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🚀 Internship

Research Scientist Intern, Optics & Photonics Modeling, (PhD)

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11d ago

🚀 Off-cycle Internship


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  • The candidate must have a Ph.D. in Optical Science or relevant field, 2+ years experience in optical research, simulation algorithms, and scientific programming, proven track record of significant results, and some experience with computational optimization and optical design programs. Work authorization is required.
  • The Research Scientist Intern will collaborate with an optical modeling team to investigate microLED optical performance, utilizing various optics principles and simulations. They will compare measurement results to improve optics design, collaborate with cross-functional partners, present findings, and contribute to microLED development.

Off-cycle Internship

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  • Meta Reality Labs brings together a world-class team of researchers, developers, and engineers to create the future of virtual and augmented reality, which together will become as universal and essential as smartphones and personal computers are today. And just as personal computers have done over the past 45 years, AR and VR will ultimately change everything about how we work, play, and connect. We are developing all the technologies needed to enable breakthrough AR glasses and VR headsets, including optics and displays, computer vision, audio, graphics, brain-computer interface, haptic interaction, eye/hand/face/body tracking, perception science, and true telepresence. Some of those will advance much faster than others, but they all need to happen to enable AR and VR that are so compelling that they become an integral part of our lives.


  • Currently has or is in the process of obtaining a Ph.D. degree in Optical Science, Optical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Optical Physics, Computational Imaging, Applied Physics, or relevant technical field.
  • Must obtain work authorization in country of employment at the time of hire and maintain ongoing work authorization during employment.
  • 2+ years experience in at least one of the following areas of optical research: computational optics, photonic device, or microLED.
  • 2+ years experience in wave optics, polarization optics, or geometrical optics, emphasizing modeling and simulation.
  • 2+ years hands on experience with one of the following optical simulation algorithms: RCWA, FDTD, FEM, adjoint method, or similar.
  • 2+ years experience with scientific programming languages such as Matlab, Python or similar.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Intent to return to degree program after the completion of the internship/co-op.
  • Proven track record of achieving significant results as demonstrated by grants, fellowships, patents, as well as first-authored publications at leading workshops or conferences or in high-impact journals such as those published by SPIE, OPTICA, IEEE, ACES, or similar.
  • Experience working and communicating cross functionally in a team environment.
  • Some experience with computational optimization algorithms such as Bayesian optimization, stochastic global optimisation methods, evolutionary algorithms, and local search techniques e.g., gradient descent etc.
  • Some experience with optical design programs or raytracing tools such as Zemax OpticStudio, Code V, LightTools, FRED, or similar.

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Software Engineering


  • Collaborate with an optical modeling team to investigate optical performance of microLEDs.
  • Explore the application of at least one of the following: wave optics, polarization optics, geometrical optics.
  • Simulate the propagation of light through nano-photonic devices and components.
  • This position will have an emphasis of advanced modeling and simulations to prove new concepts in optics design.
  • Compare and use measurement results to feedback into the optics design workstream.
  • Collaborate with researchers and cross-functional partners including communicating research plans, progress, and results.
  • Present and discuss results in cross functional forums.
  • Publish research results and contribute to research that can be applied to microLED development.


Work type

Full time

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