Microsoft Research Lab – India



“Microsoft Research India focuses on research that impacts science, Microsoft and society at large. Our work is inter-disciplinary, and we blend theory with practice, and computer science with social science. We work not only on great ideas, but also implement, deploy, experiment, contribute to and learn from the world around us. We collaborate freely with academia, NGOs and startups, and also play an active role in mentoring and training young researchers and technologists.”

Sriram Rajamani, PhD, Managing Director, Microsoft Research India

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MSR India is hiring now! Go to our careers page to see open positions.

At MSR India, people with different skill sets (algorithms and machine learning experts, systems builders, social scientists, researchers, engineers and others) come together to push the boundaries of what we know and what is possible. We respect and value people with diverse backgrounds, demographics, skill sets and perspectives as we work on difficult problems, and have fun in the process!

We recently announced the MSR India Center for Societal impact through Cloud and Artificial Intelligence (SCAI). SCAI focuses on creating, nurturing and deploying technologies that will have large scale impact on society through deep collaborations with academic groups, startups, NGOs and other organizations that share our passion for positively impacting society through technology.

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Societal impact through Cloud and AI

Microsoft Research India created a center for Societal impact through Cloud and Artificial Intelligence (SCAI). This center furthers our research in technologies that help under-served communities across the world by actively collaborating with academia, startups and NGOs.

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Seeking researcher, post-doctoral, research software development engineers, and intern candidates

A research position at Microsoft Research India offers an opportunity to be at the forefront of computer science research and technology development, and work with world-class research colleagues on meaningful research problems. Our researchers and engineers have a unique opportunity to collaborate with Microsoft’s product groups and influence products used by billions of users, and catalyze the design of new products.  Post-doctoral researchers are hired for a one or two-year fixed-term appointment. They have the opportunity to work closely with our researchers and to collaborate with product groups. Interns are able to work on real-world research problems and contribute to our research while building connections and networks that add tremendous value to their careers.

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