Research Intern, Metrology (PhD University Student)

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 â€" we're just getting started.

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 â€" we're just getting started. Facebook Reality Labs are a world leader in the design of virtual reality systems. We are currently seeking innovative research interns with an interest in technology to develop next-generation head-mounted display and imaging 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 virtual reality display systems. In particular we welcome PhD students in optical science or engineering, electrical engineering, physics, material science, mechanics and mechatronics or similar.

Our internships are twelve (12) to twenty four (24) weeks long and we have various start dates throughout the year.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Optical metrology characterization of liquid crystal based optics
  • Evaluation and root cause analysis of optical artifacts
  • Comparison of simulation results with metrology characterization, insights into what may contribute to disagreements
  • Collaborate with the broader FRL team on improving our AR/VR prototypes
  • Develop insights that may lead to intellectual property
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • Pursuing a PhD degree in the field of Physics, Chemistry, Engineering or a related field
  • Currently enrolled in a full time degree program and returning to the program after the completion of the internship.
  • 2 + years laboratory or work experience with Optics
  • 1 + years experience with physics modeling/simulations
  • Interpersonal skills: cross-group and cross-culture collaboration
  • Able to obtain work authorization in the U.S. between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Experience with COMSOL, Lumerical or other FDTD tools
  • Exposure to basic physics of liquid crystals
  • Exposure to FDTD or FEM simulations of optical elements


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