Sr Applied Scientist
Microsoft Corporation
 Redmond, WA

An applied science position at Microsoft Research offers an opportunity to be at the forefront of privacy in machine learning research and technology development, working with world class research and applied science colleagues on research problems of importance to Microsoft. Our scientists also work with Microsoft's product groups and external partners to have real-world impacts on billions of users.

The current areas of work in the privacy in machine learning area range from the design of privacy-preserving learning algorithms, private embeddings, redaction strategies and metrics, global and local privacy mechanisms, as well as adaptation to scale up to internet-scale datasets.

Required: Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in computer science or related disciplines, and a well-established research track record in privacy, machine learning or related fields.

Preferred: Applicants should demonstrate leadership in their field as evidenced by high quality publications or a track record of innovation. Good implementation skills and mathematical background are highly preferred. Candidates must also be able to collaborate effectively with other researchers and product teams. We are particularly interested in candidates who can work across disciplinary boundaries.

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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MSR is looking for applied scientists who can do world-class research in the privacy in machine learning area, and/or transfer the research results to products of Microsoft and external partners. Applied scientists undertake fundamental and applied research in strategically important problem areas, including the development of theory and hands-on experimentation. They synthesize and share their results with product groups, and publish their findings in academically recognized conferences and journals.