Careers - Research Intern, Biomechanics/Biometrics (PhD University Student) | Oculus

Research Intern, Biomechanics/Biometrics (PhD University Student)

Interns & Co-Ops, University, Internship - Engineering, Tech & Design | Redmond, Washington

Oculus is a world leader in the design of virtual reality systems. We are currently seeking innovative interns with a passion for applied and fundamental research in fields related to virtual reality.
The focus of this internship is to further research in tracking, interfaces, and engine design for virtual reality. You’ll have the unique opportunity to work with the researchers and engineers who are defining the future of VR systems.
We are accepting applications from students interested in (but not limited to) the following areas:
- Psychophysics - Optical Tracking - Bio Engineering - Estimation and optimization - Mechatronics - Haptics - Micro/Nano fabrication

Our internships are twelve (12) to twenty four (24) weeks long and we have various start dates throughout the year.


  • Plan and execute cutting-edge research to advance robot-human interfaces and wearable sensing technology
  • Collaborate with other researchers, engineers, and artists to prototype hardware and software solutions, and run experiments to advance the project

Minimum Qualification

  • PhD candidate in mechanical engineering, robotics, bio-medical engineering, computer science, biomechanics, or related technical field.
  • Strong publishing record in any combination of the following areas: robotics, wearable systems, physiological data collection, or machine learning with physiological data.
  • Excellent research skills involving defining problems, exploring solutions, and analyzing results.
  • Proficiency with Matlab and C++.
  • Interpersonal skills: cross-group and cross-culture collaboration
  • Ability to obtain work authorization in 2018

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with attaching, collecting and analyzing data from biosensors
  • 2+ years experience with Solidworks

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