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Research Scientist - Microphone Array Processing (PhD Student or Grad) Facebook
Redmond, WA

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Facebook Reality Labs is a world leading establishment dedicated to pushing the scientific and technological state of the art in virtual and augmented reality. We are currently seeking innovative researchers with a passion for technology to join our team in Redmond, WA.

This role is focused on developing advanced microphone array signal processing methods to tackle hard unsolved problems related to AR and VR audio. The areas of interest include (but not limited to) microphone array design and optimization, source separation and enhancement, source localization and tracking, sound field capture and reproduction. The position is full-time employee (FTE) and requires a PhD in audio engineering, signal processing, acoustics, electrical engineering, computer science or similar, and a strong background in solving hard problems in audio.


* Lead research projects from their inception to proof of concept

Develop algorithms and signal processing techniques, execute complex measurements, carry out analysis and report results

Collaborate with the larger Facebook Reality Labs team and provide creative leadership on audio related technologies

Mentor MS/PhD interns and collaborate with external academic groups to advance our research goals

Publish research results in top-tier journals and conferences and be an active member of the relevant scientific community


* Currently has or is in the process of obtaining a PhD and/or postdoctoral assignment in the field of Audio Engineering and Signal Processing, Acoustics, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field

5+ years experience with development of audio signal processing-related algorithms

5+ years experience with scientific programming languages such as MATLAB, Python, C++, or similar

3+ years experience in microphone/loudspeaker array processing

Experience constructing audio-specific proof-of-concept and system performance evaluations

Interpersonal experience: cross-group and cross-culture collaboration

Must obtain work authorization in country of employment at the time of hire, and maintain ongoing work authorization during employment

Must be available to start employment on or after January 1, 2019


* Experience with spatial audio and auditory perception

Experience with room acoustics

Experience with speech processing for speech recognition

Proven track record of achieving results as demonstrated by conference publications or journal articles at Acoustical Society of America (ASA), Audio Engineering Society (AES), International conference of auditory displays (ICAD), Journal of Acoustical Society of America (JASA), Frontiers in Neuroscience, Applied Acoustics or Acta Acustica United with Acustica, or similar

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