Data Scientist with an interest in Chemistry

Job description

Data scientist with an interest in Chemistry

About Foodpairing

Foodpairing® is a food tech company, and a pioneer in the digitization of food, with a mission to prove that good food is also good business.

Business intelligence for Industry 4.0

Foodpairing offers an AI platform for food product development to develop better products faster. This platform is also known as CFI (Consumer Flavor Intelligence) and is used by some of the major food companies in the world.

Foodpairing seeks a Junior Data Scientist to join the Core Data Team. You will play a strategic role in the innovation, research and development of Foodpairing’s technologies for personalized food recommendations and Consumer Flavor Intelligence (CFI). You will work in a multidisciplinary team with data scientists, chefs, food scientists, and data engineers using some of the newest machine learning technologies to generate successful new food products.

You will be in charge of increasing the accuracy of the chemometric models and growing the flavor database of Foodpairing® to more than 250,000 food products.

This role will be based in our Ghent office. If you're looking to be a part of an inspiring, energetic and entrepreneurial environment, you’ve found the right place.

Who are you?

Your attitude and personality

  • You are able to communicate effectively with clients and staff at all levels of the organization

  • You are a critical and strategic thinker with a fearless attitude

  • You are a great team player and the the opportunity to partner with team members cross-functionally excites you

  • You are able to work in a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment and maintain a positive outlook

Your skills and experience

  • A MS (PhD Preferred) preferable chemistry or bio-engineering (or Physics, Stats with experience in chemistry). Preferably, you have experience in chemometrics or -informatics.

  • You have strong problem-solving and analytical skills

  • You have experience with Python and SQL database technologies.

  • Preferably, you have experience in chemometrics or -informatics.

  • You have experience with industry-standard python packages like numpy, scipy, scikit-learn, pandas, keras or pyTorch, matplotlib/plotly.

  • You have hands-on experience, in a technology environment, with exploring and testing machine learning algorithms in the research phase.

  • You have basic knowledge in statistics (parametric and non-parametric tests, regression techniques)

Bonus points for:

  • Experience with Google Cloud Platform, Azure or AWS.

  • Experience with industry standard SQL or noSQl database technologies.

  • Experience with version control software tools, e.g. git.

  • Experience in algorithm and software development

  • Experience in training and validation of multi-layer neural networks and neural network architectures for supervised and unsupervised learning.


What do we offer?

  • Competitive compensation and benefits.

  • Flexible work from home policy.

  • Work with a modern technology stack.

  • Opportunity to work with a team of scientists, foodies and engineers.

  • Easy-going, enthusiastic, open and at the same time, a results driven culture.

  • Full of chances to take up ownership and make the difference.

  • Smartphone, tablet, laptop/workstation of your choice.

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