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Principal Researcher – Generative AI – Microsoft Research
$134k - $257k
Redmond, United States
Job description

Microsoft Research (MSR) AI Frontiers lab is seeking applications for the position of Principal Researcher -- Generative AI to join their team.

The mission of the [AI Frontiers]( lab is to expand the pareto frontier of Artificial Intelligence (AI) capabilities, efficiency, and safety through innovations in foundation models and learning agent platforms. Some of our projects include work on Small Language Models (e.g. Phi, Orca) and Multi-Agent AI (e.g. AutoGen).

We are seeking a Principal Researcher -- Generative AI to join our team and lead efforts on the advancement of Generative AI and Large Language Models (LLMs) technologies. As a Principal Researcher -- Generative AI, you will play a crucial role in leading, developing, improving, and exploring the capabilities of Generative AI models. Your work will have a significant impact on the development of cutting-edge technologies, advancing state-of-the-art and providing practical solutions to real-world problems.

Our ongoing research areas encompass but are not limited to:

  • Pre-training: especially of small language and multimodal models
  • Alignment and Post-training: e.g., Instruction tuning and reinforcement learning from feedback
  • Continual Learning: Enabling LLMs to evolve and adapt over time and learn from previous experiences human interactions
  • Specialization: Tailoring LLMs to meet application-specific requirements
  • Orchestration and multi-agent systems: automated orchestration between multiple agents incorporating human feedback and oversight

MSR offers a vibrant environment for cutting-edge, multidisciplinary, research, including access to diverse, real-world problems and data, opportunities for experimentation and real-world impact, an open publication policy, and close links to top academic institutions around the world.

Microsoft's mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. As employees we come together with a growth mindset, innovate to empower others, and collaborate to realize our shared goals. Each day we build on our values of respect, integrity, and accountability to create a culture of inclusion where everyone can thrive at work and beyond.

In alignment with our Microsoft values, we are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment for all employees to positively impact our culture every day.

What we expect from you
  • You will perform cutting-edge research in collaboration with other researchers, engineers, and product groups.
  • As a member of a word-class research organization, you will be a part of research breakthroughs in the field and will be given an opportunity to realize your ideas in products and services used worldwide.
  • Embody our [culture]( and [values](