PostDoctoral Research Scientist, Cognitive Modeling (PhD University Grad)


Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Cognitive Modeling (PhD University Grad)

(Redmond, WA)
Careers at Oculus
Part of Facebook
Oculus Research is building on our expertise in virtual reality systems to begin the development of augmented reality (AR). This moves us from a technology whose primary application has been in games and entertainment to one that could become the primary device for computation, communication and work as well as entertainment. We are currently seeking an innovative post-doctoral researcher to develop, test and apply computation models from cognitive science with a focus on the development of AR systems. As a Post-Doctoral Research Scientist in Cognitive Science at Oculus Research in Redmond WA, you would focus on developing and testing computational models that integrate our knowledge of perceptual-motor control, memory, learning, attention, and decision making. Our research involves both fundamental research on perception and cognition and how specific engineering choices will impact the user experience. Researchers will have opportunities to collaborate with academic institutions and publish in peer-reviewed journals. Projects take advantage of internal resources in mechanical, electrical, optical, and software engineering, allowing us to confront scientific questions which cannot be addressed with existing equipment.
  • Theoretical and experimental research in cognitive science
  • Collaboration with and support of other researchers across engineering and scientific disciplines
  • Communication of research agenda, progress, and results
Minimum Qualifications
  • Currently has or is in the process of obtaining a PhD degree or completing a postdoctoral assignment in the field of Cognitive Science, Vision Science, Perceptual Psychology, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or a related field
  • Background in experimental methods and/or statistical decision theoretic models of human behavior
  • Interpersonal skills: cross-group and cross-culture collaboration
  • High levels of problem-solving capabilities
  • Track record of achieving results
  • Able to obtain work authorization in the U.S. beginning in 2018
  • Must be available to start employment on or after January 1, 2018
Preferred Qualifications
  • Demonstrated software engineering experience via an internship, work experience, coding competitions or published papers
  • Proven track record of achieving significant results as demonstrated by grants, fellowships, patents, as well as first-authored publications at leading workshops or conferences such as NIPS, Cosyne and MathPsych/ICCM or similar
  • Knowledge of information theory, signal processing, and/or Bayesian data analysis
  • Ability to design and perform psychophysical experiments
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