Seam Social Labs is a research and innovation company on a mission to empower disinvested communities. Our vision is to create more transparent & ethical systems so community stakeholders can co-create solutions together. Think of us as the Alfreds to the Batman!

Our team is virtual and based in New York City. But we have an office in Newark, NJ (temporarily closed). We don’t have set hours --rather, we focus on milestones. We are open-minded, solutions-driven, and totally into research and data. Be ready to work with a fast-paced team. 

We are looking for a candidate who is into deep learning & insights, gets machine learning models, empirical risk minimization, and sentiment classification. You will be working with large datasets so be prepared for tons of information and ready to come up with cool impactful innovations. This is a grant-funded role that will be milestones driven. So you should be ready to learn and challenge yourself!

Skills and responsibilities

We are hiring a Research Scientist, Natural Language Processing. In this role, you will spend 40 hours per week conducting research for a sentiment analysis tool our company is developing. In addition to research, you will conduct experiments, clean & collect datasets, manage user testing for tool optimization, and engineer the tool along with our Head of Product Development. 


  • Location:
    New York
    Remote; offices in Newark, NJ and New York, NY
  • This job is remote friendly.
  • Salary:
    , $80,000 annual contract . Compensation includes: a Company Computer/Laptop, Monthly Internet Stipend of $75, and a Monthly Wellness Reimbursement $50
  • Deadline:


Minimum qualifications

You’re good at:
-PHP, MySQL, Javascript, and HTML/CSS
-Sentiments and Data Analysis --less quantitative and way more qualitative
-Conducting experiments, synthesizing and reporting on your outcomes and developing solutions to proceed
-Deep learning models and logic trees
-Team Communication & Collaboration
-Data Visualizations
-Pitching an idea

Preferred qualifications

You are passionate about:
-Data ethics & Responsible AI
-Learning and Growth-mindsets
-Equity - maybe you have a background in volunteerism or activism!
-Making a quantifiable impact on society