Research Scientist Intern, Vision Science and Computational Imaging (PhD)

Research Scientist Intern, Vision Science and Computational Imaging (PhD)
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Redmond, WA
Meta Reality Labs brings together a world-class team of researchers, developers, and engineers to create the future of AR and VR, which together will become as universal and essential as smartphones and personal computers are today. Wearable head-mounted devices present a new set of perceptual challenges and we are seeking innovative interns with a passion for research that integrates visual perception, computer graphics, and computational imaging to advance VR and AR technologies. Join the Display Systems Research (DSR) team, whose work spans next-generation VR headsets; new types of computational displays; complex experimental systems; and AI-driven graphics, and create the AR/VR technology that will bring people together across the globe. Our internships are sixteen (16) to twenty four (24) weeks long and we have various start dates throughout the year.
Research Scientist Intern, Vision Science and Computational Imaging (PhD) Responsibilities
  • Conduct research in the areas of Vision Science (eye movements, motion perception, binocular vision, etc.) and/or Computational Imaging to support development of AR and VR head-mounted display technologies.
  • Collaboration with and support of other researchers across engineering and scientific disciplines.
  • Communication of research agenda, progress, and results.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Currently has or is in the process of obtaining a PhD degree in Vision Science, Bioengineering, Cognitive Neuroscience, Physiological Optics, Computer Graphics, or a related field.
  • Must obtain work authorization in the country of employment at the time of hire, and maintain ongoing work authorization during employment.
  • 2+ years research experience with the human visual system, such as ocular motor dynamics, contrast sensitivity, optic flow, 3D perception, visual-vestibular interaction, etc.
  • 2+ years experience with scientific programming languages such as MATLAB or Python.
  • Past experience with cross-group and cross-culture collaboration.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Demonstrated experience leveraging Vision Science data and principles to guide research related to visual perception in applied settings, especially for head-mounted displays.
  • Software engineering experience via an internship, work experience, coding competitions.
  • Proven track record of achieving significant results as demonstrated by first-authored publications in journals or at conferences, etc.
  • Intent to return to degree-program after the completion of the internship.
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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