Senior Research Scientist (Ideation)

Barcelona
Ideation – Ideation
Full-time
Alpha 
Alpha is an innovation facility based in Barcelona, established by Telefonica in early 2016. Alpha’s mission is to create Moonshots: audacious projects that use radical ideas and breakthrough technology to address some of the biggest challenges in society. Such Moonshots are designed to affect 100 Million people or more, be a force for good on the planet, and grow into impactful businesses.
Europe’s first Moonshot innovation company, with a solid backing, and access to massive data sets -- is building a team to work on ground-breaking and life changing projects and products in the health and energy sector. More and different Moonshots to come.
 
Ideation Team
Alpha is looking for an exceptionally talented Senior Research Scientist to join our Ideation Team. Our team comes up with the ideas, prototypes and proofs of concepts that will become full-blown moonshots at Alpha: projects that will affect 100 Million people or more, be a force for good on the planet, and grow into Billion euro businesses. We are looking for someone who can bring a strong point of view on a wide array of emergent technologies to Alpha’s ideation process.
 
We’re looking to you to…
·       Bring a strong background and expertise in emerging Computer Science technologies like AI and Machine Learning, AR/VR/MR/XR, quantum, distributed ledgers, autonomous systems, serious gaming, etc.
·       Research new areas of interest and provide the ideation team with a point of view on the state of the art and TRL
·       Build networks and collaborations with the most interesting research institutions and labs around the world
·       Drive the technological side of new moonshot ideas
 
You’ve got…
·       A PhD in a Computer Science or related field
·       Expertise in a broad range of technologies such as AI and Machine Learning, AR/VR/MR/XR, quantum, distributed ledgers, autonomous systems, serious gaming, distributed systems, etc.
·       An eager curiosity to connect with the people and institutions doing the leading technical work in the world
·       An ability to explore new technology areas quickly and in depth
·       Experience developing applied solutions
 
Your background includes professional experience in academic labs, government R&D, or the corporate sector and you’re ready to leverage your deep technical knowledge and professional networks to drive the creation of new moonshots. 
 
You love working as part of a collaborative, multidisciplinary team. You’ll be working directly with some of the best innovators in the world on some of the biggest challenges we face as a species. Are you ready?
 
 
Perks
We provide all the necessary help and perks to make your life at work and outside of work fun and comfortable all year round, like:
-       Flexible work schedule
-       Casual dress code and open culture
-       Based in Barcelona, right by the beach!
-       High social impact with world-wide reach
-       Free stocked kitchen
-       Work & learn with some of the very best minds in innovation & ideation
-       Our environment is friendly and open, we are a democratic team that encourages everybody to contribute ideas and acquire new skills.
 
If you’re motivated by making the world a better place, for real. By making a positive impact on society and by improving people’s lives. This is about solving really hard problems - not about making cool things. You could personally have an effect on millions of people’s lives. Are you up to the challenge?