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
Why I Work for Microsoft Research Cambridge
Heidy Khlaff — As a young child, I aspired to be an Olympic swimmer. I started competitive swimming at the age of four, and competed on a National level till the age of twelve. My interests drastically changed and I became... Read More
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Open Research Positions
We have closed the current window for Researchers and Post Docs for this current hiring season with interviews occurring until the end of March 2014. You are able to apply for future opportunities.
We are currently accepting applications for Summer Internships.
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 specialization.
Darwin Microsoft Research Fellowships
Microsoft Research and Darwin College are delighted to announce the new joint Darwin Microsoft Fellowships for postdoctoral researchers. Recipients of a Fellowship will be full-time Postdoctoral Researchers at Microsoft Research for a period of two years, and in addition will also hold a Fellowship at Darwin College with the benefits and opportunities associated with membership of a Cambridge college.
Applications for a Fellowship will be invited from all Postdoctoral Researchers at Microsoft Research Cambridge, and the shortlisting and selection process will be conducted by Darwin College. Applicants must therefore first apply for, and successfully receive, a position as a Postdoctoral Researcher at Microsoft Research Cambridge to be eligible for a Fellowship under this scheme. If you are interested in applying for a Post Doc position then please visit our careers page.
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