Meta AR/VR Job | Research Scientist Intern, SWT, Stretchable Electronics (PhD)

Job(岗位): Research Scientist Intern, SWT, Stretchable Electronics (PhD)

Type(岗位类型): Hardware | Research

Citys(岗位城市): Redmond, WA

Date(发布日期): 2023-1-9


The RL Research Team pioneers research into new technologies to solve difficult technical challenges for our AR, VR, and MR products.

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. The Soft Wearable Technologies (SWT) team brings together a world-class team of researchers, developers, and engineers to create the future of AR and VR, which together will become as universal and essential as smartphones and personal computers are today.


Currently has, or is in the process of obtaining, a PhD degree in Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related field with soft matter focus.

2+ years experience, including graduate research, with materials fabrication, liquid metal processing and patterning, hardware prototyping, materials synthesis and formulation, building functional garments, or materials testing.

Strong communication skills and ability to explain scientific concepts and research results clearly to a diverse research group.

Interpersonal skills: cross-group collaboration and cross-culture collaboration, with a strong ability to conduct literature search.

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


Research next generation soft haptic and wearable devices with an emphasis on both theory and physical embodiment of the new concepts.

Application areas include: Electromechanical devices, Stretchable and wearable electronics, Polymeric materials synthesis and characterization, Functional garments and textiles, Soft mechanism design (e.g. fluidic actuators), Wearable biosensors, Machine learning of wearable robotics, Systems level soft robotics integration, Micro-fluidics fabrication and characterization.

The position will have an emphasis on fundamental scientific and engineering questions related to the undefined behavior of soft wearable technologies to inform new concepts and the perceptual impact of those concepts.

Collaborate with the larger Reality Labs team and provide creative solutions to challenges in soft robotics and active material technologies.

Communicate or publish research activities and findings to collaborators across a variety of disciplines.

Additional Requirements(额外要求)

Experience with Ga-based liquid metals, soft matter, polymer science, patterning of liquid metal for stretchable electronics.

Proven track record of achieving significant results as demonstrated by grants, fellowships, patents, as well as first-authored publications at leading conferences or journals such as Advanced Materials, Adv Functional Materials, Nature and other Nature pubs, Lab on a Chip, and Applied Materials and Interfaces or other ACS journals.

Knowledge in stretchable conductors, surface chemistry of liquid metals, percolation theory, and charge transport in liquid metals with emphasis on impedance at high frequency.

Experience in designing and building experimental setups including building Labview programs.

Strong background in experimental research with emphasis on polymer processing, liquid metal printing and handling, electromechanical testing, electromigration, corrosion and interfacial chemistry.

Experience with drawing tools like CAD, Solidworks, or a similar tool.

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