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Facebook Biometrics Research Scientist in Redmond, Washington


Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities - we're just getting started.


The sensor team at Facebook Reality Labs explores and designs novel sensing technologies for the future of augmented and virtual reality products. We are seeking candidates with biosensor experience to contribute to our biometrics research. This person will help develop novel sensing systems capable of robustly measuring physiologically relevant signals, in collaboration with a team of multidisciplinary experts. The candidate should have a strong background in analog and digital signal processing methods.

Required Skills:

  1. Collaborate with researchers and engineers to develop hardware and software solutions for measuring pertinent physiological signals.

  2. Develop algorithms to extract accurate signals that are robust to noise artifacts.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. PhD in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Bioengineering, or related field.

  2. 3+ years of experience with physical biosensors based on sensing principles such as optical, biopotential, thermal, and acoustic.

  3. Experience with data acquisition hardware and signal processing chains and sensor signal conditioning.

  4. Experience coding in C++, Matlab, or Python.

  5. Familiarity with algorithms for extraction of vital signs such as HR, RR, etc.

  6. Familiarity with biostatistics for qualification of sensor data.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience in medical device technologies or related field.

  2. Experience in clinical settings.

Industry: Internet

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