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Research Scientist, Robotics, Biomechanics and Bio-sensors (PhD Student or Grad) Facebook
Redmond, WA

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The AR/VR organization's mission is to give people the tools to feel connected anytime, anywhere. We create new, category-defining consumer hardware and software products that provide immersive social experiences and increase the depth of how billions of people connect. The team is a diverse group of problem solvers, inventors, and proven visionaries who are relentless about transforming everyday occurrences into rich experiences that have the potential to improve the way billions of people live.

We've introduced our first generation of Oculus virtual reality products and are committed to driving the technology forward through continued innovation at Facebook Reality Labs. Our Portal line of consumer hardware is changing how friends and families connect. Our Spark AR platform is the largest augmented reality platform in the world, powering mobile AR experiences across Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger. In the future, our AR glasses will merge the physical and digital worlds, blending what's real with what's possible, resulting in the next mainstream, must-have, wearable consumer technology.


* Lead research and organization work in the area of human-robot interfaces.

Create prototype hardware testbeds using various sensor and bio-sensor systems.

Collaborate with others to produce perceptually validated hardware and software solutions.

Communicate and work closely with other expert researchers on topics from machine learning, to novel sensors, to human perception.

Define fundamental challenges and long-term vision for your own research as well as for your collaborative teams.

Learn constantly, dive into new areas with unfamiliar technologies, and embrace the ambiguity of AR/VR problem solving.

Patent and publish high impact discoveries.


* Currently has or is in the process of obtaining a PhD degree or completing a postdoctoral assignment in the field of robotics, biomechanics, biomedical engineering, or related field.

4+ years experience in biomechanics, human subject research, and sensor hardware.

2+ years experience in collaborative mechanical material analysis and software engineering projects.

Experience in C++ and MATLAB.

Track record of biomechanics focused publications/patents.

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

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

Interpersonal experience: cross-group and cross-culture collaboration.


* Extensive experience troubleshooting mechanical, electrical and software issues of robotic systems.

Experience with perceptual research experimental design.

Experience leading and mentoring other researchers.

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