Ocean Acoustics Specialist


Location: Cape Cod, Falmouth, MA

Ocean Acoustics Specialist

JPAnalytics, LLC (www.jpanalytics.com) is a dynamic small business defining the future in underwater acoustic communications and sensing.  We have numerous ongoing and new research and development projects including the development of communications performance modeling and prediction techniques for complex ocean environments and applying the resulting techniques to the development and analysis of embedded underwater systems.

We have an immediate opening for an Ocean Acoustics Specialist with knowledge of numerical and statistical modeling of both ocean acoustics and ocean processes and signal processing and experience with writing complex programs in C++.  U.S. Citizenship is required.  Flexible work arrangements are possible.

The successful candidate will

  • take ownership of the development and use of JPAnalytics’ ocean acoustics simulation environment,
  • leverage on-going developments in the ocean acoustics community to enhance the capabilities of the system,
  • create new hardware interface capabilities for the simulation environment, and
  • take the lead in working with internal JPAnalytics system development projects and external clients with testing new systems

The experience and skills of this candidate must include

  • expertise in ocean acoustic modeling and knowledge of the modeling of random ocean processes,
  • hands-on programming experience in creating complex programs in C++.
  • familiarity with Matlab at a level sufficient to write Matlab code and translate such code to C++ code, and
  • functional knowledge of linear algebra and signal processing applications

These skills and experience are a plus

  • knowledge of the Julia and Python programming languages,
  • experience with COMSOL including the acoustics module, and
  • knowledge of interfacing desktop computers to data acquisition hardware (analog input and output) hardware a plus

General requirements for the candidate are

  • U.S. Citizen
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment, and
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.

JPAnalytics offers a competitive salary, a generous benefits package and is located on Cape Cod in Falmouth, Massachusetts.  Flexible work arrangements are possible.  Please submit applications or inquiries to careers@jpanalytics.com.

Applications should include a cover letter containing applicant’s contact information and general background description, a detailed resume, a one-page description of a major acoustic modeling or software development project in which the applicant played a significant role including details about the applicant’s role, and the names and contact information of three references.

JPAnalytics is an equal opportunity employer.


Acoustical Engineer

Blue Ridge Research and Consulting, LLC (BRRC) is currently seeking acoustical engineers for our Asheville, North Carolina, office. This position involves conducting research in a wide range of environmental acoustics areas including noise source measurements and modeling, sonic boom propagation, and community noise mapping. Current research areas include characterizing noise sources of military aircraft and rockets, modeling long-range sound propagation, predicting the loudness of shaped sonic booms, and mapping ambient soundscapes using machine learning. Responsibilities involve applied acoustical research, interacting with clients, 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 is preferred: Fortran, C++, C#, Python, JavaScript, and SQL.

Experience – A minimum of two years of experience conducting acoustical research and consulting is strongly preferred. 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 a plus. 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 preferred for more experienced candidates. Explore BRRC projects at BlueRidgeResearch.com.

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 acoustical research and consulting. Our projects range from environmental noise modeling to large research projects and SBIR programs. We encourage innovation and excellence in our work, and we emphasize professional advancement for our staff. We offer a competitive compensation package that includes healthcare, long-term disability, 401k with matching, and merit bonuses. Learn more about joining our team by exploring our Candidate Brochure.

Please send your résumé and a letter of introduction to Careers@BlueRidgeResearch.com


Senior Acoustical Consultant

Jaffe Holden

Location: Norwalk, CT or Remote within U.S.

About the job

Jaffe Holden wants to hire another talented person for our team!

We are hiring a Senior Acoustical Consultant who is excited about working on world-class projects and has approximately seven or more years’ experience working in acoustical design consulting. This person may work remotely from within the continental U.S. or from our Norwalk, CT office and will join our team of passionate acoustic and audio/video consultants.

Our company is a leader in the acoustic design of performing arts centers, higher education buildings, world-class museums, houses of worship, and other buildings where the users are passionate about sound. Our clients look to Jaffe Holden for creative solutions to complex projects, and our team members are the best in the business. If you are a team player, a good communicator, and are passionate about becoming a leader in designing acoustic solutions for complex projects, we want to hear from you!

