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Sr. Liquid Crystal Scientist

Facebook Reality Lab is looking for an experienced and highly self-motivated Liquid Crystal (LC) Scientist, to help develop the advanced liquid crystal technology for next generation near to eye display and imaging systems at our research center in Redmond, WA. This is a short-term contract position for 24 months. We prefer someone who can start right away.


Responsibilities - Work closely with research staffs to develop advanced liquid crystal (LC) optical components in a dynmaic changing research environment: 

  • Work on LC optics modeling, LC devices design and electro-optical metrology; 
  • Work closely with optical/mechanical/electrical engineers on critical liquid crystal devices fabrication setups;
  • Follow all safety protocols, especially chemical safety and laser safety guidance. 


  • Solid Knowledge of liquid crystal optics, polarization optics and photo-alignment technology;
  • Working experience in optical tolerance study and failure analysis;
  • Solid expereince in physical optics modeling tools, such as FDTD, RCWA. 
  • Hands-on experience of using metrology tools for LC and Polarization Optics, such as microscope, polarimeter, ellipsometer, and profile meter;
  • Effective communication & documentation skills;
  • “Can-do” attitude.

Advanced degrees in Physics, Optics, Liquid Crystals, or Engineering. 

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