Research Scientist, Microfluidics/Micro-pneumatics Infrastructure

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Research Scientist, Microfluidics/Micro-pneumatics Infrastructure
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Redmond, WA
At Reality Labs Research (RL-R), our goal is to explore, innovate and design novel interfaces and hardware subsystems for the next generation of virtual, augmented, and mixed reality experiences. We are seeking a skilled and motivated Research Scientist to join our team, whose mission is to innovate on tools, platforms and models to help accelerate and de-risk the development of future soft wearable technologies. We are specifically looking for a candidate with experience in experimentation, instrumentation, development of characterization tools and simulations for microfluidics/micro-pneumatics, microdevices or soft robotics to help accelerate development and de-risk system-level integration. You will collaborate with a diverse and highly interdisciplinary team of exceptional researchers and engineers and will have access to cutting edge technology, resources, and testing facilities. We seek people who work well on teams, can brainstorm and communicate big ideas, and can plan and drive development and research investigations.
Research Scientist, Microfluidics/Micro-pneumatics Infrastructure Responsibilities
  • Drive research and experimentation for building infrastructure for microfluidics/micro-pneumatics development
  • Design, set up and execute complex experiments in a highly interdisciplinary area
  • Contribute to new technologies and new methods innovation to fill the current infrastructure gap
  • Contribute to gaining new data driven design insights in microfluidics/micro-pneumatics systems
  • Partner and collaborate with researchers, hardware engineering and device integration teams on research projects. Strong communicator supporting cross-functional research teams
Minimum Qualifications
  • Currently has, or is in the process of obtaining a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, relevant technical field, or equivalent practical experience. Degree must be completed prior to joining Meta.
  • Ph.D. in the field of Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Applied Physics, Material Science, or related field
  • 3+ years of experience working independently to dive into scientific literature, and design, set up and conduct complex experiments
  • Demonstrated successful outcomes in innovating hardware research, instrumentation, sensing technologies, and characterization methods, mechanical design, prototyping, mechatronics and data analysis or related areas
  • Experience with microscopy and characterization tools for micro devices
  • 2+ years of experience with LabVIEW, Python, MATLAB, C++ or C
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with cross-domain and cross-functional collaboration
  • Familiarity with microdevices, microfluidics, pneumatic systems, compressible flow
  • Experience with simulation tools such as Ansys, COMSOL, Fluent and Abaqus
  • Experience with high-speed camera, lasers, or visualization systems based on optical methods
  • Track record of solving challenging research and engineering problems
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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