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Research Scientist, Multimodal (Post-training)

Post-training - San Francisco

About the Team
Our team is responsible for the Post-training or alignment of ChatGPT. We integrate various improvements from the rest of the company into our RLHF process ultimately producing the models used by millions of users both in the ChatGPT product and API.


About the Role

As a Member of Technical Staff on our team, you will research and develop improvements to multimodal capabilities of our AI models, including data collection, exploring data trade-offs for vision perception tasks, and evaluations. 

The ideal candidate will have a strong research background working on general computer vision and have experience in either image generation or video related research. Experience in optimizing model run-time is a plus. 

This role is based in San Francisco, CA. We use a hybrid work model of 3 days in the office per week and offer relocation assistance to new employees.


In this role, you will:

  • Be responsible for setting up data collection pipelines

  • Building evals for new capabilities and evaluating our systems

  • Experimenting with new multimodal capabilities

  • Analyzing model behavior and finding weaknesses

  • Be willing to dive into large ML codebases to debug

  • Be responsible for keeping very large ML training jobs going smoothly

  • Fixing a variety of non-ml software things involving data quality, data prep, job startup speed

You might thrive in this role if you:

  • Are a team player – willing to do a variety of tasks that move the team forward

  • Experience with large multimodal systems

  • Proven record of successful research projects in vision or speech

  • Deep understanding of current computer vision or speech research

  • Experience debugging ML systems

  • Experience with transformers

  • Experience with the python

  • Experience working in complex technical environments

About OpenAI

OpenAI is an AI research and deployment company dedicated to ensuring that general-purpose artificial intelligence benefits all of humanity. We push the boundaries of the capabilities of AI systems and seek to safely deploy them to the world through our products. AI is an extremely powerful tool that must be created with safety and human needs at its core, and to achieve our mission, we must encompass and value the many different perspectives, voices, and experiences that form the full spectrum of humanity. 

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status. 

For US Based Candidates: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities, and requests can be made via this link.

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$295K – $440K