Research Scientist, LED Device Nanofabrication (PhD University Grad)

Research | Redmond, WA

Facebook Reality Labs(FRL) is a world leader in the design of virtual and augmented reality systems. We are currently seeking innovative researchers with a passion for technology to develop next generation near to eye display and imaging systems at our research location in Redmond, WA. Primary responsibility is developing hardware and related technologies as technology building blocks to enable next generation head mounted display architectures. Facebook Reality Labs is looking for someone who is self-motivated, rolls up the sleeves and is keen to get involved across many disparate technical functions. In particular, a researcher who is able to provide technical expertise in semiconductor processing, including nanofabrication plus knowledge of LED design, growth, fabrication and test. The candidate will have knowledge of solid state lasers including design, fabrication, test and analysis. The successful candidate will contribute to the company's technology roadmap and will help with the design, development and fabrication of next generation light sources. To stand out from the crowd the candidate is expected to have an understanding of displays.


  • Develop nanofabrication capabilities and extend to custom structures for light sources
  • Work with third parties to develop novel LED and laser structures
  • Explore technologies which can be utilized in the development of next generation displays
  • Support modeling and experimentation with the ability to feedback results in a timely manner
  • Collaborate with other researchers and engineers to develop concepts that advance the entire product pipeline (hardware, firmware, middleware and applications)

Minimum Qualifications

  • Currently has or is in the process of obtaining a PhD degree or completing a postdoctoral assignment in the field of Optical Sciences, Physics, Electrical Engineering or related field
  • Must be available to start employment on or after January 1, 2018
  • 1000+ hours of hands-on experience in working in clean room environments and/ or optical characterization
  • Demonstrated results through publications and patents
  • Knowledge of compound semiconductor processing and test
  • Experience of designing, fabricating and testing nano-structures
  • Experience with sources (lasers and LED’s), spatial light modulators, diffractive optics, optical materials or thin film optics
  • Experience with III-V semiconductor growth and fabrication and ability to help direct research into these areas
  • Experience with color science, colorimetry, and visual optics
  • Experience with test automation and DOE tools such as Labview, MATLAB, JMP or Mathematica
  • Interpersonal skills: cross-group and cross-culture collaboration
  • Able to obtain work authorization in the U.S. beginning in 2018

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in applied research and/or product development of advanced photonic systems
  • Proven track record of achieving significant results as demonstrated by grants, fellowships, patents, as well as first-authored publications in journals and conferences such as Nature, APL, Optica, Optics Letters, SPIE Photonics West, CLEO

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