Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Computational Imaging Optics (PhD Univ Grad)

(Redmond, WA)

Careers at Oculus

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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

Responsibilities

  • Develop next-generation head-mounted display and camera prototypes
  • Explore the application of optical engineering methods to virtual and augmented reality, emphasizing the development of novel display and imaging systems
  • Collaborate with the larger Oculus Research team and provide creative leadership on display and imaging technologies
  • Mentor MS/PhD interns and collaborate with external academic groups to advance our research goals
  • Publish research results in top-tier journals and at leading international conferences

Minimum Qualifications

  • 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
  • Must be available to start employment on or after June 1, 2017
  • Experience in solving problems in imaging emphasizing hardware prototyping
  • Foundation in optical design and modeling methods (e.g., knowledgeable with Matlab, Zemax, Code V, or similar)
  • 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 such as Matlab, Python, Mathematica, or similar
  • Interpersonal skills with cross-group and cross-culture collaboration
  • Able to obtain work authorization in the US for a two-year period beginning in 2017

Preferred Qualifications

  • 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

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