OpenAI is hiring a

Research Scientist

San Francisco, United States
Full-Time
Our mission at OpenAI is to discover and enact the path to safe, beneficial AGI. To do this, we believe that many technical breakthroughs are needed in generative modeling, reinforcement learning, large scale optimization, and active learning, among other topics.  

As a Research Scientist at OpenAI, you will develop innovative machine learning techniques and advance the research agenda of the team you work on, while also collaborating with peers across the organization. We are looking for people who want to discover simple, generalizable ideas that work well even at large scale, and form part of a broader research vision that unifies the entire company. 

We expect you to:

  • Have a track record of coming up with new ideas or improving upon existing ideas in machine learning, such as demonstrated by one or more first author publications or projects
  • Possess the ability to own and pursue a research agenda, including choosing impactful research problems and autonomously carrying out long-running projects
  • Be excited about OpenAI’s approach to research   

Nice to have:

  • Interested in and thoughtful about the impacts of AI technology
  • Past experience in creating high-performance implementations of deep learning algorithms



About OpenAI
We’re building safe Artificial General Intelligence (AGI), and ensuring it leads to a good outcome for humans. We believe that unreasonably great results are best delivered by a highly creative group working in concert. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

This position is subject to a background check for any convictions directly related to its duties and responsibilities. Only job-related convictions will be considered and will not automatically disqualify the candidate. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Benefits
Health, dental, and vision insurance for you and your family
Unlimited time off (we encourage 4+ weeks per year)
Parental leave
Flexible work hours
Lunch and dinner each day
401(k) plan

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