Research Scientist- Electro-Optic Device Modeling, Fabrication and Testing

Facebook Reality Labs | Redmond, WA

We are seeking a full-time researcher with expertise in electro-optic device modeling, fabrication and testing. The candidate will have a track record in active photonics and functional component technologies and will work closely with our team of research staff on nanofabrication technology. The position requires a PhD or equivalent experience in photonics, optics, physics, electrical engineering, chemical engineering, or similar. Candidates must possess a fundamental understanding of photonic integrated circuit design and industrial fabrication. Specifically, candidates should have experience in the fabrication of silicon integrated circuits and optical circuits in CMOS compatible foundries and/or research grade labs. The ideal candidate would demonstrate possessing a deep understanding of the typical integration flow required to fabricated highly integrated electrical and optical circuits. Knowledge of lithography, thin film deposition, etching, plating, spin-on materials and other technologies is a must. Experience in emissive display technology is a plus. Candidates must be comfortable working in a highly cross-functional team and exhibit excellent interpersonal communication skills.


  • Contribute to design and fabricate active photonic integrated circuits with hands-on cleanroom work and support of external engagements
  • Participate as a key member on the ramp of a high risk breakthrough active photonics program
  • Advise the team on techniques, directions, partnerships and methodologies to accelerate timelines of team projects and achieve deliverables
  • Contribute to strategically plan expansion of advanced fab capabilities for future technologies
  • Build collaborative relationships both internally and externally to support research initiatives

Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD or equivalent experience in photonics, optics, physics, chemistry, electronic engineering or similar fields with a focus on device nanofabrication
  • Experience in traditional CMOS processes and integration flows
  • Experience in fabrication and integration of components such as on-chip Mach-Zehnder, arrayed-waveguides, directional couplers, active optical phased array, etc.
  • 5+ years of hands-on experience in working in clean room environments
  • Experience executing EM modeling and optimization using techniques such as FEA, FDTD, RCWA and beam tracing
  • Experience with test automation and DOE tools such as Labview, MATLAB, JMP or Mathamatica

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in optical and materials characterization
  • Knowledge and experience with color science, colorimetry, and visual optics preferred

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