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Research Engineer: AI Prototypes  

This is a key role in the newly created BioInnovation team of Accenture Labs. We focus on Artificial Intelligence and Bioinformatics, with emphasis on Machine Learning for healthcare and life sciences.  


Accenture Labs design and prototype new insights and concepts. These have significant impacts on our clients’ business. We offer a blend of industrial-related research and academic-related activities, with an open publication policy and contribution to the open-source community. All supported by our Accenture Labs network of over 200 applied R&D specialists at seven sites worldwide. 


Job Description: 

Design, implement, and own the full life cycle of AI research prototypes, achieved through collaboration with research scientists and machine learning engineers. Turn experimental methods and their output into fully-fledged prototypes showcasing the impact of our biotech research. It's all hands-on prototyping, where the role is responsible for the entire technology stack of such prototypes, including data tier, back end/API, and front end. 


Qualifications and skills needed: 

  • MSc in Computer Science or Computer Engineering or equivalent industry experience 

  • Hands-on experience with research prototypes design and development  

  • Proven Python and JavaScript programming skills 

  • Solid understanding of foundational web technologies (HTML, CSS, HTTP, web APIs, JSON) 

  • Expertise in back-end development (e.g. *at least one* from Django, Flask, Node.js)

  • Proven knowledge of *at least one* established front-end web frameworks (React, Angular, Vue, etc.)

  • Solid experience with data engineering, data ingestion, relational databases management, SQL 

  • Familiarity with Machine Learning foundations

  • Hands on knowledge of Linux OS, shell scripting 

  • Experience with git and popular issue tracking systems 

  • Creativity and analytical problem-solving

  • Good verbal and written communication in English

Additional extras: 

  • Familiarity with Knowledge Graph technologies a plus but not a hard requirement (e.g. RDF, RDFS/OWL, SPARQL, triplestores)

  • Previous exposure to Healthcare and Life Sciences projects appreciated 


Work Location 

The work location for this role is Dublin, Ireland and includes a mix of working remotely and in an Accenture office (The Dock, in central Dublin). As an employer, we will be flexible as much as possible to support your specific work/life needs. 


The benefits: 

  • You'll become part of a diverse, vibrant and global Accenture community—one that is continually pushing boundaries in responsible and sustainable ways. 

  • Work on meaningful and innovative projects that radically change the way our clients view what is possible

  • An extensive benefits package that includes, among other things: Pension, Private health insurance, Discounted gym membership, Emergency caring facilities, 2 days’ leave per year for charitable work of your choice. 


Does this appeal to you? If so, we wish to hear from you.  

Please advise if you have any particular requirements, so we can look into arranging reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process. You can contact us at  


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement  

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, colour, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as applicable by law. Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process. 

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