Do you like working in the intersection of ML and driving its application to various domains?
Do you want to work with some great minds in machine learning?
Then this is the right opportunity for you. The Advanced Technology team works on some of the most complex problems in applied machine learning. I am looking to add a computer vision expert who is enthusiastic about solving complex problems, thinking out of the box for novel solutions, confident, and collaborating closely with the team. ”
-- Talat Iqbal Syed, Product Lead, Advanced Technology
“As a Fellow-in-Residence, I’m able to help Amii bring machine learning out of the academic lab and into the hands of companies. I really enjoy helping organizations define high-impact problems that ML can address and then assist them along the research, deployment, and lifecycle stages. I personally take pride in being able to point at something we have helped with and know that we helped our partner successfully improve their business process and made them more competitive.”
-- Matt Taylor, Fellow-in-Residence, Amii and Associate Professor, Department of Computing Science, University of Alberta
One of Canada’s three main institutes for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, our world-renowned researchers drive fundamental and applied research at the University of Alberta (and other academic institutions), training some of the world’s top scientific talent. Our cross-functional teams work collaboratively with Alberta-based businesses and organizations to build AI capacity and translate scientific advancement into industry adoption and economic impact.
The Lead Machine Learning Scientist (Lead MLS) drives scientific excellence in the Advanced Technology team and is an active participant in program and product development and delivery, providing insight into their area of expertise and fostering associates and machine learning scientists’ development in the organization. They also support Amii's internal teams as subject matter experts based on their technical specialties and applied machine learning experience.
The Lead MLS uses their scientific knowledge and applied research experience to direct Amii Industry Partners’ research and development efforts. They bridge the gap between business opportunities and fundamental ML, providing scientific oversight on technical projects. In addition, they advise the team in the definition of ML problems and help the team navigate the development and delivery of the solution. This includes coaching the industry partners and the team through the Machine Learning Process Lifecycle (MLPL). The Lead ML Scientist will also make informed decisions about the data requirements, modelling techniques and methodology, resource identification and evaluation.
In addition to guiding industry partners, the Lead MLS will support fundamental research through partnerships with Amii Fellows and their students, working with one of the world’s best ML departments.
The role focuses on achieving excellence in three principal accountabilities:
This role will report to the Product Lead of the Advanced Technology team.
If this sounds like the opportunity you've been waiting for, then please don’t wait to apply! To apply, please send your resume and cover letter indicating why you think you'd be a fit for Amii through the listing on Indeed by August 13, 2021.
Applicants must be legally eligible to work in Canada at the time of application
Amii is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and excellent workforce.
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