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Perception is at the center of our research, as it informs our work in displays, optics, rendering, and practically everything in the AR/VR system. As a Research Scientist in the Applied Perception Science team in AR/VR at Facebook, Redmond WA, you will be tackling the scientific challenges that define cutting-edge augmented & virtual reality, addressing heretofore unanswered questions in vision science, perception, displays & optics research. This involves conducting research at the intersection of basic and applied science, as it informs our research directions and identifies opportunities for revolutions in our metrics and experiences. We are committed to a whole-system, multidisciplinary approach to perception research, and both collaborate with academic institutions and have opportunities for publication, and dissemination of our work. Projects take advantage of internal resources in mechanical, electrical, optical, and software engineering, allowing us to confront scientific and product engineering challenges which cannot necessarily be answered with existing products or prototypes. We seek a Research Scientist who is at core an expert of visual perception, and is excited about doing research that helps us inform display requirements and AR/VR architectures. We seek out specific expertise in one or a combination in the following areas:
Spatio-temporal contrast sensitivity
Computational modeling of the visual system
Visual Quality metrics
The ideal candidate will have a passion for the intersection of perception science, display, optical, and system engineering, have experience in vision science, low-level visual processes, and psychophysics.
Currently has, or is in the process of obtaining a a Ph.D. degree or completing a postdoctoral assignment in vision science, perceptual psychology, optics, computational imaging, biomedical engineering, or a related field.
Academic background in spatio-temporal contrast sensitivity, low-level vision, color perception, retinal physiology and/or modeling.
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