Lead Applied AI Researcher (AI Institute)


London, Paris


Europe & The Middle East


Big data & advanced analytics, Innovation & product development, Technology & digital


Automotive & Mobility, Biopharmaceuticals, Consumer products, Education, Energy & environment, Engineered products & infrastructure, Financial institutions, Health care payers & providers, Insurance, Media & entertainment, Medical devices & technology, Metals & mining, Private equity and principal investment, Process industries & building materials, Public sector, Retail, Social sector, Technology industries, Telecommunications, Transportation, travel & tourism

Who We Are

Boston Consulting Group partners with leaders in business and society to tackle their most important challenges and capture their greatest opportunities. BCG was the pioneer in business strategy when it was founded in 1963. Today, we work closely with clients to embrace a transformational approach aimed at benefiting all stakeholders—empowering organizations to grow, build sustainable competitive advantage, and drive positive societal impact.

Our diverse, global teams bring deep industry and functional expertise and a range of perspectives that question the status quo and spark change. BCG delivers solutions through leading-edge management consulting, technology and design, and corporate and digital ventures. We work in a uniquely collaborative model across the firm and throughout all levels of the client organization, fueled by the goal of helping our clients thrive and enabling them to make the world a better place.

Practice Area Profile

Boston Consulting Group partners with leaders in business and society to tackle their most important challenges and capture their greatest opportunities. BCG was the pioneer in business strategy when it was founded in 1963. Today, we help clients with total transformation-inspiring complex change, enabling organizations to grow, building competitive advantage, and driving bottom-line impact.

Given the technical specialization needed for this role, it will be housed within BCG X, BCG’s cutting-edge group of computer science, statistics, AI and machine learning experts with deep industry expertise. These teams own the full analytics and product development value-chain end to end: framing new business challenges, building fact-bases, designing innovative algorithms, creating scale through designing tools and apps, and training colleagues and clients in new solutions. While housed within BCG X, This role will partner closely with our BCG Tech Capital commercial due diligence consulting teams to drive insights across integrated commercial and product diligences with close alignment with our Principal Investors and Private Equity Practice.

What You'll Do


The BCG Global AI Institute is BCG advanced research center dedicated to solving most challenging real-world problems with next generation AI technologies. The center focuses on AI areas that compliments BCG vision of building physical, digital and intelligence technologies for the future. The Institute researchers implement and advance state-of-the-art algorithms, build models and prototypes, provide practical insights, publish research and technical papers. Together with Gamma DS and BCG consultants help clients create competitive advantage with AI.

As a Lead Applied AI Researcher, you’ll be part of our growing research team of the BCG Global AI Institute. You will be focusing on applying state-of-the-art AI methods to solve challenging problems in science and technology across multiple industries (Energy, Industrial Goods, Consumer Goods, Healthcare, Financial Institutions, Telco, etc.). You will establish and lead partnerships with R&D divisions of our clients as well as top technological companies and academic institutions.  You will have a chance to work with clients in variety of BCG regions and industries on these topics.

  • Design, implement and evaluate new algorithms and models to solve practical applied problems; build and test prototypes and software libraries.
  • Report research findings through publishing peer-reviewed articles and presentation at research conferences.
  • Provide domain expertise and work with Gamma DS on developing solutions to challenging client problems, as well as educating internal and client teams on cutting-edge AI technologies & methods.
  • Collaborate and maintain research relationships with external academic and technology partners.
  • Manage research projects and small research teams to deliver impact.

What You'll Bring (Experience & Qualifications)


We are looking for talented individuals with a passion for the latest AI technologies, that can bring new ideas to problem solving and desire to build real world applications. 

  • Expertise and hands-on experience with state-of-the-art AI in at least one additional applied scientific domain: computational chemistry, material science, physics, quantum computing, engineering, bioinformatics, computational biology.
  • Experience with very large scale (foundation models) in language, vision, audio/signals, and graphs would be an advantage.
  • Demonstrated experience using advanced AI to solve practical applied problems.
  • Self-motivated, proven collaborators, good communicators, attentive to details, and eager to learn.

  • 7+ years of relevant industrial R&D work or academia experience.
  • PhD in a technical field: computer science, physics, mathematics, engineering, or relevant field of science.
  • Deep technical and scientific expertise, ability persuade and desire to work in a project-based environment.
  • Proven track record of publications in first-tier peer-reviewed research.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage projects and teams.

  • Fast-paced, intellectually intense, self-starter environment.
  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Position is located in either London or Paris.

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