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Meta is hiring a Research Scientist Intern, Intelligent Input and Interfaces (PhD)

At Meta Reality Labs, our goal is to invent the user interface technologies that will drive the next generation of augmented-reality experiences. Our aim is to unleash human potential by erasing the bottlenecks between intent and action. As a Research Intern, you will focus on developing novel interactions and interfaces for augmented reality glasses. Your work would involve developing adaptive interfaces, modeling interaction intent, designing interfaces for system uncertainty disambiguation, and/or personalizing the system based on user actions.

Our adaptive interaction research lies at the intersection of cognitive science, machine learning, and human-computer interaction. You will work with world-leading collaborators and mentors in the AR/VR, machine learning, neuroscience, and HCI fields.Research Scientist Intern, Intelligent Input and Interfaces (PhD) Responsibilities

  • Plan and execute cutting-edge research developing novel interactions and interfaces for intelligent systems.
  • Collaborate with researchers, engineers, and designers across disciplines to solve complex problems and evaluate the effectiveness of developed solutions through user evaluations.
  • Work with leading academic researchers to produce publishable research that appears in top-tier journals or at leading international conferences in the HCI field.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Currently has, or is in the process of obtaining, a PhD in the field of human-computer interaction, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, computer science, or similar.
  • 3+ years of experience with scientific programming languages such as Python, R, and/or C++/C#.
  • Experience with building and/or deploying machine learning models for user interfaces.
  • Proven track record of achieving research results and innovation as demonstrated by minimum 2 first-authored peer-reviewed publications and/or patents.
  • Must obtain work authorization in the country of employment at the time of hire and maintain ongoing work authorization during employment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with AR/VR technologies and literature.
  • Experience with Unity game engine.
  • Experience with computational interaction and/or developing intelligent interactive systems.
  • Experience with haptics interaction research.
  • Experience with deep learning, reinforcement learning, and/or personalization.
  • Interpersonal skills: cross-group collaboration and cross-culture collaboration.
  • Intent to return to a degree-program after the completion of the internship/co-op.

About Meta

Meta builds technologies that help people connect, find communities, and grow businesses. When Facebook launched in 2004, it changed the way people connect. Apps like Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp further empowered billions around the world. Now, Meta is moving beyond 2D screens toward immersive experiences like augmented and virtual reality to help build the next evolution in social technology. People who choose to build their careers by building with us at Meta help shape a future that will take us beyond what digital connection makes possible today—beyond the constraints of screens, the limits of distance, and even the rules of physics.

Meta is committed to providing reasonable support (called accommodations) in our recruiting processes for candidates with disabilities, long term conditions, mental health conditions or sincerely held religious beliefs, or who are neurodivergent or require pregnancy-related support. If you need support, please reach out to

$7,500/month to $10,250/month + benefits

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Redmond, WA

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Compensation: $90,000 - $120,000

Location: Redmond, WA

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