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Research Intern, Photonic Device Design (PhD)
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Facebook | Redmond, WA
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Facebook is currently seeking innovative research interns with a passion for technology to develop next-generation head-mounted display, imaging and sensing systems at our research location in Redmond, WA. These roles are focused on the research and development of optical components and systems towards building advanced VR/AR systems. In particular, we welcome PhD students in optical science or engineering, electrical engineering, physics, or similar. Our internships are twelve (12) to sixteen (16) weeks long and we have various start dates throughout the year.


* Develop next generation AR/VR display prototypes with an emphasis on both modeling and prototyping of the new concepts.

Explore the application of one of the following - semiconductor laser sources for sensing technologies, nano/micro optics, or optical designs for display/imaging/sensing technologies.

Collaborate with the larger team and provide creative leadership on computational display, imaging and sensing technologies.

The type of work should be publishable research results in top-tier journals and at leading international conferences.


* 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.

1+ years experience geometric, physical optics, integrated optics, laser technologies, or micro-, nano-optics, metamaterials/metasurfaces, emphasizing modeling and hardware prototyping.

Demonstrated ability in optical design and modelling (Zemax or similar, computational EM such as FDTD, FEM, and RCWA).

1+ 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 (Matlab, Python, or similar) and GPU/CUDA computing.

1+ years experience in research and application of optimization techniques (e.g., topology optimization, genetic algorithms, deep learning, etc) for optical/photonic device designs.

1+ years experience in research and application of optimization techniques (e.g., topology optimization, genetic algorithms, deep learning, etc) for optical/photonic device designs.

Interpersonal skills: cross-group and cross-culture collaboration.

Must obtain work authorization in country of employment at the time of hire, and maintain ongoing work authorization during employment.


* 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 committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at accommodations-ext@fb.com.

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