Meta AR/VR Job | Optical Scientist Intern, Optical Physics & Systems (PhD)

Job(岗位): Optical Scientist Intern, Optical Physics & Systems (PhD)

Type(岗位类型): Engineering | Hardware, Research

Citys(岗位城市): Redmond, WA

Date(发布日期): Before 2021-12-14


Facebook Reality Labs brings together a world-class team of researchers, developers, and engineers to create the future of virtual and augmented reality, which together will become as universal and essential as smartphones and personal computers are today. And just as personal computers have done over the past 45 years, AR and VR will ultimately change everything about how we work, play, and connect. We are developing all the technologies needed to enable breakthrough AR glasses and VR headsets, including optics and displays, computer vision, audio, graphics, brain-computer interface, haptic interaction, eye/hand/face/body tracking, perception science, and true telepresence. Some of those will advance much faster than others, but they all need to happen to enable AR and VR that are so compelling that they become an integral part of our lives.

Our internships are twelve (12) to sixteen (16), or twenty-four (24) weeks long and we have various start dates throughout the year.


Currently has, or is in the process of obtaining, a PhD degree in optical sciences or engineering, physics, material science or a related field.

2+ years’ experience with scientific programming languages such as Matlab, Python, Mathematica, or similar.

Optical physics modeling experience using COMSOL, Lumerical, Meep (or any other FDTD, RCWA modeling tool).

2+ years’ experience with experimental optics and conducting laboratory work (i.e., constructing proof-of-concept systems and evaluating performance).

Interpersonal experience: cross-group and cross-culture collaboration.

Must obtain work authorization in the country of employment at the time of hire and maintain ongoing work authorization during employment.


Develop next generation AR/VR display prototypes with an emphasis on both modeling and prototyping of the new concepts.

Collaborate with the larger Facebook reality labs team and provide creative leadership on display and imaging technologies.

Explore the application of wave optics.

The position will have an emphasis on the development of advanced optical simulations, prototyping, and metrology to prove new concepts and the perceptual impact of those concepts.

The type of work should be publishable research results in top-tier journals and at leading international conferences.

Additional Requirements(额外要求)

Intent to return to a degree-program after the completion of the internship/co-op.

2+ years’ experience with optical design programs such as Zemax OpticStudio, Code V, LightTools, FRED, or similar.

Demonstrated experience via an internship, work experience, or project-based coursework.

Proven track record of achieving significant results as demonstrated by grants, fellowships, patents, or first-authored publications at leading workshops or conferences such as OSA, SPIE, IEEE, etc.