As the collective research and innovation centre for the technological industry in Belgium, we are helping yearly 1.500 companies to make the right technological choices and to realise their innovation projects. Our 150 passionate experts actively work on tomorrow's business activities, products and factories, with as our goal to safeguard a successful future for the technology industry. More on

In search of Data Scientists

Sirris is looking for a Senior Data Scientist to join its Data and AI Competence Lab in Brussels/Ghent. In that function, you will have the opportunity to work on a variety of topics in the context of collaborative and multi-disciplinary R&D projects, helping companies to realize data-driven innovations. You will:

·       Define and coordinate the technical & scientific contributions to industry-driven R&D and innovation projects in the domain of data analytics, both for regional and European projects.

·       Work in close interaction with our industrial and research partners to devise appropriate data-driven solutions for real-world problems in many diverse application domains such as renewable energy, manufacturing, smart environments, etc. This includes supporting companies in defining, setting up and evaluating their research and innovation roadmap, while also being closely involved in the subsequent execution.

·       Shape, discuss and write new R&D project proposals with companies and research partners.

·       Contribute to the organisation of dissemination and knowledge transfer events towards companies.

There’s always a nice challenge ahead.

What do we expect from you?

We are expanding our team with experienced profiles who are passionate about data science and AI. As a Senior Data Scientist, we expect you to:

·       Hold a PhD in Computer Science or a related discipline; or hold a Master in one of these disciplines and have worked in an R&D context.

·       Have 5-10 years of experience data analytics, with hands-on knowledge about state-of-the-art ML/AI technologies, and a strong knowledge on software engineering best practices.

·       Be familiar with R&D proposal preparation and supervision of small project teams.

·       Have contributed to the management and execution of innovative industry-driven R&D projects, in collaboration with (small) project teams you supervised.

·       In order to fit in our collaborative and international environment, you are creative, dynamic and are able to work independently yet transparently towards colleagues. In addition, you are also a strong team player, both with colleagues as well as with external partners. Both individual and team problem solving skills are crucial in this position.

·       You know how to interpret research results and transform them into innovative, applied solutions.

·       You have the desire to work with the industry and to turn research results into services.

·       You enjoy presenting results in a tangible way and can demonstrate engaging teaching skills by sharing knowledge with industry via workshops, seminars, masterclasses and industrial journals and newsletters.

·       Knowledge about the following is a plus: statistical and machine learning tools such as scikit-learn and Pandas, non-relational databases such as MongoDB or time series databases such as InfluxDB.

·       You have an excellent command of English and are able to clearly formulate arguments and reasoning. Knowledge of Dutch and/or French is a plus.

·       And most of all: you are a fast learner that keeps on learning, improving and innovating in a continuously changing and fast-growing environment.

What do we offer you?

As a Sirris expert, you will be working on top class projects with Belgian companies. You will accumulate knowledge and experience in the most advanced of technologies. Every day you will experience the satisfaction of knowing that you are doing pioneering work. In other words, you will be delivering innovation in its purest form.

Varied work, personal development and a working environment where cooperation comes first, is typical Sirris. We’re offering an attractive pay package that fully matches the job and your experience.

Please contact Elena Tsiporkova, Program Manager Data Innovation, for further information about this position.

Please do only apply via the website (not via e-mail)

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