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Optical Scientist Intern, Optical design (PhD) - Meta (Facebook)

Company: James C. Wyant College of Optical Sciences
Location: Redmond
Posted on: January 8, 2022

Job Description:

The Wyant College is pleased to welcome new Associate Partner in the Industrial Affiliates Program, -Arizona Optical Metrology . - The Wyant College of Optical Sciences welcomes -Tokyo Electron -as a new Leadership Partner at OSC. Welcome to Snap, Inc. The Wyant College of Optical Sciences welcomes -Snap, Inc. - as a new Leadership Partner at OSC. Welcome to Belden, Inc. The Wyant College of Optical Sciences welcomes -Belden, Inc. -as a new Leadership Partner at OSC. Air Force Test Center at Edwards AFB - Air Force Civilian, Joins Industrial Affiliates Support current and future generations of optical scientists and engineers. Optical Scientist Intern, Optical design (PhD) - Meta (Facebook) Date Posted: - Thursday, December 2, 2021 Position Location: - Redmond, WA Job Description: - Facebook Reality Labs brings together a world-class team of researchers, developers, and engineers to create the future of virtual and augmented reality, which together will become as universal and essential as smartphones and personal computers are today. And just as personal computers have done over the past 45 years, AR and VR will ultimately change everything about how we work, play, and connect. We are developing all the technologies needed to enable breakthrough AR glasses and VR headsets, including optics and displays, computer vision, audio, graphics, brain-computer interface, haptic interaction, eye/hand/face/body tracking, perception science, and true telepresence. Some of those will advance much faster than others, but they all need to happen to enable AR and VR that are so compelling that they become an integral part of our lives. Our internships are twelve (12) to sixteen (16), or twenty-four (24) weeks long and we have various start dates throughout the year. Optical Scientist Intern, Optical design (PhD) Responsibilities

  • Develop next generation AR/VR display prototypes with an emphasis on both modeling and prototyping of the new concepts.
  • Collaborate with the larger Facebook reality labs team to explore novel solution space for AR/VR devices.
  • Explore the application of at least one of the following -illumination, stray light/ghost analysis of optical system, geometrical optics design.
  • The position will have an emphasis on the development of advanced simulations and prototyping to prove new concepts and the perceptual impact of those concepts.
  • The type of work should be publishable research results in top-tier journals and at leading international conferences. Minimum Qualifications
    • Currently has, or is in the process of obtaining, a PhD degree in the field of Optical Science or Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, or a related field.
    • 3+ years experience in geometrical or illumination optics, emphasizing modeling, designing, and hardware prototyping.
    • 2+ years experience with experimental optics and conducting laboratory work (i.e., demonstrated ability to construct proof-of-concept systems and to evaluate performance).
    • 2+ years experience with scientific programming languages such as MATLAB, Python, Mathematica, or similar.
    • Interpersonal experience: cross-group and cross-culture collaboration.
    • Must obtain work authorization in the country of employment at the time of hire, and maintain ongoing work authorization during employment. Preferred Qualifications
      • Intent to return to degree-program after the completion of the internship/co-op.
      • 3+ years' experience with optical design programs such as Zemax OpticStudio, Code V, LightTools, FRED, or similar.
      • 3+ years experience with experimental optics and conducting laboratory work (i.e., demonstrated ability to construct proof-of-concept systems and to evaluate performance).
      • Demonstrated experience via an internship, work experience, or project-based coursework.
      • Proven track record of achieving significant results as demonstrated by grants, fellowships, patents, as well as first-authored publications at leading workshops or conferences such as SPIE, IEEE, SID, OSA etc. - 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. Meta is committed to providing reasonable support (called accommodations) in our recruiting processes for candidates with disabilities, long term conditions, mental health conditions or sincerely held religious beliefs, or who are neurodivergent or require pregnancy-related support. If you need support, please reach out to -accommodations-ext@fb.com .

Keywords: James C. Wyant College of Optical Sciences, Redmond , Optical Scientist Intern, Optical design (PhD) - Meta (Facebook), Other , Redmond, Washington

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