FAQ

Alibaba Postdoc Program (APP)

Alibaba Postdoc Program is an integrated platform to cultivate gifted Ph.D. students by enhancing their research capabilities. We are now seeking highly motivated young talents to participate in a two-year research project, together with Alibaba to explore the cutting-edge technologies.


In this program, candidates will probe into technological challenges originated from real business scenarios of Alibaba, and work together with the scholars from world-famous universities like Nanyang Technological University, Tsinghua University, Zhejiang University, etc. This is the place for future scientists to apply their knowledge and research skills in computer science related areas while preparing themselves for professional career.


Work Location:

The United States: Seattle, San Francisco Bay Area

China: Hangzhou, Beijing


Minimum Requirements

  • Ph.D. or equivalent degree
  • Under 35 years old
  • Have research interests in (but not limited to) AI, Big data, Computing, Database, Machine learning, Quantum Computing and other related areas
  • Equipped with advanced knowledge in statistics
  • Proficient in Chinese or English
  • Able to work full-time for 2 years
  • Have at least 2 publications at international conferences

  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Have strong passion for technological research and innovation
  • Equipped with solid knowledge base and sophisticated research skills in computer science related fields
  • Excellent in self-study and problem solving
  • Good team player with strong communication and coordination skills

  • In this program, admitted applicants will

  • Receive competitive compensation and 1:1 mentorship from experts in relevant fields
  • Gain real-world, hands-on industry experience while working with Alibaba researchers, engineers, and product teams
  • Outstanding participants will be considered for full-time position at Alibaba when the program is finished

  • Applications Requirements

  • Include research statement (Template English/Chinese)
  • Include citation if applicable
  • MUST be written in English or Chinese

  • How to Apply

    Please kindly review current topics we released and submit your online-application with Chinese/English resume and research statement. Please use proper citations in your application. Plagiarism or other violation of academic integrity will not be tolerated. Make sure that all application materials is submitted in time. Incomplete applications will not be considered.


    Select your research area carefully to ensure your research statement is evaluated by reviewers from relevant fields. Also, DO NOT send any confidential or proprietary information in your proposal. Any information you send us as part of your application will be considered non-confidential regardless of any markings or designations on it.