Postdoc position in Generative AI & Large Language Models W/M

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Update on 20/03/2023
  • Subsidiary :  Neuro-Symbolic AI

  • Contract type:  Fixed-Term contract

  • Work time:  Full time

  • Location Martigny

About Idiap

Idiap is an independent, not-for-profit, research institute accredited and funded by the Swiss Federal Government, the State of Valais, and the City of Martigny.

Idiap offers competitive salaries and working conditions at all levels in a dynamic, multicultural environment. Idiap is an equal opportunity employer. We specifically encourage women and minorities to apply.

Idiap is located in the town of Martigny in Valais, Switzerland, offering exceptional quality of life, exciting recreational activities, including hiking, climbing and skiing, as well as varied cultural activities. It is within close proximity to Lausanne and Geneva. Although Idiap is located in the French part of Switzerland, English is the official working language.

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Job description

The Reasoning & Explainable AI Group at Idiap invites applications for a 2-year postdoctoral position in the area of Generative AI and Large Language Models (LLMs).

This is an exciting opportunity to work at the interface between LLMs and causal learning. Working in close collaboration with the Machine Learning Group at Idiap and the Social Intelligence startup/scale-up Bloom, this position will focus on advancing the state-of-the-art on methods to improve the adaptability, generalisation and training efficiency of LLMs. These methods directly dialogue with the construction of models which have better controlled consistency properties, with a direct line-of-sight towards model safety and improved inference.

Appointment for the position is for 24 months (with the perspective of renewal depending on funding availability). Starting date is as soon as possible.

Informal inquiries can be addressed to

Formal applications are to be made at

Sought profile


* hold a Ph.D. degree in computer science or related areas (or close to completion)

* have a background in natural language processing or machine learning, evidenced by high-quality publications

* previous project experience in developing complex deep learning based models (e.g. in NLP or Computer Vision)

* solid English communication (scientific writing and speaking)

* confident in Python programming


* Pytorch experience

* previous work in generative models will be considered a plus.

Required languages

  • English English - Level advanced

Réf: 9a798949-3126-469e-8663-92c41e3fe219

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