Meta AR/VR Job | Research Scientist, Advanced Optical Imaging and Sensing (PhD)

Job(岗位): Research Scientist, Advanced Optical Imaging and Sensing (PhD)

Type(岗位类型): 3D Product Design | Computer Vision, Hardware, Research

Citys(岗位城市): Redmond, WA

Date(发布日期): 2022-1-27


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.

The Sensors and Systems Research (SSR) group at Reality Labs Research is seeking a full time Research Scientist to innovate, build, and demonstrate novel optical imaging and sensing systems. This individual will utilize skills in optical system design, optical system prototyping, and advanced optical experimentations. Candidates with significant experience in demonstrating novel design and concepts using advanced optical imaging and sensing modalities and complex system level design are encouraged to apply. This is an opportunity to spearhead novel sensing projects and to work with a broad range of cross-disciplinary collaborators to build new domain expertise.


4+ years of research experience with system-level prototyping, including individual work constructing bench-top advanced optical imaging systems, and characterizations.

3+ years of experience in optical laboratories and experience with test automation (e.g., LabVIEW, MATLAB, C, or C++).

2+ years of experience working with image processing, electronic device controls and synchronizations.

2+ years of experience with optical simulation tools (Zemax, FDTD, RCWA, FRED, ASAP or Code V).

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

Currently has, or is in the process of obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, relevant technical field, or equivalent practical experience. Degree must be completed prior to joining Meta.

Currently has, or is in the process of obtaining, a PhD degree in Optical Science, Physics, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related fields.


Design, prototype, experiment, and demonstrate advanced optical imaging systems from theories.

Design, develop, characterize, and optimize new optical imaging or depth sensing prototypes.

Develop new methodologies to evaluate experimental results and correlate with theoretical expectations and simulations.

Contribute to publications in the field of optical imaging, sensing and physical optics.

Collaborate with research scientists, optical designers, and engineers across both internal and external research partners.

Additional Requirements(额外要求)

Experience working with active optical light sources and light source modulators.

Experience with physical, fourier, or silicon photonics.

Experience with metamaterials, liquid crystal physics, or polarization optics.

Proven track record of achieving significant research results, as demonstrated by first-authored publications in leading journals or conferences (e.g., OSA, IEEE, and SPIE), grants, fellowships, or patents.

Experience solving complex problems and comparing alternative solutions, tradeoffs, and diverse points of view to determine a path forward.

Experience working and communicating cross functionally in a team environment.