Machine Learning Research Scientist

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Today’s machine learning technologies are limited compared to human intelligence. At Numenta, we are one of the few teams developing large scale theories of the brain that are biologically constrained, testable, and implemented in software. The Research Group at Numenta is looking for an outstanding scientist to further our efforts in neuroscience inspired machine learning research. As a successful candidate, you will have a deep understanding of machine learning algorithms, and a belief that the best way to build truly intelligent machines is to leverage neuroscience-based principles.  (Prior neuroscience experience is not a requirement for the position.)

You will work with a small team of researchers and engineers who are passionate about applying innovative new technologies to move machine intelligence to the next stage. We openly publish all our research, and our research code is available as open source on Github. Numenta is located on the San Francisco Peninsula in downtown Redwood City, a short walk from the Caltrain station. 

Required Qualifications

  • PhD (or equivalent experience) in computer science or related field, with academic experience in a research lab studying machine learning or computational neuroscience. Students in appropriate PhD programs also welcome to apply.
  • Track record of publications in leading machine learning conferences and journals, with at least two papers published as principal author.
  • Experience with computer programming.
  • Excellent algorithmic and mathematical problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team-oriented environment.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with Python, and deep learning frameworks such as PyTorch or TensorFlow.
  • Working knowledge of HTM algorithms or Numenta’s recent papers.

How To Apply

Qualified applicants should send a cover letter and resume, including a link to your github repository or other public code repository that contains code you have worked on, to

Numenta is an equal opportunity employer supporting workforce diversity.

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