PhD Student Grant

Sorbonne Université

Location: Paris France

 

Reconstruction of the acoustic heritage of Notre-Dame Cathedral through historically informed simulations : Experimental Virtual Archaeological-Acoustics

Thesis funding : Fall 2020 (2020-2023)

Funded through a grant from the “Chantier CNRS Notre-Dame”, this project will be carried out in partnership with the Past Has Ears (https://evaa.lam.jussieu.fr/doku.php#phenixthe_past_has_ears) project and its partners.

Subject

Reconstruction of the acoustic heritage of Notre-Dame Cathedral through historically informed simulations

Context

When we think of the great architectural achievements of history, such as the Gothic cathedrals, their importance is strongly linked to their acoustic environment. The acoustics of a heritage site is an intangible result of its construction and its tangible layout. Ephemeral, but it is the concrete result of the physical nature of the environment. We will explore how, through measurements, research and virtual reconstructions, the acoustics of one of the most remarkable heritage spaces in France can be documented, reconstructed, and experienced by researchers and the general public alike. The focus is on the preservation and digital reconstruction of a heritage site, bringing it back from the ashes by examining its evolution and importance in history.

Thesis topic

The thesis project consists in helping to create virtual reconstructions of the acoustics of the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris, in its past and future states. The simulator will be used to study the impact of acoustics and the environment on different configurations of use in collaboration with historians, heritage architects, and musicologists. The thesis work will contribute to the research and documentation of the site, acoustic measurements, and the creation of ecologically valid geometric acoustic models. The thesis will include a series of perceptual studies on the impact of acoustic variations on play in the context of historically informed performance methods.

Candidate

The candidate, with a master’s degree in acoustics or a related field, will have the necessary skills to work at the crossroads of room acoustics modeling, psychoacoustics, and archaeological acoustics (archeoacoustics). An interest / passion for history would be an added asset. The ability to work independently and in groups is essential for the successful candidate. Motivation, self-discipline, and maturity are required for this highly interdisciplinary and collaborative project. The candidate should be comfortable with communicating in French or English (orally and in writing).

Computer skills are also necessary, for virtual reality prototype and integration of experimental tests. Knowledge of MatLab, MaxMSP, programming in C/C++ or python, and Unity would be beneficial.

Supervision

The PhD will be supervised by Brian FG Katz, CNRS Research Director at the Institut d’Alembert (UMR 7190), Sorbonne University, and Mylène Pardoen, Soundscape Archaeologist CNRS Research Engineer at the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme de Lyon-Saint-Étienne.

Candidature

Applications will be accepted until 31-July-2020. The doctoral contract should start ideally on 1-Oct-2020.

Candidatures should be submitted via the CNRS recruitment portal : Offer UMR7190-BRIKAT-002 (https://emploi.cnrs.fr/Offres/Doctorant/UMR7190-BRIKAT-002/Default.aspx?lang=EN). Please be sure to include a letter of motivation detailing your interest and capacity to contribute to the proposed subject.

Relevant articles

Postma & Katz, “Perceptive and objective evaluation of calibrated room acoustic simulation auralizations,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am., vol. 140, pp. 4326–4337, 2016, doi:10.1121/1.4971422

Katz & Mervant-Roux, « Comment entendre le passé ? Quelques leçons d’une collaboration de recherche entre acousticiens et spécialistes d’études théâtrales, » Revue Sciences/Lettres, no. 6, pp. 1–14, 2019, doi:10.4000/rsl.1645. SI: L’Écho du théâtre 2

Postma, Dubouilh, & Katz, “An archeoacoustic study of the history of the Palais du Trocadero (1878-1937),” J. Acoust. Soc. Am., pp. 2810–2821, 2019, doi:10.1121/1.5095882

Postma & Katz, “Acoustics of Notre-Dame Cathedral de Paris,” in Intl Cong on Acoustics, Buenos Aires, pp. 0269:1–10, 2016

Pardoen, « Une machine à sons pour restituer l’histoire – Réflexion à partir du projet Bretez », dans La voix du public en France aux XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles, Presses Univ. de Rennes, , pp. 257-269, 2019

Pardoen, « Bretez II : restitution d’un paysage sonore de Paris au XVIIIe siècle », dans Paysages sensoriels – Approches pluridisciplinaires, Ed. Mehl et Péaud, Presses Univ. de Rennes, pp. 111-119, 2019

Pardoen, « Projet Bretez: une pincée de son dans l’Histoire ». Digital Studies / Le champ numérique, 2019, doi:10.16995/dscn.350

Puget, Pardoen, et al. “Rapid Prototyping of Immersive Video for Popularization of Historical Knowledge”, in Intl Conf Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction, p. 197-203, Tempe, 2019, doi:10.1145/3294109.3300977

Graduate student PhD

Reconstruction of the acoustic heritage of Notre-Dame Cathedral through historically informed simulations : Experimental Virtual Archaeological-Acoustics

Thesis funding : Fall 2020 (2020-2023)

Funded through a grant from the “Chantier CNRS Notre-Dame”, this project will be carried out in partnership with the Past Has Ears (https://evaa.lam.jussieu.fr/doku.php#phenixthe_past_has_ears) project and its partners.

