Research Scientist

Research Scientist
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Menlo Park, CA
We are looking for someone adept at collaboratively identifying and evaluating opportunities from a global level to the nanoscale, in a variety of domains that include, but are not limited to physics, numerical and analytical modeling, data science, machine learning, experimental physics/EE and interdisciplinary projects. We're also looking for someone who demonstrated success as a research or technical lead.
Research Scientist Responsibilities
  • Lead and collaborate on projects with a globally based team of researchers and engineers inside and outside of Facebook.
  • Translate ambiguous ideas into well-defined projects and de-risk technical and execution challenges.
  • Lead projects from inception into a phase of deployment and scaling.
  • Work on interdisciplinary projects and teams and identify and explore interdisciplinary opportunities, in particular bridging between the physical sciences and data science and machine learning addressing challenges directly relevant to Facebook.
  • Work with cross-functional teams to establish support, collaborations and end users of the developed methodologies, tools and datasets.
  • Foster a positive, creative and collaborative environment, encouraging an openness to support and try out new and unconventional ideas.
  • Share results internally and externally through means of reports, publications and presentations.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in Physics, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or a related technical field.
  • Experience in technical leadership, architecting, developing, and launching hardware/software projects.
  • Experience in quantitative measurements of noisy data, through e.g. demonstrated track record in experimental physics, chemistry, data science or a similar discipline.
  • Experience in modeling physical phenomena with analytical, numerical and experimental methods.
  • Demonstrated track record of starting and leading interdisciplinary research and engineering projects.
  • Experience communicating projects to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Experience working on cross-functional teams and matrixed organizations.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience working on a wide range of technologies spanning multiple disciplines.
  • Experience modeling and hands-on development of carbon capture systems, such as direct air capture.
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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