Research Scientist Intern, AR/VR Input Technologies (PhD)

at Meta Platforms, Inc.
Published February 22, 2023
Location Redmond, WA
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Job Type Full-time  


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Research Scientist Intern, AR/VR Input Technologies (PhD)

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Redmond, WA | Burlingame, CA

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At Meta Reality Labs, our goal is to explore, innovate, and design novel input devices and user interfaces for the next generation of virtual, augmented, and mixed reality experiences. We are looking for candidates to conduct research in sensing, tracking, and interaction techniques for next generation computing platforms. Your role will involve the development and evaluation of novel solutions to these problems and will require collaboration with world-leading experts and mentors in the AR/VR, HCI, CV/ML, and engineering fields. The internship is 12-24 weeks long and we have various start dates throughout the year.

Research Scientist Intern, AR/VR Input Technologies (PhD) Responsibilities

* Plan and execute cutting-edge research to advance AR/VR interaction technologies in advanced devices, sensors, and algorithms for processing user input.
* Collaborate with other researchers, engineers, and user experience researchers to prototype hardware and software solutions, and run experiments to advance the project.
* Work with leading academic researchers in the field. The work should result in publishable research that appears in top-tier HCI or CV/ML journals or at leading international conferences.

Minimum Qualifications

* Currently has, or is in the process of obtaining, a PhD degree in the field of computer science, human-computer interaction, electrical engineering, or related field.
* Proven research skills involving defining problems, exploring solutions, analyzing and presenting results.
* Mechanical and electrical prototyping skills.
* Proficiency in C++, Matlab, or Python.
* Familiarity with HCI user evaluation methodologies.
* Interpersonal skills: 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

* Familiarity with CV/ML methods for real-time sensing (e.g. visual tracking).
* Experience with Unity game engine.
* 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 UIST, CHI, IMWUT, or similar.
* Intent to return to degree-program after the completion of the internship/co-op.


About Meta

Meta builds technologies that help people connect, find communities, and grow businesses. When Facebook launched in 2004, it changed the way people connect. Apps like Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp further empowered billions around the world. Now, Meta is moving beyond 2D screens toward immersive experiences like augmented and virtual reality to help build the next evolution in social technology. People who choose to build their careers by building with us at Meta help shape a future that will take us beyond what digital connection makes possible today-beyond the constraints of screens, the limits of distance, and even the rules of physics.

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$7,500/month to $11,333/month + benefits

Please note the national salary range listed in the job posting reflects the new hire salary range across levels and U.S. locations that would be applicable to the position. Final salary will be commensurate with the candidate's final level and final location. Also, this range represents base salary only and does not include the company bonus, incentive for sales roles, equity, or benefits , if applicable.