Research Associate/Post-Doc/Research Engineer in Spatial Audio VR

Sorbonne University

Location: Paris, France

Sound Spaces team, Institut Jean le Rond d’Alembert, Sorbonne University

A contract research position is available to work in immersive audio within the Sound Spaces team, Lutheries – Acoustique – Musique group of the Institut Jean le Rond d’Alembert, Sorbonne University, Paris, France.

The position is for 1 year with potential extension up to 3 years. Starting dates are somewhat flexible, from September 2020 to March 2021, while the earlier the better. Salary is based on experience, following the university pay scale.

Candidature submission closing date: 30-July-2020.

Job description

The successful candidate will work with a dynamic team on several collaborative projects relating to spatial auditory perception, room acoustic simulations and associated virtual reality reconstructions, and aspects of dynamic source directivity in VR applications. The principal associated projects are:

  • RASPUTIN, Room Acoustic Simulations for Perceptually Realistic Uses in Real-Time Immersive and Navigation Experiences
  • PHE, The Past Has Ears, acoustics as cultural heritage
  • EVAA, Experimental Virtual Archaeological-Acoustics
  • Anaglyph, binaural audio engine
  • Research on the rendering and perception of directional sources in VR (research collaboration with a major VR industry partner)

The Research Associate will be involved in a wide range of activities working alongside other researchers and doctoral students, with the possibility to supervise Master student internship projects. Activities include immersive audio scene creation, archeoacoustic reconstructions of historic sites, development of a portable spatial audio guide application, and carrying out evaluation listening tests with blind and sighted participants both in the lab and in the field. Responsibilities centre on producing high quality research, which shall be published in international journals and conferences. Some out of hours work may be required to meet project deadlines and travel requirements.

Sought Skills

The successful candidate will be expected to have strong knowledge of immersive and interactive audio. Experience with binaural systems and Ambisonics is of particular importance for this position. Additional experience in room acoustics will be highly beneficial. List of skills, experience, and qualification required:

  • Degree with a focus on spatial audio or associated domain essential. Candidates without a PhD should provide supporting evidence of suitable equivalent work experience for the position.
  • Background in spatial audio
  • Strong programming skills (Matlab proficiency is a minimum requirement)
  • Experience in creating experimental prototypes such as measurement systems or spatial audio tests
  • Experience with listening test design, implementation, and analysis
  • Experience presenting research findings at international conferences and symposia
  • A suitable record of accomplishment in publishing academic articles in international journals and conferences
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team on multiple projects in parallel
  • Experience with interactive audio systems, such as virtual and augmented reality headsets, Unity 3D, and other VR and AR technologies is desirable



Candidates should provide a CV and letter of motivation. Reference contacts will be requested later during the recruitment process as well as the possibility of a competency evaluation. Candidate’s letter of motivation should highlight how their skills will benefit the above projects as well as demonstrate how they will be able to acquire new skills for improved integration into the research team. For candidature submission and enquiries: please contact Brian FG Katz (



Acoustical Engineer/Consultant

Coffman Engineers

Location:  San Francisco CA


Coffman Engineers has been making a positive impact in the communities where we work for over 39 years. Our unique cultural balance of challenging projects and lively staff engagement has set us apart as a leading multi-discipline consulting engineering firm across the US.  We are seeking a highly motivated Acoustical Engineer/Consultant to join our growing team of professionals in the Bay Area!

The ideal candidate will have work history that includes performing consulting services for external and internal clients utilizing acoustical engineering technical skills.  This opportunity is for the candidate who can work well as a team player in a new acoustical group.

