Call for Postdoctoral Researchers in Reinforcement Learning or
Locations open for consideration: Montreal, New York, Redmond,
We want to enable the next generation of machine learning using
interactive reinforcement-based approaches to solve real-world
We seek outstanding applicants in many locations for full-time
positions in reinforcement learning and related areas such as
natural language processing, computer vision, AI systems, and
dialog systems, among others. We particularly seek applicants with
expertise that is complementary to the rest of our team and expands
the scope and effectiveness of reinforcement learning approaches to
both new and existing domains. We encourage candidates with both
theoretical and applied interests to apply.
Microsoft Research offers an exhilarating and supportive
environment for cutting-edge, multidisciplinary research, both
theoretical and applied, with access to an extraordinary diversity
of big and small data sources, an open publications policy, and
close links to top academic institutions around the world. We seek
applicants with the passion and ability to craft and pursue an
independent research program, including a strong publication record
at top research venues.
The Microsoft Research reinforcement learning group includes
Alekh Agarwal, Ching-An Cheng, Kamil Ciosek, Hal Daum III, Sam
Devlin, Debadeepta Dey, Miroslav Dudk, Matthew Hausknecht, Katja
Hofmann, Sham Kakade, Akshay Krishnamurthy, John Langford, Dipendra
Misra, Ida Momennejad, Robert Schapire, Harm van Seijen, Adith
Swaminathan, Siddhartha Sen and Cyril Zhang.
As a team, we are committed to building an inclusive, diverse
and pluralistic research environment. In keeping with this,
Microsoft Research is a place where ALL people are able to do their
very best work.
This role is not to exceed two years.
- PhD (completed or close to completion) in computer science,
electrical engineering, statistics, mathematics, or a related
- A research program demonstrated by 2 or more journal and
conference publications in prestigious venues. Examples include but
are not limited to: NeurIPS, ICML, COLT, UAI, AISTATS, AAAI, IJCAI,
AAMAS, ICLR, ICRA, IROS, CVPR, ECCV, ICCV, ACL, EMNLP, EACL, NAACL,
TACL, ICAPS, KDD, WSDM, WWW, JMLR, Ann Stats, JASA, TPAMI, IEEE
Trans Image Proc, IEEE Trans Signal Proc, IEEE Trans Info Theory,
Mathematical Programming, SIAM Journal on Optimization.
- Participation and activity in the scientific community
- Strong communication skills
- The ability to work in a highly collaborative and
- Demonstrated leadership potential in research
In your application, please provide:
- A CV which lists all peer-reviewed publications and major
- At least 3 reference letters
- A research statement that outlines your research achievements
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Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of
your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.
As a postdoc, you define your research agenda in collaboration
with other researchers, driving forward an effective program of
basic, fundamental, and applied research. We highly value
collaboration and building new ideas with members of the group and
others. You have the direct opportunity to realize your ideas in
products and services used worldwide.