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

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

Type(岗位类型): Hardware | Research

Citys(岗位城市): Redmond, WA

Date(发布日期): 2022-12-22


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.


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

2+ years experience with experimental optics and conducting laboratory work (i.e., demonstrated ability to construct proof-of-concept systems and to evaluate performance), such as optics alignment, optomechanics automation, data acquisition, etc.

2+ years’ experience with scientific programming languages such as Python/Matlab

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 optical systems with an emphasis on advanced simulations and prototyping to prove new concepts.

Perform customized simulation/calculation using scientific programming languages.

Conduct lab experiments (optics, mechanical automation, data acquisition, image processing, etc) and characterize the system performance.

Perform performance analysis on different approaches/designs with respect to key figures of merit.

Collaborate with larger Meta RLR team to evaluate prototype build at a system level.

Additional Requirements(额外要求)

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.

Experience with conventional computer vision, such as bilateral filters, edge detection/extraction, etc.

Experience with machine learning based computer vision, such as neural network, machine learning based regression, etc.

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

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