Microsoft Research New England seeks applicants for a postdoctoral research position in machine learning and statistics
Deadline for full consideration: December 1, 2017
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.
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.
How to apply
To apply, submit an online application on the Microsoft Research Careers website any time after October 1, 2017. For full consideration, all materials, including reference letters, need to be received by December 1, 2017. In completing your application, please be sure to follow these instructions:
Include your CV and names of three-to-five referrers. In nearly all cases, one reference should be from your dissertation advisor; others may be from any other senior collaborator.
Upload the following attachments with your online application:
- An academic research statement (approximately three-to-four pages) that outlines your research achievements and agenda.
- Two conference or journal articles, book chapters, or equivalent writing samples (uploaded as two separate attachments).
Indicate that your location preference is “New England” and that your research area of interest is “Machine Learning, Statistics, and Artificial Intelligence.” If you do not mark these preferences, it is unlikely that we will receive your application.
After you submit your application, we will send a request for letters to your list of referrers. Note: The application system will not request reference letters until after you have submitted your application. Please alert your letter writers in advance so that they will be ready to submit your letter by our application deadline of December 1, 2017. You can check the progress on individual reference requests by clicking the status tab within your application page.