Meta AR/VR Job | Research Scientist Intern, Computational Optics and Optimization (PhD)

Job(岗位): Research Scientist Intern, Computational Optics and Optimization (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 Optical Science or Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Applied Math or a related field.

2+ years hands on experience with one of the following optical simulation algorithms: ray tracing, RCWA, FDTD, FEM, adjoint method, or similar

2+ years of experience with computational optimization algorithms such as Bayesian optimization, genetic algorithms, and gradient descent etc.

2+ years experience with scientific programming languages such as, Python, C++, or similar.

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.


Collaborate with an optical research team to investigate novel optimization algorithms for advanced optical and display architectures designs.

The position will have an emphasis on the development of advanced optimization schemes and software that unlock optical and photonic design capabilities within Meta Reality Labs.

Collaborate with the larger Meta Reality Labs team and provide creative input to display technologies.

The type of work should result in publishable research results suitable for top-tier journals and at leading international conferences.

Additional Requirements(额外要求)

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

2+ years of experience with machine learning framework such as PyTorch

2+ years of experience with computational imaging

Familiarity with high performance computing and CUDA programming

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, SIGGRAPH, etc.