Research Assistant

Midwestern University

Location: Glendale, Arizona

The selected candidate will assist a PI with research activities related to vocal and respiratory function in vertebrates. The research in the Riede laboratory is focused on motor control and functional morphology of vocal production in humans and in animal model systems.

The research assistant will help in analyzing CT imaging data of vocal organs and related acoustic data. The successful applicant will be a technically-savvy individual with excellent visual and graphical skills.

• Generate 3D renditions of vocal organs using software AVIZO
• Help with day-to-day task in a

• B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering, Biology or related field.
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills
• Interest in anatomy
• Knowledge of at least one acoustical data measurements system such as PRAAT
• Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
• Must be self-motivated in order to achieve assigned objectives with minimal supervision

Please apply at

Send inquiries about this position to: Tobias Riede (Email:

Senior Acoustic Consultant


Location: New York, NY


Company Description

SoundSense is a premier design­build Acoustical Consulting & Design Firm that specializes in noise and vibration measurement & control for residential, industrial and commercial applications. SoundSense is a small business that has the experience, tools, patents, and innovative ideas to provide cost effective solutions to all types of acoustical problems.  As a complement to the design phase, SoundSense offers Construction Administration consulting services and progress testing to ensure the efficacy of acoustical treatment.


  • BS or MS in Engineering, preferably Mechanical or Acoustic Engineering.
  • Minimum 3 Years Experience, preferably 5 with a P.E.
  • Proficiency with MS Office & CAD software (such as Sketch Up or AutoCAD) and Adobe Pro
  • S. citizenship
  • Extensive knowledge of current acoustic equipment and standards


  • Engineering and development of design for residential (multi-family and single family), commercial and government projects
  • Construction documentation for sound separation and room environment analysis, inclusive of room modeling, FIIC, FSTC, and RT60
  • Project proposals and site coordination for testing and review
  • Construction administration and review for design compliance
  • Outdoor and mechanical noise monitoring, noise impact studies and associated noise reduction design
  • Vibration, plumbing, and mechanical noise review
  • Construction noise, building, and noise code compliance
  • Communicate clearly with project members/clients and internal team regarding schedule, deadlines, project details


  • 3-5 years of intensive work experience in the field of acoustics at a reputable Acoustic Consulting Design Firm or Architectural Firm
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Acoustics with adeptness in vibration and noise control
  • Practical experience with acoustic monitoring, solution set modeling, and noise reduction design
  • Experience in field noise & vibration surveys
  • Data evaluation, acoustical computations and design
  • Report preparation and presentation
  • Budget analysis and value engineering
  • Proficiency with technical equipment and software for B&K, Larson Davis, Odeon, INSUL, AutoCAD, Sketchup
  • Additional background in music, sound engineering and recording are considered an asset to the candidate’s skill set
  • Candidates must have excellent written and verbal skills to communicate a project from the development through to project completion, clearly documenting each stage.

Salary & Benefits:

  • Salary to commensurate with skills and experience
  • Family work environment with an emphasis on work life balance and team building.
  • Flexible work schedule, ability to work from home
  • Full medical insurance, 401K 3% Non-Elective Contribution, (2) weeks of PTO, December 25th – January 2nd, plus Summer Fridays between July 4th and Labor Day, and (5) additional paid holidays.

SoundSense is a Women-Owned Business Enterprise, we are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive work environment.

Applicants should send resume with cover letter addressed to Dr. Bonnie Schnitta, CEO/Owner of SoundSense via email to Trish Kern, Director of Operations at

Acoustical Consultant/Senior Acoustical Consultant

BRC Acoustics & Audiovisual Design

Location: Seattle WA

Position Description:  Acoustical Consultant/Senior Acoustical Consultant in our Seattle office.

BRC Acoustics & Audiovisual Design, a Seattle based acoustical consulting firm, is seeking a mid-to-senior level acoustical design consultant with the following competencies:

  • Architectural Acoustics (design for Sound Isolation, Reverberant Noise Control).
  • Mechanical Noise Control (including HVAC design to meet background noise design criteria).
  • Sound & AV system design (desired but not required).
  • LEED documentation and calculations, especially LEED for Schools.
  • Environmental Noise Control (including noise measurements and monitoring).
  • Excellent English language written and verbal communication skills.
  • Autocad (Revit is a plus)
  • MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

The following are required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering or acoustics-related field.
  • Minimum of five years of experience in acoustical consulting.
  • Minimum of two professional references.

The following are desired but not required:

  • Licensed Professional Engineer.
  • LEED AP.
  • MRI sound & vibration isolation experience.
  • INCE board certification

Contact: Send resume and cover letter to


Graduate Research Assistant

The University of Massachusetts Lowell

Location: Lowell, Massachusetts

Graduate Research Assistant (Fully-Funded†) openings (PhD††/MS) Spring/Summer/Fall 2020

Research Assistantship Opening # 1:
Acoustics-based Damage Detection from Operational Wind Turbine Blades
Preferred Start Date: Spring/Summer/Fall 2020
The student in this position will develop and test an acoustic sensor network that is needed for damage detection and identification from operational wind turbine blades. This student is expected to have, or motivated to develop, background in acoustics and vibrations, signal processing and machine learning as well as testing and data analysis.
The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in data collection, analysis, and algorithm development. Working knowledge of Matlab/Python, and motivation to learn signal processing, structural health monitoring and machine learning algorithms is preferred. This position requires a high GPA, and satisfactory GRE and TOEFL scores (International students only), work ethics, integrity, motivation and collegiality. Contact Prof. Murat Inalpolat at with your updated resume, if interested.

