Meta AR/VR Job | Computational Chemist | Quest

Job(岗位): Computational Chemist | Quest

Type(岗位类型): Research

Citys(岗位城市): Redmond, WA

Date(发布日期): 2023-8-28


At Meta’s Reality Labs Research, our goal is to make world-class consumer virtual, augmented, and mixed reality experiences. Come work alongside industry-leading scientists and engineers to create the technology that makes VR and AR pervasive and universal. Join the adventure of a lifetime as we make science fiction real and change the world. As a Computational Chemist at Meta, in our Optics & Display Research group (O&DR), you will play a critical role in developing AR/VR systems. You will focus on developing advanced materials, process and devices for near eye displays, and will become part of a team exploring novel concepts through design, modeling, and fast iterative prototyping. We are seeking someone who works well in a highly collaborative, cross-functional environment, who communicates complex concepts clearly and succinctly, who demonstrates scientific rigor, who is unafraid to tackle new challenges, and who works well in high-ambiguity discovery phases. If you are passionate about using your generalist-head to push the boundaries of what is possible, we want you on our team.


Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, relevant technical field, or equivalent practical experience.

PhD degree or equivalent experience in Computational Physics, Computational Chemistry, or a similar field.

3+ years of experience utilizing/developing computational methods for material discovery

Experience implementing Quantum mechanical calculations using commercial softwares like VASP, Gaussian, FHI-aim and/or open-source software packages such as QE, Orca, NWChem, etc.

Research background in small organics, ground-state and excited-state properties.

Experience with Machine Learning including GNNs for material discovery.

Experience solving analytical problems using analytic and quantitative approaches.

Experience communicating research to audiences with different backgrounds.

Experience coding in C/C++, Python, C#, or other similar languages.


Play a critical role in developing/identifying new materials and process for AR/VR systems.

Develop/utilize advanced computational models including ab-initio ground state and excited state calculations to identify potential materials and process for optical and electrical applications.

Support the team exploring novel concepts through design, modeling, and fast iterative prototyping.

Develop and implement research agendas, apply high standards to the research, and develop an ability to identify highly impactful projects in a complete and unexplored domain.

Additional Requirements(额外要求)

Experience having first-authored publications at top tier peer-reviewed conferences or journals.

Research and engineering experience demonstrated via grants, fellowships, patents, internships, work experience, and/or coding competitions.

Experience solving complex problems and comparing alternative solutions, trade-offs, and diverse points of view to determine a path forward.

Experience communicating research for public audiences of peers.

Experience working and communicating cross functionally in a team environment.

Experience developing beyond DFT approaches such as GW and GW-BSE.

Experience with multiscale modeling of charge transport in organic materials including QMMC, KMC, drift-diffusion, etc.