Are you excited about working at the forefront of applied research in an industry setting? Thomson Reuters Labs in Zug is seeking scientists with a passion for solving problems using state-of-the-art information retrieval, natural language processing and generative AI.

What does Thomson Reuters Labs do? We experiment, we build, we deliver. We support the organization and our customers through applied research in informational retrieval and natural language processing. We work closely with product and domain experts to identify compelling solutions at the intersection of user need and technical feasibility.

About the role

As a Senior Applied Scientist, you will:
• Experiment and Develop: You will drive the end-to-end model development lifecycle, championing best practices to ensure reproducible research and well-managed software delivery.
• Collaborate: Working on a collaborative cross-functional team, you will share information, value diverse ideas, and partner effectively with… colleagues across the globe. You will elevate and mentor teammates.
• Deliver: With a sense of urgency and the desire to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, you will translate complex business problems into projects with clearly defined scope. Our problems are complex; our solutions are right-sized. You will be accountable for timely, well-managed deliverables.
• Innovate: You will be empowered to try new approaches and learn new technologies. You will foster innovative ideas to solve real-world challenges.
• Inspire: You will be a proactive communicator who is excited to share your work. You will be articulate and compelling in describing ideas to both technical and non-technical audiences. You will help lead the way in the adoption of AI across the enterprise.

About you

You’re a fit for the role of Sr Applied Scientist with a focus on NLP and IR if your background includes:

Basic qualifications
• PhD in a relevant discipline or Master with a comparable level of experience
• At least 5 years practical, relevant experience building NLP/IR/ML systems, from ideation to production
• Solid software engineering skills for prototyping
• Professional experience as a technical leader, translating complex business problems into projects with clearly defined scope, coordinating and guiding the work of others

Preferred qualifications
• 8 years practical experience building IR, ML or NLP systems in academia or industry
• Demonstrated ability to translate cutting edge research into working prototypes and experience experimenting with novel IR or NLP models to solve real-world problems
• Experience in fast-paced, agile environments managing uncertainty and ambiguity;
• Outstanding communication and data-driven decision-making collaboration with Product and Business Stakeholders.
• Proficiency in Python, Java, or Scala and experience delivering minimum viable products in large enterprise environments
• Publications at relevant venues such as ACL, EMNLP, NAACL, NeurIPS, ICLR, SIGIR, KDD or similar

What’s in it for you?

You will join our inclusive culture of world-class talent, where we are committed to your personal and professional growth through:
• Technology: Our Scientists and Engineers get to play with big data sets to discover new products, capabilities, and insights for our customers. We have over 60,000 TBs worth of legal, regulatory, news, and tax data.
• Hybrid Work Model: We’ve adopted a flexible hybrid working environment (2-3 days a week in the office depending on the role) for our office-based roles while delivering a seamless experience that is digitally and physically connected.
• Wellbeing: Comprehensive benefit plans; flexible and supportive benefits for work-life balance: global minimum parental leave, two company-wide Mental Health Days Off; work from another location for up to a total of 8 weeks in a year, 4 of those weeks can be out of the country and the remaining in the country, Headspace app subscription; retirement, savings, tuition reimbursement, and employee incentive programs; resources for mental, physical, and financial wellbeing.
• Culture: Globally recognized and award-winning reputation for equality, diversity and inclusion, flexibility, work-life balance, and more.
• Learning & Development: LinkedIn Learning access; enterprise-wide company learning days, internal Talent Marketplace with opportunities to work on projects cross-company; Ten Thousand Coffees Thomson Reuters café networking.
• Social Impact: Ten employee-driven Business Resource Groups; two paid volunteer days annually; Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) initiatives for local and global impact.
• Purpose-Driven Work: We have a superpower that we’ve never talked about with as much pride as we should – we are one of the only companies on the planet that helps its customers pursue justice, truth and transparency. Together, with the professionals and institutions we serve, we help uphold the rule of law, turn the wheels of commerce, catch bad actors, report the facts, and provide trusted, unbiased information to people all over the world.



The above information in this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Do you want to be part of a team helping re-invent the way knowledge professionals work? How about a team that works every day to create a more transparent, just and inclusive future? At Thomson Reuters, we’ve been doing just that for almost 160 years. Our industry-leading products and services include highly specialized information-enabled software and tools for legal, tax, accounting and compliance professionals combined with the world’s most global news services – Reuters. We help these professionals do their jobs better, creating more time for them to focus on the things that matter most: advising, advocating, negotiating, governing and informing.

We are powered by the talents of 25,000 employees across more than 75 countries, where everyone has a chance to contribute and grow professionally in flexible work environments that celebrate diversity and inclusion. At a time when objectivity, accuracy, fairness and transparency are under attack, we consider it our duty to pursue them. Sound exciting? Join us and help shape the industries that move society forward.


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We also make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and for sincerely held religious beliefs in accordance with applicable law


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