Student Researcher, LLM Alignment - 2024 Start (PhD)

TikTok

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San Jose, CA

Why you should apply for a job to TikTok:

  • 4.5/5 in overall job satisfaction
  • 4.5/5 in supportive management
  • 100% say women are treated fairly and equally to men
  • 100% would recommend this company to other women
  • 100% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • Employee well-being is supported via hybrid work, short-term counseling through our EAP and a premium subscription to Headspace.
  • We embrace diversity across all dimensions and provide employees with 9 employee resource groups globally, including our WOMEN ERG.
  • Comprehensive parental leave policy as well as fertility treatment through healthcare providers with a $20,000 lifetime maximum.
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    Position summary

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    Team Introduction
    This position is responsible for researching and building the company's LLMs. The role involves exploring new applications and solutions for related technologies in areas such as search, recommendation, advertising, content creation, and customer service. The goal is to meet the increasing demand for intelligent interactions from users and to significantly enhance their lifestyle and communication in the future.

    We are looking for talented individuals to join us for a Student Researcher opportunity in 2024. Student Researcher opportunities at TikTok aim to offer students industry exposure and hands-on experience. Turn your ambitions into reality as your inspiration brings infinite opportunities at TikTok.

    The Student Researcher position provides unique opportunities that go beyond the constraints of our standard internship program, allowing for flexibility in duration, time commitment, and location of work.

    Candidates can apply to a maximum of two positions and will be considered for jobs in the order you apply. The application limit is applicable to TikTok and its affiliates' jobs globally. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis - we encourage you to apply early.

    Responsibilities:

    1. Safety in LLMs: Investigate strategies to ensure language models are safe and ethical, preventing the generation of harmful content and maintaining alignment with societal norms.

    2. Alignment Algorithms: Explore advanced alignment algorithms like Reinforcement Learning from Human Feedback (RLHF) to enhance the model's ability to align with complex human values and decision-making processes.

    3. Scalable Oversight: Develop scalable oversight mechanisms that enable efficient monitoring and control of LLMs as they grow in size and complexity, ensuring consistent alignment with predefined objectives.

    4. Interpretability in LLMs: Focus on enhancing the interpretability of language models, ensuring that their decision-making processes and outputs are transparent and understandable to users and stakeholders.

    Qualifications

    1. Currently enrolled in a PhD degree in Computer Science, Linguistics, Statistics, or related technical field.
    2. Excellent knowledge of theory and practice of LLM, Reinforcement Learning.
    3. Strong publication record at leading conferences (NeurIPS, ICML, ACL, EMNLP etc.).
    4. Excellent coding ability, familiar with data structures, and fundamental algorithm skills, proficient in Python, winners of competitions such as ACM/ICPC, USACO/NOI/IOI, Top Coder, Kaggle, etc. are preferred.
    5. Good communication and collaboration skills, able to explore new technologies with the team and promote technological progress.

    Preferred Qualifications
    • Graduating December 2024 onwards with intent to return to degree-program after the completion of the internship.
    • Demonstrated software engineering or natural language processing, deep learning experience from previous internships, work experience, coding competitions, or publications.
    • High levels of creativity and quick problem-solving capabilities.

    TikTok is committed to creating an inclusive space where employees are valued for their skills, experiences, and unique perspectives. Our platform connects people from across the globe and so does our workplace. At TikTok, our mission is to inspire creativity and bring joy. To achieve that goal, we are committed to celebrating our diverse voices and to creating an environment that reflects the many communities we reach. We are passionate about this and hope you are too.

    TikTok is committed to providing reasonable accommodations in our recruitment processes for candidates with disabilities, pregnancy, sincerely held religious beliefs or other reasons protected by applicable laws. If you need assistance or a reasonable accommodation, please reach out to us at https://shorturl.at/cdpT2

    By submitting an application for this role, you accept and agree to our global applicant privacy policy, which may be accessed here: https://careers.tiktok.com/legal/privacy.

    Why you should apply for a job to TikTok:

  • 4.5/5 in overall job satisfaction
  • 4.5/5 in supportive management
  • 100% say women are treated fairly and equally to men
  • 100% would recommend this company to other women
  • 100% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • Employee well-being is supported via hybrid work, short-term counseling through our EAP and a premium subscription to Headspace.
  • We embrace diversity across all dimensions and provide employees with 9 employee resource groups globally, including our WOMEN ERG.
  • Comprehensive parental leave policy as well as fertility treatment through healthcare providers with a $20,000 lifetime maximum.