Microsoft Research AI (MSR AI) seeks exceptional researchers at the intersection of causal inference, machine learning, and related fields. MSR AI is comprised of researchers, engineers, and postdocs who take a broad perspective on the next generation of intelligent systems.
We seek applicants working in all topics at the intersection of machine learning and causal reasoning, including (1) using causal insights to enhance the generalizability, fairness, performance or other properties of machine learning methods; (2) improving causal inference, counterfactual prediction, and causal discovery algorithms using machine learning methods; and (3) applications of causal reasoning in online, physical, and other domains.
Applicants must have a demonstrated ability for independent research and a strong academic publication record. Please submit a CV and the names of at least three references as required by the online application. You should also upload:
* The two conference or journal articles, book chapters, or equivalent writing samples which best demonstrate your expertise;
* An academic statement (approximately 2-4 pages) that outlines both your research achievements and agenda, and your service and outreach activities and plans (for example, those related to mentoring or diversity)
Successful candidates will have a PhD and a well-established research track record as demonstrated by publications and open source software. Additionally, scientific leadership as demonstrated by participation on program committees is desirable. You are encouraged to define your own research agenda, while also collaborating with members of the lab and broader academic community. You will also have the opportunities see your ideas realized in products and services that will be used worldwide.
Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.
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As a researcher in Microsoft Research AI, you will have the opportunity to develop your research career as a member of a world-class research organization. We offer a vibrant environment for cutting-edge, multidisciplinary research, both theoretical and applied, including access to diverse data sources, an open publication policy, and close links to top academic institutions around the world.
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