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Facebook Physicist Intern, Physical Modeling in New York, New York


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.


Facebook is seeking a Physicist Intern to join our Physical Modeling team. Individuals in this role are expected to be comfortable working on projects involving physics as well as data analytics and modeling. The ideal candidate will have a keen interest in physical systems as well as data science and/or machine learning.

Required Skills:

  1. Work closely with engineering teams and research scientists to solve physical modeling problems.

  2. Develop scalable algorithms in the domain of sensor fusion, computer vision or machine learning.

  3. Identify and prototype algorithms and interpret the results of prototype experiments.

  4. Apply expert coding skills to implement computation in partnership with other engineers and teams.

  5. Communicate progress to engineers, scientists, and non-technical partners.

Minimum Qualifications:

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

  2. Currently has, or is in the process of obtaining, a PhD in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Engineering or interdisciplinary programs including the above disciplines with a specialization in Signal Processing.

  3. Fundamental knowledge in physical systems, signal processing, numerical computational algorithms, data science and machine learning.

  4. Strong problem solving skills.

  5. Experience in working with noisy data and error analysis.

  6. Comfortable in manipulating and analyzing complex, high-volume, high-dimensionality data from noisy sources.

  7. Software development skills in Python for research applications.

  8. Ability to communicate complex quantitative analysis in a clear, precise, and actionable manner.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Intent to return to degree-program after the completion of the internship/co-op

  2. Experience in SQL

  3. Experience in Computer Vision

Industry: Internet

Equal Opportunity: Facebook is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Facebook is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at accommodations-ext@fb.com.