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Microsoft Corporation Senior Researcher – AI, Machine Learning & Statistics – Microsoft Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Microsoft Research New England (in Cambridge, MA) is seeking a Senior Researcher to join us in advancing the state-of-the-art in AI, machine learning, and statistics.

Microsoft Research offers an exhilarating and supportive environment for cutting-edge, multidisciplinary research, both theoretical and applied, with access to an extraordinary diversity of data sources, an open publications policy, and close links to top academic institutions. We seek applicants with the passion and ability to craft and pursue an independent research program, including a publication record at top research venues.

Microsoft Research New England is comprised of full-time researchers, postdocs, data scientists, engineers, and program managers working in AI, machine learning, statistics, healthcare, computational biology, theoretical computer science, algorithmic game theory, economics, social media, cryptography, and mathematics. The lab is highly collaborative and interdisciplinary and is actively engaged with the local academic and tech communities. 


As a researcher in Microsoft Research, you will define a novel research agenda, driving forward an effective program of basic, fundamental, and applied research. We highly value collaboration and building new ideas with members of the group and others. You have the direct opportunity to realize your ideas in products and services used worldwide.


Required Qualifications:

  • Currently pursuing or have a completed PhD in Computer Science, Mathematics, or a relevant field OR equivalent experience.

Other Requirements:

A complete application packet should include 

  • Your CV listing all peer-reviewed publications and preprints.

  • At least 2 reference letters. 

  • Your research statement outlining your research achievements and agenda. 

To get started with your application, press the “Apply now” button above. When prompted, provide names and contact information for your references. Upload your research statement and CV as separate attachments. Remember to press the “Submit” button at the last screen. 

After you submit your application, the system will send a request for letters to your list of references on your behalf. 

Note : The application system will not request reference letters until after you have submitted your application. 

You may wish to alert your letter writers in advance so that they will be ready to submit your letter. While you will not be able to view the letters themselves, you can check the status of individual reference requests within your application. 

We will consider applications on a rolling basis.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Doctorate in relevant field AND 2+ years related research experience OR equivalent experience.

  • Experience publishing academic papers as a lead author or essential contributor.

  • Experience participating in a top conference in relevant research domain.

  • Experience publishing academic papers as a lead author or essential contributor.

  • Experience participating in a top conference in relevant research domain.

Research Sciences IC4 - The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is USD $112,000 - $218,400 per year. There is a different range applicable to specific work locations, within the San Francisco Bay area and New York City metropolitan area, and the base pay range for this role in those locations is USD $145,800 - $238,600 per year.

Certain roles may be eligible for benefits and other compensation. Find additional benefits and pay information here:


Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. Consistent with applicable law, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, immigration status, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran or military status, race, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local laws, regulations and ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application process, read more about requesting accommodations ( .