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Research Intern - Scientific & Regulatory Affairs - Health Futures

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2mo ago

🚀 Off-cycle Internship


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  • You need a Masters or PhD in digital health, plus 1 year of healthcare research experience. Must have references, understand AI in health, and be passionate about improving human health with technology. Slack organization and communication skills are essential.
  • You will collaborate with researchers, present findings, and contribute to the vibrant community at Microsoft as a Research Intern in Scientific & Regulatory Affairs for Health Futures.

Off-cycle Internship



  • This position is for a research internship with the Microsoft Health Futures group at Microsoft Research in Redmond (US). Microsoft Health Futures is focused on empowering every person on the planet to live a healthier future. To this end, we are responsible for research, incubations, and moonshots that drive cross-company strategy, partnerships, and real-world impact across healthcare and the life sciences. We are an interdisciplinary team of experts and practitioners who endeavor to develop next-generation methods and tools for precision health. 
  • Health regulatory policy is dynamic and multi-faceted, requiring an understanding of new and developing technologies, the health and life sciences industry, and the principles and considerations informing policy in areas such as safety and reliability software as a medical device, real world evidence, privacy, ethics, and responsible AI. The Scientific and Regulatory Affairs team of Health Futures is seeking a Healthcare Regulatory and Policy research intern to review and synthesize developments in the rapidly evolving regulatory landscape impacting precision health and digital healthcare globally.


  • Required Qualifications:
  • Enrolled in a Masters, PhD, or Graduate program related to digital health policy, regulation, user research and/or bioethics.
  • At least 1 year of experience in a healthcare or life sciences R&D or policy setting.
  • Other Requirements:
  • Research Interns are expected to be physically located in their manager’s Microsoft worksite location for the duration of their internship.
  • In addition to the qualifications above, you’ll need to submit a minimum of two reference letters for this position. After you submit your application, a request for letters may be sent to your list of references on your behalf. Note that reference letters cannot be requested until after you have submitted your application, and furthermore, that they might not be automatically requested for all candidates. You may wish to alert your letter writers in advance, so they will be ready to submit your letter.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • You should have a general understanding of machine learning and data science practices in health and life sciences, and a desire to study the policy implications of emerging technologies in these domains.
  • You are passionate about the potential of technology and AI to improve human health.
  • You have experience/interest in conducting research into regulatory, legal and/or policy impacts of AI systems within the domain of healthcare and/or life-sciences.
  • You have demonstrated ability to document research into complex legal and/or policy frameworks.
  • Efficient analytical, organizational, and communication skills with a passion for collaborative work.
  • You enjoy seeing things from different points of view, creatively distilling the essence of ideas, and creating clarity in complexity.

Education requirements

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Area of Responsibilities



  • Research Interns put inquiry and theory into practice. Alongside fellow doctoral candidates and some of the world’s best researchers, Research Interns learn, collaborate, and network for life. Research Interns not only advance their own careers, but they also contribute to exciting research and development strides. During the 12-week internship, Research Interns are paired with mentors and expected to collaborate with other Research Interns and researchers, present findings, and contribute to the vibrant life of the community. Research internships are available in all areas of research, and are offered year-round, though they typically begin in the summer.


Work type

Full time

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