Research Fellow (Postdoc PhD Graduate)



Posted on Monday, July 17, 2023

Research Fellow (Postdoc PhD Graduate)

Job Posted
Full time

Who are we looking for

We are looking for a Research Postdoc Fellow (PhD Graduate) where you will be working on research and development of cutting edge synthetic data generation techniques in our corporate lab with a university.
Work closely with a world-class engineering team alongside software and AI/ML engineers to develop and incorporate algorithms into our AI synthetic data generation platform.
This position is non-remote in Singapore.

What you will be doing

Conduct research and development of state-of-the-art generative models for tabular synthetic data including using cutting edge technologies such as Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs), language models (transformers, LLMs), diffusion models, etc.
Come up with new ideas or improve upon existing ideas in synthetic data generation including using generative models, language models, privacy preserving technologies or ethical/fair AI.
Develop and improve metrics to measure the quality of synthetic data including its utility and privacy.
Work closely with engineers in the end-to-end development of incorporating the algorithms into our synthetic data platform.
Do code reviews of team members and share feedback.
Publish high quality research papers and publications in top conferences and journals.
Present, disseminate and explain our work at internal and external events.


PhD in Computer Science, Machine Learning, Statistics, Mathematics or a related field (e.g. Electrical Engineering).
Strong background (2+ years of experience) in one or more of the following areas:
Generative models (e.g. GANs, transformers, language models) - Strong plus
Deep learning / Neural networks
Privacy preserving technologies (differential privacy, trusted execution environments, blockchain)
Fair / Ethical AI
Data Science
Fluency in Python which we predominately work with.
Demonstrated ability to come up with new ideas or improve existing ideas in machine learning, demonstrated by accomplishments such as first author publications, contributions to relevant open source projects, or leading research projects.
Strong communication skills - you are able to clearly express ideas both verbally and in written form in English.
Good to have
Proficient programming experience in data science (e.g. numpy, pandas, plotly) and deep learning libraries (e.g. pytorch, keras, tensorflow).
Experience leading and implementing end-to-end AI projects (e.g. project scoping, data collection, feature engineering, data engineering, model development, deployment, etc).


Flexible work schedule.
Flexible work arrangements:
Desk space in a university academic research lab.
Desk space in the heart of Singapore’s start-up zone at PIXEL in One North (secondary).
Occasionally remote.
Employment Pass (EP) can be arranged. This role requires you to be based in Singapore.

How to apply

Betterdata is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and strive to create an inclusive workspace for all employees. If you are an enthusiastic, motivated individual looking to make a real impact in the tech world, we would love to hear from you.
Submit your application here.
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Take the leap and apply today to join us on our journey to reshape the data landscape!