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Student Researcher in Foundation Model, Vision and Language - 2024 Start (PhD) - San Jose

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24d ago

🚀 Off-cycle Internship

San Jose

AI generated summary

  • You must be a PhD student with research experience in multi-modal understanding, publications in top-tier venues, strong coding skills, ability to work independently, and excellent communication skills to qualify for this role at TikTok.
  • You will conduct cutting-edge research in computer vision and natural language processing, publish findings, build brand in research community, transfer results to product applications, and innovate new product ideas with CV/NLP focus.

Off-cycle Internship

Software EngineeringSan Jose


  • Our team's mission is to empower content understanding and creation using CV/NLP related technologies. We focus on cutting-edge R&D in areas like multi-modal understanding, vision and language, foundation models, audio/music understanding and generation with an emphasis on content creation. The team is a mix of experienced research scientists and research engineers, aiming to push the research boundaries in multi-modality and applying our research results to improve the experience of TikTok users.
  • 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 pursuing a PhD in Software Development, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related technical discipline.
  • Research experience in multi-modal understanding, vision and language, such as video captioning, VQA, Text-to-video retrieval, audio/music understanding and generation, and other related topics.
  • Publications in top-tier venues, such as CVPR, ECCV, ICCV, NeurIPS, ICLR, ICML, EMNLP, ACL, COLING, etc.
  • Highly competent in algorithms and programming; Strong coding skills in Python and popular deep learning frameworks.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Graduating December 2024 onwards with intent to return to degree-program after the completion of the internship.
  • Work and collaborate well with team members.
  • Ability to work independently; Strong communication skills.

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Software Engineering


  • Conduct cutting-edge research and development in computer vision and natural language processing, especially in the areas of multi-modality, vision and language, etc.
  • Publish our latest research results, and help to build our brand in the research community.
  • Transfer our research results to product applications, and explore new product ideas with CV/NLP at its core.


Work type

Full time

Work mode



San Jose