Research Scientist, Applied, London


DeepMind is active within the wider research community through publications and partners with many of the world’s top academics and academic institutions. We have built a hardworking and engaging culture, combining the best of academia with product led environments, providing an ambitious balance of structure and flexibility.

Our approach encourages collaboration across all groups within the Research team, leading to ambitious creativity and the scope for innovative breakthroughs at the forefront of research.

The DeepMind for Google (DMG) Research team focuses on using the best available technologies to address some of the most pressing and complex challenges. Collaborating with Google teams, we apply our groundbreaking research to products used by millions of people around the world. These real world applications of AI technology help us work towards one of DeepMind’s purposes - to use intelligence to make the world a better place.

Our ambitious team works in close collaboration with Google product teams to deploy machine learning algorithms to help improve Google products and services. Right now, for example, we are working on collaborations with Google’s Data Centre Operations team, Google Play, Google Ads Quality, and Google Text to Speech, among others. DMG is made up of Research Scientists and Software Engineers, all of whom work very collaboratively together.

Our Research Scientists connect fundamental research and applications by integrating research into applied projects and working on research inspired by applications. To this end, we are looking to hire top quality Research Scientists that are passionate about contributing to both the applied and academic sides of research.

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The role:

  • Perform research to make machine learning more applicable to impactful issues in the real world.
  • Provide research input on Google products: determine scope of the problem, the best place to apply machine learning, and evaluate different approaches.
  • Bridge the gap between the research and products by integrating new fundamental research into applied projects and identifying interesting real world problems to research.
  • Collaborate with Software Engineers to design and run experiments, including designing and evaluating new algorithms as well as implementing known algorithms.
  • Report and present experimental results and research findings clearly and efficiently, both internally and externally.
  • Be active members of the applied research community, by validating and contributing to advances in ML.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in computer science or a related discipline.
  • Publication track record in machine learning conferences and/or journals.
  • Solid software engineering skills for prototyping.
  • Experience with implementing numerical methods and data visualization.
  • Good knowledge of algorithm design.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in applying ML to real world problems.
  • Strong expertise in reinforcement learning and/or deep learning.
  • Competent in one or more of the Google supported languages (C++, Java, Python) with a desire to learn more.
  • A real passion for AI

The work you will do will significantly move the needle within a Product Area that has high strategic importance to Google - which could be one of our existing collaborations or one of the new ones we will start up.

The role will suit those who enjoy metrics-driven work, building momentum through successive experiments and launches anywhere from Ads to Search to Android, and who wish to immerse themselves in some of the most ground breaking ML and AI research.

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