Research Scientist Intern, Optical Instrumentation (PhD)

Research Scientist Intern, Optical Instrumentation (PhD)
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Redmond, WA
Meta Reality Labs is a world leader in the design of virtual and augmented reality systems. We are currently seeking innovative research interns with a passion for technology to develop next-generation head-mounted display and imaging systems at our research location in Redmond, WA. These roles are focused on developing advanced optical imaging and sensing systems for near eye display. In particular we welcome PhD students in optics, electrical engineering, applied physics or similar, with a strong background in optical design, optical instrumentation, sensing and detection, or testing and metrology. Our internships are sixteen (16) to twenty four (24) weeks long and we have various start dates throughout the year.
Research Scientist Intern, Optical Instrumentation (PhD) Responsibilities
  • Develop next generation AR/VR display prototypes with an emphasis on both modeling and prototyping of new concepts.
  • Develop specialized optical instrumentations to support the latest AR/VR optics and display research.
  • Collaborate with the larger Meta Reality Labs team and provide creative leadership on computational display, imaging, and sensing technologies.
  • Publish research results in top-tier journals and at leading international conferences.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Currently has or is in the process of obtaining a PhD in the field of Optics, Electrical Engineering, Applied Physics, 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 experience with optical design software, such as Code V, Zemax, FRED, or Lighttools.
  • 2+ years experience with scientific programming languages such as MATLAB or Python.
  • Past experience with cross-group and cross-culture collaboration.
Preferred Qualifications
  • 2+ years experience with geometric optics, physical optics, radiometry and detection.
  • 2+ years experience with optical design using sequential or non-sequential ray-tracing.
  • 2+ years experience with optical instrumentation, including modeling, calibration, and hardware prototyping.
  • 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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