Research Intern - Biomedical Image Reconstruction

Last updated 11 days ago
Location:Redmond, Washington
Job Type:Full Time

Research Internships at Microsoft provide a dynamic environment for research careers with a network of world-class research labs led by globally-recognized scientists and engineers. Our researchers and engineers pursue innovation in a range of scientific and technical disciplines to help solve complex challenges in diverse fields, including computing, healthcare, economics, and the environment.

Medical imaging instruments, such as MRI or CT scanners, produce vast amounts of raw data that must be transformed into images for interpretation by clinicians. This process, known as image reconstruction, can be enhanced and improved with modern computational techniques and machine learning. Advanced image reconstruction techniques can be used to accelerate the image acquisition process and improve diagnostic quality. Microsoft is investing in transformational image reconstruction techniques.

Microsoft Health Futures is an interdisciplinary team of scientists, engineers, and medical doctors focused on developing next generation methods and tools for health and healthcare. We offer a unique vibrant environment that features cutting-edge academic research, enterprise software development, and real-world delivery, with close feedback loops and rapid iterations among all three.

We are looking for an innovative, collaborative, and highly motivated research intern to join our efforts in developing new cutting-edge methods and tools. Specifically, we are looking for candidates that are interested in exploring a combination of traditional signal processing and machine learning techniques for image reconstruction.

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Interns put inquiry and theory into practice. Alongside fellow doctoral candidates and some of the world’s best researchers, interns learn, collaborate, and network for life. Interns not only advance their own careers, but they also contribute to exciting research and development strides. During the 12-week internship, students are paired with mentors and expected to collaborate with other interns and researchers, present findings, and contribute to the vibrant life of the community. Research internships are available in all areas of research, and are offered year-round, though they typically begin in the summer

The research intern will collaborate with both internal Microsoft engineers and scientists and external partners at premier academic medical centers to:

  • Develop high performance image reconstruction pipelines.
  • Handle large scale machine learning training problems that utilize real-world raw data.
  • Conduct experiments and deliver prototypes for real-world impact.
  • Propose novel solutions to unsolved engineering and research problems.


In addition to the qualifications below, you’ll need to submit a minimum of two 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. Note that reference letters cannot be requested until after you have submitted your application, and furthermore, that they might not be automatically requested for all candidates. You may wish to alert your letter writers in advance, so they will be ready to submit your letter.

Required Qualifications

  • Must be currently enrolled in a PhD program in Computer Science, or a related STEM field.
  • Must have 1 year of experience with digital signal processing, machine learning, or a related field.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Understanding of medical imaging physics.
  • Hands-on experience with signal processing and medical image reconstruction.
  • Experience with deep learning platforms PyTorch, Tensor Flow, CNTK.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Track record of scientific publications (conference abstracts and/or paper

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.

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