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Post-Doc Researcher Positions at New England and New York City Labs

To be considered for employment for any post-doctorate opportunity at the New England or New York City lab, Microsoft Research requires your completion of an online application and the submission of the following:

  • CV
  • Publications list
  • Research statement
  • At least three letters of recommendation

How to apply

New England Lab (Cambridge, MA)

You can review the biographies of our current post-docs and see our former post-docs.

This year, we welcome applicants with a strong academic record in one of the following areas:

  • Theoretical Computer Science: including algorithms, algorithmic game theory, communication, complexity, cryptography, mathematics, and theoretical machine learning
  • Economics & Computation (please see special application instructions, below)
  • Social Media (please see special application instructions, below)

We may also consider applicants in other focus areas of the lab, including Computational Biology as well as Applied Machine Learning, which includes Computer Vision.

To apply for a post-doc position at Microsoft Research New England: Submit your online application.

  1. Indicate that your location preference is “New England, MA, U.S.”
  2. We encourage you to review which New England lab’s member is most closely related to your area of research, and add them in the "Microsoft Research Contacts" field, which can be found under the "Select Positions & More" section of the application.
  3. We encourage you to monitor the status of your requested letters of recommendation, as the application is considered “incomplete” until three letters of reference have been submitted. You can check the status of your application, including progress on individual reference requests, at any time by clicking the Status tab within your application page.

Special Instructions for Economics Candidates: Qualified economics candidates need not apply at the Microsoft Research site, and are instead encouraged to review our listing on the Econ Job Market website. Also, look for our JOE online ad.

Special Instructions for Social Media Candidates (you can also learn more here)

  1. Social Media Candidate Application Deadline: November 3, 2014
  2. Submit your online application.
  3. Indicate that your location preference is “New England, MA, U.S.”
  4. Select “Anthropology, Communication, Media Studies, and Sociology” as your research area, which can be found under the "Select Positions & More" section of the Microsoft Research application.
  5. Please upload the following three attachments with your online application:
    1. two journal articles, book chapters, or equivalent writing samples (uploaded as two separate attachments
    2. a single research statement (four-page maximum length) that addresses the following: outlines the questions and methodologies central to your research agenda (~two-page maximum length); provides an abstract and chapter outline of your dissertation (~one-page maximum length); offers a description of how your research agenda relates to research conducted by the social media collective (~one-page maximum length)

Microsoft Research New England Application Deadlines
To ensure full consideration, we ask all candidates (except Social Media candidates) to complete your application by Monday, December 1, 2014. A complete application includes three submitted letters of reference. Applications may be reviewed after the deadlines, subject to availability.

For any additional questions, email our recruiting team.

New York City Lab (New York City, NY)

You can review the websites of our current post-docs here.

This year, we welcome applicants with a strong academic record in one of the following areas:

We may also consider applicants in other focus areas of the lab, including Information Retrieval and Large-Scale & Interactive Machine Learning

To apply for a post-doc position at Microsoft Research New York City: Submit your online application.

  1. Indicate that your location preference is “New York City, NY, U.S.”
  2. Review which New York City lab’s member is most closely related to your area of research, and indicate their name in the "Microsoft Research Contact" field, which can be found under the "Personal Information" section of the application.
  3. We encourage you to monitor the status of your requested letters of recommendation, as the application is considered “incomplete” until three letters of reference have been submitted. You can check the status of your application, including progress on individual reference requests, at any time by clicking the Status tab within your application page.

Special Instructions for Economics Candidates: Qualified economics candidates need not apply at the Microsoft Research site, and are instead encouraged to review our listing on the Econ Job Market website. Also, look for our JOE online ad.

Microsoft Research New York City Post-Doc Application Deadline
To ensure full consideration, we ask all Microsoft Research New York City candidates to complete their applications by Monday, December 1, 2014. A complete application includes three submitted letters of reference. Applications will continue to be reviewed after the deadline, subject to availability.

For any questions about the application process, send us email.

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