Careers - Research Intern, Multisensory Perceptual Science (PhD University Student) | Oculus

Research Intern, Multisensory Perceptual Science (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.

Responsibilities

  • 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

  • Pursuing a PhD or Master’s degree in Cognitive Science, Vision Science, Perceptual Psychology, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or a related field
  • Strong background in experimental methods and/or statistical decision theoretic models of human behavior
  • Must be currently enrolled in a full time degree program and returning to the program after the completion of the internship
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, cross-group, and cross-culture collaboration
  • High levels of creativity and quick problem solving capabilities
  • Proven track record of achieving significant results (e.g., peer-review publications)
  • Ability to obtain work authorization in the United States in 2018

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated software engineering experience via an internship, work experience, coding competitions or PhD papers
  • Ability to design and perform psychophysical experiments

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