We have several open positions in the Visual Studio user experience team. One of those positions is for somebody to work with me on the API usability efforts. We've got lots of exciting ideas about research projects that we'd like to work on to provide API teams at Microsoft with data about their customers that helps them create truly usable APIs. If you're passionate about understanding how developers work and if you love programming, learning about new APIs and playing with the latest technologies then this is the job for you.
Please apply or contact me if you're interested.