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As an AI Research Scientist at Autodesk Research, you will be doing fundamental and applied research that will help our customers imagine, design, and make a better world. We are a team of scientists, researchers, engineers, and designers working together on projects that range from learning-based design systems, computer vision, graphics, robotics, human-computer interaction, sustainability, simulation, manufacturing, architectural design and construction.

As a member of the AI Lab in Autodesk Research you will be an experts in research areas such as artificial intelligence, deep learning, generative AI, machine learning, computer vision, reinforcement learning, information retrieval, and natural language processing.

Autodesk's AI Lab is active in the wider research community, targeting publications at CVPR, NeurIPS, ICML, ICLR, SIGGRAPH, and other top-tier conferences. We collaborate with top academic & industry labs, combining the best of an academic environment with product-guided research. We are a global team, located in London, San Francisco, Toronto, and remotely.

The role will report to a Manager of Research Science in the AI Lab

Location: San Francisco, Toronto or Remote US or Remote Canada.


  • Develop new ML models and AI techniques
  • Lead on research projects within a global team
  • Review relevant AI/ML literature to identify emerging methods, technologies, and best practices
  • Work towards long-term research goals, while identifying intermediate milestones
  • Build relationships and collaborate with academics and institutions
  • Explore new data sources and discover techniques for best leveraging data
  • Publish papers; attend and speak at conferences
  • You will be strategically about research directions

Minimum Qualifications

  • A Master's or PhD in a field related to AI/ML such as: Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Linguistics, Mechanical Engineering, Architecture or related disciplines
  • Publication track record in machine learning conferences and/or journals
  • Significant post-graduate research experience, or 5 or greater years of work experience (actual job title/position will be commensurate to experience)
  • Good background in statistical methods for Machine Learning (e.g. Bayesian methods, HMMs, graphical models, dimension reduction, clustering, classification, regression techniques, etc.)
  • Familiarity with Deep Learning techniques (e.g. Network architectures, regularization techniques, learning techniques, loss-functions, optimization strategies, etc.)
  • Familiarity with PyTorch, TensorFlow, JAX or similar frameworks
  • Strong coding abilities in Python and/or C++

Preferred Skills:

  • LLMs and Natural Language Processing
  • Computational geometry and geometric methods (e.g. shape analysis, topology, differential geometry, discrete geometry, functional mapping, geometric deep learning, graph neural networks)
  • Reinforcement Learning
  • Multi-modal deep learning and/or information retrieval
  • Architecture, Construction, Manufacturing, Media & Entertainment or other Autodesk domains

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About Autodesk

Welcome to Autodesk! Amazing things are created every day with our software – from the greenest buildings and cleanest cars to the smartest factories and biggest hit movies. We help innovators turn their ideas into reality, transforming not only how things are made, but what can be made.

We take great pride in our culture here at Autodesk – our Culture Code is at the core of everything we do. Our values and ways of working help our people thrive and realize their potential, which leads to even better outcomes for our customers.

When you’re an Autodesker, you can be your whole, authentic self and do meaningful work that helps build a better future for all. Ready to shape the world and your future? Join us!


From health and financial benefits to time away and everyday wellness, we give Autodeskers the best, so they can do their best work. Learn more about our benefits in the U.S. by visiting

Salary transparency

Salary is one part of Autodesk’s competitive compensation package. For U.S.-based roles, we expect a starting base salary between $107,100 and $184,800. Offers are based on the candidate’s experience and geographic location, and may exceed this range. In addition to base salaries, we also have a significant emphasis on annual cash bonuses, commissions for sales roles, stock grants, and a comprehensive benefits package.

Equal Employment Opportunity

At Autodesk, we're building a diverse workplace and an inclusive culture to give more people the chance to imagine, design, and make a better world. Autodesk is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected characteristic. We also consider for employment all qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.

Company Info.


Autodesk is the global leader in design and make technology, including industry-leading 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software and services, that offer customers better outcomes though automation and insights for their design and make processes. With over $3.5 billion in revenue and more than 12,000 employees, Autodesk has established itself as the leading provider of design and make technology that empowers innovators everywhere.

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    Computer software
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    San Rafael, CA, USA
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