Research Scientist, Optical Device Modelling (Oculus)

Facebook Reality Labs (FRL), the research division for AR/VR for Facebook, is currently seeking an experienced and highly motivated senior scientist to drive our device modelling and simulation activities. This role is particularly suited to a Research Scientist who wishes to further develop their career in a vibrant, multidisciplinary and fast-moving research environment.


  • Provide expertise all the way through the design phases (wafer/epitaxial, device design) with emphasis on the device physics and electrical simulation of red (AlInGaP), green and blue (InGaN) LEDs or Lasers.
  • Write DOE, analysing the data and reporting the key results during meetings.
  • Promote and support innovation to facilitate IP generation as appropriate.
  • Interface with internal partners on epitaxy, chip, testing and supporting package, electronic driver & system specifications.
  • Coordinate device modeling with suppliers and R&D-projects with external partners (universities, research institutes, industry).
  • Integration of end products' electrical requirements into our device models.
  • Bachelor's degree or higher (ideally PhD) in Electronics, Electrical engineering, Micro-electronics or Physics.
  • 5+ years' experience in III-V semiconductor (GaN/GaAs) or silicon IC device simulations.
  • Strong expertise in optoelectronic device simulation of red, green and blue LEDs or Lasers.
  • Strong expertise in electronic devices and (preferably) circuit simulation, for example in generation of SPICE models.
  • Strong background in semiconductor physics.
  • Experience of optical Design: ray tracing and FDTD.
  • Experience of thermal modelling of electronic devices.

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