JS2018011901 – Starlab Data Scientist

Starlab Data Scientist

Starlab, a private R&D company based in Barcelona (Spain) and Oxford (UK),
is looking for an exceptional Data Scientist / AI Engineer with a very hands-on
attitude to join our Barcelona Space team. The successful candidate will work at
the forefront of applied Earth Observation at the space department.
Starlab's mission is to transform science into technologies with a profound
positive impact on society. Our vision is to make science more useful, alive,
vibrant, faster.

Our main areas of work lie in the Space and Neuroscience sectors, two key
areas for the 21st century with a common element: the increasing availability of
streams of information. We provide technical solutions, products and services
for governments, industry and downstream markets. And we create spin-offs
such as Neuroelectrics.

Some topics we are working on:

o Green & Cities
o Urban Management (Land use / Land Cover)
o Insurances
o Real state

o Target detection
o Deep convolutional Neural Networks
o Computer vision

Job description

The successful candidate will:

o Identify and investigate key machine learning technologies and
o Develop, deploy, and sustain decision support applications in the
downstream business using advanced quantitative methods
o Use statistical analysis, machine learning, pattern recognition, and data
visualization along with domain knowledge and subject-specific models
to solve science, engineering, and commercial problems.
o Contribute to various stages of data analytics or decision model
development and deployment

o Provide technical support and enhancements to affiliates worldwide for
deployed applications.
o Process unstructured data into a form suitable for analysis
o Position may require moderate travel (domestic and/or international).
What we are looking for
o Machine Learning / Deep learning / AI experience
o Big Data handling analysis
o Good programming skills (Python, C/C++, IDL)
o Very hands-on approach and able to hit the ground running
o Autonomy – as the business grows so will you and the team
o Excellent communication and presentation skills
o Fluent English (spoken and written)
o Entrepreneurial spirit


This job position corresponds to a Living planet ESA fellowship:
http://livingplanetfellowship.esa.int/index.php. Starlab will act as a host

The main objective of this initiative is to support young researchers who have a
doctoral degree and who would like to initiate a scientific career in the context of
Earth Observation and Machine Learning science.

With this call ESA plans to support up to 10 Post-Doctoral researchers
(supported by ESA per 2-years) to carry out a research project at a Host
Institution in an eligible ESA Member State.

Candidate researchers shall submit research proposals responding to:

Advancing Novel Methods and Techniques: Targeted research projects
aimed at developing innovative methods, novel algorithms and new EO
products and datasets expanding the scientific use of the Sentinel
missions, the Earth Explorers or the ESA long-term data archives into new
scientific areas and application domains.
Start date: Depending on Living planet fellowship resolution (approx. June

Contact: hr@starlab.es