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Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Computer Vision and Machine Learning (PhD)

Posted: 7 Apr 2021 Closes: 7 May 2021
Cork, Ireland Competitive
Permanent & Full-time 1276241742

Facebook Reality Labs Research (FRL Research) brings together a world-class R&D team of researchers, developers, and engineers with the shared goal of developing AR and VR across the spectrum. The Surreal Vision research group at FRL Research is seeking an exceptional Postdoctoral Research Scientist to help solve the next generation of challenges on the path to building future machine perception enabled technologies. The Postdoctoral Research Scientist will have a proven track record in computer vision and machine learning, particularly including areas such as deep learning, tracking, SLAM, visual-inertial odometry, structure from motion, localization, 3D reconstruction and photorealism.

Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Computer Vision and Machine Learning (PhD) Responsibilities

  • Develop and research novel, accurate computer vision and machine learning algorithms and advanced tightly integrated hardware and software technologies for tracking, SLAM, visual-inertial odometry, structure from motion, localization, 3D reconstruction, photorealism and more

  • Conceive proof-of-concept prototypes that establish overall system performance

  • Analyze and improve efficiency, scalability and stability of various deployed systems

  • Collaborate with team members from prototyping through production to advance the entire project

  • Contribute research that can be applied to Facebook and Oculus product development

Minimum Qualifications

  • Currently has, or is in the process of obtaining, a PhD degree or completing a postdoctoral assignment in the field of computer science, computer vision, robotics or related field

  • Publications in Machine Learning, AI, statistics, applied mathematics, data science, computer vision, computer graphics or related technical fields

  • Mathematical experience and knowledge in optimization, linear algebra, probabilistic estimation and 3D geometry

  • 3+ years of experience with C++ or Python as well as experience with modern deep learning frameworks* *

  • Demonstrated software engineer experience within a complex codebase via an internship, work experience, coding competitions, or widely used contributions in open source repositories (e.g. GitHub)

  • Experience understanding, developing, and analyzing systems

  • Must obtain work authorization in country of employment at the time of hire, and maintain ongoing work authorization during employment

  • Interpersonal experience: cross-group and cross-culture collaboration

Preferred Qualifications

  • Broad understanding of the full machine vision pipeline from sensors to high-level algorithms

  • Experience with deep learning system for object and scene representation

  • Proven track record of achieving results as demonstrated by grants, fellowships, patents, as well as first-authored publications at leading workshops or conferences such as CVPR, ECCV, ICCV, NeurIPS, ICLM, SIGGRAPH, etc.


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