Facebook Research Scientist (AI) in Seattle, Washington


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Facebook is seeking a Research Scientist to join Facebook AI Research (FAIR), 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.To learn more about our research, visit https://research.facebook.com (https://research.facebook.com/).

Required Skills:

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

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

  3. Devise better data-driven models of human behavior.

  4. Work towards long-term ambitious research goals, while identifying intermediate milestones.

  5. Influence progress of relevant research communities by producing publications.

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

  7. Lead and collaborate on research projects within a globally based team.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Currently holding a faculty, industry, or government researcher position.

  2. Ph.D. and publications in machine learning, AI, computer science, statistics, applied mathematics, data science, or related technical fields.

  3. Experience leading a team in solving analytical problems using quantitative approaches.

  4. Experience manipulating and analyzing data from different sources.

  5. Experience in theoretical and empirical research and for answering questions with research.

  6. Ability to communicate research for public audiences of peers.

  7. Knowledge in a programming language.

  8. Ability to obtain and maintain work authorization in the country of employment in 2018.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. 1+ year(s) of work experience in a university, industry, or government lab(s), in a role with primary emphasis on AI research.

  2. Experience driving original scholarship in collaboration with a team.

  3. First-author publications at peer-reviewed AI conferences (e.g. NIPS, CVPR, ICML, ICLR, ICCV, and ACL).

  4. Experience in developing and debugging in C/C++, Python, C# and/or Java.

Industry: Internet

Equal Opportunity: Facebook is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at accommodations-ext@fb.com or you may call us at +1 650-308-7837.