Careers - Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Microfabrication | Oculus

Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Microfabrication

Research | Redmond, Washington

Oculus is a world leader in the design of virtual reality systems. We are currently seeking innovative researchers with a passion for technology to develop next generation microscale mechanical devices for our research location in Redmond, WA. The focus of this role is on designing, building, and testing novel microscale devices, and helping design and run experiments for the devices with the help of a multidisciplinary team of researchers. The position is a fixed term contract for 24 months and requires a PhD in Physics, mechanical/electrical engineering, or similar areas, and a strong background in 3D printing techniques and multi-layer soft lithography. The candidate will work closely with an interdisciplinary team of engineers, scientists, and technicians in an interactive environment to develop microfabrication processes and manufacturing capability.


  • Evaluate, design and implement novel technologies to improve and optimize performance of microscale mechanical devices
  • Fabricate microscale devices to specification using traditional/soft lithography, in addition to 3D printing techniques
  • Investigate new manufacturing methods and refine existing ones
  • Assist with micro-nanoscale fabrication and pattern techniques
  • Design and construct platforms for experimental testing of microscale devices
  • Collaborate with other researchers and engineers to design experiments and concepts that advance the entire project

Minimum Qualification

  • 3+ years experience with microscale device design, fabrication and characterization
  • Experience in multi-layer soft lithography and 3D printing techniques
  • Knowledge in the use of SolidWorks and microfabrication layout design tools
  • Knowledge of materials, methods, and tools used in microscale research
  • Must be hands-on, self-motivated and capable of completing tasks with minimum supervision in a dynamic environment
  • Communication skills and capable of working in collaboration with people of various educational and technical backgrounds
  • Interpersonal skills: cross-group and cross-culture collaboration
  • Able to obtain work authorization in the US for a two-year period beginning in 2017

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in the field of microscale device design, fabrication and characterization
  • Experience in modeling and analysis of microscale devices
  • Knowledge of Multiphysics modeling with finite element methods

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