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30 Jun 2021

Full-Time Machine Learning Researcher

Terramera – Posted by Terramera Anywhere

Job Description


We are seeking an inquisitive Machine Learning Researcher who is responsible for supporting the seamless translation of high-quality research papers & technical literature into useful lab prototypes. The candidate will support the Chief Technology Officer and the multi-disciplinary Research & Development team to identify and support the improvement of novel methodologies in study design and objectives, costs, and timelines to achieve milestones of the research program.

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS                                     

Reporting to the Chief Technology Officer, the Machine Learning Researcher will work with diverse-skilled teams, such as Soil Carbon, Computational Chemistry, Robotics, Software, and other members of the Machine Learning group.


  • Identify, compile and peruse research papers, producing concise summaries to be presented to the Chief Technology Officer and relevant stakeholders
  • Extend, transform and apply knowledge acquired from scholarship to research and appropriate external activities
  • Assist in establishing a sound research base within Terramera’s machine learning group in order to develop and sustain research objectives and initiatives
  • Quickly assess and test usefulness of conference papers with provided code
  • Communicate regular status updates to the Company’s Research & Development department and leadership
  • Help create internal and external presentations translating technical subject matter into language accessible by non-technical audiences
  • Trial, assess and implement appropriate study designs (e.g. meta-analysis, cross-sectional studies)
  • Identify novel applications for machine learning models with respect to plant and soil health
  • Identify best practices in efforts to support the development of a research agenda
  • Define and enforce risk management practices in preparation and/or anticipation of necessary pivots toward experimental techniques
  • Keep abreast of latest trends, news and best practices


  • M.Sc. or Ph.D. in Engineering, Computer Science, or relevant quantitative field
  • Minimum 2 years of experience or Post-doc in the Machine Learning/AI discipline
  • Successful track record of conducting original and publishable research and transferring findings into production, preferably in an academic setting
  • Strong background in mathematics
  • Proven achievements in research, demonstrated by a high-quality publication record or equivalent output
  • Proven experience in conceptualizing, evaluating, and selecting complex research study designs
  • Fluent in programming (any language) and an interest in developing and applying programming skills
  • Matured background in Deep Learning packages such as Tensorflow or PyTorch
  • Knowledge of the Agile project management methodology is an asset
  • Background in Environmentalism, Soil Science, Soil Organic Carbon, or Agronomy is an asset
  • Portfolio of machine learning projects and/or published papers available for review is an asset


  • Aptitude for interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Capable of interpreting and communicating complex information and results to a non-expert audience
  • Highly conscientious and methodical with strong follow-through
  • Able to apply domain knowledge to ambiguous situations
  • Innovative mindset with aptitude for rapidly testing and iterating upon ideas
  • Efficient and functions well under time pressure


  • This position is remote based in Canada, preferably in BC.


Terramera is a globally-recognized cleantech leader focused on fusing AI, science and nature to create revolutionary technologies that transform how we grow food and solve other world-scale challenges. With its Actigate™ Targeted Performance technology and mission to unlock the intelligence in nature to ensure a world that thrives and provides for everyone, Terramera is committed to reducing global synthetic chemical loads in agriculture by 80%, increasing global farm productivity by 20%, and increasing soil organic carbon by 100% by 2030. The privately held company was founded in 2010 and has grown to include a world-class bench of engineers, scientists, advisors and investors. Terramera is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, has integrated operations that include state-of-art research labs, robotics workshop, greenhouse and farm, and has 250+ patents in its IP portfolio.  

Our success begins with our people. We’re looking for A-Players who are passionate about making a difference as we are and thrive in environments that are dynamic, challenging and rewarding. Join our movement, as we set a new standard and change the world together as a highly dedicated, innovative, future-focused and solutions-oriented team.  

While we thank all applicants for their interest, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. For more information on Terramera, please visit our website at  

Terramera is committed to a diverse workforce and we are an equal opportunity employer.  


  • Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. 

How to Apply

Please apply directly on our website's career page here 

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: AI, Computer Science, engineering, ML, R&D, Research, robotics, and Soil carbon. Salaries: Not Disclosed.

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