Meta AR/VR Job | Visiting Researcher, Hardware Research (PhD)

Job(岗位): Visiting Researcher, Hardware Research (PhD)

Type(岗位类型): Hardware | Research

Citys(岗位城市): Redmond, WA

Date(发布日期): 2022-3-31


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. 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.

Reality Labs Research is looking for a skilled and motivated Visiting Researcher with experience in computational modeling and design optimization to help us invent technologies for enhanced user experiences in digital worlds.

As a Visiting Researcher, you will model, design, and test novel hardware systems for sensing and actuation, improving our understanding of the response characteristics and control techniques for IO applications in ARVR. You will work with world-leading collaborators to improve our understanding of energy transfer through materials and structures, and to optimize designs in wearable spaces to pave the way to the next generation of virtual and augmented reality technologies.


Currently has, or is in the process of obtaining, a PhD degree or completing a postdoctoral assignment in the field of physics, mechanical engineering, materials, relevant technical field, or equivalent practical experience. Degree must be completed prior to joining Meta.

2+ years of computational experience in materials and acoustics using ANSYS, COMSOL, or Open-source FEM/BEM solver.

Experience with defining problems, exploring solutions, setting up experiments, and analyzing and presenting results.

2+ years of experience with a programming languages such as C++/C#, MATLAB, and/or Python.

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


Plan and execute cutting-edge research to advance AR/VR hardware technologies for actuation and sensing, and efficient designs of multi-modal systems.

Build complex mechanics models for wave propagation through different media with consideration for large deformation and contact mechanics.

Design, optimize, and realize research prototypes and test them for validating first principles-based hypotheses for energy transmission through different structures and materials.

Collaborate with research, hardware engineering, and design teams to create and test novel AR/VR hardware solutions.

Work with leading academic researchers in the field. Work may result in patents or publications that appear in top-tier journals or at leading international conferences.

Additional Requirements(额外要求)

2+ years of experience with numerical simulation of electrical-mechanical coupled problems.

2+ years of experience with modeling, designing, and optimization of waveguides, acoustic metamaterials, or wave propagation through structures.

Practical and experimentation experience with acoustic and vibrational/force test setups.

Experience in design and simulation, and use of a CAD tools.

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

Experience working and communicating cross functionally in a team environment.