Senior Research Manager, AI & Fairness

Seattle, WA

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Position Summary

We are actively seeking a Senior Research Manager to oversee the team for our new AI & Fairness Project. AI & Fairness (https://allenai.org/fairness/) is AI2’s latest project building on our expertise in NLP, computer vision, and engineering to deliver a tangible positive impact on fairness.

As the leader of this brand new initiative, you will have the opportunity to build and lead the team and help drive and refine AI2's mission in an exciting, fast-paced research environment. We are seeking Scientists who are creative, visionary thinkers and passionate about making major impacts in their field. You also have the opportunity to author and present scientific papers and presentations for peer-reviewed journals and conferences, and help develop collaborative and strategic relationships with relevant academic, industrial, government, and standards organizations.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage a growing team of researchers & engineers
  • Shape the research portfolio of the Fairness team
  • Maintain a healthy balance between short- and long-term research projects
  • Enable successful integration of research components in the product
  • Publish in top-tier venues

Position Requirements

  • PhD in a relevant field
  • Demonstrable research impact
  • An active member of the NLP/ML research community
  • 5+ years relevant research experience
  • Experience and / or interest in research that can have an immediate benefit to our users
  • Experience working with product and engineering teams is a plus
  • Management experience is a plus

Why AI2

In addition to AI2’s core mission, we also aim to contribute to humanity through our treatment of each member of the AI2 Team. Some highlights are:

  • We are a learning organization– because everything AI2 does is ground-breaking, we are learning every day. Similarly, through weekly AI2 Academy lectures, a wide variety of world-class AI experts as guest speakers, and our commitment to your personal on-going education, AI2 is place where you will have opportunities to continue learning alongside your coworkers. 
  • We value diversity -We seek to hire, support, and promote people from all genders, ethnicities, and all levels of experience regardless of age. We particularly encourage applications from women, non-binary individuals, people of color, members of the LGBTQA+ community, and people with disabilities of any kind. 
  • We value inclusion -We understand the value that people's individual experiences and perspectives can bring to an organization, and we are building a culture in which all voices are heard, respected and considered.
  • We emphasize a healthy work/life balance – we believe our team members are happiest and most productive when their work/life balance is optimized. While we value powerful research results which drive our mission forward, we also value dinner with family, weekend time, and vacation time. We offer generous paid vacation and sick leave as well as family leave.
  • We are collaborative and transparent – we consider ourselves a team, all moving with a common purpose. We are quick to cheer our successes, and even quicker to share and jointly problem solve our failures.
  • We are in Seattle – and our office is on the water! We have mountains, we have lakes, we have four seasons, we bike to work, we have a vibrant theater scene, and we have so much else. We even have kayaks for you to paddle right outside our front door. We welcome interest from applicants from outside of the United States.
  • We are friendly– chances are you will like every one of the 100+ (and growing) people who work here. We do. 

AI2 is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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