Researcher: Healthcare Intelligence

Location:Cambridgeshire
Job Type:Full Time

At Microsoft Research Cambridge, our researchers, scientists and engineers undertake world-leading ambitious projects in an industrial research and development setting. The Lab is strongly focused on machine learning and AI, creating breakthrough technologies in fields such as healthcare & life sciences, cloud infrastructure, security, gaming, workplace productivity, and computational biology.

As a Researcher you are naturally curious about research innovation and how it can be applied to solve real-world problems, specifically in healthcare. You will be part of a team of amazing researchers and software engineers delivering on a portfolio of projects, where cutting-edge AI research can change people’s lives for the better.  You can empathize deeply with the challenges our researchers and developers face, as well as the needs of internal and external partner organisations. You will aim to create a bridge between these different stakeholder teams and to leverage the best of each to build the best research technology possible.   

This role draws on a blend of skills in research program management, engineering, data compliance and ethics, data science, technical understanding and “soft skills.” We seek an individual with demonstrated capability in a subset of these skills, who wants to deepen and broaden their skill set in a fast-paced industrial research environment. You will have the ability to work with researchers and engineers to create a shared vision of project deliverables, realistic timelines and milestone plans. Ideally, you also have experience working in/with those who work in a clinical environment.

Contract duration: 2 years

Occasional international travel (up to 25%) may be needed.

Responsibilities

Research Project Management: Plan complex research and engineering activities by reviewing state-of-the-art research publications and working with senior research scientists across multiple teams. Identify resource requirements, adjusting scope and priorities while managing expectations and risks.

Facilitate successful interactions between the research lab and partner scientist teams. Contribute to framing of emerging projects based on an understanding of the lab’s research capabilities and how they fit with larger research agendas of Microsoft and our partner organisations. Successfully work with research leaders, to communicate and share their vision.

Deliver project tracking, coordination and communications skills across multiple projects, with deeper understanding of the technical needs of the projects and where gaps may lie. Projects are efforts based on the lab’s research that are typically larger in scope than individual researchers and often involve developers and/or data scientists. They may feature a team of researchers working towards a larger goal, in-depth interactions with Microsoft product teams or high-visibility external partnerships.

Stakeholder Management: Managing distributed internal stakeholders across geographies, effectively communicating project status and coordinating activities

Qualifications

Technical expertise essential. BA/BS required; Masters/PhD preferred; ideally in machine learning, computer science, healthcare or life sciences field.

Technical project management, programme management and/or product management experience required.

Hands-on experience with data science is preferred. Experience either performing academic style research or working with PhD researchers.

Preferred experience working in life sciences or healthcare.

Demonstrated ability to juggle multiple priorities.

Keen attention to detail with analytical problem-solving skills. Understanding of business processes and challenges.

Excellent communication skills; fluent English speaker a must.

Personal integrity, initiative, curiosity and exceptional judgement.

The ability to work well within a diverse, geographically distributed, multi-cultural environment.

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.

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