Research Scientist, Advanced Optical Imaging and Sensing (PhD) – Facebook App – Redmond, WA

The Sensors and Systems Research (SSR) group at Meta Reality Labs Research (formerly Facebook Reality Labs Research) is seeking a full time Research Scientist to innovate, build, and demonstrate novel optical imaging and sensing systems. This individual will utilize skills in optical system design, optical system prototyping, and advanced optical experimentations. Candidates with significant experience in demonstrating novel design and concepts using advanced optical imaging and sensing modalities and complex system level design are encouraged to apply. This is an opportunity to spearhead novel sensing projects and to work with a broad range of cross-disciplinary collaborators to build new domain expertise.

  • Design, prototype, experiment, and demonstrate advanced optical imaging systems from theories.
  • Design, develop, characterize, and optimize new optical imaging or depth sensing prototypes.
  • Develop new methodologies to evaluate experimental results and correlate with theoretical expectations and simulations.
  • Contribute to publications in the field of optical imaging, sensing and physical optics.
  • Collaborate with research scientists, optical designers, and engineers across both internal and external research partners.
  • Currently has, or is in the process of obtaining, a PhD degree in Optical Science, Physics, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related fields.
  • 4+ years of research experience with system-level prototyping, including individual work constructing bench-top advanced optical imaging systems, and characterizations.
  • 3+ years of experience in optical laboratories and experience with test automation (e.g., LabVIEW, MATLAB, C, or C++).
  • 2+ years of experience working with image processing, electronic device controls and synchronizations.
  • 2+ years of experience with optical simulation tools (Zemax, FDTD, RCWA, FRED, ASAP or Code V).
  • Interpersonal experience: Cross-group and cross-culture collaboration.
  • Must obtain work authorization in country of employment at the time of hire and maintain ongoing work authorization during employment.
  • Experience working with active optical light sources and light source modulators.
  • Experience with physical, Fourier, or silicon photonics.
  • Experience with metamaterials, liquid crystal physics, or polarization optics.
  • Proven track record of achieving significant research results, as demonstrated by first-authored publications in leading journals or conferences (e.g., OSA, IEEE, and SPIE), grants, fellowships, or patents.

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