Subject

Reconstruction of the acoustic heritage of Notre-Dame Cathedral through historically informed simulations

Context

When we think of the great architectural achievements of history, such as the Gothic cathedrals, their importance is strongly linked to their acoustic environment. The acoustics of a heritage site is an intangible result of its construction and its tangible layout. Ephemeral, but it is the concrete result of the physical nature of the environment. We will explore how, through measurements, research and virtual reconstructions, the acoustics of one of the most remarkable heritage spaces in France can be documented, reconstructed, and experienced by researchers and the general public alike. The focus is on the preservation and digital reconstruction of a heritage site, bringing it back from the ashes by examining its evolution and importance in history.

Thesis topic

The thesis project consists in helping to create virtual reconstructions of the acoustics of the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris, in its past and future states. The simulator will be used to study the impact of acoustics and the environment on different configurations of use in collaboration with historians, heritage architects, and musicologists. The thesis work will contribute to the research and documentation of the site, acoustic measurements, and the creation of ecologically valid geometric acoustic models. The thesis will include a series of perceptual studies on the impact of acoustic variations on play in the context of historically informed performance methods.

Candidate

The candidate, with a master’s degree in acoustics or a related field, will have the necessary skills to work at the crossroads of room acoustics modeling, psychoacoustics, and archaeological acoustics (archeoacoustics). An interest / passion for history would be an added asset. The ability to work independently and in groups is essential for the successful candidate. Motivation, self-discipline, and maturity are required for this highly interdisciplinary and collaborative project. The candidate should be comfortable with communicating in French or English (orally and in writing).

Computer skills are also necessary, for virtual reality prototype and integration of experimental tests. Knowledge of MatLab, MaxMSP, programming in C/C++ or python, and Unity would be beneficial.

Supervision

The PhD will be supervised by Brian FG Katz, CNRS Research Director at the Institut d’Alembert (UMR 7190), Sorbonne University, and Mylène Pardoen, Soundscape Archaeologist CNRS Research Engineer at the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme de Lyon-Saint-Étienne.

Candidature

Applications will be accepted until 31-July-2020. The doctoral contract should start ideally on 1-Oct-2020.

Candidatures should be submitted via the CNRS recruitment portal : Offer UMR7190-BRIKAT-002 (https://emploi.cnrs.fr/Offres/Doctorant/UMR7190-BRIKAT-002/Default.aspx?lang=EN). Please be sure to include a letter of motivation detailing your interest and capacity to contribute to the proposed subject.

Relevant articles

Postma & Katz, “Perceptive and objective evaluation of calibrated room acoustic simulation auralizations,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am., vol. 140, pp. 4326–4337, 2016, doi:10.1121/1.4971422

Katz & Mervant-Roux, « Comment entendre le passé ? Quelques leçons d’une collaboration de recherche entre acousticiens et spécialistes d’études théâtrales, » Revue Sciences/Lettres, no. 6, pp. 1–14, 2019, doi:10.4000/rsl.1645. SI: L’Écho du théâtre 2

Postma, Dubouilh, & Katz, “An archeoacoustic study of the history of the Palais du Trocadero (1878-1937),” J. Acoust. Soc. Am., pp. 2810–2821, 2019, doi:10.1121/1.5095882

Postma & Katz, “Acoustics of Notre-Dame Cathedral de Paris,” in Intl Cong on Acoustics, Buenos Aires, pp. 0269:1–10, 2016

Pardoen, « Une machine à sons pour restituer l’histoire – Réflexion à partir du projet Bretez », dans La voix du public en France aux XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles, Presses Univ. de Rennes, , pp. 257-269, 2019

Pardoen, « Bretez II : restitution d’un paysage sonore de Paris au XVIIIe siècle », dans Paysages sensoriels – Approches pluridisciplinaires, Ed. Mehl et Péaud, Presses Univ. de Rennes, pp. 111-119, 2019

Pardoen, « Projet Bretez: une pincée de son dans l’Histoire ». Digital Studies / Le champ numérique, 2019, doi:10.16995/dscn.350

Puget, Pardoen, et al. “Rapid Prototyping of Immersive Video for Popularization of Historical Knowledge”, in Intl Conf Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction, p. 197-203, Tempe, 2019, doi:10.1145/3294109.3300977

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

University of New Hampshire

Location: Durham NH

 

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship position, acoustic techniques to monitor for and manage pest arthropods and native insect biodiversity

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship position in the laboratory of Dr. Daniel R. Howard, Department of Biological Sciences, College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, University of New Hampshire. The position will begin in the spring/summer of 2020, and extends for up to 2 years.

We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic postdoctoral scholar to work on a project focused on understanding the seasonal phenology, vibrational communication and response to thermal stress in the New England vineyard pest Empoasca fabae (potato leaf hopper).

