generation of sustainable and natural-based Blue ingredients, and derived digital and data solutions, this is for you!!
Scope areaDevelopment of a proprietary seaweed data and AI toolbox for Cosmetics and Nutraceuticals applications.
Admission requirements - BSc or MSc in Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Bioestastistics, Bioinformatics, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology or similar areas - Immediate availability (stated in the motivation letter see below) - No previous contributions for the Portuguese Social Security (mandatory requirement) - English working level - MS Office (Excel, Word and Power Point, Outlook) experience - Any software commonly used in Data Analysis such as SPSS, R, Python, or other Preferential factors to be considered - Experience in AI / Machine Learning - Experience in Data Mining and Management - Experience in Algorithm programming from conceptualisation to execution - Experience in Project Management - Experience in Innovation processes - International academic, internship or business experience valorised
Values & Attitudes - Entrepreneurial spirit - “Just do it” mindset - Problem solving attitude - Team spirit and collaboration - Intellectual curiosity and continuous learning ability - Perseverance and drive - Understanding of ESG and Blue Economy trends -Willing to travel, when required
Work plan With great dynamism, the Candidate will be the team’s Data & AI officer. The candidate work will include: the structuring, organisation and management of the seaweed knowledge database. S/he will drive the development, implementation and improvement of the digital interface concept and will develop and continuously improve the algorithm that will support product and business development activities.
Work place The work will be carried out at the ISS head office, with headquarters located in CIIMAR - Novo Edifício do Terminal de Cruzeiros do Porto de Leixões, Av. General Norton de Matos, s/n, Matosinhos, or other ISS future locations, under the scientific supervision of Diogo Bastos, ISS co-founder.
What is in it for you? First, the satisfaction of finishing your day knowing you would be working for a highly innovative, sustainable and purpose-driven startup, contributing to the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals. Second, the opportunity to collaborate with an agile team and network of ecosystem partners striving to have a real impact and make the world a better place. Third, you would have an enormous room to manoeuvre and develop as a professional. We are a wildly ambitious and experienced group of people, who believe in personal development and growth.
Salary & Benefits Gross monthly salary: € 1,068.88; 14 months/ year + Food allowance and work accidents insurance + Variable according to ISS HR valorization plan
Candidate selection methods The first ranking of candidates will be performed after a CV evaluation based on: • Academic qualification: 30% • Experience according to the preferential factors: 50% • Values & Attitudes according the motivation letter: 20% When necessary, an interview will be done to the top candidates, after which a final ranking will be performed based on: • CV and experience in the field evaluation: 50% • Interview: 50% The selected jury reserves the right to not assign the contract if none of the candidates meets all requirements and match the desired profile.
Deadline for application The call is open from the 26th of April 2021 until the 14th of May 2021, or until a best suited candidate is selected. We only accept applications that include the following elements: ONE detailed Curriculum Vitae TWO copy of the eligibility certificates THREE a motivational letter written in English
The motivational letter must indicate the reference of the job posting (as indicated in this announcement).
Applications must be sent by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, and in the subject, it is mandatory to include the reference of the position to which you apply. The applications that do not include all the elements previously indicated will not be considered.