Research Scientist Intern, Antenna Design Intern (PhD)

Research Scientist Intern, Antenna Design Intern (PhD)
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Sunnyvale, CA
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Reality Lab's Wireless Technology Engineering for Devices (TED) group is looking for antenna research scientist interns to join our antenna team for AR/VR products.
Our internships are twelve (12) to twenty four (24) weeks long and we have various start dates throughout the year.
Research Scientist Intern, Antenna Design Intern (PhD) Responsibilities
  • Work on exciting forward-looking wireless products and/or wireless technologies, in particular, antenna designs and antenna technology innovations
  • Work with the intern host on antenna design and optimization to meet given antenna KPIs, or work with the intern host on new antenna technology investigation and introduction in the areas of AR/VR
  • Internship work involves antenna simulation, prototyping, and/or measurement
  • Communicate and present results to a wide range of audiences
Minimum Qualifications
  • Currently has, or is in the process of obtaining a PhD in Electrical Engineering with focus on RF/Microwave engineering, Antenna design
  • Knowledge of microwave theory, antenna fundamentals and RF basics
  • Hands-on experience with characterizing active and passive components, and antennas using various lab equipment, such as anechoic chambers, SAR test equipment, VNA, load pull tuners, etc
  • Proficient in different EDA/EM tools, such as CST, HFSS, ADS, XFDTD and other tools such as Matlab, ADS, and Optenni Lab
  • Familiar with at least one programming language, i.e. Matlab, Python, Shell
  • Interpersonal experience: cross-group and cross-culture collaboration
  • Must obtain work authorization in the country of employment at the time of hire, and maintain ongoing work authorization during employment.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Intent to return to degree-program after the completion of the internship/co-op
  • Having research publications in journals or conferences
  • Experience in designing tunable/configurable antenna
  • Knowledge of at least one of different wireless technologies, i.e. Cellular, WiFi/BT
  • Knowledge of antenna design concepts for electronic devices such as cellular devices, wearables, and other compact personal wireless devices
  • Good understanding of compliance requirements for personal devices
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$7,650/month to $11,333/month + benefits

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