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Meta Visiting Researcher, Artificial Intelligence (PhD) in Topeka, Kansas


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 Visiting Researcher through a short-term contract to join Facebook AI Research (FAIR). We are committed to advancing the field of artificial intelligence by making fundamental advances in scientific methods and technologies to help interact with and understand our world. We are seeking individuals passionate in areas such as deep learning, computer vision, natural language processing, machine learning, reinforcement learning, computational statistics, computational cognitive (neuro)science, and applied mathematics.

Required Skills:

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

  2. Perform research that improves computational understanding and representations for data

  3. Devise data-driven models of human behavior

  4. Influence progress of relevant research communities by producing publications

  5. Collaborate and increase productivity on existing research projects

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Currently has, or is in the process of obtaining, a Ph.D. with publications in machine learning, AI, computer science, statistics, applied mathematics, data science, or related technical fields

  2. Knowledge in Machine Learning

  3. Knowledge in a programming language

  4. Must obtain work authorization in country of employment at the time of hire, and maintain ongoing work authorization during employment

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience building systems based on machine learning and/or deep learning methods

  2. Research and software engineer experience demonstrated via an internship, work experience, coding competitions, or open-source contributions

  3. Knowledge in Python, Lua, C++, C, 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. Facebook is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at accommodations-ext@fb.com.