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Research Scientist Intern, Optics Biosensing (PhD)

Company: Facebook
Location: Redmond
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:

You can submit up to three job applications every 90 days. Be sure to apply for roles that strongly match your skills and work experience. Facebook Reality Labs (FRL) is a world leader in the design of virtual reality systems. We are currently seeking an innovative research intern with a passion for technology to develop next-generation biosensing systems at our research location in Redmond, WA. This role will focus on the research and invention of optics-based biosensing components for wearable systems. In particular, we welcome PhD students in robotics, biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, materials science, or similar fields. Our internships are sixteen (16) to twenty-four (24) weeks long and we have various start dates throughout the year. Research Scientist Intern, Optics Biosensing (PhD) Responsibilities * Research next generation wearable biosensing devices with an emphasis on both theory and physical embodiment of the new concepts. Potential application areas include optics-based measurement of strain/deformation field, blood flow (photoplethysmography) and muscle contractions etc. * The position will have an emphasis on fundamental scientific and engineering questions related to the still-unknown mechanisms of wearable optics-based biosensing to inform new concepts. * Collaborate with the larger Oculus Research team and provide creative leadership on wearable biosensing technologies. * The type of work should be publishable research results in top-tier journals and at leading international conferences in robotics or bio-engineering science. Minimum Qualifications * Currently has, or is in the process of obtaining, a PhD degree in the field of Robotics, biomedical engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related fields. * Interpersonal experience: cross-group and cross-culture collaboration. * 1+ years experience in hardware prototyping, preferably in the field of optics-based biosensing. * 1+ years experience with experimental robotics and conducting laboratory work (i.e., demonstrated ability to construct proof-of-concept systems and to evaluate performance). * Must obtain work authorization in the country of employment at the time of hire and maintain ongoing work authorization during employment. Preferred Qualifications * Direct experience in the field of photoplethysmography, stretchable optics sensor or biomedical signal measurements. * Demonstrated experience via an internship, work experience, or widely used contributions to open source projects. * Proven track record of achieving significant results as demonstrated by first-authored publications. * Intent to return to degree-program after the completion of the internship/co-op. Locations About the Facebook company 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 support (called accommodations) in our recruiting processes for candidates with disabilities, long term conditions, mental health conditions or who are neurodivergent, and to candidates with sincerely held religious beliefs or requiring pregnancy related support. If you need support, please reach out to

Keywords: Facebook, Redmond , Research Scientist Intern, Optics Biosensing (PhD), Other , Redmond, Washington

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