Job Opportunity: Microsoft Research Cambridge UK

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Job HXD cambridge
Type Job
Categoryies (tags) Uncategorized
Dates - 2017/10/13
Address Microsoft Research Cambridge, 21 Station Road, Cambridge CB1 2FB UK
Geolocation 52° 11' 42", 0° 8' 6"
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Submission deadline 2017/10/13
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Job Opportunity: Social science/HCI researcher Microsoft Research Cambridge UK:


Human-Computer Interaction Researcher

The Human Experience & Design group at Microsoft Cambridge UK is looking to recruit a social science/HCI researcher for our lab. We are leaning toward an early career researcher for this role but also willing to look at more senior candidates. A background or interest in healthcare is a plus, but not necessary.

HXD is an amazing place to work if you are a social scientist seeking real world impact: there is access to an amazing range of research opportunities, resources to create and explore, and the potential to research into products used by millions of people. For more information about the group, see our website at:

The group is moving quite quickly on this so would like to receive applications by Oct 13. We would like to complete the interview process by mid-November.

Are you an exceptionally talented researcher in Human-Computer Interaction who would like to see your work deployed to millions of users worldwide? If the answer is yes, then Microsoft Research in Cambridge could be the place for you. We are looking for a researcher to contribute to ambitious, multi-disciplinary projects with an emphasis on transforming the future of work, revolutionising healthcare, and empowering people with AI. Our world class research in Human-Computer Interaction and our expertise in design ensures that our systems have human values at their centre, and that the technologies we build can be successfully deployed in real world settings. Microsoft Research in Cambridge also has a wealth of experience and expertise in computer vision, machine learning, systems, and software engineering, and has a strong track record of shipping ground-breaking technologies in Microsoft products including Office, Xbox, and HoloLens.

Applicants should hold a PhD in Human-Computer Interaction, or a related Social Science field (such as Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology or Cognitive Science). The candidate should be able to:

  • Conduct research using a wide variety of quantitative methods as well as qualitative methods, including ethnographic or field research
  • Work closely with product teams to identify research topics and design studies
  • Generate insights that fuel ideation
  • Translate research findings into practical action
  • Conduct studies to help us to evaluate concepts, designs and systems
  • Work collaboratively with many different disciplines, such as machine learning,design, and engineering
  • Confidently communicate results and describe research in compelling ways

Experience in healthcare and working in clinical environments is an added, but not necessary, advantage

Microsoft in Cambridge, UK

The Microsoft building in Cambridge houses around 200 researchers and engineers working across different parts of Microsoft, including Microsoft Research, HoloLens and Bing. The city of Cambridge, England, was the clear choice for the location of the facility because of its world-renowned reputation and its rich history as a centre of learning. Microsoft offers a competitive base salary plus bonus, excellent benefits package and stock. Our state-of-the- art offices in the beautiful and historic university city of Cambridge are right next to the main railway station, offering easy links to London. We have an onsite restaurant, onsite gym, free car parking and one of the best views of Cambridge and the surrounding countryside from our 5th floor roof terrace. Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin or ancestry, age, disability, marital status, pregnancy, protected veteran status, protected genetic information, political affiliation, or any other characteristics protected by local laws, regulations, or ordinances.