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
“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
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Open Research Positions
We are seeking candidates from all areas of computer science, including theoretical foundations, human-computer interaction, systems, networking, programming languages, and machine learning. We are also interested in candidates doing research at the frontiers of computer science with other disciplines (such as finance, biology, psychology, sociology, etc.). We give higher priority to the overall originality and promise of the candidate's work than to the candidate's sub-area of specialisation.
Researchers and Postdoc Positions
We focus our hiring efforts to coincide with the academic hiring cycle. Interviews for researchers and postdoctoral researchers in all research areas will commence in January 2015 through to the end of March 2015. Applications can be made at any time but if you wish to be considered for our next hiring season, completed applications should be made by January 2015.
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.
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