Materials Scientist - Polymers

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Materials Scientist - Polymers
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Redmond, WA
At Meta’s Reality Labs Research, our goal is to make world-class consumer virtual, augmented, and mixed reality experiences. Come work alongside industry-leading scientists and engineers to create the technology that makes VR and AR pervasive and universal. Join the adventure of a lifetime as we make science fiction real and change the world. As a Materials Scientist at Meta, you will play a critical role in developing AR/VR systems. You will focus on developing advanced materials and devices for near eye displays, and will become part of a team exploring novel concepts through design, -modeling, and fast iterative prototyping. We are seeking someone who works well in a highly collaborative, cross-functional environment, who communicates complex concepts clearly and succinctly, who demonstrates scientific rigor, who is unafraid to tackle new challenges, and who works well in high-ambiguity discovery phases. If you are passionate about using your generalist-head to push the boundaries of what is possible, we want you on our team.
Materials Scientist - Polymers Responsibilities
  • Collaborate with AI/ML to predict and design new polymers.
  • Synthesize bench-top-scale new polymers to prove concepts.
  • Lead vendor engagement and collaborate with external partner to scale-up novel polymers.
  • Develop new film processes to meet performance requirements.
  • Identify novel polymer applications in AR/VR.
  • Independently drive the deliverables.
  • Drive XFN teams collaborations to achieve success from R&D to product.
  • Collaborate in a team environment across a diverse set of disciplines including Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Chemistry, Physics, and Optics.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Ph.D. degree or equivalent experience in the field of polymer chemistry, organic chemistry, or a related field.
  • 3+ years industry experience in Polymer Chemistry or a related field.
  • Experience in multiple polymer synthesis types and characterization.
  • Experience with internal and external cross-functional team, and vendor engagement.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, relevant technical field, or equivalent practical experience.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Proven track record delivering research to product.
  • 3+ years experience with optical materials.
About Meta
Meta builds technologies that help people connect, find communities, and grow businesses. When Facebook launched in 2004, it changed the way people connect. Apps like Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp further empowered billions around the world. Now, Meta is moving beyond 2D screens toward immersive experiences like augmented and virtual reality to help build the next evolution in social technology. People who choose to build their careers by building with us at Meta help shape a future that will take us beyond what digital connection makes possible today—beyond the constraints of screens, the limits of distance, and even the rules of physics.
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$143,000/year to $208,000/year + bonus + equity + benefits

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