Research Scientist Intern, Device 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 device research in eye tracking applications. This internship project involves detailed electrical/mechanical modeling, package modeling, design of the MEMS scanner for the next-gen eye-tracking and steering display technologies. The MEMS type would include optical micromirror, optical mirror array, and acoustic MEMS devices. Scope of the project includes modeling and optimization of the stress level/aperture size/overall chip size of the MEMS device.
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, Device Research (PhD) Responsibilities
  • Develop next generation MEMS device architectures and specifications
  • Participate in developing processes for our MEMS device including materials research, planning, executing, analyzing, and optimizing
  • Mechanical & electrical analytical modeling of MEMS and IC components using Matlab/Simulink or equivalent tools
  • Mechanical FEM modeling of MEMS components using ANSYS
  • Perform package modeling for MEMS sensors using finite element modeling
  • Innovations on MEMS design/process and document invention disclosures leading to patents for new devices
  • Perform bench level testing and debugging of new MEMS devices
  • Support testing flow development
  • Documents details about analyses, design, and testing methodologies
Minimum Qualifications
  • Currently has, or is in the process of obtaining, a Ph.D. degree in the fields of applied mathematic, signal processing, computational optics, or related fields
  • Experience coding in MATLAB and/or Python
  • Experience with data acquisition hardware and signal processing chains and Experience with MEMS layout tools
  • 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
  • Hands-on cleanroom experience in MEMS or semiconductor process development
  • Experience in MEMS foundry process and engagement
  • Thorough understanding of electrostatic actuators and capacitive/resistive sensing
  • Ability to debug and characterize analog systems using LDV, oscilloscopes etc.
  • Experience with MEMS reliability testing including fatigue/stress/temperature/shocking testing
  • Experience with MEMS packaging
  • Experience with mechanical CAD tools such as SolidWorks/AutoCAD
  • Experience with geometric optics, imaging optics
  • 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
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$7,313/month to $10,250/month + benefits

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