Research Scientist - Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

IBM

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Research Scientist- Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

Job Description

IBM RESEARCH – AFRICA
Developing commercially viable innovations that impact people’s lives.

 
About the job

Would you like to play a key role in developing cutting edge AI and machine learning algorithms and applying them to real life challenging problems? IBM Research Africa is looking for an excellent machine learning researcher with a passion for technology. If you are into creating innovative algorithms, if you think out-of-the-box and are interested to join a group of great researches solving challenging Africa’s problems using machine learning and deep learning techniques, join us!
 
Job responsibilities

  • Conduct research in the field of machine learning, deep learning, and AI

  • Develop generalizable and scalable AI and conversational architectures and systems applied to addressing the “big” challenges in Africa.

  • Efficiently implement algorithms and run experiments on real data (either small, big or zero data)

  • Implement large-scale machine learning algorithms in a scalable framework, e.g. Spark

  • Build information machines and smart applications that enable humans to make better decisions and perform more efficiently in their tasks and allow for their swift integration into industry software components

 
Candidate qualifications

  • PhD in computer science Science but are open to related areas such as EE, Mathematics, etc. Outstanding MSc graduates may also apply.

  • Strong background in machine learning, deep learning and applied statistics 

  • Hands on experience in writing code

  • Innovative thinking, creative and capable of thinking

  • Experience in Java and/or Python

  • Excellent academic track record in machine learning and/or natural language processing research

  • Strong publication record in top-tier conferences and journals

  • Knowledge of blockchain protocols is a plus

 
Desired capabilities

  • Experience in implementing large-scale machine learning training and prediction pipelines in a production environment

  • Excellent programming and engineering skills

  • Good research and self-learning skills

  • Experience in scalable and parallel (big) data platforms and algorithms

Auto req ID

110476BR

Required Education

Doctorate Degree

Role ( Job Role )

Research Scientist

State / Province

NAIROBI MUNICIPALITY

Primary job category

Research

Contract type

Fixed Term - Long Term

Employment Type

Full-time OR Part-time

Is this role a commissionable/sales incentive based position?

No

Travel Required

Up to 50% or 3 days a week (home on weekends - based on project requirements)

IBM Business Group

Research

Preferred Education

Master's Degree

City / Township / Village

NAIROBI

EO Statement

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.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

Candidate qualifications

  • PhD in computer science Science but are open to related areas such as EE, Mathematics, etc. Outstanding MSc graduates may also apply.

  • Strong background in machine learning, deep learning and applied statistics 

  • Hands on experience in writing code

  • Innovative thinking, creative and capable of thinking

  • Experience in Java and/or Python

  • Excellent academic track record in machine learning and/or natural language processing research

  • Strong publication record in top-tier conferences and journals

  • Knowledge of blockchain protocols is a plus

Skill-keywords

software engineer, programming, health care

Country

Kenya

Preferred Technical and Professional Experience

NA

Secondary Job Category

Research Staff

Eligibility Requirements

NA

Position Type

Professional

Early Professional Track

Not Applicable - Professional Hire

New Collar Role

No

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