Facebook Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Computational Imaging Optics (PhD Univ Grad) in Redmond, Washington


Oculus is a world leader in the design of virtual reality systems. We are currently seeking innovative researchers with a passion for technology to develop next-generation head-mounted display and imaging systems at our research location in Redmond, WA. This role is focused on developing computational imaging methods that leverage the co-design of optical elements and image processing algorithms. The position is a fixed-term (postdoctoral) contract for 24 months and requires a PhD in optical engineering, physics, or similar, and a strong background in optical system design and innovation

Required Skills:

  1. Develop next-generation head-mounted display and camera prototypes

  2. Explore the application of optical engineering methods to virtual and augmented reality, emphasizing the development of novel display and imaging systems

  3. Collaborate with the larger Oculus Research team and provide creative leadership on display and imaging technologies

  4. Mentor MS/PhD interns and collaborate with external academic groups to advance our research goals

  5. Publish research results in top-tier journals and at leading international conferences

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Currently has or is in the process of obtaining a PhD degree or completing a postdoctoral assignment in the field of Optical Engineering, Physics, or a related field

  2. Must be available to start employment on or after June 1, 2017

  3. Experience in solving problems in imaging emphasizing hardware prototyping

  4. Foundation in optical design and modeling methods (e.g., knowledgeable with Matlab, Zemax, Code V, or similar)

  5. Experience with experimental optics and conducting laboratory work (i.e., demonstrated ability to construct proof-of-concept systems and to evaluate performance)

  6. 2+ years experience with scientific programming languages such as Matlab, Python, Mathematica, or similar

  7. Interpersonal skills with cross-group and cross-culture collaboration

  8. Able to obtain work authorization in the US for a two-year period beginning in 2017

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. 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 Applied Optics, Optics Letters, Optics Express, and relevant OSA and SPIE conferences

Industry: Internet

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