Our ideal candidate will have a college degree and at least seven years of experience in the field of acoustical design. The candidate will work with our team to:

  • Assist in conducting client programming/needs analysis and developing basis of design documentation
  • Work directly with principals on the design of the acoustics for a wide range of projects
  • Prepare reports and diagrams; run acoustic models
  • Attend meetings with clients, remotely or on site (mainly U.S. and Canada, but other international travel may be required).
  • Conduct CA work including site visits and testing, and attend tuning concerts with live musicians

When you work at Jaffe Holden, you work with and learn from the very best in the industry. We encourage employees to develop a work-life balance and proudly offer benefits including a collaborative working environment; flex time; company-paid life insurance; company-paid health insurance that includes all premiums for employees, spouse, and family; a company-funded health reimbursement account to cover out of pocket medical expenses; company-paid long and short term disability insurance; 401(k) plan with company contribution of five percent of employee’s salary, with no need for any match by the employee; company-paid dental care up to $1,000 annually; flexible spending plan; and a great compensation package. Jaffe Holden is an equal opportunity employer. Great Place to Work awarded Jaffe Holden a “Great Rated” review!

Jaffe Holden is a full-service acoustic and audio/video consulting firm with a desire to exceed client, end-user, and employee expectations. The firm provides consulting services for facilities of all types including academic learning environments, performing arts centers, houses of worship, museums, and auditoriums. Since 1968, we have provided clients with the technical services and project management expertise that is essential to the successful completion of world-class projects.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter including salary expectation to:

Kristi L. Weierbach, Ph.D., SPHR, SHRM SCP, Human Resources



Jaffe Holden is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Postdoctoral Researcher or Assistant Research Scientist in Navy Acoustics and/or Hydrodynamics

University of Michigan

Location: Ann Arbor, MI

Duration: 1–3 years

Start date: flexible, but sooner is preferred

Job Description

A post-doctoral-level or higher scientist or engineer is sought for basic research studies into acoustics and hydrodynamics of enduring interest to the US Navy. The successful applicant will have or be willing to develop: a mixture of experimental, computational, and analytical skills; a desire to work with and assist undergraduate and graduate students; and a sincere interest in performing research that leads to publications in top journals. Preferred applicants will have expertise in one or more of the following areas (and a willingness to learn about the others): array signal processing, acoustic wave propagation, wall-bounded turbulence, structural wave propagation, and machine learning. The position is supported by US Government grants and contracts, and University of Michigan resources. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications.


US citizenship is required. Eligible applicants will have completed their Ph.D. in physics, math, acoustics, engineering, oceanography, or another relevant field. Some experience with underwater acoustics or signal processing is preferred but not required. All US citizen candidates are encouraged to reach out and/or apply.

Application Materials

  • Cover Letter
  • CV/Resume
  • Short statement of research skills & interests
  • Names and contact information for up to three references

Please send application materials or questions about the position to:

Prof. David R. Dowling at drd@umich.edu

Research Assistant Professor – Junior Rank

University of Pennsylvania

Location: Philadelphia, PA


Title: Research Assistant Professor – Junior Rank


The Department of Linguistics in the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania seeks candidates for an Assistant Professor position in the non-tenure research track. Expertise is required in the specific area of computational analysis of speech and language as applied in clinical research. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree.

Research and scholarship responsibilities will include the development of an independent and/or collaborative research program, and participation in multidisciplinary research, developing advanced speech and language biomarkers for screening, classifying, and tracking conditions such as Autism, Schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s Disease, Frontotemporal Degeneration, and Mood Disorders.

The successful candidate must possess a Ph.D. in linguistics or a related field and have at least 4 to 5 years of postdoctoral experience developing and validating biomarkers based on the computational analysis of speech and language, including statistical analysis of the results in a clinical context. The candidate should have outstanding productivity in both technical and collaborative research as well as a track record of productive independent research (via grant and publication history).

Applicants must apply online at http://apply.interfolio.com/117886. Required application materials include: a curriculum vitae, a research statement, and contact information for a list of references. Review of applications will begin on December 8, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a community of students, scholars, and staff that reflects the diversity of the world we live in. We create working and learning environments that are affirming, equitable, and inclusive. As a community, we value dynamic interactions, thoughtful discussions, and strive for an environment where everyone is supported and valued.  For information on the School of Arts and Sciences’ inclusion and anti-racism initiatives, please see:  https://www.sas.upenn.edu/2020-inclusion-and-anti-racism-initiatives

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