Amazon Launches New Postdoctoral Science Program

Location: Multiple Locations
Job Type: Full-Time
Employer: Amazon
Amazon announced the launch of the Amazon Postdoctoral Science Program (APS). The program provides recent PhD graduates with a formal avenue to gain industry experience, apply their subject matter expertise, and gain mentorship from established Amazon scientists. Postdoctoral scientists will explore new research ideas, accelerate scientific innovation and impact, and publish their work in peer-reviewed scientific literature.

The Amazon Postdoctoral Science program is designed for individuals who received their PhD in the past two years and want to gain industry experience. The program advances postdoctoral scientists’ career development through industry exposure, publishing research, and mentorship from the Amazon Science community.

Applications are accepted from postdoctoral candidates in research areas including, but not limited to, the following: computer science, computer vision, conversational AI, data science, fairness in AI, machine learning, machine translation, operations research and optimization, natural language processing, search and information retrieval, responsible AI, and robotics AI.

Research Locations

Participants in the APS program are located in the same city as their respective team. Amazon has research hubs in cities around the globe; please reference specific postdoc job postings for team location information.

Details and Qualifications

APS roles are full-time, one-year commitments; postdocs cannot have dual employment during their time at Amazon.

The basic qualifications for the program are:

  • PhD in a relevant field, received within two years of starting the program;
  • Proven publication record;
  • Experience in data science and quantitative research; and
  • Proficiency in technologies relevant to the subfield

How to Apply

Please click here to view and apply for open postdoctoral positions. For additional information about the program, please reach out to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Candidates will be contacted if their expertise and experience align with current business needs; however, a response is not guaranteed.

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