Research Scientist, Post-Training Core Algorithms at OpenAI

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Research Scientist, Post-Training Core Algorithms
San Francisco, California, United States


About the Team

The Post-Training - Core Algorithms team is responsible for researching and developing the next generation of algorithms to power our RLHF stack (reinforcement learning from human feedback). The algorithms we develop are used in ChatGPT consumer product and the OpenAI API.

About the Role

As a Member of Technical Staff on our team, you will research and develop improvements to all components of our RLHF stack, including data collection, supervised finetuning, reward modeling, off- and on-policy learning, active learning, and evaluations. The ultimate test for our algorithms is how useful they are to our users, and we often deploy our algorithms into new ChatGPT models.

We’re looking for people who have extensive background in reinforcement learning research, are able to iterate quickly, and are proficient at coding.

This role is based in San Francisco, CA. We use a hybrid work model of 3 days in the office per week and offer relocation assistance to new employees.

In this role, you will:

  • Come up with improvements to RLHF
  • Prototype and evaluate these ideas
  • Scale up your innovations to ChatGPT scale

You might thrive in this role if you: 

  • Love being on the cutting edge of RL and language model research
  • Can iterate fast on lots of ideas
  • Like doing research that has real-world impact

Compensation, Benefits and Perks

Total compensation also includes generous equity and benefits.

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance for you and your family
  • Mental health and wellness support
  • 401(k) plan with 4% matching
  • Unlimited time off and 18+ company holidays per year
  • Paid parental leave (20 weeks) and family-planning support
  • Annual learning & development stipend ($1,500 per year)
Annual Salary Range
$295,000$440,000 USD

About OpenAI

OpenAI is an AI research and deployment company dedicated to ensuring that general-purpose artificial intelligence benefits all of humanity. We push the boundaries of the capabilities of AI systems and seek to safely deploy them to the world through our products. AI is an extremely powerful tool that must be created with safety and human needs at its core, and to achieve our mission, we must encompass and value the many different perspectives, voices, and experiences that form the full spectrum of humanity. 

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status. 

For US Based Candidates: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities, and requests can be made via this link.

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