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Microsoft Research Cambridge

Microsoft Research Cambridge was set up in July 1997 with three researchers. Today over 100 researchers, mostly from Europe, are engaged in computer science research at the lab. The city of Cambridge, England, was the clear choice for the location of the facility because of its world-renowned reputation and its rich history as a center of learning.

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From the Laboratory Director

Professor Andrew Blake“Microsoft Research Cambridge is an impressive laboratory conducting leading-edge research that is driven by tough challenges, and by our peoples’ scientific interests. We have made, and continue to make, substantial contributions to the company. Several recent examples include: the functional programming language F#; the body part recognition technology in Kinect for Xbox 360; and the advert prediction algorithm used in Bing. Through the talent of our researchers, and our many collaborative partnerships, we aim to push back the boundaries of computer science, and to enable the creation of software technologies that will help shape the future of society.”

Professor Andrew Blake, Laboratory Director, Microsoft Research Cambridge

Why I Work for Microsoft Research Cambridge

Manuel CostaManuel Costa — The world is changing at a very fast pace. The most exciting thing about working in my area is that we get to invent the future. We are researching and creating technologies that will affect the lives of billions of people. Read More

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Intern Positions

We focus on a main Summer intake of interns although a small number of internships may be available throughout the year. Our main Intern program is focused on students enrolled in current PhD or Masters programs however each year we run our Bright Minds Competition, giving undergraduates in their penultimate year of study an opportunity for an 8 week internship to provide experience in a commercial research environment.

Post Doc Fellowships

At Cambridge we have a number of highly prestigious fellowships in conjunction with our close partnership the university of Cambridge. Post-Doctoral candidates will have the opportunity to apply and be considered for fellowships with Downing College, Corpus Christi College and Darwin College and all the benefits associated with being a Fellow.