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Optical Scientist Intern, Diffraction and Polarization Optics (PhD)

Company: Facebook App
Location: Redmond
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

Facebook Reality Labs (FRL) is a world leader in the design of virtual reality systems. We are currently seeking innovative interns with an interest in applied and fundamental research in fields related to displays and optics with relevance to augmented and virtual reality.Facebook Display and Optics Hardware team is looking for an exceptional and highly self-motivated research intern to help us develop the next generation of products at FRL.Our internships are twelve (12) to sixteen (16) weeks long and we have various start dates throughout the year.Design and implementation of experiments or models that explore novel optical materials, films, components for AR/VR display systems.Demonstration and characterization of prototypes with internal and/or external partners.Data analysis and correlation study on optical characterization data.Collaboration with and support of other researchers across various disciplines (human factors, optics, metrology).Communication of research agenda, progress and results over the course of the intern project.Final presentation for cross-functional partners on the publication-worthy results.Currently has, or is in the process of obtaining, a PhD degree in the field of optical science, liquid crystal materials, physics, materials, or related field.Fundamental knowledge of light transmission, polarization, diffraction, and light interference in optics and displays.Extensive hands-on experience in building optical models with physical modeling (RCWA, FDTD, FEM), polarization/liquid crystal analysis tools (Polaris-M, LCD Master), ray tracing tools (LightTools, Zemax, CodeV).Ability to collaborate across teams and to interact with groups and people across the world.Must obtain work authorization in the country of employment at the time of hire and maintain ongoing work authorization during employment.Interpersonal experience: cross-group and cross-culture collaboration.Intent to return to a degree-program after the completion of the internship.Experience in designing/modeling of liquid crystal films and optical devices.Understanding of AR/VR lens and display optics.Experience with optical films and coatings and their manufacturing processes.Demonstrated relevant industry experience via an internship or work experience.Proven track record of achieving results as demonstrated in accepted papers at international peer-reviewed publications or conferences.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 proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.Facebook is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at .

Keywords: Facebook App, Redmond , Optical Scientist Intern, Diffraction and Polarization Optics (PhD), Other , Redmond, Washington

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