Machine Learning Research/Senior ML Research Scientist

Belfast or Remote (UK). For permanent remote positions 20% travel is expected in this role (post COVID-19 crisis)

Competitive, commensurate with experience

Pension scheme and benefits

Reports to: Chief Science Officer

About Zenith Ai

Zenith is building a software Bio Studio that mobilises best-in-class machine learning for  future Biotechnology. Our vision is to be the standard for end-to-end AI creation that  delivers in the real world. Founded in 2020 by a team of experienced and successful AI entrepreneurs, our team has rapidly progressed the development of our core software  which enables non-experts to rapidly build and deploy purpose-built AI applications. At  Zenith the customer use-case comes first and to achieve this, AI requires tooling that is  wholly intuitive and light-years ahead of those in use today. 

As a stealth-mode startup, recently acquired, our online presence is currently limited but we  gladly fill in detail throughout the application process. 

About the Role

Zenith wishes to recruit Machine Learning Researchers / ML Research Scientists at various levels to join our team.

You will have a curious and diligent mind: an action-oriented problem solver with a drive to raise the technical bar, deliver results and innovate. You will be comfortable challenging the norm; always on the lookout for new ideas, assessing their value, effectively communicating, implementing and improving them. 

You will have a PhD from a leading research group with a major emphasis on Machine  Learning or Applied Machine Learning. You will be equally content prototyping using new ideas, as well as operating within the rigour of making solutions production-ready. Having excellent interpersonal skills and enjoying working in a highly iterative, agile, and collaborative team environment, you will be comfortable working within a team of the brightest minds, relishing the opportunity to solve complex problems together, learning  from and sharing knowledge as peers. 


  • PhD in Machine Learning or a cognate discipline from a leading University

  • 1-2+ years of relevant industry/post-doctoral experience for Senior candidates

  • Excellent communication skills, written and oral, online and in-person

  • Record of publications in leading conferences and journals is desirable

  • Excellent Python, Pytorch/JAX/Tensorflow skills 

  • Demonstrable experience in training and developing ML models at large-scale

Bonus Qualifications

  • Experience in applying modern ML techniques to Natural Language Processing would be advantageous and highly relevant to this post 

  • A demonstrable understanding of Geometric Deep Learning or Graph Neural Networks is advantageous 

  • Knowledge of Git version control and writing unit tests 

How to apply