Postdoctoral in computational biology, machine learning, social media, and mathematics

Microsoft Research New England is actively seeking postdoctoral fellow across a range of research areas. We seek candidates with the passion and ability to pursue an independent research program. Microsoft provides postdoc positions to emerging research scholars with an opportunity to develop their research careers.

There are 35 fulltime researchers and postdocs working in computational biology, machine learning, statistics,  algorithmic game theory, theoretical computer science,  economics, cryptography, social media, and mathematics.

If you would like to be considered for a postdoc position, please apply online to one of the following openings.

Mathematical Sciences/Theory Postdoc position (Job #547307)

Application Deadline: December 11, 2018

Microsoft Research New England is actively seeking a postdoctoral researcher in the mathematical sciences, broadly interpreted to include pure or applied mathematics as well as mathematical aspects of related fields, such as theoretical computer science or statistics.

Applicants who apply to both this position and an instructorship in the MIT department of mathematics may be considered for the joint Schramm postdoctoral fellowship between MSR New England and MIT.

We would look forward to considering your application for a postdoc position starting in July 2019!

To be assured of full consideration for this MSR postdoc position, all materials, including reference letters, must be received by December 11, 2018. Applications received after that date may or may not be considered.

For a complete application,

  1. Upload your CV with your application
  2. When prompted in your application, please provide the names and contact information of at least 3 people who can supply letters of recommendation
  3. Upload (as a separate attachment in your application) one or two papers or preprints, which you feel best demonstrate your accomplishments and potential
  4. Upload (as an attachment in your application) a statement that outlines both your research achievements and future agenda, and any service and outreach activities and plans (e.g., those related to mentoring or diversity).

Qualifications

  1. PhD in the mathematical sciences received by Fall of 2019
  2. Research interests that allow for fruitful interaction with other researchers in the lab
  3. Research accomplishments demonstrated by publications or preprints (quality is more important than quantity)

Postdoctoral Researcher – Algorithmic Game Theory (Job number543772)

Application deadline: December 11, 2018

Is your research background focused on economics and computation, algorithmic game theory, or a related field? The economics and computer science group at Microsoft Research New England is seeking postdoctoral researcher.

  1. Upload your CV with your application
  2. When prompted in your application, please provide the names and contact information of at least 3 referees (in nearly all cases one will be from your dissertation advisor; others may be from any other senior collaborators)
  3. Upload (as an attachment to your application) one academic statement (approximately 3 or 4 pages) that outlines both your research achievements and agenda.
  4. Upload (as separate attachments to your application) 2 conference or journal articles, book chapters, or equivalent writing samples that you are most proud of and which best demonstrate your expertise

Qualifications

  1. PhD in computer science, electrical engineering, statistics, mathematics, economics, or a related field, by Fall 2019
  2. Strong communication skills
  3. Research ability demonstrated by journal and conference publications
  4. The ability to work in a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary environment
  5. Research agenda that overlaps with the EconCS group
  6. Participation and activity in the scientific community
Postdoctoral Researcher – Comp Bio & Healthcare

At Microsoft Research, our multi-site team of machine learning experts is collaborating with experts in cancer immunotherapy at several leading cancer centers and universities. Harnessing a cancer patient’s immune system to fight their disease is a promising new frontier in cancer treatment.

Our shared goal is to figure out how to better target therapies to patients by learning from biomedical data.

To help us with this, the Computational Biology team is looking for a postdoctoral researcher who can bring their energy, ideas and expertise in computational biology and/or healthcare to drive this research in our New England team!

You need to apply and submit all the required documents including reference letters by December 11, 2018.

  1. Upload your CV with your application
  2. Upload (as an attachment to your application) one academic statement (approximately 3 or 4 pages) that outlines both your research achievements and agenda, and your service and outreach activities and plans (e.g., those related to mentoring or diversity)
  3. When prompted in your application, please provide the names and contact information of at least 3 referees (in nearly all cases one will be from your dissertation advisor; others may be from any other senior collaborators)
  4. Upload (as separate attachments to your application) 2 conference or journal articles, book chapters, or equivalent writing samples that you are most proud of and which best demonstrate your expertise

Qualifications

  • PhD in computer science, computational biology, biostatistics, statistics, or a related field
  • Research ability demonstrated by journal and conference publications
  • The ability to work in a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary environment
  • Demonstrated understanding of state-of-the-art in computational biology
  • Participation and activity in the scientific community
  • Strong communication skills
Postdoctoral Researcher – “General”

Are you completing your doctoral degree (PhD) and looking for an opportunity to drive your postdoc research in a collaborative and interdisciplinary lab?

If so, please read ahead to see if you could be a match for this exciting postdoc opportunity in the New England Research lab at Microsoft, starting July 2019!

Promoting research that transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries is a core strength and our lab were trained in diverse academic departments, including computer science, communication studies, mathematics, statistics, economics, and others.

  1. Upload your CV with your application
  2. Upload (as a separate attachment to your application) one or two papers or preprints, which you feel best demonstrate your accomplishments and potential
  3. When prompted in your application, please provide the names and contact information of at least 3 people who can supply letters of recommendation
  4. Upload (as an attachment to your application) a statement that outlines both your research achievements and future agenda, and any service and outreach activities and plans (e.g., those related to mentoring or diversity).In the first paragraph of your statement, please name the researcher(s) who are your most likely collaborators and mentors in the lab, as well as a few sentences on the scope of your anticipated research.

Qualifications

  • PhD in a relevant discipline (expected completion by Fall of 2019)
  • Research interests that allow for fruitful interaction with other researchers in the lab
  • Research accomplishments demonstrated by publications or preprints (quality is more important than quantity)
Postdoctoral Researcher – ML/AI

Application deadline: December 11, 2018

Is your research background in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Statistics, or a related field?  We are looking for a qualified postdoctoral researcher to join us in advancing the state-of-the-art in ML and statistics.  If this is you, we encourage you to apply!

  • Upload your CV with your application
  • Upload (as separate attachments to your application) 2 conference or journal articles, book chapters, or equivalent writing samples that you are most proud of and which best demonstrate your expertise
  • Upload (as an attachment to your application) one academic statement (approximately 3 or 4 pages) that outlines both your research achievements and agenda, and your service and outreach activities and plans (e.g., those related to mentoring or diversity)
  • When prompted in your application, please provide the names and contact information of at least 3 referees (in nearly all cases one will be from your dissertation advisor; others may be from any other senior collaborators)

Qualifications

  • PhD in computer science, statistics, electrical engineering, mathematics, or a related field
  • Research agenda that overlaps with ML and statistics group
  • Research ability demonstrated by journal and conference publications
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