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Microsoft Research provides a collaborative, supportive, inclusive, and respectful environment for some of the world’s best researchers and engineers. Together, we strive to create innovative solutions to computing’s toughest challenges and improve the lives of people everywhere. With this posting, we seek researcher candidates with PhDs and a proven track record of published papers. The ideal candidate is quick to learn and adapt, is skilled at effective communication, and has the ability to develop an original research agenda while still being a team player. Successful candidates will be expected to transform research ideas into concrete systems; report on their findings at top technical venues; interact closely with Microsoft’s product groups; and, as they become more senior, mentor new team members in support of their career goals. If you thrive in environments of “deep thinking” and fast-paced entrepreneurial execution, then this is the place for you.
PhD in computer science, or a related field
Strong publication record in peer-reviewed CS conferences/journals, including at least one publication in ASPLOS, EuroSys, FAST, HPCA, ISCA, MICRO, NSDI, OSDI, PLDI, POPL, S&P, SIGCOMM, SIGMETRICS, SIGMOD, SOSP, USENIX ATC, USENIX Security, or VLDB.
Strong communication skills
The ability to work in a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary environment
Demonstrated leadership potential in research
Significant participation and activity in the scientific community on program committees, editorial boards, etc.
As part of your application please upload:
A current CV
An academic research statement (approximately 2-4 pages) that outlines both your research achievements and agenda, and your service and outreach activities and plans.
Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.
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