Meta AR/VR Job | Research Scientist – Auditory Perception (PhD)

Job(岗位): Research Scientist – Auditory Perception (PhD)

Type(岗位类型): Research

Citys(岗位城市): Redmond, WA

Date(发布日期): 2021-12-18


Reality Labs Research (RLR) brings together a world-class team of researchers, developers, and engineers to create the future of augmented and virtual reality, which together will become as universal and essential as smartphones and personal computers are today. 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 the technologies needed to enable breakthrough AR glasses and VR headsets, including optics and displays, computer vision, audio, graphics, brain-computer interfaces, haptic interaction, eye/hand/face/body tracking, perception science, and true telepresence.

The audio team within RLR is looking for an experienced, innovative hearing research scientist with a specialty in machine learning to join our growing team in Redmond, WA. You will be leading and conducting research on spatial audio perception, quality, and modeling as part of a growing team of scientists, researchers, post-docs, and PhD student interns.


Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, relevant technical field, or equivalent practical experience

Currently has, or is in the process of obtaining, a PhD in Experimental Psychology, Audio Engineering, Acoustics, Machine Learning, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Computational Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Electrical Engineering, Perception or a related field

2+ years experience with development and implementation of audio processing methods

3+ years experience with scientific programming languages such as MATLAB Python, C++, or similar

Experience with implementing Neural networks or Active learning or Deep Bayesian learning or Gaussian Process models or related approaches

Proven track record of communicating research in an academic or industrial setting

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


Conduct research to advance the science and technology of audio perception

Develop training/validation/testing pipelines to generate robust models for high-dimensional spatial audio and/or human auditory perception

Design and conduct listening tests and other perceptual experiments with human participants

Develop novel computational approaches to solve complex research problems in the areas of spatial audio and/or human auditory perception

Collaborate with and support other research scientists and engineers within the audio team and the larger RLR organization

Influence progress of relevant research communities by producing publications

Contribute research that can be applied to Meta product development

Lead and collaborate on research projects with external academic groups to advance our research goals

Additional Requirements(额外要求)

Experience with audio signal processing applied to spatial audio

Experience with auditory perception

Experience with building computational models on acoustic datasets

Proven track record of achieving significant results and innovation as demonstrated by first-authored publications and/or patents