Meta AR/VR Job | Research Scientist Intern, Optical Design (PhD)

Job(岗位): Research Scientist Intern, Optical Design (PhD)

Type(岗位类型): Hardware | Research

Citys(岗位城市): Redmond, WA

Date(发布日期): 2022-12-2


Meta 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.


2+ years’ experience in wave optics, polarization optics, or geometrical optics, emphasizing modeling and prototyping.

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

2+ years experience with experimental optics and conducting laboratory work (i.e., demonstrated ability to construct proof-of-concept systems and to evaluate performance).

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

Interpersonal experience: cross-group and cross-culture collaboration

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


Develop next generation AR/VR displays with an emphasis on advanced simulations and prototyping to prove new concepts and understand the perceptual impact of those concepts

Collaborate with larger Meta RLR team to explore novel solution space for AR/VR devices

Explore the application of at least one of the following: wave optics, polarization optics, geometrical optics

Explore the application of at least one of the following: illumination, stray light/ghost analysis of optical system, geometrical optics design

This position will have an emphasis of advanced simulations and prototyping 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)

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.

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