Research Intern, Applied Perception Science (Phd Univ Student)

Facebook Redmond , WA 98053

Posted 1 week ago

Facebook Reality Labs are a world leader in the design of virtual reality systems. We are currently seeking innovative interns with an interest in applied and fundamental research in fields related to perception with relevance to virtual and augmented reality.

The Applied Perception Science team at Facebook Reality Labs is seeking amazing interns for 2019. The focus of this internship is to further perceptual research, informing the design of augmented reality systems. You'll have the unique opportunity to work with the best-in-class researchers and engineers who are defining the future of these systems. We are accepting applications from students interested in (but not limited to) the following areas:

  • Spatio-temporal contrast sensitivity

  • Visual Quality metrics

  • Color vision

  • Visual ergonomics

  • Motion perception

  • Computational modeling of the visual system

  • Efficient coding

  • Text legibility

  • Spatial vision

  • Vergence/accommodation interactions

  • Physiological optics

  • Eye-movements

  • Visual human factors

  • Perceptual metrics for product quality and comfort

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


  • Design and implementation of experiments or models that explore aspects of visual perception as it pertains to product architecture or design

Collaboration with and support of other researchers across various disciplines (human factors, optics, graphics)

Communication of research agenda, progress and results


  • Pursuing a PhD degree in the field of Vision Science, Perceptual Psychology, Computer Science, 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

Creativity and quick problem solving capabilities

Track record of achieving results

Interpersonal skills: cross-group and cross-culture collaboration

Must be available for a 4-6 month internship between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019

Able to obtain work authorization in the United States between January 1, 2019, and December 31 2019


  • Knowledge of visual perception

Experience with Matlab, Python for stimulus generation and data analysis

Ability to design and perform psychophysical experiments

Understanding of the graphics rendering pipeline

Understanding of display calibration

Demonstrated software engineering experience via an internship, work experience, coding competitions or PhD papers

Knowledge of optics, signal processing, mathematical modeling and/or simulation expertise with respect to visual perception and/or systems design

Proven track record of achieving significant results as demonstrated by first-authored publications (e.g., ICCP, CVPR, SIGGRAPH, etc.)

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