Research Intern, Perception Engineering (PhD University Student)

Internship - Engineering, Tech & Design | Redmond, WA

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 Qualifications

  • PhD candidate in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, control systems engineering, or related technical field.
  • 1 year of experience with mechatronics
  • 1 year of experience in C++ programming
  • Strong knowledge of control theory
  • Interpersonal skills: cross-group and cross-culture collaboration
  • Ability to obtain work authorization in 2018

Preferred Qualifications

  • 1 year of experience in haptic control
  • Knowledge of signal processing
  • Journal publications in tactile or kinesthetic rendering and perception
  • Expertise in running experimental research


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