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Microsoft Research New England seeks outstanding applicants for postdoctoral researchers in the area of machine learning / statistics or a related field. We will begin considering applications on December 12, 2016. Application instructions are at the end of this posting. More information about postdoc and researcher positions can also be found at

Microsoft Research offers an exhilarating and thriving environment for cutting-edge, multidisciplinary research, both theoretical and applied, with access to an extraordinary diversity of big and small data sources, an open publication policy, and close links to top academic institutions around the world. We seek applicants from all areas of machine learning, statistics, and related fields with a passion and demonstrated ability for independent research, including a strong publication record at top research venues.

Postdoc positions at Microsoft Research provide emerging scholars an opportunity to develop their research careers as members of a very active machine learning, statistics, and artificial intelligence community at a world-class research organization. Postdocs in our lab are encouraged to define their own research agenda and to demonstrate their ability to drive forward an effective program of research.

Microsoft Research New England is comprised of thirty full-time researchers and postdocs working in machine learning, statistics, 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.

Qualifications for post-doc researchers include a strong academic record in machine learning, statistics or a related field. Applicants must have completed the requirements for a PhD, including submission of their thesis, prior to joining Microsoft Research.

Postdocs receive a competitive salary and benefits package and are eligible for relocation expenses. Postdocs are typically hired for a two-year term appointment following the academic calendar. Prior to joining Microsoft Research, postdocs must have completed the requirements for a PhD, including final submission of their dissertation. Applicants with tenure-track offers from other institutions will be considered, provided they are able to defer their start date to accept our position. Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer and supports workforce diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


To apply, submit an online application on the Microsoft Research Careers website at

In completing your application, please be sure to follow these additional instructions:

1. In addition to submitting your CV and the names of three referees (including your dissertation advisor) as required by the online application, please also upload the following three attachments:

· two conference or journal articles, book chapters, or equivalent writing samples (uploaded as two separate attachments);

· an academic research statement that outlines your research achievements and agenda.

2. Indicate that your location preference is "New England" and that your research area of interest is "Machine Learning, Statistics, and Artificial Intelligence." NOTE: IF YOU DO NOT MARK THESE PREFERENCES, IT IS VERY UNLIKELY THAT WE WILL RECEIVE YOUR APPLICATION.

After you submit your application, a request for letters will be sent to your list of referees 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. You can check the progress on individual reference requests by clicking the status tab within your application page.

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