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Job ID: 233150

Research Engineer
Tufts University

Date Posted Mar. 19, 2024
Title Research Engineer
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Research/Technical/Laboratory


Tufts University is seeking a highly motivated and skilled Staff Research Engineer to join our dynamic team. This unique role involves working closely with leading professors on funded projects, focusing on the development and maintenance of both software and hardware infrastructure critical to the project's success. If you are passionate about pushing the boundaries of technology and research within the academic sphere, this position offers a remarkable opportunity to contribute to impactful projects while expanding your knowledge and skills in machine learning and AI.

What You'll Do

Key Responsibilities:

● Collaborate with project leads to design, develop, and maintain advanced
software and hardware solutions that support research objectives.
● Implement and optimize algorithms on GPUs using Pytorch and other relevant frameworks.
● Engage in language modeling with transformers, particularly focusing on Large Language Models (LLMs), including working with and contributing to
open-source models.
● Maintain and enhance infrastructure supporting the LLM ecosystem, including
vector databases, LangChain, or other orchestration and training frameworks.
● Contribute to the development of Trustworthy and Accountable AI systems
through rigorous research and innovative engineering solutions.
● Work flexibly across different aspects of the project, demonstrating a willingness to learn and adapt to new challenges and tasks outside of the traditional job description.
● Drive fast iterative execution to achieve project milestones and deliverables in a timely and efficient manner.


What We're Looking For

Basic Qualifications:

● Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or a related field.
● Strong experience with GPU computing and deep learning frameworks,
particularly Pytorch.
● In-depth knowledge of OS internals and the ability to work closely with hardware and software interfaces.
● Extensive experience with language modeling, specifically using transformers
and Large Language Models (LLMs), both prompting and fine-tuning.
● Familiarity with the LLM ecosystem, including vector databases, LangChain, or other orchestration frameworks.
● Proven track record of being results-oriented, with a high degree of flexibility and a bias towards impactful work.
● Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to work independently or as part of a team.
● Strong desire to contribute to the field of machine learning research, with a
particular interest in Trustworthy and Accountable AI systems.

Pay Range

Minimum $63,600.00, Midpoint $79,500.00, Maximum $95,400.00

Salary is based on related experience, expertise, and internal equity; generally, new hires can expect pay between the minimum and midpoint of the range.

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