Senior LCA Expert - focus on Food & Beverage (f/m/x)

Vienna, Austria

Are you interested in sustainability, conscious consumerism and biodiversity and looking for a job with a mission? Are you passionate about Life Cycle Assessment? inoqo is an app that helps users make more sustainable shopping decisions. And guess what - we need a lot of great minds to support us in tackling one of the biggest challenges of our times.

As (Senior) Expert Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) (f/m/x) you get to build impact estimator of one of the most promising impact start-ups in Europe! Join us on either a part-time or full-time basis (10-40 hours) at our HQ in Vienna.  Work in an international work atmosphere and grow next to our experienced co-founders. 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 to issue invoices.  

What's in it for you:

  • You will have the chance to further network in the LCA scene and position yourself even further as an LCA Expert.
  • You will be working alongside a highly experienced CEO who has successfully founded and scaled a global tech-startup (150+ team members, $25M+ VC raised) + a highly motivated Impact Research team.
  • You will have the opportunity to attend regular workshops and fireside chats which will boost your sustainability and biodiversity knowhow to another level.
  • We value flexibility in every aspect with the option of working from home and flexible working hours - also in non-COVID times.

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, in this role, you will:

  • Assist in strategically conceptualizing our internal impact estimator (e.g. continuous review of LCA methodology).
  • Recommend data and methodologies for best calculating environmental and social footprints of products (groceries at the moment, later also FMCG, fashion etc.).
  • Utilize LCA databases like Ecoinvent and research data and assumptions for impact hotspots and contribute to building our product and impact database.
  • Perform LCA calculations with openLCA.
  • 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.
  • Guide our decisions on outsourcing potential tasks to external providers or developing them in-house.

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're a fit because:

  • You have several years of professional experience in LCA and carbon accounting (PEF, ISO 140 44 etc.), a focus on food/agriculture or FMCG products is important to us.
  • You have experience with tools like openLCA, Ecoinvent and/or SimaPro.
  • You have a good network in the LCA scene in Europe.
  • German is a strong plus but not a must.
  • Knowledge of Python is a plus.

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!

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 products, and better services. We seek to build an inclusive workplace that welcomes people from the broadest talent pool possible. Qualified individuals from all types of backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Learn more about us and our mission at and start tracking your groceries by downloading our app with the code “impact” right now.

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