Careers - Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Integrated Optics | Oculus

Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Integrated Optics

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 head-mounted display and imaging systems at our research location in Redmond, WA. This role is designing, prototyping, and evaluating optical materials and integrated assemblies. The position is a fixed-term (postdoctoral) contract for 24 months.


  • Develop next-generation head-mounted display and camera prototypes
  • Explore the application of geometric and diffractive optics for integrated illumination and imaging systems
  • Collaborate with the larger Oculus Research team and lead projects as needed
  • Mentor MS/PhD interns and collaborate with external academic groups to advance our research goals

Minimum Qualification

  • Experience in solving problems in optics and optical materials through design and hardware prototyping
  • Foundation in optical design and modeling methods (e.g., knowledgeable with Matlab, Zemax, LightTools, Code V, or similar)
  • Experience with experimental optics and conducting laboratory work (i.e., demonstrated ability to construct proof-of-concept systems and to evaluate performance)
  • Able to work in and lead interdisciplinary projects
  • PhD and/or postdoctoral assignment in the field of Optical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Materials Science, Physics, or a related field
  • Graduating with a PhD, or completing a university postdoctoral assignment, during 2017
  • Able to obtain work authorization in the US for a two-year period beginning in 2017

Preferred Qualifications

  • Interpersonal skills with cross-group and cross-culture collaboration
  • Experience with achieving significant results, including, first-authored journal publications
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with cross-group and cross-culture collaboration
  • Proven track record of achieving academic results

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