Senior Reinforcement Learning Researcher

Last updated one month ago
Job Type:Full Time

Microsoft AI and Research works with the world's best researchers, moving with the current of technology as it rapidly evolves.  Together we share the motivation to seek innovative solutions to the world's toughest challenges and improve the lives of people everywhere.

For our Microsoft Research Cambridge (UK) lab, we are seeking exceptional Senior Researcher candidates in the area of Reinforcement Learning. The successful applicant is expected to develop a program of research in novel reinforcement learning approaches, with a focus on applications in video games and other real-world applications. This is an exceptional opportunity to drive ambitious research while collaborating with a diverse team to push for novel applications of reinforcement learning in gaming and beyond.

There is no closing deadline for this post. The post will be filled once suitable candidates are found so if you are interested please apply as soon as possible. When submitting your application, include your CV with a list of publications as an attachment. You may also include your published work. For more information about the post, please feel free to email Katja Hofmann at


  • Develop and drive an ambitious, high-impact, research agenda in reinforcement learning.
  • Collaborate to develop and test out new ideas within existing or new collaborations within the group and with others.
  • Write research code to test new approaches or develop novel theoretical and practical insights.
  • Prepare technical papers and presentations.



  • PhD in reinforcement learning, game AI, or a related area, or equivalent experience.
  • An established research program demonstrated by journal and conference publications.
  • Strong understanding of state-of-the-art reinforcement learning approaches.
  • Hands-on experience in implementing and empirically evaluating reinforcement learning, deep learning, and/or game AI/MCTS approaches.
  • Effective communication skills and ability to work in a collaborative environment.


  • Experience in solving deep research challenges relevant to practical applications in gaming and other application areas.
  • Demonstrable ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team.

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