Qualified candidates should have completed a Ph.D. in entomology, bioacoustics, or a related discipline, and be broadly interested in animal communication, behavioral ecology, and agroacoustics. Candidates with research experience in insect ecology and taxonomy, animal behavior, bioacoustics, signal processing and field ecology are preferred. Competitive salary and benefits, along with research funding associated with the project are provided. The successful candidate will be encouraged to expand the research beyond the scope of the funded project to include related topics aligned with their interests.

If interested in applying and/or learning more about the position, please send an introduction email including a statement of research interests and a CV to Dr. Daniel R. Howard (daniel.howard@unh.edu). We will begin reviewing applications immediately and continue accepting applications until the position is filled. Anticipated start date is flexible, but a start date between April and June 2020 is preferred. The University of New Hampshire is located in Durham, along the New Hampshire sea coast only an hour and fifteen minutes north of Boston, Massachusetts and an hour south of Portland, Maine. Applicants from underrepresented backgrounds that can add to the diversity of our UNH community are especially encouraged to apply.

Postdoctoral Investigator – Physical Oceanography

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Location: Woods Hole, Massachusetts

JOB SUMMARY

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a Postdoctoral Investigator to join the Physical Oceanography Department. This is a temporary, full-time position, and is eligible for benefits. The initial appointment will be for one year with the possibility of a one-year extension.

The Institution has a top-rated postdoctoral program (www.whoi.edu/postdoctoral/) that supports a dynamic postdoctoral community with formal mentoring and career guidance programs. While the primary focus of the work will be in research, the Postdoctoral Investigator will have the opportunity to participate in educational and outreach activities associated with the project.

Online application forms should be submitted with a cover letter, complete curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. Applications will be reviewed upon submission.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The Postdoctoral Investigator will be expected to play a key role in the comparisons of the observations and models, in preparing the three-dimensional fields, and in using those fields to quantify the impact of the ocean environment on acoustic propagation over  local and regional areas as well as seasonal variability  The successful candidate will be expected to interact with both the Woods Hole and MIT faculty and staff.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE 

Ph.D. (analyzing ocean observations, ocean acoustics)

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Security Clearance Required
  • Travel to meetings, work around others and work with others

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Mostly sedentary

How to Apply: Please apply on our careers site: https://careers.whoi.edu/

 

 

Noise and/or Air Quality Analyst

HNTB

Location:  Remote

 

Contact: Jenny Kilian, Sr. Recruiter, jkilian@hntb.com or apply online at HNTB.com/careers

What We’re Looking For

Noise and / or Air Quality analyst:

You can be based anywhere in the county, working remotely to support our Great Lakes practice.

Come join our Air, Noise and Environmental Planning group. You’ll have an opportunity to work with an outstanding team on some of the most large, complex and exciting transportation and infrastructure projects throughout the country. As part of our team, you will perform all aspects of air and / or noise analyses for a range of project types and clients. You will be responsible for the design and technical aspects of air and/or noise projects and will have opportunities to contribute to task assignee duties and business development.

This position could be based anywhere in the country while working within our Great Lakes Practice.

Primary Focus Will Include:

  • Conducts transportation noise and/or AQ studies for highway and transit projects and formulates the results into concise, well-written documents.
  • Attends meetings with clients and responsible agencies and assists with preparation of noise and/or AQ analysis methods and results.
  • Participates as a subject matter contributor in public involvement activities, including presentations at public workshops and public hearings.
  • Assists with coordination with Federal, State and Local regulatory agencies

Additional essential responsibilities include:

  • Finalizes production of environmental documents, transportation plans and reports.
  • Coordinates with sub-consultants and in-house personnel on a regular basis to complete assigned tasks.
  • May oversee the work of less experienced staff
  • Uses technical software to perform project analysis.
  • Assist in the preparation of scopes of work, fee proposals and responses to RFP’s.
  • Final production of graphics associated with public meetings, presentation drawings, reports, etc.

Preferred Qualifications and Skills:

  • 4 years related experience or 2 years related experience with Masters degree in related field
  • Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Civil or Environmental Engineering or related field
  • Experience in highway or transit noise and/or AQ analysis and modeling is required.
  • Experience with the EPA MOVES2014a (MOVES) and CAL3QHC 2.0 (CAL3QHC) air quality modeling tools
  • Experience in the use of FHWA and FTA noise modeling and related tools, including Traffic Noise Model (TNM), ArcGIS, MicroStation, and transit noise and vibration impact assessment.
  • Experience in the analysis of the range of available data used to perform environmental analysis of highway and transit projects.

What You’ll Need

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Finalizes production of environmental documents, transportation plans and reports.
  • Coordinates with sub-consultants and in-house personnel on a regular basis to complete assigned tasks.
  • May oversee the work of less experienced staff.
  • Final production of graphics associated with public meetings, presentation drawings, reports, etc.
  • Uses technical software to perform project analysis.
  • Assists in the preparation of scopes of work, fee proposals and responses to RFP’s.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Planning or related field
  • 4 years related experience
  • 2 years related experience (with Master’s degree in Planning or related field)

 

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