Research Scientist, Advanced Optical Imaging and Sensing

Research Scientist, Advanced Optical Imaging and Sensing
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The Sensors and Systems Research (SSR) group at Meta Reality Labs Research (formerly Facebook Reality Labs Research) is seeking a full-time Research Scientist to innovate, develop, and productize novel optical imaging and sensing systems. Candidates with extensive experience in advanced optical imagining and sensing system development are encouraged to apply. This is an opportunity to be a part of a world class research team to innovate the future.
Research Scientist, Advanced Optical Imaging and Sensing Responsibilities
  • Design, prototype, experiment, and demonstrate advanced optical imaging systems from theories
  • Design, develop, characterize, and optimize new optical imaging or depth sensing prototypes
  • Develop new methodologies to evaluate experimental results and correlate with theoretical expectations and simulations
  • Collaborate with research scientists, optical designers, and engineers across both internal and external research partners
Minimum Qualifications
  • PhD degree in Optical Science, Physics, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related field
  • 7+ years of research experience with design, prototyping, characterization of novel imaging systems and solutions, including bench-top system experimentation and early stage of product integration
  • 7+ years of experience with optical and optoelectronic simulation (TCAD, Zemax, FDTD, RCWA, FRED, ASAP or Code V)
  • Extensive experience in signal processing, imaging and depth reconstruction, machine leaning
  • Proven track record of achieving significant research results, as demonstrated by first-authored publications in leading journals or conferences (e.g., OSA, IEEE, and SPIE), grants, fellowships, or patents
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in 3D depth sensing, experience with active optical light sources and light source modulators
  • Experience with metamaterials, liquid crystal physics, or polarization optics
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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(Colorado only*) Estimated salary of $213,000/year + bonus + equity + benefits
*Note: Disclosure as required by sb19-085(8-5-20)
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