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Amazon Postdoctoral Scientist in North Reading, Massachusetts


Amazon is looking for talented Postdoctoral Scientists to join our Corporate Projects team for a one-year, full-time research position.

Corporate Projects is a team that sits within the broader Corporate Development organization at Amazon. We seek to bring net-new, strategic projects to life by working together with customers and evolving projects from ZERO-to-ONE. To do so, we deploy our resources towards proofs-of-concept and pilot programs and develop them from high-level ideas (the ZERO) to tangible short-term results that provide validating signal and a path to scale (the ONE). We work with our customers to develop and create net-new opportunities by relentlessly scouring all of Amazon and finding new and innovative ways to strengthen and/or accelerate the Amazon Flywheel.

As a Postdoctoral Scientist on the Corporate Projects team, you will develop algorithms and approaches to identifying and objects that the robot will need to interact with and providing a video feed that is useful to training with teleoperation.

Key job responsibilities

In this role you will:

  • Work closely with a senior science advisor, collaborate with other scientists and engineers, and be part of Amazon’s vibrant and diverse global science community.

  • Publish your innovation in top-tier academic venues and hone your presentation skills.

  • Be inspired by challenges and opportunities to invent cutting-edge techniques in your area(s) of expertise.

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

North Reading, MA, USA

Basic Qualifications

  • PhD in a relevant field, received within 2 years of starting the program

  • Proven publication record in Machine Learning, Robotics, Computer Vision, Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing, Computer Science, or other related technical fields

  • Experience in data science and quantitative research

  • Proficiency in technologies relevant to the subfield

Required application materials:

  • CV, which lists all peer-reviewed publications and conferences

  • Research statement that outlines your research achievements and future research interests

  • A journal article or book chapter that demonstrates your domain expertise

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to independently deliver results in a fast-paced environment

  • Publications at top-tier, peer-reviewed conferences and/or journals

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills

  • Expert knowledge in modeling and performance, operationalization, and scalability of scientific techniques and establishing decision strategies

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