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Meta (formerly known as Facebook)

Research Scientist: Materials & Processes Innovation

Computer and Mathematical



Redmond, Washington, United States

At Meta’s Reality Labs Research, our goal is to make world-class consumer virtual, augmented, and mixed reality experiences. Come work alongside industry-leading scientists and engineers to create the technology that makes VR and AR pervasive and universal. Join the adventure of a lifetime as we make science fiction real and change the world. Optics & Display Research (O&DR) is seeking an innovative Research Scientist with a background in solid-state physics and experience in organic/hybrid materials and process development. We are looking for innovators and systems thinkers to discover solutions to complex problems, and to design and implement experiments that enable functioning components and modules. This is a full-time position and requires an advanced degree in Physics, Materials Science, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, or related field. Successful candidates must be comfortable working in a dynamic, cross-functional team.

Required Skills

Research Scientist: Materials & Processes Innovation Responsibilities:

  • Develop a physics model of novel materials and process development potential.
  • Lead efforts in material and process development to enable innovative concepts for better optics and opto-electronics.
  • Collaborate with diverse teams and scientists with specialties in Computation, Optics, Chemistry, Materials Science, Mechanical, and Electrical Engineering to identify and develop solutions following best practices.
  • Collaborate with extended teams to identify and develop critical industrial and research partners to develop and scale novel technologies.
  • Own strategy from proof-of-concept to manufacturing.
  • 50% or more time expected in the lab to build your vision of the future.
  • Work collaboratively in a cross-group and cross-culture environment.

Minumum Qualification

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD Degree or equivalent experience in Physics, Chemistry, Material Science, Polymer Science, Electrical Engineering, Optics, Chemical Engineering, or a related field.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, relevant technical field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • Experience in solid-state physics with a proven track record of success in applying physics models in material and process development.
  • 8+ years lab experience in one of the following areas: organic opto-electronics, organic semiconductors, polymer physics and engineering, or crystal engineering.
  • 8+ years lab experience in material and process characterization.

Preferred Qualification

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated problem-solving capabilities applied to complex problems.
  • Proven track record of success in bridging fundamental research, prototyping, and early-stage production.
  • Proven track record of success in solving complex technical problems with breadth and depth, critical thinking and decision-making.

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