AI Training for Materials

Are you an expert in Materials, Mechanics Materials, or Materials Science? Outlier needs your expertise as we work to improve AI models' ability to reason about the topics!

About the Opportunity: 

  • Cutting-Edge Projects: Work on challenging projects that push the boundaries of AI 
  • Flexibility: Set your own hours and work remotely from anywhere
  • Weekly payouts: Get paid conveniently on a weekly basis
  • Professional growth: Gain valuable experience in AI while honing your writing skills and deepening your domain expertise
  • Collaborative environment: Join a team of talented professionals who share your passion for AI
  • Duration: Variable depending on project length, flexible hours
  • Location: Remote from any of the following countries - United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand


  • You will train AI models by crafting and answering questions related to Materials, including Mechanics Materials and Materials Science.
  • You will evaluate and rank responses generated by AI systems.
  • You will use your domain expertise to assess the factuality and relevance of text produced by AI models.


  • A bachelor's or higher degree in Materials or a related subject, such as Mechanics Materials or Materials Science.
  • Ability to write engaging, accurate, and insightful content related to Materials.
  • Familiarity with the Materials landscape that will enable you to produce compelling and informed content that resonates with both people who have extensive Materials knowledge and general readers.
  • Research and fact-checking abilities: attention to detail and commitment to presenting credible and reliable content are essential for assessing the accuracy of text generated by AI models.
  • Strong storytelling and narrative skills and ability to craft captivating narratives. 
  • Demonstrate exceptional writing skills, with a focus on clarity, brevity, and engagement.

Nice to Have:

  • Professional writing experience as a researcher, journalist, technical writer, editor, or similar roles
  • Solid subject matter knowledge in other Materials subfields
  • Interest in AI and machine learning concepts


  • Base Pay: up to $40 per hour USD, depending on your level of expertise.

This is a freelance position that is paid on a per-hour basis. We don’t offer internships as this is a freelance role. You also must be authorized to work in your country of residence, and we will not be providing sponsorship since this is a 1099 contract opportunity. However, if you are an international student, you may be able to sign up if you are on a visa. You should contact your tax/immigration advisor with specific questions regarding your circumstances. We are unable to provide any documentation supporting employment at this time. Please be advised that compensation rates may differ for non-US locations.

Base pay is determined by multiple factors, including the area of expertise, years of experience, and skillset needed for the project. Pay rates vary during the project lifecycle. For example, rates for onboarding are lower.

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