Research Scientist, AI & Machine Learning (PhD)


On Site
USD 74,800.00 - 178,200.00 per year
Full Time


Large Language Models (LLMs)
Machine Learning (ML)
Deep learning
Performance tuning
Product development
Research design
Open source
Computer science
Customer facing
Life insurance
Health care
Financial planning
Cloud computing
Artificial intelligence
Software development
Integrated circuit
Internal communications
Value engineering

Job Details

Job Description

Oracle Labs is searching for an outstanding Machine Learning and AI researcher to join our research team. We are passionate about research that both advances science and has impact in the real world. You will be part of an amazing collaborative research team that publishes at the top venues in machine learning and AI. Our expertise includes tools for training deep learning models, language and code generation models, privacy preserving machine learning, probabilistic programming, inference performance optimization, and AI agents, just to name a few. Your contributions have the chance to create real impact on our products and advance science.

About Oracle Labs:Oracle Labs is the sole organization at Oracle that is devoted exclusively to research. We focus on the development of technologies that keep Oracle at the forefront of the computer industry. Oracle Labs researchers look for novel approaches and methodologies, often taking on projects with high risk or uncertainty, or that are difficult to tackle within a product development organization. Oracle Labs research is focused on real-world outcomes: our researchers aim to develop technologies that will someday play a significant role in the evolution of technology and society. For example, chip multithreading and the Java programming language grew out of work done in Oracle Labs.

Career Level - IC3


What you'll be doing:

  • Research, design and implement novel large language models and training and inference algorithms
  • Create new datasets that push the limits of large language models
  • Publish original research
  • Open source high quality code and reproducible research
  • Collaborate with other team members and teams
  • Transfer technology to product groups
  • Collaborate with external researchers

What we need to see:

  • Currently has or is in the process of obtaining a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, relevant technical field, or equivalent practical experience
  • Degree must be completed prior to joining
  • Strong background of theory and practice of large language models as well as machine learning and deep learning
  • Excellent programming and debug skills in Python, plus hands on experience with common machine learning frameworks, such as PyTorch
  • Experience in analyzing and collecting data from various sources
  • Outstanding research track record
  • Experience collaborating in a team environment on research projects
  • Excellent communication skills



Certain US customer or client-facing roles may be required to comply with applicable requirements, such as immunization and occupational health mandates.

Range and benefit information provided in this posting are specific to the stated locations only

US: Hiring Range: from $74,800 to $178,200 per annum. May be eligible for bonus and equity.

Oracle maintains broad salary ranges for its roles in order to account for variations in knowledge, skills, experience, market conditions and locations, as well as reflect Oracle's differing products, industries and lines of business.

Candidates are typically placed into the range based on the preceding factors as well as internal peer equity.

Oracle US offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes the following:

1. Medical, dental, and vision insurance, including expert medical opinion

2. Short term disability and long term disability

3. Life insurance and AD&D

4. Supplemental life insurance (Employee/Spouse/Child)

5. Health care and dependent care Flexible Spending Accounts

6. Pre-tax commuter and parking benefits

7. 401(k) Savings and Investment Plan with company match

8. Paid time off: Flexible Vacation is provided to all eligible employees assigned to a salaried (non-overtime eligible) position. Accrued Vacation is provided to all other employees eligible for vacation benefits. For employees working at least 35 hours per week, the vacation accrual rate is 13 days annually for the first three years of employment and 18 days annually for subsequent years of employment. Vacation accrual is prorated for employees working between 20 and 34 hours per week. Employees working fewer than 20 hours per week are not eligible for vacation.

9. 11 paid holidays

10. Paid sick leave: 72 hours of paid sick leave upon date of hire. Refreshes each calendar year. Unused balance will carry over each year up to a maximum cap of 112 hours.

11. Paid parental leave

12. Adoption assistance

13. Employee Stock Purchase Plan

14. Financial planning and group legal

15. Voluntary benefits including auto, homeowner and pet insurance

The role will generally accept applications for at least three calendar days from the posting date or as long as the job remains posted.

About Us

As a world leader in cloud solutions, Oracle uses tomorrow's technology to tackle today's problems. True innovation starts with diverse perspectives and various abilities and backgrounds.

When everyone's voice is heard, we're inspired to go beyond what's been done before. It's why we're committed to expanding our inclusive workforce that promotes diverse insights and perspectives.

We've partnered with industry-leaders in almost every sector-and continue to thrive after 40+ years of change by operating with integrity.

Oracle careers open the door to global opportunities where work-life balance flourishes. We offer a highly competitive suite of employee benefits designed on the principles of parity and consistency. We put our people first with flexible medical, life insurance and retirement options. We also encourage employees to give back to their communities through our volunteer programs.

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