Fuel the future

Fuel the future

Join a brilliant team of researchers working to solve technology’s most exciting challenges.

In research at Microsoft, you’ll have the opportunity, resources and support to work on meaningful projects within and across disciplines. Explore featured career opportunities below and apply at the Microsoft Research careers site.

Full-time Positions

Microsoft works with the world’s best researchers, moving with the current of technology as it rapidly evolves. Together we share the motivation to seek innovative solutions to the world’s toughest challenges and improve the lives of people everywhere.

We seek research candidates with PhDs and a proven track record of published papers and participation on program committees, advisory panels and editorial boards. The ideal researcher has outstanding communication skills and the ability to develop original research agendas, while still being a team player in a collaborative and supportive environment. Many opportunities are also available for engineers within research teams worldwide. These groups offer the best of both worlds: deep thinking research aspects, and fast-paced entrepreneurial execution.

Internships

Interns put inquiry and theory into practice. Alongside fellow doctoral candidates and some of the world’s best researchers, interns learn, collaborate, and network for life. Interns not only advance their own careers, but they also contribute to the exciting R&D strides our researchers are making. During the 12-week internship, students are paired with mentors and expected to collaborate with other interns and researchers, present findings, and contribute to the vibrant life of the community.

Internships are available in all areas of research. In the application process, we’ll work with you to find the opportunity that best aligns with your interests. Internships are offered year round, though they typically begin in the summer. All internships are paid. And, we’ll help with visa applications where needed.

Please note: if you’re interested in internships with Microsoft product groups, please see the Student Intership page.

Post-Doc Researcher Positions

Microsoft Research provides a vibrant research environment with an open publications policy and close links to top academic institutions across the world. Post-doc researcher positions provide an opportunity to develop your research career and to interact with some of the top minds in the research community, with the potential to have your research realized in products and services that will be used world-wide. Post-doc researchers are invited to define their own research agenda and demonstrate their ability to drive forward an effective program of research. Successful candidates will have a PhD and a well-established research track record as demonstrated by journal publications and conference papers, as well as participation on program committees, editorial boards, and advisory panels.

Post-doc researchers receive a competitive salary and benefits package, and are eligible for relocation expenses. Post-doc researchers are hired for a one or two year fixed term appointment.

“What gets me up in the morning is to realize what I dream about.“

Bill Buxton, Principal Researcher

Featured Career Opportunities