Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Multimodal Analysis (PhD University Grad)

Software Engineering | Pittsburgh, PA

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 Pittsburgh, PA. This role is focused on developing multimodal analysis systems for analyzing social behavior in multi-sensor facilities. The position is a fixed-term (postdoctoral) contract for 24 months and requires a PhD in computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, physics, or similar, and a strong background in delivering research prototypes.


  • Develop next-generation audio and video reconstruction algorithms
  • Explore the application of computer vision and signal processing techniques to virtual and augmented reality, emphasizing the development of advanced hardware capabilities
  • Collaborate with the larger Oculus Research team and provide creative leadership on audio and video technologies
  • Mentor MS/PhD interns and collaborate with external academic groups to advance our research goals
  • Publish research results in top-tier journals and at leading international conferences

Minimum Qualifications

  • Currently has or is in the process of obtaining a PhD degree or completing a postdoctoral assignment in the field of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, or a related field
  • Must be available to start employment on or after November 1, 2017
  • Experience in solving problems including hardware prototyping
  • Experience in numerical optimization and machine learning
  • Experience in Signal Processing
  • Experience in Audio-Visual Fusion and scene understanding
  • Experience with sound source separation
  • Experience with Bayesian Filtering
  • 2+ years experience with scientific programming languages such as MATLAB, Python, Mathematica, or similar
  • 2+ years experience with C/C++, or similar
  • Proven track record of achieving results, including, first-authored journal publications
  • Interpersonal skills with cross-group and cross-culture collaboration
  • Able to obtain work authorization in the US for a two-year period beginning in 2017

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proven track record of achieving significant results as demonstrated by grants, fellowships, patents, as well as first-authored publications at leading workshops or conferences such as SIGGRAPH, ICASSP, CVPR, ICCV, ECCV, and NIPS

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