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Research Intern - Multisensory perception and haptics (PhD)

Research | Redmond, WA

Facebook Reality Labs is looking for interns with expertise in haptic perception, multisensory integration, and motor control to help us to invent technologies for interaction with the augmented world. In this role, you will work with world-leading collaborators and methods in cognitive science and neuroscience fields to develop computational models that improve our understanding of the sensorimotor system and pave the way to the next generation of virtual and augmented reality technologies. This internship is sixteen to twenty-six weeks long and we have various start dates throughout the year.


  • Plan and execute cutting-edge behavioral and theoretical research to advance AR/VR interaction technologies by drawing on scientific understanding of human sensorimotor skills.
  • Collaborate with engineering teams to translate fundamental scientific knowledge into novel software and hardware technologies.
  • Use quantitative research methods to analyze behavioral data (from psychophysical and motor control experiments) and design predictive models.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must obtain work authorization in the country of employment at the time of hire and maintain ongoing work authorization during employment
  • Currently has or is in the process of obtaining a PhD in cognitive science, psychology, engineering, computer science, or related fields.
  • Track record of successful research on human perception and action.
  • Excellent research skills involving defining problems, exploring solutions, and analyzing and presenting results.
  • Proficiency in Matlab.
  • Interpersonal skills: cross-group and cross-culture collaboration.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Intent to return to degree-program after the completion of the internship/co-op
  • Expertise with psychophysical research methods and computational modeling.
  • Knowledge of haptic perception and related technologies.
  • Proficiency in C++/C# and experience with virtual reality.

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