MSR India is hiring!

MSR India is hiring!

Microsoft Research India is inviting applications for researcher and post-doctoral positions.  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 problem. Our researchers also have the opportunity to work with Microsoft’s product groups and influence products used by billions of users and catalyze the design of new products.

Our current areas of work range from theoretical computer science (algorithms, cryptography), systems (distributed systems and networking, programming languages and tools, security and privacy), machine learning, natural language processing, human computer interaction, and applications of technology to solve societal problems (such as education, health, affordable access to technology).  Projects in the lab are inter-disciplinary and span across these research areas.

Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in computer science or related disciplines, and a well-established research track record.  Applicants should demonstrate leadership in their field as evidenced by high quality publications, and a track record for innovations that are commensurate with their experience and seniority. Candidates must also be able to collaborate effectively with other researchers and product development teams. We are particularly interested in candidates who can work across disciplinary boundaries. We welcome applications for full-time positions, as well as post-doctoral and visiting appointments. Post-doctoral researchers are hired for a one- or two-year fixed-term appointment. Visiting appointments can vary from a few months up to a year.

Interested candidates must apply our online application page with their application materials (including CV, Research Statement, and at least three letters of recommendation). We also encourage applicants to send email to a member of our research staff (whose interest most closely matches theirs) about their application.  Our staff webpages can be accessed from Microsoft Research India by browsing through our research areas. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

Located in Bengaluru, Microsoft Research India is one of the most attractive places to pursue a research career in computer science and related disciplines. The lab has a vibrant research environment of the highest standard, and a welcoming social life of diversity and international culture. Visit Microsoft Research India for more information on us.

Note: This call is for applicants who have completed a PhD. Candidates interested in internships can apply through our online application page.

Candidates with a bachelors or masters degree, with interest in a research career, can apply for our Research Fellow program.

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.


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.