Research Intern, Brain-Computer Interface Engineer (PhD University Student)

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Facebook Reality Labs is dedicated to the research and development required to bring virtual and augmented reality to billions of people around the world. We have a brain-computer interface engineer internship available, working with our multidisciplinary Brain-Computer-Interface (BCI) team at Facebook's Menlo Park office, where we are developing novel wearable neural interface technologies. Our internship is twelve (12) to twenty-four (24) weeks long and we have various start dates throughout the year.


  • Apply state-of-the-art methods for neural signal acquisition for brain-computer interface applications for use in virtual and augmented reality systems
  • Dynamically integrate multi-modal data streams
  • Analyze real-time neural signal recordings
  • PhD candidate in biomedical engineering, neuroscience, electrical engineering, physics or related discipline
  • Currently enrolled in a full time degree program and returning to the program after the completion of the internship
  • 4+ years experience in bioinstrumentation or circuit design
  • Demonstrated experience in signal processing
  • Demonstrated experience in real-time techniques
  • Must be available for 3-6 month internship between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019.
  • Must obtain work authorization in country of employment at the time of hire, and maintain ongoing work authorization during employment
  • Experience programming with Python, C++
  • Experience with human-computer interaction, e.g. brain-computer interface, biofeedback, real-time UX
  • Experience modeling neural data modalities, e.g. EEG, MEG, ECoG, fMRI, EMG
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