Research Scientist Intern, Hardware Research (PhD)

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Redmond, WA
Meta Reality Labs Redmond is looking for exceptional interns to help create the next generation of virtual and augmented reality. Our research focuses on comprehensive solutions to complex 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.
In particular, Meta Reality Labs Research is looking for motivated interns for hardware research in eye tracking applications. Design and modeling of the hardware based 3D sensing for eye tracking. This internship architects and develops various types of hardware systems with related electrical and DSP modules. Conducts analyses, simulations, evaluations of components and the overall systems. Interfaces with various cross-functional teams such as software, firmware and testing engineers to improve hardware system solutions.
Our internships are twelve (12) to sixteen (16) to twenty-four (24) weeks long and we have various start dates throughout the year.
Research Scientist Intern, Hardware Research (PhD) Responsibilities
  • Develops system architecture and designs hardware specifications to achieve complex features with minimal supervision from more experienced engineers
  • Identifies ways to simulate, optimize electrical designs by evaluating device performance over a limited range of operating conditions and configurations
  • Interfaces with testing and quality engineers to help establish automation flows for design, testing and validation of hardware systems
Minimum Qualifications
  • Currently has, or is in the process of obtaining, a Ph.D. degree in the fields of Applied Mathematics, Signal Processing, Computational Optics, or related fields
  • Experience coding in MATLAB and/or Python
  • Experience with data acquisition hardware and signal processing chains
  • Interpersonal experience: cross-group and cross-culture collaboration
  • Must obtain work authorization in country of employment at the time of hire, and maintain ongoing work authorization during employment
Preferred Qualifications
  • Hardware Engineering experience or related work experience with SPAD sensors
  • ASIC design or FPGA design experience
  • Experience with circuit design (e.g., digital, analog, RF)
  • Experience with hardware design and measurement instruments such as oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, etc.
  • Intent to return to a degree program after the completion of the internship
  • Proven track record of achieving significant results as demonstrated by grants, fellowships, patents, as well as first-authored publications at leading workshops or conferences such as SPIE, ETRA, OSA, IEEE, CVPR, ICCV, SIGGRAPH
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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