AI Scientist

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An AI scientist at Wadhwani AI will build research-driven solutions to bring AI to the benefit of the underserved billions across the developing world.


As an AI scientist, you will be responsible for building machine learning solutions to problems of societal importance, and mentoring other team members in this effort. You will participate in problem definitions and the development and execution of algorithms and solutions to the problems. 

In order to apply machine learning and related technologies for social good, you will need to understand user challenges and their context, curate and transform data, train and validate models, run simulations and broadly derive insights from data. In doing so, you will work in cross-functional teams spanning research, engineering, product and program management, and designers. You will also work closely with social sector organizations, and are encouraged to collaborate with researchers across the world. 

You will be encouraged to drive fundamental advances to the technology domains themselves as part of the efforts towards their application, present your work in technical and other forums of interest, and publish in leading conferences and journals. 

At Wadhwani AI, excellence as an individual contributor goes hand-in-hand with good teamwork and collaboration. You will mentor junior researchers, post-docs and interns, and participate in recruiting and hiring activities. You will also be expected to interact with external partners of Wadhwani AI when required, and to make periodic visits to the communities from where challenges are derived and where the solutions will be deployed. 


We are looking for AI scientists with experience applying AI, machine learning and data science to real world problems. Ideal candidates should have a strong research background and be adept at a variety of data mining/analysis methods and tools, building and implementing models, visualizing data, creating/using algorithms and running simulations. 

Candidates should be comfortable working with cross-functional teams, must have excellent communication skills and a track record of driving projects to completion. 

Candidates should care about using their technical skills to solve large societally important problems. 

• Masters/PhD in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Physics, Economics or a relevant quantitative field from a leading institution in India or abroad. 

• Excellent track record of innovation as evinced by publications, patents, and products/solutions created. 

• Good communication skills and a collaborative mindset. 

• Work experience in academia or industry is desirable.

Apply with a CV/resume and a short email explaining your interest to