Research Scientist, Computational Imaging and Meta Materials – Meta – Redmond, WA

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At Facebook Reality Labs (FRL), our goal is to explore, innovate and design novel interfaces and hardware subsystems for the next generation of virtual, augmented, and mixed reality experiences.We are seeking a full-time Computational Imaging Research Scientist with expertise in computing, photonics and optics. We are seeking a Research Scientist with a track record in utilizing state-of-the-art techniques for the understanding and improvement in performance of complex electromagnetic devices and optical systems. This will be based on a history of developing computational optics with computer graphics and vision. This role involves the merging of applied mathematics, optics, human perception, high performance computing and photonics. We are looking for a Research Scientist with a background in computer science, photonics, optics or physics. Candidates must possess a fundamental understanding of quantum and classical optics. Specifically, candidates should have experience in meta materials, liquid crystal technologies for optical consumer applications. Candidates must be comfortable working in a cross-functional team and be skilled in communicating complex technical information through a variety of methods including research presentations.

  • Lead computational imaging efforts in the design of novel components and imaging systems.
  • Lead the effort in developing optimization techniques and their subsequent adoption by the wider optical and photonics teams.
  • Work closely with other research staff to implement and execute experimental designs.
  • Build collaborative relationships both internally and externally to support product development and research initiatives.

  • 3+ years of experience and PhD degree in Photonics, Optics, Physics or similar fields with a focus on device development.
  • Industry experience of computational imaging.
  • Experience and knowledge in High Performance Computing.
  • Experience in Optical Systems.
  • Experience in Computer Graphics and Imaging.
  • Experience in Meta-materials.
  • Experience in Human Perception.
  • Experience in Photonic Integrated Circuits (passive and active).
  • Communication and research presentation skills.

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