(Senior) Expert Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) (f/m/x)

Vienna, Austria


About inoqo:

Our team of highly motivated, entrepreneurial minds has come together to build a purposeful product to address both the climate and biodiversity crises. We are building an app for sustainable consumption and helping consumers find products that match their priorities. Learn more at https://www.inoqo.com

In order to turn our mission into reality, we are now looking for a (Senior) Expert Life Cycle Assessment  (m/f/x) to join us on either a part-time or full-time basis (30-40 hours) at our HQ in Vienna, Austria.

The job can be done remotely. However, due to legal requirements, you should have your main point of living in Austria (or be registered as a freelancer). 


Your main responsibility will be to guide the way forward in developing our internal impact estimator (an innovative tool to automatically conduct life cycle analysis/carbon footprints of thousands of (food) products). In addition to that:

  • You will assist in strategically conceptualizing our internal impact estimator (e.g. continuous review of LCA methodology)
  • You will recommend data and methodologies for best calculating environmental and social footprints of products (groceries at the moment, later also FMCG, fashion etc.)
  • You will utilize LCA databases like Ecoinvent and research data and assumptions for impact hotspots and contribute to building our product and impact database
  • You will perform LCA calculations with openLCA
  • You will identify potential research institutes in the space, assess their suitability and methodology of LCA and CO2 databases and remain in close contact and exchange with them 
  • You will guide our decisions on outsourcing potential tasks to external providers or developing them inhouse 

Although this is how we’ve envisioned to approach this idea, we expect you to further shape the exact concept through your expertise and guide the development and implementation process towards the jointly developed vision.


You are a fit because: 

  • You have several years of professional experience in LCA and carbon accounting (PEF, ISO 140 44 etc.) and a good network in the LCA scene in Europe.
  • You have experience with openLCA and calculating LCAs or carbon footprints for (food) products. 
  • German is a plus but not a must.
  • Knowledge of Python is a plus.

Why you will be excited to join us:

  • You will build an impact calculator from scratch and contribute to helping overcome our planet’s most pressing challenges
  • You will have the chance to further network in the LCA scene and position yourself even further as an LCA Expert 
  • You will have the freedom in managing your way of working and structuring your deliverables in close coordination with a strong team by your side
  • You will be able to gain a lot of hands-on experience in one of Europe’s most promising impact startups.
  • You will have the opportunity to attend many workshops, meetups, and sustainability discussions
  • We value flexibility in every aspect with the option of working from home and flexible working hours - also in non-COVID times (if you prefer to come to the office: we are located at Tribespace, a cool co-working space in the 7th district of Vienna)


Ready to join our mission? Awesome!

Please send us your CV or simply a link to your LinkedIn profile and a few sentences why you think we would be a good match through the application button.

For this position, we budgeted the minimum salary of 2.400€ gross per month (x14). However, we are happy to discuss your expectations together and considerably increase remuneration depending on your competencies and skills.

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 backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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