Machine Learning Research Intern (Remote)

Remote /
Machine Learning – AI/ML Interns /
/ Remote
Our mission at Curai is to make high-quality healthcare accessible to all. We are fulfilling this audacious mission by building a virtual-first primary care service. Blending high-touch clinical care augmented with artificial intelligence, we are building a scalable primary care model that provides patients with quality care anytime, anywhere, from their mobile phones at a very affordable price. 

Our company is remote-first and we consider candidates across the United States.

Machine Learning Research Internships at Curai
To achieve our mission, we took a long-term view and established a strong research culture to propel innovation in telehealth primary care. A significant aspect of our culture, and arguably unique for a startup, is our commitment to open research (peer-reviewed publications). Our recent collaborators include faculty and students from Stanford, NYU, MIT, Georgia Tech, MGH, and Vanderbilt University. 

Our current research focuses on medical NLP (e.g., medical dialogs, summarization) and clinical decision-making (e.g., medical diagnosis). These areas require research in fundamental problems in AI/ML, including modeling long-tail data distributions, semi-supervised/active learning strategies, low-shot learning, self-supervision, language models, and incorporating medical knowledge as priors.

We are looking for a research intern on our research team. We support research interns by pairing them 1-1 with a researcher mentor. We choose exploratory research projects that have the potential to impact our product and align with research interests of the intern and the mentor. Our mission drives team members, and we play a vital role in influencing our company's technical/ML direction for hybrid ML-practitioner primary care.
Who You Are
None of these individually are hard requirements, but they do describe the type of folks that we think would be most effective and happy at Curai. You...
• Are self-starter and have a growth mindset
• Enjoy tackling complex problems in a scientific and data-driven way
• Are excited by the complexity of healthcare and view challenges of medical data: sparse, low volume, and long-tailed, as opportunities
• Are collaborative and appreciate working with people with diverse expertise

What You'll Do 
A day in the life as a Curai Machine Learning Research Intern is spent doing things like: 
• Advancing the field of machine learning applied to primary healthcare: research leading to a submission of research work to top-tier conference

What You'll Need 
We recognize not everyone will have all of these requirements. If you meet most of the criteria below and you’re excited about the opportunity and willing to learn, we’d love to hear from you. You should have:
• PhD or Masters by research candidate in machine learning or related fields
• Proficiency in Python and in model development framework (e.g., PyTorch, TensorFlow)
• Able to explain and articulate scientific ideas in written and verbal formats. Publication in top-tier conferences
• Exposure to applications of ML/NLP in healthcare is valued but not required

What We Offer
Culture: Mission driven talent with great colleagues committed to living our values, collaborating and driving performance
Pay: Competitive compensation 
Wellness: Flexible working hours and remote working options
Internship Program: Collaborate with fellow interns in your cohort, participate in professional development session , and engage with Curai-ans in intern-led social events 

Curai Health is a startup with a small, but world-class team from high tech companies, AI researchers, practicing physicians, to team members from non-traditional career paths and backgrounds.. We also have research partnerships with leading universities across the country and access to medical data that facilitates research in this space. We are a highly collaborative, data-driven team, focused on delivering our mission with funding from top-tier Silicon Valley investors including Morningside, General Catalyst, and Khosla Ventures.

At Curai Health, we are highly committed to building a diverse and inclusive environment. In keeping with our beliefs and values, no employee or applicant will face discrimination or harassment based on race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, gender, marital domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, or veteran status. To promote an equitable and bias-free workplace, we set competitive compensation packages for each position and do not negotiate on our offers. We are looking for teammates that are mission-driven, embody our core values, and appreciate our transparent approach.