Research Scientist Intern, Eye Tracking Applications Research (PhD)

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Redmond, WA
Meta Reality Labs (RL) Redmond is looking for exceptional interns to help create the next generation of virtual and augmented reality. Our research focuses on true solutions to complex eye tracking problems, delivering novel technologies and algorithms fundamental to future VR and AR systems. You’ll have the unique opportunity to work with industry-leading researchers and engineers who are defining the future of VR. The ideal candidate is pursuing a PhD with a strong background in eye tracking and data analysis.
In particular, we seek candidates with expertise in the analysis and modeling of eye tracking in 3D environments to understand and predict human visual attention. We welcome candidates who strive for a deep understanding of complex systems, and a strong desire to push beyond state-of-the-art. We also welcome students with a passion for working in a strongly collaborative team that spans research across human perception, algorithms, hardware design and systems prototyping.
Our team at Reality Labs offers twelve (12) to sixteen (16) to twenty-four (24) week long internships and we have various start dates throughout the year.
Research Scientist Intern, Eye Tracking Applications Research (PhD) Responsibilities
  • Advance the state-of-the-art for eye movement prediction and perceptual control loops in real-world tasks and environments
  • Analyze large-scale temporal ego-motion data with multiple sensors to understand human-interaction in the real-world
  • Collaborate with researchers and engineers across diverse disciplines
  • Present regularly to large cross-functional teams and communicate progress
  • Engage the wider academic community to pursue research in this direction through publications and/or workshop/challenge/tutorial organization top-tier conferences
Minimum Qualifications
  • Currently has, or is in the process of obtaining, a PhD degree in the field of Computer Science, Machine Learning, Computational Neuroscience, Experimental Psychology or a related STEM field
  • 3+ years of experience, including undergraduate and graduate research, working in eye tracking, psychophysics, computational modeling, or related areas
  • High levels of creativity and quick problem solving capabilities
  • Interpersonal skills: cross-group and cross-culture collaboration
  • 2+ years experience with game engines, scientific programming languages or data analysis such as Unity, Unreal, Python, MATLAB, R, and/or similar relevant approaches
  • Must obtain work authorization in country of employment at the time of hire, and maintain ongoing work authorization during employment
Preferred Qualifications
  • Demonstrated data science or software engineer experience via an internship, work experience, coding competitions, or widely used contributions in open source repositories (e.g. GitHub)
  • Intent to return to degree-program after the completion of the internship
  • Proven track record of achieving results as demonstrated in accepted papers at top computer vision, machine learning, neuroscience, psychology, or HCI related conferences (such as CVPR, IEEEVR, NeurIPS, CHI, etc.) or journals
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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$7,313/month to $10,250/month + benefits

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