Postdoctoral Researcher, Language (PhD)

Postdoctoral Researcher, Language (PhD)
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Meta is seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher to join Fundamental 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 natural language processing, artificial intelligence, and machine learning particularly including areas such as deep learning, language models and reinforcement learning. The ideal candidate should have a keen interest in producing new, open science to further language understanding research. Postdoc positions are one to two year fixed-term positions.
Postdoctoral Researcher, Language (PhD) Responsibilities
  • Perform fundamental and applied research to push the scientific and technological frontiers of natural language processing
  • Invent/improve novel data-driven paradigms for natural language understanding and generation
  • Enable reasoning with language understanding and generation systems
  • Develop the next generation of platforms for AI & language research
Minimum Qualifications
  • Currently has or is in the process of obtaining a PhD degree in the field of Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing, a related field, or equivalent practical experience. Degree must be completed prior to joining Meta
  • Experience in deep learning frameworks (such as PyTorch, TensorFlow), C, C++, Python
  • Experience in NLP frameworks like Hugging Face or other systems
  • Experience in training and use of language models and Transformers for NLP
  • Proven track record of achieving significant results as demonstrated by grants, fellowships, patents, as well as publications at leading workshops, journals or conferences in Machine Learning (NeurIPS, ICML, ICLR) and NLP (ACL, NAACL, EMNLP)
  • Must obtain work authorization in the country of employment at the time of hire and maintain ongoing work authorization during employment
Preferred Qualifications
  • Demonstrated research and software engineering experience via an internship, work experience, coding competitions, or widely used contributions in open source repositories (e.g. GitHub)
  • Experience building systems based on machine learning and/or deep learning methods
  • Experience solving complex problems and comparing alternative solutions, tradeoffs, and diverse points of view to determine a path forward
  • Experience working and communicating cross functionally in a team environment
  • Research experience in machine learning, representation learning, optimization, statistics, applied mathematics, or data science
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$116,000/year to $168,000/year + benefits

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