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.
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. 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.
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. MSR is particularly interested in candidates who can work across disciplinary boundaries. They 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 on online application page with their application materials (including CV, Research Statement, and at least three letters of recommendation). Applicants are encouraged to send email to a member of their research staff (whose interest most closely matches theirs) about their application. MSR staff webpages can be accessed from Microsoft Research India by browsing through research areas. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.
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 bachelor’s or master’s degree, with an interest in a research career, can apply for our Research Fellow program.