Facebook Postdoctoral Researcher (AI) in London, United Kingdom


Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities - we're just getting started.


Facebook is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to join Facebook AI Research, a research organization focused on making significant progress in AI. Individuals in this role are expected to be recognized experts in identified research areas such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, computational statistics, and applied mathematics, particularly including areas such as deep learning, graphical models, reinforcement learning, computer perception, natural language processing and data representation. The ideal candidate will have a keen interest in producing new science to understand intelligence and technology to make computers more intelligent. Term length would be considered on a case-by-case basi

Required Skills:

  1. Perform research to advance the science and technology of intelligent machines

  2. Perform research that enables learning the semantics of data (images, video, text, audio, and other modalities)

  3. Devise better data-driven models of human behavior

  4. Contribute research that can be applied to Facebook product development

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Graduating with a PhD in Computer Science or related field or relevant experience

  2. Publications in Machine Learning, AI, computer science, statistics, applied mathematics, data science, or related technical fields

  3. Extensive experience solving analytical problems using quantitative approaches

  4. Comfort manipulating and analyzing complex, high-volume, high-dimensionality data from varying sources

  5. A strong passion for theoretical and empirical research and for answering hard questions with research

  6. Ability to communicate complex research in a clear, precise, and actionable manner

  7. Coding experience in C++, Java or other related language

  8. Experience with deep learning toolkits such as PyTorch

  9. Preferred: research and software engineer experience demonstrated via an internship, work experience, coding competitions and natural language processing

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Competitive Salary including the following benefits apply:

  2. Medical Benefits

  3. Dental Benefits

  4. Vision Benefits

  5. Pension Benefits

  6. Life Assurance

  7. Childcare Benefits

  8. Gym Benefits

  9. Transport benefits

  10. Laundry Benefit

  11. Posted: 7th August 2018

  12. Closing date: 4th September 2018

Industry: Internet