Tackling the world’s most complex technology challenges

At Meta, our expert teams of scientists and engineers work quickly and collaboratively to build smarter, more meaningful experiences on a global scale by solving the most challenging technology research problems.

Our mission: Connecting the world in real time

We proudly work at the intersection of research and engineering to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. At Facebook, you can leverage the skills you honed in academia or industry to make an immediate impact working on the most challenging problems in your field.

Why research with Meta

Join our team

Our open culture and diverse teams of experts, along with our emphasis on academic collaboration and sharing model, deliver a unique chance to grow as a researcher and engineer while directly contributing new ideas and technologies that impact experiences of billions of people around the world.

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Meta researchers frequently publish at top-tier conferences, working on cutting-edge research with a practical focus and pushing product boundaries every day.

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Research Areas

At Meta, research permeates everything we do. We conduct cutting-edge research in the areas of artificial intelligence, data science, human-computer interaction, and more.

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Visiting researchers

We offer limited opportunities for visiting researchers, postdoctoral researchers, and faculty on sabbaticals to bring their expertise, curiosity, and creativity to Meta to work with our research teams.

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Research opportunities

Full-time positions

We are looking for talented industry and academic researchers to join our world-class teams as we seek to solve some of the most challenging technology problems. Our open publishing model and opportunities to collaborate with academia help Meta researchers push boundaries even further.

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PhD Internship Program

Our open culture, world-class mentors, and the power to make real impact are just a few of the reasons why PhD students thrive at Meta. Discover for yourself the full benefits of a PhD internship at Meta.

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Meet the researchers behind our mission

We hire the best and give them the freedom to innovate. Tackling the world’s most complex technology challenges requires a diverse set of backgrounds and perspectives — and our team of scientists and engineers reflect that.

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Researcher stories

Learn more about what it's like to work at Meta.


“The research problems we work on are hard, and we want as many of the best minds thinking about them as possible. That’s why we collaborate closely with faculty and grad students, and publish in top journals and conferences.”

Moira Burke


“At Facebook, the bleeding edge technology you learned or invented in academia meets one of the biggest production networks in the world. The massive infrastructure improvements I deliver directly impact the lives of billions of people.”

James Zeng


“You can’t define who works at Facebook. I work with people of very different backgrounds, from all over the world, and they each have different styles of working and thinking that brings a lot of diversity to the way we think about problems.”

Marina Zannoli


“My team tackles research-level problems in our production network—at Facebook scale and speed. Connecting all the machines and applications within our network connects Facebook to billions of people around the world.”

Omar Baldonado