Research Scientist, Machine Learning for Image Synthesis (PhD)

AR/VR | Redmond, WA

Come invent the future. Join the world-class Display Systems Research (DSR) team at Facebook Reality Labs Research (FRL Research), whose work spans next-generation VR headsets, new types of computational displays, complex experimental systems, and AI-driven graphics. Partner with expert research scientists, mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, and other brilliant software minds to build cutting-edge prototypes and create the technology that makes AR/VR universal. Step into the adventure of a lifetime, as we make science fiction real and change the world.


  • Conceive and develop novel, accurate computer vision algorithms and advanced tightly integrated hardware technologies for real-time neural rendering, 3D reconstruction, 3D scene understanding, and more
  • Implement proof-of-concept prototypes that re-define the state-of-the-art in virtual and augmented reality
  • Collaborate with team members from prototyping through production to advance the entire project
  • Contribute research that can be applied to Facebook/Oculus product development and industry leading publications

Minimum Qualifications

  • Currently has, or is in the process of obtaining, a PhD degree or completing a postdoctoral assignment in the field of computer science, computer vision, robotics, or related fields
  • Mathematical knowledge in optimization, linear algebra, and probabilistic estimation
  • Computer vision and machine learning experience in image synthesis, neural rendering, multi-view geometry, calibration, and related topics
  • Demonstrated experience in algorithm development for 3D graphics, 3D reconstruction, 3D scene understanding, displays, cameras, or other optical sensing and display technologies
  • 5+ years C++ experience with modern C++ features
  • 3+ years experience with modern deep learning frameworks (e.g., TensorFlow and PyTorch)
  • 3+ years experience with scientific programming languages such as Python, MATLAB, Mathematica, or similar
  • Demonstrated software engineer experience within a complex codebase via an internship, work experience, coding competitions, or widely used contributions in open source repositories (e.g. GitHub)
  • Interpersonal experience: cross-group and cross-culture collaboration
  • Must obtain work authorization in country of employment at the time of hire, and maintain ongoing work authorization during employment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Broad understanding of the full machine vision pipeline from sensors to high-level algorithms
  • Proven track record of achieving results as demonstrated by grants, fellowships, patents, as well as first-authored publications at leading workshops or conferences such as CVPR, SIGGRAPH, ICCV, etc.

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