IBM Research Internship Research Jobs in South Africa

IBM Research Internship Research Jobs in South Africa


  • IBM Research Scientists are charting the future of Artificial Intelligence, creating breakthroughs in quantum computing, discovering how blockchain will reshape the enterprise, and much more.

  • Join a team that is dedicated to applying science to some of today's most complex challenges, whether it’s discovering a new way for doctors to help patients, teaming with environmentalists to clean up our waterways or enabling retailers to personalize customer service.

    Your Role and Responsibilities

  • IBM Research is one of the world’s largest and most influential corporate research labs, with an unmatched investment in research and core science, and a commitment to invent the future of technology by making scientific breakthroughs that will transform industry and society.

  • We innovate and imagine the future and have a strong commitment to develop the next generation of top research talent.

  • We host many scientists, visiting academics and students in the belief that it takes broad collaboration between the brightest minds to create innovations that make the world work better.

  • With the IBM Research Africa internship initiative, we are reaching out to outstanding young research talent in South Africa and invite qualified masters and doctoral students to apply for a 6 to 12-month internship position at the IBM Research lab in South Africa and take up this opportunity to work at a world-class research lab on some of the grand challenges and pressing problems that we are facing today.

  • Candidates will gain insights into real industry challenges and obtain hands-on experience that should be valuable to their university and faculty.

  • Candidates will bring back knowledge of IBM’s advanced technologies and contacts throughout IBM Research.

    The ideal candidates should have an applied knowledge in some of the following fields

  • data science, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, Internet of things, computer vision, software engineering, applied physics and statistics.

  • Successful candidates will develop and deploy proof of concept technologies and algorithms for the projects they are assigned to.

  • The candidate will be expected to demonstrate the ability to define research questions, formulate hypothesis, and develop and demonstrate innovative solutions using cutting edge technologies.

  • Furthermore, the candidate will be expected to collaborate extensively with internal and external teams.

    Research projects will mostly be characterized by data driven innovation and machine learning, example research projects include:

  • unsupervised machine learning on the cloud, traffic optimization, TB contact tracing, pulsar detection, genomics, computational biology, natural language processing applications in medicine, image analysis, air quality management, and stream processing analytics for the Square Kilometer Array radio astronomy project.

  • Many of the research
    projects will be geared towards having transformational impact in South Africa and across the African continent.

    The internship is open to any recognized MSc, MEng or PhD candidate working in the following areas at the time of application:

  • Computational Biology; Computer Science; Data Science; Electrical, Electronic or Computer Engineering; Genomics; Industrial Engineering; Physics; Service Science; Statistics.

    Required Technical and Professional Expertise

    • Be a South African Citizen.

    • Member of designated groups as defined in the Employment Equity Act.

    • Registered at a recognised university in one of the aforementioned fields of study.

    • Considerable programming experience in prominent languages such as C++, Python, Java, JavaScript, MATLAB, and R.

    • Demonstrable academic research proficiency based on the scientific method.

    • Working knowledge of popular and current machine learning methods and implementation techniques.

    • Experience in application programming notably for mobile and web-based applications, development of web APIs, and user experience design for a variety of platforms.

    • The candidate should be comfortable applying their knowledge and expertise in different domains and partnering with domain experts.

  • Experience with deep learning, signal and image processing, and computational mathematics will be advantageous.

    Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • N/A

    About Business Unit

  • IBM Corporate Headquarters (CHQ) team represents a variety of functions such as marketing, finance, legal, operations, HR, and more, all working together to solve some of the world's most complex problems, help our clients achieve success and build collaborative work environments for IBMers.

    Your Life @ IBM

    What matters to you when you’re looking for your next career challenge?

  • Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world?

  • What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities – where you can truly discover your passion?

  • Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust – where everyone has a voice? What about all of these?

  • If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge.

  • Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.

  • Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.

    About IBM

  • IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition.

    Being You @ IBM

  • Affirmative Action and/or EE candidates will be given first preference as per our employment equity strategies.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; IBM Research Internship Research Jobs in South Africa

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