Post Doc Researcher – Economics – Microsoft Research

Last updated 15 days ago
Location:Cambridge, Massachusetts
Job Type:Full Time

Microsoft Research (MSR) is an academic research organization within Microsoft. Our mission is to generate socially impactful research and innovation. The labs are interdisciplinary, including leading scholars in computer science, machine learning, computational biology, applied mathematics, and media studies. We warmly encourage applications from people who can strengthen our diversity in any way.

MSR post-docs participate in seminars and the intellectual life of the lab, but there are no corporate work responsibilities. Post-docs have opportunities to access MIcrosoft data, e.g. on online advertising auctions, Xbox use, web browsing, or employee behavior.

We are hiring in applied theory and applied micro, including behavioral, development, digitization, econometrics, game theory, health, labor, IO, machine learning, market design, public, and related fields. Unfortunately, we do not have slots in macro.

Post-docs are hired for one to two years at a competitive salary in Cambridge, MA, or New York.

To learn more about our group, visit: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/theme/economics-and-computation/

Responsibilities

As a postdoc, you define your research agenda in collaboration with other researchers, driving forward an effective program of basic, fundamental, and applied research. 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.

Qualifications

This position is not to exceed two years

Required Qualifications

  • PhD (completed or close to completion) in economics or a related field
  • Research ability demonstrated by journal publications, working papers, and job market paper.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Research agenda that is complementary to Microsoft economics group including applied theory or applied micro, including behavioral, development, digitization, econometrics, game theory, health, labor, IO, machine learning, market design, public, and related fields?

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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