Research Intern, Optical Sciences | Oculus Research

Date Posted: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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Position Location: 
Redmond, WA
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Research Intern, Optical Sciences (Fall Internship)

Oculus is a world leader in the design of virtual reality systems. We are currently seeking innovative research interns with a passion for technology to develop next-generation head-mounted display and imaging systems at our research location in Redmond, WA. These roles are focused on the research and development of optical components and systems towards building advanced virtual reality display systems. In particular we welcome Masters or PhD students in optical science or engineering, electrical engineering, physics, or similar. 

Our internships are sixteen (16) to twenty four (24) weeks long and we have various start dates throughout the year.


  • Develop and demonstrate novel optical components for future near-to-eye display systems
  • Work with nanofabrication team to prototype optical elements for see-through applications
  • Design of optical experiments for fabrication, testing, or demonstration of imaging systems
  • Hands-on laboratory work to fabricate and test elements, document and present results to wider Oculus Research teams

Minimum Qualification

  • Pursuing a Masters or PhD degree in the field of Optical Science or Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, or a related field
  • Currently enrolled in a full time degree program and returning to the program after the completion of the internship
  • Experience in working with lasers, beam shaping optics, related metrology tools and computer interfacing with laboratory instruments
  • Demonstrated ability in optical design and modeling methods (e.g., with Matlab and Zemax)
  • Experience in some area of micro-optics fabrication techniques (e.g. thin films, photo resists, photo polymers, holography)
  • Interpersonal skills: cross-group and cross-culture collaboration
  • Ability to obtain work authorization in the United States in 2017

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience via an internship, work experience, or widely used contributions to open source projects
  • Proven track record of achieving significant results as demonstrated by first-authored publications