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Student Researcher in Foundation Model, Speech & Audio - 2024 Start (PhD) - Seattle

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23d ago

πŸš€ Off-cycle Internship


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  • You must be a PhD student in Computer Science or related field, with deep learning expertise, research experience, AI conference publications, and internship background. Proficiency in programming languages and data structures essential.
  • You will conduct cutting-edge research on audio processing for TikTok products, collaborate with global teams, and develop machine learning models for billions of users worldwide.

Off-cycle Internship

Research & Developmentβ€’Seattle


  • 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.


  • Currently enrolled in a PhD degree in Computer Science, Linguistics, Statistics, or related technical field.
  • Good knowledge of theoretical and empirical research in addressing research problems.
  • Solid knowledge and experience with at least one popular deep learning framework (e.g., PyTorch, TensorFlow) and familiarity with deep neural network architectures.
  • Good presentation and communication skills.
  • - Experience in both neural and non-neural, classical machine learning models and algorithms.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Graduating December 2024 onwards with intent to return to degree-program after the completion of the internship.
  • Research experience in one or more of the following fields: speech synthesis, audio generation, large language model, computer vision, generative models.
  • Strong first-author publications record in top AI conferences or journals(e.g., NeurIPS, ICML, ICLR, ACL, EMNLP, NAACL etc.).
  • Proficient in C / C + +, Python, and shell programming languages, and have a deep understanding of data structure and algorithm design.
  • Internship experience in an AI research organization.

Education requirements


Area of Responsibilities

Research & Development


  • Contribute cutting-edge research to TikTok product evolution (e.g., TikTok, Douyin, CapCut) to impact billions of users worldwide.
  • Work on advanced science and technology in audio processing and generation (e.g., Speech Synthesis, Voice Conversion, Audio Codec Learning, Audio Language Modeling, etc.)
  • Research, model, design, develop and evaluate novel machine learning models and algorithms.
  • Collaborate with globally based researchers and engineering teams in developing machine learning models and algorithms.


Work type

Full time

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