15/01/2020

Artificial Intelligence Innovation PhD Researcher for Retail


  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Xnfinity
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Computer scienceOther
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    31/03/2020 17:00 - Europe/London
  • LOCATION
    Portugal › Viana do Castelo
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    To be defined
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/09/2020
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / SME Innovation Associate

The post is based in Portugal, Viana do Castelo - one of the only 262 cities worldwide that belongs to cittaslow, an International Network of small towns worth living in according to the three-pillar model of economic efficiency, ecology and social cohesion, aiming to decelerate life and where “digitalisation and rapid technical progress should be recognised and exploited as opportunities for completely new solutions” (Position Paper from Cittaslow Germany, 2019 - Coordinator Manfred Dörr).

With 7+ years of steady and sustainable growth, several awards received, owner of Papervault technology, and partner of e.g. Microsoft (technological) and SONAE (business), XnFinity is a visionary company committed to a mission – democratize AI innovation in retail.

We offer

• Initial 12-month contract in-line with the SME Innovation Associate program (recruitment is conditioned to grant award)

• Annual career development plan, with on boarding and tailored training

• core EU training on innovation and entrepreneurial skills

• Relocation assistance

• Remote work

Benefits

Training in management an tecjnology; Health and accidents insurances; aprox. 24 vacation days

Eligibility criteria

You must include links to your publications and to relevant projects you were involved with, highlighting what learnings will be an asset for our company and our vision. We also want know why you are passionate about AI and what your motivation is to work abroad. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for on-site interviews.

Selection process

To apply send us your CV and a presentation letter to ribas@xnfinity.pt

Remote interviews will be conducted and shortlisted candidates will be invited for a presential interview.

Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Computer scienceOther
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    4 - 10

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Computer science: PhD or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Excellent

Skills/Qualifications

We seek a PhD, expert in IA/ML, who will report directly to our CEO, and lead R&D efforts. Candidates should love to learn and be passionate about complex problem solving, to help us change obsolete paradigms, leverage our organization’s mission with AI technology, and lead us into international markets as we become a critical business partner within the retail industry.

Specific Requirements

WorkPlan:
• Manage the R&D roadmap.
• Manage BI portfolio’s Innovation.
• Ideate around relevant triggers and multiple concepts in Papervault product.
• Use ML&AI tools to scope new innovation opportunities.
• Design and run problem validation tests to achieve tech and business goals e.g. BI & data assessment or predictive actions.
• Guide a team of 3 PhDs that will fill the following roles to be created in XnFinity’ organizational structure: Head of Image Recognition, Head of Data Science and Head of Autonomous / Decision systems.
• Identify new business solutions based on AI technology, to support the company’s vision and long term strategy e.g.: Deep learning algorithms e.g. autonomous selection of the best ML to apply in a given situation OR simultaneous use of several ML to the same data and decision of the "best pick";Neural networks & Markov chain models; Genetic algorithms; Patter matching; Models of personal history and/or previous identification of "personas" to use as such models of personal history; Statistical methods.
Essential Requirements:
• The Innovation Associate should be a PhD holder in AI’s field of studies, with proven research projects in computer sciences.
• Experience in AI&ML frameworks’ (e.g. TensorFlow, PyTorch, R, Julia, MATLAB, pandas)
• Programming skills in C ++, C # and Python
Nice to Have: Professional experience outside academic context., Experience in solution development, Experience in fundamental and applied research, Experience with unit testing, agile project development
In addition to the technical skills and work experience relevant to AI research, the ideal candidate: Articulates and explores complex ideas with his/her peers ; Loves to learn and is passionate about intricate problem solving; Understands group dynamics, is inclusive and engages in team motivation; Collaborates well in a team environment; Is proficient in English

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Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Xnfinity
Portugal
Viana do Castelo
Viana do Castelo
4900-665
Rua dos carregais n 153

EURAXESS offer ID: 481031

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