From landing the first astronauts on the moon to building the first AI system to win the Jeopardy! competition, IBM has been the spark of the technology revolutions that have shaped our world today.
At the core of IBM’s innovation are its 12 global research labs. IBM Research – Australia is a vibrant and young community within IBM Research. The lab is primarily an industry solutions lab that focuses on conceiving, designing and building next generation systems that will transform health and life sciences and financial services with technologies such as AI, Internet of Things and Blockchain. Candidates will be joining a team of researchers and software engineers to conceive, build, test and deploy solutions for some of the world’s challenging technology problems.
What will I be doing?
Designing and developing novel AI techniques, including using NLP, to Financial Services and related industries
Proactive both in publishing our work in top academic conferences as well as demonstrating its value with clients.
Developing neural language models and publishing the outcomes in top academic conferences.




What skills do I need?
Experience in developing novel NLP and/or NLG models e.g. Neural Language Models for machine translation or abstractive summarization
Breadth of knowledge in the application of machine learning outside of NLP
E.g. Kaggle competition experience.
What experience do I need?
A Doctorate degree in computer science or related related field completed in the last two years.
Experience programming with one of Python / Scala / Java
Ideal candidates will have business experience and/or a demonstrated open source profile (e.g. github)
Experience with deep learning for NLP on top of open source frameworks such as (Py-Torch; Keras; Theano; Caffe; Tensorflow; DL4J)
Demonstrated academic output documented via journal/conference publications in the field e.g. ACL, NAACL, COLING
Are you passionate about delivering a tailored experience in a fast moving, innovative client facing environment? Are you able to captivate an audience and paint the art of the possible? Are you keen to promote and implement new ways of interacting with and visualising data? If so, we’d like to hear from you! Apply today ibm.com.au/careers

Specific requirements:

Work in 1 of 12 labs across the globe
Fixed Term Hire 24 Months Contract
Based in Melbourne

Educational level:

Ph. D.

How to apply:

Please mention NLP People as a source when applying


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About IBM

IBM is a global technology and innovation company headquartered in Armonk, NY. It is the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 400,000 employees serving clients in 170 countries. IBM offers a wide range of technology and consulting services; a broad portfolio of middleware for collaboration, predictive analytics, software development and systems management; and the world's most advanced servers and supercomputers. Utilizing its business consulting, technology and R&D expertise, IBM helps clients become "smarter" as the planet becomes more digitally interconnected. IBM invests more than $6 billion a year in R&D, just completing its 21st year of patent leadership. IBM Research has received recognition beyond any commercial technology research organization and is home to 5 Nobel Laureates, 9 US National Medals of Technology, 5 US National Medals of Science, 6 Turing Awards, and 10 Inductees in US Inventors Hall of Fame. The company was behind the inventions of the PC; SABRE tra