AT&T Labs Research is a premier industrial research facility. We are dedicated to solving real problems in networking, data mining, large-scale systems, and in speech, language, and video processing and to designing and deploying innovative services. We explore fundamental research topics related to these goals.  Current research areas are listed on Our Research page.

Our staff includes renowned researchers who have recognized for their scientific and technical achievements.

Steven Phillips, a researcher at AT&T Labs Research, speaks about our research environment in this video:

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Steven Phillips speaks about our unique research environment


Outstanding PhD-level candidates at all levels of experience are encouraged to apply.  All other applicants or anyone interested in learning more about employment with AT&T can visit the AT&T employment pages ( at our corporate website.


Important Dates

Our recruiting season begins in November and we will begin interviews in January. Applications will be reviewed on a continuous basis, until positions are filled. 



  • Your curriculum vitae, including your complete academic and professional histories and your publication record.

  • At least three (3) and up to five (5) references.
    Your references will be contacted by email and provided with a URL for uploading their reference letter. It's a good idea to contact your references now to let them know that they will be hearing from us.

You do not have to submit all references at the time you submit your application, but you must provide them to complete your application.

  • A research statement (up to 2000 words) describing your current research and your vision for your future research.
    Feel free to supply any other information helpful in assessing your application.


Selection Process

Note that candidates' applications and credentials are reviewed throughout the recruiting season. During this time, you may receive an email or phone call from a technical staff member to discuss your application. At that time or at a later date, you may receive an invitation to interview in person. An interview visit is typically one to two days in length. During your visit, you will give a one-hour lecture on your research and meet with technical staff members individually or in small groups.

Unfortunately, due to the large number of applications, not each applicant will be contacted individually.

AT&T Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers. All qualified candidates will receive full and fair consideration for employment.


How to Apply

The application process for research positions requires visiting two sites:

(1) Complete this on-line application at the AT&T corporate site. Provide your first and last names and email address. Then do the following steps:

  • Upload your curriculum vitae or resume (additional fields will be populated automatically from your resume)
  • Basic profile: Answer questions labeled with (*)
  • AT&T Research: Answer questions labeled (*)

We are still actively accepting applications. If you have any problems with the above link, please email  Beverly Souza and proceed to the second step below.

(2) Complete this on-line application at the AT&T Labs Research site. In addition to basic contact information, you will be asked for your CV, research statement, and at least three references. After submitting your application, you will receive an email containing the unique URL of your application record, which you may change or withdraw at any time. You can use this URL to add references as needed.

If you have questions or problems with the research application, please email