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Microsoft Corporation Senior Researcher - ICML 2024 in Redmond, Washington

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Conduct research and lead research collaborations that yield new insights, theories, analyses, data, algorithms, and/or prototypes that advance the state-of-the-art of computer science and engineering, as well as general scientific knowledge. This opportunity will allow you to formulate research problems in an area of study and initiates the design, development, execution, and implementation of a research agenda to further academic knowledge and close identified gaps. You will provide expertise to product or business groups and may create long-term business opportunities through research outcomes but not responsible for addressing immediate product needs or demonstrating a clear path to product.

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Execution of Research Agendas

  • Gain an understanding of a broad area of research (e.g., Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing, Computer Vision, Statistical Modeling, Deep Learning, etc.) and the corresponding literature and applicable research techniques.

Identifies the solvable components of a larger research problem.

  • Under instruction from others, research new tools, technologies, and methods being used in the research community. Contribute knowledge around a specialized tool/method to support planning for research projects.

  • Bring a component of a research project to successful completion yielding new algorithms, prototypes, theories, tools, methods, analyses, insights, or collections of data which solve one or more components of larger research problem.

  • Understand and follow ethics and privacy policies when executing research processes and/or collecting data/information. Help develop and deploy computing technologies that uphold trustworthiness, robustness, privacy, values, and ethical considerations.


  • Gain an understanding of research as it relates to Microsoft products or business groups and assist in technology transfer attempts, participate on standards organizations, file patents, author white papers, develop or maintain tools/services for internal Microsoft use, or consult for product or business groups.

  • Collaborate with members of research group to contribute to existing work on a research problem and assist in writing and/or presenting papers at workshops and conferences. Publish papers as co-author or lead author for high-quality conferences and journals, with an impact like that of a post-doctorate.

Capability Building

  • Supports mentorship by assisting with onboarding of research interns or other entry-level team members.


Required Qualifications

  • Doctorate in relevant field

  • OR equivalent experience.

  • Registered for or attending ICML (The International Conference on Machine Learning) 2024

Preferred Qualifications

  • Doctorate in relevant field AND 3+ years related-research experience

  • OR equivalent experience.

Research Sciences IC4 - The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is USD $117,200 - $229,200 per year.

There is a different range applicable to specific work locations, within the San Francisco Bay area and New York City metropolitan area, and the base pay range for this role in those locations is USD $153,600 - $250,200 per year.

Research Sciences IC5 - The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is USD $137,600 - $267,000 per year.

There is a different range applicable to specific work locations, within the San Francisco Bay area and New York City metropolitan area, and the base pay range for this role in those locations is USD $180,400 - $294,000 per year.

Certain roles may be eligible for benefits and other compensation. Find additional benefits and pay information here:

Microsoft will accept applications and processes offers for these roles on an ongoing basis.


Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. Consistent with applicable law, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, immigration status, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran or military status, race, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local laws, regulations and ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application process, read more about requesting accommodations ( .