Principal Researcher

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Location:Cambridge, Massachusetts
Job Type:Full Time

for Experienced Researchers in Machine Learning, Statistics, or Related Areas

Locations open for consideration: Cambridge, MA

Help us enable breakthroughs in Artificial Intelligence through fundamental research.

We seek applicants in Microsoft Research New England (Cambridge, MA) for full-time positions in machine learning, statistics, and related areas including natural language processing and computer vision, among others. We encourage candidates with both theoretical and applied interests to apply.

Microsoft Research offers an exhilarating and supportive environment for cutting-edge, multidisciplinary research, both theoretical and applied, with access to an extraordinary diversity of big and small data sources, an open publications policy, and close links to top academic institutions. We seek applicants with the passion and ability to craft and pursue an independent research program, including a strong publication record at top research venues.

The Microsoft Research New England Machine Learning and Statistics group includes David Alvarez-Melis, Nicolo Fusi, Adam Tauman Kalai, Greg Lewis, Lester Mackey, Cameron Musco, Rishit Sheth, Vasilis Syrgkanis, and Ashia Wilson.

As a team, we are committed to building an inclusive, diverse and pluralistic research environment. In keeping with this, Microsoft Research NE is a place where ALL are able to do their very best work.


As a researcher in MSR, you will define your own research agenda, driving forward an effective program of basic, fundamental, and applied research. In addition to driving your own research agenda, we highly value collaboration and building new ideas with members of the group and others. You have the direct opportunity to realize your ideas in products and services used worldwide.


PhD in computer science, electrical engineering, statistics, mathematics, or a related field
An established research program demonstrated by journal and conference publications
Strong communication skills
The ability to work in a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary environment
REFERENCES: when completing your application, please take the time to provide 6 or more references so that we can fully consider your candidacy

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