Researcher

Redmond, WA, United States

Join Microsoft Research Labs and help shape the future of human centered data exploration and communication through innovative research and disruptive technologies. We’re looking for a self-driven, innovative, and collaborative research scientist to join our team to explore how visualization and other interactive techniques can help people in understanding data, building and interpreting machine learning models, and communicating insights to others.

Responsibilities

The ideal candidate will

  • collaborate with top-notch scientists, engineers, and business groups:Identify and formalize key research problems in information visualization and interactive data analysis and communication
  • Work with vertical domains and other business groups on understanding how data is used throughout the lifecycle of a company and assist in the creation of both internal and external applications
  • Propose novel approaches for unsolved research problems
  • Design and implement state-of-the-art systems
  • Conduct rapid experimentation and deep engagement for real-world delivery and impact basic research

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in CS or related field 
  • Passionate about real-world applications and impact
  • Track record of publications in top journals and conferences including SIGCHI, UIST, Infovis Conference, VAST Conference, EuroVis, SIGMOD, VLDB, ICSE
  • Experience with creating or building data visualizations, Javascript, D3 and other associated frameworks
  • Experience with ML, statistics, large datasets, databases, computer graphics
  • Proficiency in data science tools, techniques and languages including Python, or R, C#, Java
  • Value add: experience with deep learning platforms such as CNTK, Tensor Flow; 2D and 3D graphics experience
  • Keen awareness and ability to stay abreast of technical and scientific trends
  • Highly effective communication and collaboration across internal and external teams with demonstrated success building strong relationships and delivering results in cross-group projects
  • Track record of high-quality, self-directed, timely execution, and attention to detail

 

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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