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Magic Leap // augmented reality tech
Plantation, Florida    Posted: Monday, May 16, 2022
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Job Description

The Quantified Experience (QX) team is seeking an early-stage researcher with a PhD in human vision science. The position involves investigating the perceptual consequences of technical trade-offs in augmented reality & providing direction for technical innovations. Candidates must have a good understanding of human vision science, psychophysics & research methods for measuring subjective visual experiences.

The QX team provides subject matter expertise on a variety of topics related to human vision ranging from the physiology of the visual system to visual perception. It informs leadership & other teams on perceptual best practices & works closely with Systems, Optical Engineering, Health Care, Human Factors, UX/UI & other teams. We are looking for candidates who are creative, energetic team players who excel in a fast-paced, hands-on environment. 

The position will be in Plantation, Florida.


  • Conduct research in collaboration with other vision scientists from hypothesis to delivery using scientific methods. 
  • Collaborate with other Magic Leap teams to explore perceptual factors, define engineering & design specifications, & make recommendations for visual perception in augmented reality
  • Identify perceptual challenges & opportunities for leveraging the human visual system
  • Code software for experiments, proctor studies, write software to analyze data.


  • Experience with psychophysical & other psychological research methods
  • Critical thinking & analytic problem solving skills & working knowledge of statistics for behavioral sciences.
  • Ability to adapt quickly & get up-to-speed on new technologies.
  • Profound knowledge of at least one of the following programming languages: Matlab, C/C++, Python
  • Experience with Unity, Unreal or OpenGL is a plus
  • Experience with Matlab Psychtoolbox is a plus
  • Experience with Eye Tracking or Foveation techniques is a plus
  • Ability to summarize research findings in a meaningful way for colleagues outside QX.


  • PhD in human vision science or a related research area.
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