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Research Scientist - Mixed Reality and AI



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Software Engineering, Data Science
Zürich, Switzerland
Posted on Monday, February 12, 2024
The Microsoft Mixed Reality & AI lab in Zurich, Switzerland, is a research and development team building the future of Mixed Reality and AI. The lab is near ETH Zurich, the top technical school in continental Europe, enabling close collaboration in multiple areas. The city of Zurich is a hub for innovation. Known for its exceptional quality of life, Zurich consistently ranks among the top cities in the world.

Our lab is focused on using computer vision, machine learning/AI and cloud computing to map and understand the environment, recognize, and track relevant objects, and assist users in performing their tasks with ease. We are seeking computer vision and machine learning research scientists who share our passion for creating innovative technology that can be deployed to the cloud and benefit millions of users.

As a member of our team, you will work with experts in software engineering, computer vision, graphics, machine learning, robotics, and human computer interaction. Collaboration is essential to our work. We work as a team to create the best possible technology. Join us and grow your career with us.


  • Work closely with a team of experts from different fields to integrate research findings into practical applications and products.
  • Engage in state-of-the-art research. This includes staying updated with the latest scientific literature, experimenting with new techniques, and developing innovative solutions.
  • Take part in defining and reviewing development aspects: selecting technologies, refining workflows, and enhancing coding practices.
  • Collaborate to develop plans for testing and quality assurance of solutions.
  • Must have self-motivation, teamwork skills, communication skills, problem-solving abilities, and eagerness to learn.


Required Qualifications:

  • A PhD or similar professional experience in computer vision, computer graphics, or machine learning.
  • Proficiency in programming languages such as Python, C++, or similar.
  • Strong coding, debugging, and engineering skills.
  • Excellent oral and written English communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Hands-on experience with deep learning.
  • Hands-on experience with large language models.
  • A strong publication record at top-tier conferences and journals (e.g ., CVPR, ECCV, ICCV, SIGGRAPH, NeurIPS, ICLR).

The ability to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required for this role. These requirements include, but are not limited to, the following specialized security screenings: Microsoft Cloud Background Check: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud background check upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. Consistent with applicable law, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, immigration status, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran or military status, race, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local laws, regulations and ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application process, read more about requesting accommodations.

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