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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 Christopher M. Bishop“At Microsoft Research in Cambridge, we are proud to be part of a world-leading research organisation of over 1,000 of the most talented people in computing. Our open and unconstrained approach to research, coupled with the bold and inquisitive minds of our researchers and engineers, has seen our lab produce contributions to Microsoft’s most successful products and services, as well as key contributions to the academic community. But, we have just scratched the surface of what technology can do for us. We are continuing to push the boundaries of computing to create ubiquitous technologies with the potential to transform our lives.”

- Professor Christopher M. Bishop
Laboratory Director, Microsoft Research Cambridge

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Cambridge Lab Overview with Chris Bishop, Lab Director

We are Hiring

Intern Positions

Our main Intern program is focused on students enrolled in current PhD or Masters programs however we also have opportunities for UK based undergraduates in their 2nd, 3rd or 4th year of study to apply for an 8 week internship to provide experience in a commercial research environment. Find out more information about Cambridge internships, here.

Postdoc Positions

A postdoc position in the Cambridge lab is a great opportunity to work with some of the top minds and the strongest teams in the research community, in a whole range of areas of computer science and information engineering. Find out how you can apply for a Postdoc position with Microsoft Research Cambridge, here.

Postdoc Fellowships

At Cambridge we have a number of highly prestigious fellowships in conjunction with our partners, the University of Cambridge. Postdoc 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.

Engineer Positions

There are a variety of technical, non-Researcher positions in Microsoft Research. Be on the forefront of computer science research and technology development, working with world-class research colleagues on meaningful research and product incubations. Find out more about these positions here.

Researcher Positions

Microsoft Research provides a vibrant research environment with an open publications policy and with close links to top academic institutions across the United States, Europe, and Asia. Find out more and apply for one of our Researcher opportunities at Microsoft Research Cambridge here.

Find out more about working at Microsoft Research Cambridge, and meet some of our Researchers.

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