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Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Holographic Optical Elements (PhD)

Company: Facebook Inc.
Location: Redmond
Posted on: September 13, 2020

Job Description:

COVID-19 update: Protecting the health and safety of our communities—including our teams and of those considering a career at Facebook—is our highest priority. We continue to closely monitor the evolving situation and we appreciate your understanding and flexibility with any related changes to our interviewing process. Learn how our teams are helping to keep people safe, informed, and connected.

Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Holographic Optical Elements (PhD) The Display Systems Research (DSR) group at Facebook Reality Labs (FRL) is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Scientist to help conceive, build, and demonstrate novel head-mounted display systems. This individual will utilize skills in optical system design, optical system prototyping, and electromagnetic field computation. Candidates with significant experience in holographic and diffractive optical element design are encouraged. Some example DSR projects can be found on the Oculus blog, including varifocal systems, a multifocal perceptual testbed, and real-time blur synthesis. This is an opportunity to spearhead similar projects and to work with a broad range of cross-disciplinary collaborators to build new domain expertise.

Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Holographic Optical Elements (PhD) Responsibilities

Design, build, and demonstrate holographic optical element fabrication systems

Collaborate with scientists and engineers across a variety of technical backgrounds

Contribute to publications in the field of computational displays and optics

Minimum Qualifications

Currently has, or is in the process of obtaining, a PhD degree in Optical Science, Electronic Engineering, Physics, or related fields

3+ years of experience working with system-level prototyping work, including individual work constructing bench-top optical systems, mechanical design, and rapid prototyping

3+ years of experience in working in optical laboratories

3+ years of experience with test automation (e.g., LabVIEW, MATLAB, or Mathematica)

Interpersonal experience with cross-group and cross-culture collaboration

Proven track record of achieving significant results, as demonstrated by grants, fellowships, patents, or first-authored publications at leading workshops or conference (e.g., OSA, SIGGRAPH, and SPIE)

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

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with optical and materials characterization methods

Knowledge and experience with color science, colorimetry, and visual optics

Background in optimization methods, machine learning, and deep learning

Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities — we're just getting started.

Facebook is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at accommodations-ext@fb.com .

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Facebook is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at accommodations-ext@fb.com

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