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Patterning Process Researcher

AR/VR | Redmond, WA

Facebook is a world leader in the design of augmented reality systems. We are currently seeking innovative research and development scientists with a passion to develop next-generation optical systems, concepts, and components for consumer near-to-eye displays at our research and development facilities located in Redmond WA. You will work on developing processes, materials, and tooling to support validation of optical architectures focused on next-generation display systems leveraging nano-structured optics.


  • Develop processes to support the fabrication and testing of new optical concepts with application in augmented reality display and optics technology.
  • Collaboratively work with the broader research community to advance new technology elements with a focus on new processes, tools, and materials enabling differentiation in our optical system design space.
  • Own any and all aspects of patterning within the project teams to support modeling and prototyping for next-generation optics and displays.
  • Engage cross-functionally with other researchers and engineers in Facebook AR/VR to develop concepts that advance the entire product pipeline (hardware, software, integration, infrastructure, and applications).

Minimum Qualifications

  • Completing a PhD degree or postdoctoral assignment in Engineering, Optical Sciences, Physics, or a similar field.
  • Experience with fabrication of advanced optical devices using nano-fabrication or microfabrication techniques.
  • Experience with lithographic tooling, materials, and processing including electron beam, nano-imprint, projection, contact, and interferometric.
  • Experience working in a cleanroom environment.
  • Experience coordinating experiments cross-functionally with the design and cleanroom staff.
  • Experience working, collaborating, and communicating in a cross-functional environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Completed PhD degree or postdoctoral assignment in Engineering, Optical Sciences, Physics, or a similar field.
  • Knowledge of diffractive optics or photonics.
  • Experience with projection and nano-imprint lithography for semiconductor, photonic, or memory applications.
  • Experience with structured problems-solving and standard industrial risk assessments.
  • Experience fabricating and testing diffractive optical components.
  • Experience with grants, fellowships, patents, or first-authored publications at leading workshops or conferences such as Applied Optics, Optics Letters, Optics Express, and relevant SIGGRAPH, SID, OSA, or SPIE.
  • Experience with electron beam lithography.
  • Experience in a lab working on nano-fabrication techniques such as nano-imprint lithography, etch, deposition, and wets.
  • Experience in design generation.

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