Data Scientist at Provectus Algae

Full-Time, Software, Action St Facility, Queensland full-time
Posted 9 days ago

Our mission is to bring sustainable biology to the world.


Provectus uses Precision Photosynthesis® to accelerate nature in a proprietary biomanufacturing platform to produce some of the world's most valuable specialty ingredients, enabling industries in new ways and driving the next wave of agriculture, consumer, and therapeutics products.


Headquartered in the idyllic Noosa, Australia our team has built a viable, scalable, and sustainable product development and biomanufacturing platform. We are now scaling operations, bringing products to global markets, and expanding our product development pipeline to meet the demand from our global customers.


  • We have a commitment to transparency and offer a ‘no surprises experience’ throughout the hiring process.
  • We are a product-driven and fun, data science and machine engineering team that are directly responsible for double-digit million-dollar business benefits.
  • We emphasize a work/life balance and adopt agile principles to make sure our people don’t get burnt out.
  • We aren't trying to compete with FAANG compensation. But outside that bubble, we are competitive.
  • We have an innovative, inclusive, always-learning and forward-thinking culture.

A day in the life of a Data Scientist @ Provectus….

  • Work closely with the Senior ML Engineer and other stakeholders to identify and define complex data-driven problems - conducting data exploration, analysis, discovery, and providing insights for decision making.
  • Work with various data types from multiple sources (microscopic images, biological and biochemical sensors etc) to design, implement, and validate appropriate algorithms and statistical methods based on the business requirements.
  • Contribute to the design and development of the automated ML and analytics workflows (cloud and on edge platforms).
  • Create clear and concise documentations to ensure reproducibility and repeatability.

What you'll need..

  •  PhD in a quantitative field (e.g., mathematics, statistics, physics, computer science (major in ML/AI).
  • 1-2 years experience in the data science domain (industry).
  • Proficiency in data science relevant programming languages (ex. Python, R, Julia).
  • Understanding of (and ideally experience in) ML frameworks for business applications.
  • A good balance of theoretical and applied mindset when working with data and algorithms.

Bonus points for...

  • Knowledge and/or experience in MLOps (operationalizing ML workflows for business environment).

Life @ Provectus Algae

  • Working with a highly skilled and motivated team
  • Influence technology and architecture decisions
  • The opportunity to work in a company on the forefront of sustainable products for the future
  • A diverse and inclusive workplace