Chief Scientist

About Dayrize

Dayrize is bringing product life cycle assessment transparency to the mass consumer market, making it accessible for brands of all sizes to understand and validate their sustainability claims.

Dayrize’s purpose is to bring consumption within planetary boundaries by helping businesses and consumers reduce their impact. We have developed the most advanced impact measurement technology which provides impact transparency for consumer products across 5 dimensions of sustainability.

We have already partnered with over 500 brands and scored thousands of products… and we are just getting started. We have ambitious plans to bring impact transparency to every consumer product in the world.

About the role

We are home to a ground-breaking methodology for evaluating product-level impacts of consumer products. The Chief Scientist will be responsible for further developing this state-of-the-art tool.

Your work will be defining an ambitious roadmap to further enhance the methodology, as well as building and guiding a team to execute on the roadmap. You will seek and create partnerships with other industry experts and organizations to further Dayrize’s thought leadership in the sector. Our research analysts will support you in generating and implementing the solutions to ensure our methodology remains the most advanced for product-level impact assessment.

The role will touch multiple parts of the business – from method development to data collection, collaboration with the software team to implement the analyses, and to generating insights, to deliver the best multicategory product-level impact assessment to our business partners.

In this role you will be responsible for:

  • Defining a vision and an ambitious roadmap for the further enhancement of the methodology

  • Leading the execution and delivery of the methodology roadmap on time and on budget

  • Innovative thinking about potential data integrations to enhance the granularity and accuracy of our assessment

  • Challenging our current approaches and sparring for new ideas with internal and external colleagues and partners

  • Applying big data sources and geospatial analysis into the scoring methods

  • Identifying, Initiating, and maintaining collaborations with industry experts and leading organizations to help further refine the methodology and build thought leadership

About you

We are looking for a colleague with domain expertise on sustainable production, circular design, and ecosystems health.

Candidates should be able to think conceptually as well as having high attention to detail, with the ability to zoom out and use their creativity to find new solutions to the upcoming challenges. We are interested to hear from professionals who are content experts and are used to engage their teams with their Ideas, who thrives in collaborative problem-solving settings and work at ease in a close-knit interdisciplinary team.

If you have…

  • ~10 years of experience in environmental consultancy field or in applied environmental research

  • Educated to Masters level (or equivalent) in one or more of the following disciplines: Environmental Sciences, Environmental Management, Earth systems science, Agricultural Science, Forest Science, Conservation Biology, Landscape Ecology, Industrial ecology, Data Science

  • Good orientation in current data sources, databases, and data collection innovations in the following areas: GHG emissions, water systems, biodiversity, circular economy and flows of materials

  • Aptitude to seek out creative solutions for integrating external data and AI to analytical problems given

  • A foundation of knowledge in sustainability, environmental impact analysis, carbon accounting, systems thinking

  • Skilled in programming for data analysis (Python, R)

  • Good knowledge of statistics, uncertainty analysis, and error propagation

  • Preferred experience in developing benchmarks, metrics, environmental auditing, ecolabels or policy design

  • Proven experience of leading teams to success

…we’re keen to hear from you!

We offer

Work in a rapidly growing and evolving start-up team, where you can play a pivotal part in addressing climate change in a fun, positive way while celebrating our diversity and creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We work in a hybrid model, with “Together Tuesdays” at our office in Amsterdam. English is our default work language.

Dayrize is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.


If the above describes you, please do send your CV along with a quick note as to why you are keen on this role to using the job title in the subject field.

Disclaimer: In applying to this position, you consent to to keep your CV and application details on record for 12 months and to process your CV internally with relevant departments involved with the recruitment of the advertised position.

Start date: 1st January 2023

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