Research Scientist, Robotics - New York

United Kingdom

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We are looking for Research Scientists to join the Robotics team whose mission is to build “Embodied AI” - a robot brain capable of turning language instructions into useful physical actions - to improve the lives of billions of people in the physical world.

About Us

Artificial Intelligence could be one of humanity's most useful inventions. At Google DeepMind, we're a team of scientists, engineers, machine learning experts and more, working together to advance the state of the art in artificial intelligence. We use our technologies for widespread public benefit and scientific discovery, and collaborate with others on critical challenges, ensuring safety and ethics are the highest priority.

The Role

Research Scientists work on a diverse and stimulating range of projects including: developing algorithms and prototype applications, providing software design and programming support to research projects, along with architecting and implementing software libraries. Our Research Scientists are pivotal to the development and ongoing improvement of our research through the computational implementation of our latest theoretical work.

Key responsibilities:
  • Providing software design and programming expertise to research projects - pairing closely with Research Scientists to better engineer and implement the latest theoretical ideas. Our Research Engineers help put our theory into practice!
  • Digest and understand complex research papers, theory and thinking, with an ability to write algorithms from scratch. This role is pivotal in training, iterating and improving the performance of our agents.
  • Own, report and present engineering developments and experimental results to both the immediate and broader research teams. status and results clearly and efficiently both internally and externally, verbally and in writing
  • Architect and implement software libraries to allow our research to improve and scale
  • Implement and evaluate algorithms - acting as a key contributor to the development and iteration throughout the research cycle
  • Write high quality code (Python and/or C++) to be shared within a research group or more broadly
  • Encouraging engineering excellence through mentoring and reviewing
  • About You

    In order to set you up for success as a Research Scientist at Google DeepMind, we look for the following skills and experience:

  • PhD in Computer Science or Robotics; or equivalent practical experience
  • Experience with Deep Learning pipelines, training perception systems and/or Large Language or Vision Language Models
  • Experience working with simulators and real-world robots
  • In addition, the following would be an advantage:

  • Research track record in robotic manipulation, robot safety
  • Research track record in one or more of the following topics: Generative AI, Robust Learning, Uncertainty quantification, Mechanistic Interpretability, AI Alignment.
  • What We Offer At Google DeepMind, we want employees and their families to live happier

    and healthier lives, both in and out of work, and our benefits reflect that. Some select benefits we offer: enhanced maternity, paternity, adoption, and shared parental leave, private medical and dental insurance for yourself and any dependents, and flexible working options. We strive to continually improve our working environment, and provide you with excellent facilities such as healthy food, an on-site gym, faith rooms, terraces etc. We are also open to relocating candidates to New York and offer a bespoke service and immigration support to make it as easy as possible (depending on eligibility).

    The US base salary range for this full-time position is between $133,000
  • $240,000 + bonus + equity + benefits. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range for your targeted location during the hiring process
  • Job details


    Research Scientist, Robotics - New York




    United Kingdom


    March 27, 2024

    Application deadline

    April 26, 2024

    Job type



    ML, AI, Data Science

    About the employer

    We’re a team of scientists, engineers, ethicists and more, committed to solving intelligence, to advance science and benefit humanity.

    Our story

    We’ve always been fascinated by human intelligence – it shaped the modern world we live in today.

    Intelligence allows us to learn, imagine, cooperate, create, communicate, and so much more. By better understanding different aspects of intelligence, we can use this knowledge as inspiration to build novel computer systems that learn to find solutions to difficult problems on their own.

    Like the Hubble telescope that helped us look deeper into space, these tools are already expanding human knowledge and making positive global impact. Our long term aim is to solve intelligence, developing more general and capable problem-solving systems, known as artificial general intelligence (AGI).

    Guided by safety and ethics, this invention could help society find answers to some of the world’s most pressing and fundamental scientific challenges.

    We’re solving intelligence to advance science and benefit humanity. At the heart of this mission is our commitment to act as responsible pioneers in the field of AI, in service of society’s needs and expectations.

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