We are seeking a skilled ML Researcher who will be straight away responsible for building world-class conversational AI, serving it to our growing millions of users. By the end of your first year, success would mean: having personally quadrupled our day-30 retention, growing our ML team from 2 to 10 people.

We can move from application to offer within 10 days. Find out more about Chai Research on www.chai-research.com/faq


  • PhD or Postdoc from a leading academic institution
  • At least 2 years experience in RL or NLP (doesn’t need to be in industry, can be from academia or personal projects)
  • Strong coding skills, we use Python with a lot of Test-Driven-Development
  • Ability to own problems end-to-end, and are willing to pick up whatever knowledge you're missing to get the job done

Here are the top 2 reasons why we are not for you:

  • We make products instead of writing papers, our only goal is to deliver the best product possible. Implementing fancy/latest models do not interest us if it does not map to a better product
  • Currently, we only have a team of 5, everything gets super chaotic

Here are the top 2 reasons why you should join us:

  • Exceptional growth and autonomy, you will be working with a team of results-driven engineers and growing the team
  • We are super outcome-focused, everything is geared towards delivering the best product and user experience possible, nothing else matters

Here is our tech stack:

  • Model development: Python, Pytorch, HuggingFace
  • Model training: Kubernetes, Coreweave cloud compute


  1. Apply here
  2. First round video interview -> Second round panel interview -> Onsite day data challenge
  3. Reference checks, negotiation and offer

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