Distinguished Research Staff Member

  • Austin, TX
  • Full-time

Job Description

Have you read about our recent announcement on the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab? Are you interested in shaping the future of AI? The MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab is one of the largest long-term university industry AI collaborations to date. Our Lab is a place where scientists, professors and students collaborate to drive the frontiers of AI. If you're interested in working with some of the world's most talented researchers to advance AI, we may have an opportunity for you!

At IBM Research, we diligently craft a work environment that inspires brilliant and thoughtful work. We love being first: our AI systems were the first to challenge world champions in chess,
backgammon, and Jeopardy! Our Quantum and Neuromorphic researchers are pioneering architectures essential to the future of AI. We love going deep: our researchers publish their research in top AI journals and conferences such as NIPS, CVPR, ICML, ICLR, IJCAI, and AAAI, and have been recognized with Turing Awards, Nobel and Kavli Prizes, National Medals of Science and of Technology, and the most patents for 24 years running! We love data and scalability: our Watson Health business gives our AI researchers access to enormous volumes and varieties of data, and the context to create technology that is already saving lives. Healthcare, Life Sciences, Cybersecurity, and Regulatory Compliance are just a few of the ways we are leveraging our core AI algorithms to create AI that Matters. We love collaborating widely and openly across our research and product teams, within our 12 research labs globally, and with top academic institutions through our Cognitive Horizons Network.

Job Description

We’re looking for research scientists who are passionate about AI, advancing science, and inventing the next generation of intelligent machines. Our ambitious AI research agenda is both broad and deep, with leading edge projects in machine learning, deep reinforcement learning, brain-inspired algorithms, learning with memories, knowledge representation and reasoning, symbolic and trainable logic, causal inference, knowledge induction, computer vision, NLP, question answering, and quantum and neuromorphic architectures for next generation AI.

As an IBM Researcher, you get to work on the most cutting-edge and exciting projects and interact with the brightest minds. 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.


  • Expertise and experience in programming in one or more of these languages: Java, Python, C, C++, etc
  • Advanced skill level in solving analytical problems using rigorous and quantitative approaches
  • Advance skill level in creating and leveraging AI techniques, such as machine learning, NLP, knowledge induction, or machine reasoning
  • Experience communicating your research in technical communities, such as publications in NIPS, CVPR, ICML, ICLR, IJCAI, AAAI, KDD or similar