Research Scientist: Artificial Intelligence

Warrington, Cheshire, UK

Full Time
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Introduction
IBM Research Scientists are charting the future of Artificial Intelligence, creating breakthroughs in quantum computing, discovering how blockchain will reshape the enterprise, and much more. Join a team that is dedicated to applying science to some of today's most complex challenges, whether it’s discovering a new way for doctors to help patients, teaming with environmentalists to clean up our waterways or enabling retailers to personalize customer service.


Your Role and Responsibilities
You will interact with the brightest minds in IBM and will help to bring ideas into scalable, robust outcomes. We want to bring out the best in you and expect you to do the same to us. Your proactive approach to creative problem solving will be essential to the success of our team and the company.

You will be focusing on the use of Bayesian Optimisation to intelligently sample high dimensional hyper-parameter spaces to enable the tuning of Machine Learning models in a variety of different contexts. You will be developing new algorithms based upon techniques such as, but not limited to, Gaussian Processes and Probabilistic Back Propagation and implementing these on High Performance Computing systems using POWER architecture. A background in implementing AI methods, such as Gaussian Processes, with Fully Homomorphic Encryption would also be advantageous.

The responsibilities will be:

1) Development of new algorithmic approaches in Machine Learning
2) Implementing new algorithms on High Performance Computing architectures
3) Helping clients to understand and use new developments through the implementation of Proof of Concepts
4) Publication of results in top tier journals and scientific conferences such as NeurIPS, AAAI, ICML etc
5) Contributing new ideas towards the development of new research projects in a cross-laboratory, globally distributed team
6) Liaising with researchers, scientists, business development team and management in other organisations including our clients and collaborators.
7) Communication at the executive on the status of your research.


Required Technical and Professional Expertise
a) A PhD in Mathematics or Computer Science;
b) Research experience working in an industrial research environment
c) Working in the area of artificial intelligence including but not limited to Machine Learning;
d) An in-depth understanding of Bayesian Optimisation, Gaussian Processes and related techniques
e) A strong and demonstrable understanding of the Linux Operating System on High Performance Computing architectures including POWER
f) Experience developing research quality software
h) Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
i) Demonstrable experience of publishing in top tier journals and conferences.





Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
a) Able to work with range of people with varied backgrounds
b) Ability to rapidly understand new technical concepts.
c) Technical expertise with High Performance Computing, large scale IT systems, Cognitive Solutions, HPC.
d) Familiarity with implementing AI methods with Fully Homomorphic Encryption systems


About Business Unit
With more than 3,000 researchers in 12 labs located across six continents, IBM Research brings together hundreds of researchers who possess unparalleled industry expertise to address some of the world's most challenging problems. Join us as we do pioneering work in areas such as cognitive computing, augmented intelligence, quantum computing, and blockchain, to name a few.


Your Life @ IBM
What matters to you when you’re looking for your next career challenge?

Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities – where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust – where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.

Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.


About IBM
IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries.


Location Statement
For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.


Being You @ IBM
IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.





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