Meta AR/VR Job | Research Scientist Intern, Through-Body Acoustics (PhD)

Job(岗位): Research Scientist Intern, Through-Body Acoustics (PhD)

Type(岗位类型): Artificial Intelligence

Citys(岗位城市): Burlingame, CA

Date(发布日期): 2023-11-15


Understanding how ultrasonic waves propagate through the different tissues of the human body has many important applications for AR/VR. However, this problem is still largely unexplored and extremely complex to model. Meta is leading a cutting-edge investigation in this space, relying on world-class experts. The successful candidate will join Meta’s through-body acoustics team to investigate the long-range propagation of ultrasonic waves in the human body using both experiments and simulations, explore different ultrasound carrier frequencies, modulation waveforms, launch configurations, transducers and body coupling, and Estimate fundamental wave propagation parameters, such as dispersion, attenuation, and group velocity.


Currently has or is in the process of obtaining a PhD degree program in a relevant field such as physics, engineering, or mechanics.

Background in mathematics and physics, with a focus on acoustic and/or elastic wave propagation and/or biomechanics.

Experience with programming languages such as MATLAB, Python, or C++.

Familiarity with experimental techniques and equipment used in the study of wave propagation through human tissues, such as ultrasound imaging, laser vibrometry or soft materials mechanical testing.

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


Design and perform experiments to study wave propagation through human tissues.

Conduct experiments using ultrasonic transducers, laser vibrometers and/or mechanical testing techniques.

Collect and analyze data from experiments using MATLAB, Python, or other software tools.

Collaborate with researchers to develop computational models of wave propagation through human tissues.

Participate in team meetings and contribute to the development of research ideas and plans.

Prepare reports and presentations on the results of experiments and modeling efforts.

Assist with the maintenance and upkeep of laboratory equipment and facilities.

Attend relevant seminars, workshops, and conferences to expand knowledge and skills.

Additional Requirements(额外要求)

Excellent communication skills and ability to work effectively in a team environment.

Prior research experience in the field of wave propagation through human tissues or a related area.

Knowledge of computational modeling techniques such as finite element analysis or boundary element method.

Experience with data analysis and visualization tools such as Excel, Origin, or MATLAB.

Familiarity with medical imaging modalities such as MRI or CT.

Proficiency in using CAD programs such as SolidWorks or AutoCAD for designing and simulating experiments.

Strong problem-solving skills and ability to work independently.