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Optical Scientist intern, Dynamic Optical Systems (PhD)

Company: Oculus
Location: Redmond
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Facebook Reality Labs Research (FRLR) brings together a world-class, cross-discipline R&D team with the shared goal of developing the next generation of AR and VR technologies. The primary goal of this internship is to conduct research on novel optical approaches in conjunction with human vision and visual optics, pushing the boundaries of what is possible with traditional optical systems and introducing more dynamic control. In this role, you will embed with a multidisciplinary team of engineers and research scientists exploring innovative approaches and working to design, prototype, and evaluate novel hardware solutions.Our internships are twelve (12), sixteen (16) or twenty four (24) weeks long, and we have various start dates throughout the year.

  • Explore technologies for shaping the wavefront of a head-mounted displays optical system in novel ways.
  • Analyze and compare potential designs with prior approaches in this space.
  • Optical design and simulations for mapping trade-space and defining requirements.
  • Documentation and presentation of findings to your peers.
  • Prototyping and hardware development for proof of concept demonstrators.
  • In conjunction with with other researchers and engineers, construct and evaluate at least one such novel design.
  • Collaborating with other researchers, explore perceptual artifacts and tradeoffs of various approaches and optical designs, possibly with user studies.
    • Currently has or is in the process of obtaining a PhD in optics, physics, visual optics, or a related field.
    • Strong background in optics, including the design, simulation, implementation, and measurement of optical systems.
    • Experience with critical research skills including defining problems, exploring solutions, and analyzing and presenting results.
    • Interpersonal skills: cross-group and cross-culture collaboration.
    • Fundamental understanding of human visual perception and visual optics.
    • Must obtain work authorization in the country of employment at the time of hire and maintain ongoing work authorization during employment.
      • Experience with existing varifocal/wavefront shaping technologies (e.g. GRIN LC, liquid, PBP, piezo lenses, etc.).
      • Experience with Optical design and simulations, Code V, Zemax.
      • Experience in Human visual perception and visual optics.
      • Experience in Optomechanical engineering.
      • Experience designing and executing perceptual experiments.
      • Intent to return to degree-program after the completion of the internship/co-op. 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: Oculus, Redmond , Optical Scientist intern, Dynamic Optical Systems (PhD), Other , Redmond, Washington

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