Researcher - Systems – Microsoft Research

Last updated 2 days ago
Location:Redmond, Washington
Job Type:Full Time

If you’re an excellent candidate with systems expertise, and are interested in doing cutting-edge research at an institution where your work can have a direct impact on commercial products, we encourage you to apply for this position. The Systems Research Group in Microsoft Research Redmond is devoted to advancing the state of the art in cloud computing, distributed systems, and operating systems, while making systems secure, scalable, fault-tolerant, manageable, fast, and efficient.


Microsoft Research provides a collaborative and supportive environment for some of the world’s best researchers and engineers. Together, we strive to create innovative solutions to computing’s toughest challenges and improve the lives of people everywhere. With this posting, we seek researcher candidates with PhDs and a proven track record of published papers. The ideal candidate has outstanding communication skills and the ability to develop an original research agenda, while still being a team player. Successful candidates will be expected to transform research ideas into concrete systems, report on their findings at top technical venues, and interact closely with Microsoft’s product groups. If you thrive in environments of “deep thinking” and fast-paced entrepreneurial execution, then this is the place for you.


Required Qualifications:

  • PhD in computer science, or a related field
  • Strong publication record in peer-reviewed CS conferences/journals, including at least one publication in ASPLOS, EuroSys, FAST, HPCA, ISCA, MICRO, NSDI, OSDI, PLDI, POPL, S&P, SIGCOMM, SIGMETRICS, SIGMOD, SOSP, USENIX ATC, USENIX Security, or VLDB.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong communication skills
  • The ability to work in a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary environment
  • Demonstrated leadership potential in research
  • Significant participation and activity in the scientific community on program committees, editorial boards, etc.

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.

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