What you will do
As a Plant Scientist at Source, you will team up with our Data Scientists and Software Engineers to better understand how plants develop and grow in a controlled environment and how climate and crop handling can be used to optimize trade-offs between yield, costs, and resource usage. And you will work with our data science and engineering teams to translate this knowledge into data-driven algorithms that can be used by our customers.
You are the linking pin between Artificial Intelligence and Plant Science through hands-on development and helping our team to better understand the fascinating world of plants.
Translate complex relationships that drive crop development and growth into causal relations and explore counterfactual analysis
Design and build simulations of crop development and growth based on plant physiology and mathematical models
Test and improve models with historical datasets of real-world greenhouse operations
Analyze historical data from our partners to uncover new patterns and train models
Design experiments to both validate models built and generate data required to build new ones
Work in a multi-disciplinary environment with specialists in machine learning, engineering and agronomy
Team up with our Junior Plant Scientist to build out our plant science team
MSc or Ph.D. degree in Plant Sciences, Bioinformatics, or Computational biology
3+ years experience, ideally working at phenotype models for (vine) crops
Familiar with the horticulture industry
Strong analytical skills to translate biological problems into appropriate statistical models, and to interpret and translate results back into concrete actions
Proven track record of developing and deploying plant physiology models and/or tools
Proficiency in a mathematical or statistical programming language (e.g. R, Python, Matlab)
Good presentation and communication skills with the ability to explain complex analytical concepts to people from other fields
Learn and master new technologies, techniques, and skills
Explore the unknown and challenge the status quo
Think independently and is not afraid to speak up
Engage in both technical and execution challenges and strategic discussions that are naturally part of an early-stage start-up
Have a positive impact on the environment and society
Work with a diverse group of fun and ambitious people
We strongly believe that a diversity of perspectives is essential to successfully tackling challenges (no matter how small or big). That’s why we want and need people with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and cultures to help us with the complex global challenge we’re trying to solve.
We value eagerness to learn over meeting all requirements. So even if you don’t feel like you meet 100% of the criteria, we’d still encourage you to reconsider and apply. We look forward to your application.
Ensuring a smooth candidate experience is very important to us. We aim to get back to you regarding your application within 5 business days. Our interview process tends to consist of 3 stages (intro call, hiring manager interview, assignment, and panel) which we strive to organize as fast as we can, but please do let us know if you need more flexibility.