Research Associate (Volunteer) (f/m/x)

Vienna, Austria

About inoqo:

Our team of highly motivated, entrepreneurial minds has come together to build a purposeful product to address the climate and biodiversity crisis. We are building an app for sustainable consumption and help consumers find products that match their priorities. Our mission is to empower people to live more consciously by providing them evidence-based information on the impact of their lifestyle on their surroundings, and to influence their behavior by recommending more sustainable products and services. Learn more at

In order to turn our mission into reality we are now looking for highly motivated and reliable Research Associates (f/m/x) to join us on a voluntary part-time basis at our HQs in Vienna or remote for 3 to 6 months. 

Depending on your background and interests, your tasks can be some of the following:

  • Researching databases for CO2 and other impact values
  • Researching other sustainability topics with regards to food products 
  • Researching sustainability commitments of brands
  • Drafting, writing, compiling content for our users
  • Supporting in assessing databases' methodologies and LCAs

As an early-stage impact startup with a massive challenge ahead of us, resources are still tight. We can’t offer a salary but will do everything to make sure you have a great experience and learn a lot at inoqo.

Here is what we are offering our associates:

  • An opportunity of a lifetime to contribute to a global purpose and changing the world into a better place
  • A steep learning curve in an exciting and fast-growing startup environment
  • First-hand insights into one of the most promising impact startups in Europe
  • A lot of know-how of our experienced co-founding team
  • The opportunity to participate in the bi-weekly (sprint) / quarterly (OKR) planning process of the company and experience how an agile company works
  • Two Entrepreneurship / Sustainability fireside chats per month on specific topics (startup funding, networking training, impact data assessment, etc) from experienced team members and co-founders
  • inoqo as a case study for thesis or dissertation
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Special referrals and introduction to relevant experts
  • Linkedin (or other social networks) recommendation
  • Nice place to work and study (co-working space - or remote working
  • Flexible working hours
  • An open and inclusive team-atmosphere with a lot of funny and nice people

Your profile:
  • Ideally, you are a student in environmental science or technology
  • You are interested in sustainability and conscious consumerism and want to make a positive impact on the planet 
  • You are reliable and very exact, exceptionally self-motivated and have a passion for handling databases and analyzing data
  • You are fluent in spoken and written English, German is a big plus
  • Optional, but a big plus: Knowledge in Data Science/Natural Language Processing

Ready to join our mission? Awesome!

Please send us your CV and a few sentences about why you think we would be a good match through the application button. We are looking forward to hearing from you!

We value diversity and strongly believe it contributes to a broader collective perspective that can consistently lead to a better company, better product and better services. We seek to build an inclusive workplace that welcomes people from all different backgrounds and are committed to working with the best and brightest people from the broadest talent pool possible. Qualified individuals from all types of background are encouraged to apply.

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