Research Scientist/Engineer in Paris

IBM Zurich Research Laboratory

WorkplaceZurich, Zurich Region, Switzerland

Research Scientist/Engineer in Paris

Machine Learning / AI

Ref. 2022_056

About the position

The IBM Paris Research Laboratory has several open positions for highly motivated Research Scientists with strong expertise in Machine Learning and applications to Decision Support, Computer Vision, Human-Machine interaction, and large language models. The Research Scientists will work in a global team, in tight collaboration with scientist and engineers located in Paris, Zurich, and US, to develop vision and language models for client applications, as well as to publish innovative research in top AI and ML conferences.

We are looking for multiple positions to fill and particularly interested in the following areas of research and development:

  • AI automation for business applications.
  • Transfer learning in computer vision, such as adaptivity of instance segmentation models to different domains (e.g., different backgrounds, types of objects/defects to detect in an image, changing environments conditions, such as weather, light, time in the day, etc.).
  • Improvement to state-of-the-art deep learning methods, ranging from supervised methods, self-supervised approaches, as well as fully unsupervised methods.
  • Tackling the low-resource problem by data augmentation and data synthesis (including diffusion methods).
  • Implementation of large scale data ingestion and multi-stage ML pipelines into a managed service, accounting for execution performance, robustness, etc.

A unique aspect of our projects is the opportunity to work with clients and make impact to their core business extending state-of-the-art methods to work on their data. You will also have access to HPC and Cloud infrastructure equipped with recent variants of GPUs and many other resources and tools to perform the work. The technology created in our team is powering IBM mainstream products, such as Maximo Visual Inspection , Watson CoreML , and Deep Search platform - with significant impact on business.

Expected qualifications

  • Experience in one or more of the following: REST APIs, distributed computing, test automation, CI/CD, self-supervised learning, hands-on experience with Foundation Models, cloud native deployment of AI applications
  • 3+ years of proved programming experience in Python (or equivalent C/C++ experience)
  • Independent researcher with the ability to effectively communicate and flexibly collaborate in a fast-paced team environment

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience in one or more of the following: REST APIs, machine learning, deep learning, algorithms and data structures, test automation, distributed computing, CI/CD
  • Practical experience with Machine Learning / Deep Learning frameworks such as PyTorch;
  • 3+ years of proved programming experience in Python (or equivalent C/C++ experience);
  • Independent worker with the ability to effectively operate with flexibility in a fast-paced, constantly evolving team environment


IBM is committed to diversity at the workplace. With us you will find an open, multicultural environment. Excellent flexible working arrangements enable all genders to strike the desired balance between their professional development and their personal lives.

How to apply

If you are interested in this exciting position, please submit your most recent curriculum vitae. We encourage candidates to also share a 3-minute video, in which they introduce themselves, as well as highlight their motivation and expertise. The video is not mandatory.

In your application, please refer to and reference JobID 59269.

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