Post Doc Researcher – Computer Vision – Microsoft Research

Last updated 10 days ago
Location:Redmond, Washington
Job Type:Full Time

The Computer Vision group at Microsoft Research, Redmond is interviewing highly qualified and motivated candidates for post-doctoral researcher positions in computer vision, machine learning, and related areas. Our group conducts influential research published in top-tier venues such as CVPR, ICCV, ECCV, NeurIPS, SIGGRAPH. They have impacted a number of Microsoft technologies including Azure, Bing, XBOX, Office, Image Composite Editor, Cliplets, Hyperlapse, and Pix.

We are looking for the experienced and motivated researchers to conduct leading research in these areas. Prospective candidates must have recently finished or be about to finish their PhD. Priority will be given to candidates with a strong publication record in top-tier conferences, who have demonstrated the ability to develop original research agendas, and who work well in a collaborative and dynamic environment.

For more details on our research group, please see:

We are located on Microsoft's campus in Redmond, near Seattle, Washington.


We are looking for researchers who can define their own research directions and develop ideas that will be beneficial to the international computer vision research community and Microsoft businesses and customers worldwide. Researchers are expected to work in a collaborative environment, alongside world-class researchers in computer vision and machine learning.


Job Description: Qualifications (Required and Preferred)

Request approximately 2-3 “required” and as many “preferred” as needed.

Required Qualifications (RQs) are qualifications that are non-comparative, objective and relevant to the position. Examples of non-comparative qualifications include a degree, licenses, specific years of experience, etc.

Examples: PhD in Computer Science or related field or 5 years of JavaScript experience.

NOTE: Candidates will be asked to confirm they meet the required qualifications as all RQ’s will be formed into a question as part of the application process. If they don’t answer yes (i.e. Do you currently have a PhD, or will you have a completed PhD in Computer Science or related field by your start date?) they’ll be automatically dispositioned from consideration for the role.

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Required Qualifications

o Must have finished or be about to finish their PhD with a focus in computer vision, machine learning, or related areas.

o Demonstrated ability to develop original research agendas.

o Strong publication record in top-tier conferences.

Preferred Qualifications

o Active participation in the scientific community either as a reviewer, program committee member, or conference or workshop organizer, etc.

o Strong communication skills.

o Ability to work in collaborative environment.

As part of your application please upload:

  • A current CV
  • An academic research statement (approximately 2-4 pages) that outlines both your research achievements and agenda, and your service and outreach activities and plans.
  • References - Please submit a minimum of three reference letters for this position. After you submit your application, a request for letters may be sent to your list of references on your behalf. You may wish to alert your letter writers in advance, so they will be ready to submit your letter.

“This role is not to exceed two years”

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