Requirements Include:

  • Bachelors in a technical field related to Acoustics (Acoustical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Architecture, etc.)
  • Higher Degree such as Masters or Ph.D (preferred, but not required)
  • At least 2-3 years of experience in Acoustical Engineering or Acoustical Consulting
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Evaluating and developing solutions to noise and vibration control problems
  • Working as part of a multidisciplinary engineering design team to incorporate design and detailing appropriate for acoustical purposes as the project evolves
  • Acoustical modeling, analysis, and testing
  • Drafting reports, letters, and other documents summarizing results and recommendations
  • Project schedule and budget management

Please Answer the Following:

  • Discuss your background or knowledge of sound propagation:
  • Discuss your knowledge of sound absorption vs sound transmission of room finishes:
  • Discuss the effect a room can have on sound:

This position is not eligible for sponsorship.

Why You Want To Work Here

You could choose to work anywhere, so why work at Coffman Engineers? Because we are different – our culture sets us apart. Simply stated, we are a group of creative, high-performing people who like working together and believe that what we do makes a difference. Employees say that it feels like working with a group of friends in a small office while enjoying the benefits and perks of working for a large firm. Our culture isn’t the only thing that makes us different, but it drives everything we do.

Coffman offers comprehensive benefits, including a flexible PTO program and a fun office environment. Our Bay Area office is conveniently located near Lake Merritt and just three blocks from 20th Street BART. Whether it is delivering the best possible service to our clients, or competing in an office-wide curling competition, we welcome the dedicated and the driven. Join us.

Don’t take our word for it. Check out what others are saying:

Coffman at a Glance:

  • 490 employees in 14 offices located in 8 states and 1 territory
  • Multi-discipline engineering services plus fire protection, corrosion control, commissioning and project/construction management
  • #212 Top 500 Design Firms, Engineering News-Record, 2018
  • #12 Best Firms to Work For – Multi-Discipline, Zweig Group, 2018
  • #30 Zweig Group Hot Firm List, Zweig Group, 2018


You must apply online for this position. If you are unable to complete our online application process, or if you need assistance to do so, let us know so we can provide a reasonable accommodation.

As part of the application process, you will be asked to create a user profile that allows you to manage the application process, answer a few questions, attach your resume and other documents, and then submit. We look forward to learning more about you! If you are accessing this from outside our website, go to  and open the appropriate position posting.

If you are experiencing problems applying through our system, please try again using a different browser or an updated version of your current browser. If that doesn’t work, please contact us directly.

This position is direct with Coffman Engineers; we are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer of Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled individuals.

Coffman Engineers will consider qualified applicants with a criminal history.

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Postdoctoral Fellow

University of Cincinnati

Location: Cincinnati, Ohio


Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Biomedical Engineering
College of Engineering and Applied Science
University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

A postdoctoral fellowship in the Biomedical Acoustics Laboratory is available for research on therapeutic applications of ultrasound, including ultrasound echo decorrelation imaging for monitoring of thermal ablation in clinical cancer therapy. The postdoctoral fellow will be joining a collaborative team including the Principal Investigator, clinicians in surgery, radiology, and pathology, a biostatistician, and Biomedical Engineering undergraduate and graduate students, as well as other faculty, students, and staff within the University of Cincinnati Image-guided Ultrasound Therapeutics Laboratories.

A Ph.D. in biomedical engineering, or equivalent doctoral degree in physics, or another engineering discipline is required. Desired skills and experience include biomedical ultrasound instrumentation, computer programming (MATLAB and C++), biomedical signal and image processing, and physical acoustics including numerical and analytic modeling.

The University of Cincinnati is a major research university in an urban and diverse community with total annual research funding of over $200M. The University offers a competitive salary and benefits structure, in addition to career building opportunities and mentoring for future work in both academia and industry.

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must apply via the site, position number 46581. The application package should include a curriculum vitae and contact information for three references. Applicants are also encouraged to directly contact the Principal Investigator:


Douglas Mast, Ph.D.
Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Electrical Engineering
Research Professor of Internal Medicine
3938 Cardiovascular Research Center
231 Albert Sabin Way, Cincinnati, Ohio 45267-0586

(513) 558-5609 tel.; (513) 558-6102 fax

Acoustical Engineer

Blue Ridge Research and Consulting, LLC



Acoustical Engineer

Blue Ridge Research and Consulting, LLC (BRRC) is currently seeking an acoustical engineer for our Asheville, NC office. This position involves conducting research in a wide range of environmental acoustic areas including sound and noise source measurements, general and specialized modeling, soundscape and transportation noise visualizations, and outdoor warning system design. Current research areas include noise source characterization of military aircraft and rockets, long-range sound propagation modeling, and operational noise reduction studies. Responsibilities involve applied acoustical research as well as interacting with clients, noise analysis modeling, and technical reporting.

Skills – Applicants must be team oriented, have excellent oral and written communication skills, and enjoy working in a high-energy environment. Further, applicants must possess strong analytical and computer skills to solve unique and challenging problems for both the military and transportation industries. Computer programming skills, particularly in MATLAB, are required for success. Proficiency in the following programming languages are preferred: FORTRAN, C++, C#, Python, SQL, and VB.

Experience – A minimum of two years of experience (or a Master of Science) conducting acoustical research and consulting is required. A working knowledge of outdoor sound propagation, measurement methods, and signal processing techniques is preferred. Additional experience with industry standard transportation noise models and GIS analysis is preferred. More experienced candidates, who have a desire to lead projects, expand current lines of work, and explore new technical areas are also encouraged to apply. Previous experience interacting with clients, conducting business development, and writing proposals is also preferred for more experienced candidates. Explore BRRC projects at

Basic Requirements – M.S. degree in physics or engineering disciplines. Due to the sensitive nature of BRRC’s defense-related projects, U.S. Citizenship or permanent resident status is required.

About Us BRRC is a small, dynamic firm located in the mountains of Western North Carolina. We specialize in aviation environmental noise studies and acoustic research and consulting. Our projects range from environmental noise modeling to large research projects and SBIR programs. BRRC encourages innovation and excellence in its work, and emphasizes professional advancement for its staff. We offer a competitive compensation package that includes healthcare, long-term disability, 401k with matching, and merit bonuses. Learn more about what it is like to join our team by exploring BRRC’s candidate brochure.


Please send your résumé and a letter of introduction to

Project Noise Analyst

Gannet Fleming

Location: Raleigh, NC.


What You Will Do

Gannet Fleming is looking for a Highway Traffic Noise Engineer/ Analyst to contribute to a wide range of projects involving a variety of environmental licensing, permitting and compliance to join our Noise, Vibration and Air Quality Group in the Mid-Atlantic region. We are looking to hire in Raleigh, NC.

The successful candidate will assist with highway and rail transportation noise, environmental noise and industrial noise projects. The successful candidate will participate in sound level measurement programs, data collection, data analysis and report preparation.

Job duties:

    • Performing preliminary and final design traffic noise analysis
    • Responsible for completing development tasks as assigned by the project lead
    • Working as part of a team to develop quality and robust solutions
    • Perform a variety of data analysis/processing functions, including analytical data quality reviews, data extraction/loading/transformation, and data organization and cleanup.
    • Assists design team in creating plans from concept through final construction drawings
    • Creates base drawings using survey information and CAD program(s)
    • Conduct noise measurement field work as part of the team
    • Develops project and presentation graphics

Minimum Qualifications


    • Minimum BS or BA degrees in Computer Science or Engineering or related fields
    • 6-8 years of Highway traffic noise analysis experience
    • NCDOT traffic noise analysis experience required
    • Knowledgeable in traffic noise analysis, as it pertains to roadway planning projects
    • Understanding of NCDOT and other DOT guidelines / procedures / policies
    • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) experience is desirable
    • TNM2.5 Training Certification
    • National Highway Institute Noise Training Course Certification
    • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and meet deadlines
    • A passion for working with teammates and customers to solve problems
    • Dynamic, personable and self-motivated personality with the ability to work as part of a distributed team as well as independently on assigned tasks

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