Research Assistantship Opening # 2:
Analytical and Computational Aeroacoustics for Structural Health Monitoring of Operational Wind Turbine Blades
Preferred Start Date: Spring/Summer/Fall 2020
The researcher in this position will develop and use analytical/computational aero-acoustics simulation tools to assess wind turbine blade damage using acoustic measurements/predictions. The computational tools will also be used to optimize the damage detection. Coupled fluid-acoustic and/or high-fidelity predictive tools for aero-acoustics prediction will be considered/developed/used in this research. Analytical and computational modeling will be achieved using tools that will be developed in-house by the student as well as through the use of commercially available tools such as Ansys, Comsol, etc. This student is also expected to help conduct acoustic measurements, analyze and interpret the data collected and help make design decisions related to the acoustic sensing systems. The work is predominantly geared towards wind energy and wind turbine blade structural health monitoring. However, this researcher is expected to continuously learn and help the team with other related work in the near future. The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in scientific computing, aerodynamics and/or aero-acoustics, optimization, structural health monitoring, and wind turbine hardware procurement and testing. Working knowledge of Matlab, and motivation to learn other CFD and acoustic modeling tools, and analytical modeling of acoustic sources and acoustic radiation is preferred. This position requires a high GPA, and satisfactory GRE and TOEFL scores (International students only), work ethics, integrity, motivation and collegiality. Contact Prof. Murat Inalpolat at with your updated resume, if interested.

Research Assistantship Opening # 3:
Machine Learning based Optimal Sensor Placement for Aerospace Applications
Preferred Start Date: Spring/Summer/Fall 2020
The student in this position is expected to work on developing and testing machine learning algorithms for optimal sensor placement. The algorithms developed will be applied on a variety of applications related to vibrations, acoustics, and other related fields. Matlab/Python will be used to develop supervised and unsupervised machine learning algorithms for damage detection from aerospace structures and related applications using minimum number of optimally-placed sensors. The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in machine learning, probabilistic approaches, optimization, structural health monitoring, algorithm development and coding. Fluency in Matlab (and/or Python), and motivation to learn other modeling and analysis tools is preferred. This position requires a high GPA, and satisfactory GRE and TOEFL scores (International students only), work ethics, integrity, motivation and collegiality. Contact Prof. Murat Inalpolat at with your updated resume, if interested.

Research Assistantship Opening #4:
Dynamic Modeling, Analysis and Testing of Automotive Transmission Components and Subsystems
Preferred Start Date: Spring/Summer/Fall 2020
The student in this position will develop analytical and computational tools for vibration/noise modeling and suppression from automotive manual and automatic transmissions. The student will develop a probabilistic dynamic model of a subsystem of a passenger car transmission operating under linear/nonlinear/stochastic dynamic excitations. The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in multibody dynamics, mechanical vibrations of discrete and continuous systems, probabilistic approaches, optimization, and Matlab programming. Experience with computer programming and graphical user interface design is preferred. This position requires a high GPA, and satisfactory GRE and TOEFL scores (International students only), work ethics, integrity, motivation and collegiality. Contact Prof. Murat Inalpolat at with your updated resume, if interested.

† Fully-funded: Full-tuition, stipend, health insurance, and fees will be paid by the advisor.
†† PhD students are preferred, but MS students with outstanding background will be considered.
EEO/AA Policy
UMass Lowell is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action institution.

Entry Level Acoustical Consultant

Newson Brown Acoustics, LLC,

Location: Culver City, CA

Newson Brown Acoustics, LLC is seeking to hire an entry-level acoustical consultant to work in our office located in Culver City, California.

Newson Brown Acoustics, LLC has been in business for over twenty five years.  Consultants at our company provide a full range of acoustical consulting services including architectural acoustics, building services noise and vibration control, community and environmental acoustics and acoustical troubleshooting.  Our office works on a broad range of project types including television and movie studios, radio and recording studios, corporate headquarters, courts and other civic buildings, educational facilities, healthcare, residential, resorts and hotels, laboratories, libraries, museums, performing arts spaces, screening rooms, theaters and worship spaces.  Clients served include all major Hollywood movie studios, tech companies, major global corporations, governments and academic institutions.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Reviewing architectural, mechanical, electrical and plumbing drawings.
  • Providing sound isolation and acoustical finish recommendations.
  • Using software to predict mechanical noise levels and recommending appropriate noise control.
  • Providing vibration isolation specifications for electrical, plumbing and elevator systems.
  • Carrying out noise surveys of project sites and recommending upgrades to building exteriors as needed to meet interior noise level criteria.
  • Noise control of emergency generators and other outdoor equipment.
  • Acoustical testing and troubleshooting.
  • Vibration measurements.
  • Analysis of noise and vibration data.
  • Understanding of acoustics standards.
  • Reviewing and responding to requests for information and product submittals during construction.
  • Visiting projects during construction to determine if they are being built per the plans.
  • Preparation of technical reports and communicating with clients.
  • Attending meetings to discuss and present reports.
  • Effective time management to meet deadlines on multiple projects.


Required Qualifications and Experience

  • A Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree (preferred) in acoustics, or a related subject.
  • Experience with Word and Excel.


Beneficial Experience

  • Experience with TAP, CATT Acoustic, Auto CAD, Revit and EASERA.
  • Experience with both Bruel and Kjaer and Larson Davis sound level meters and software.
  • Knowledge of common architectural terms, structures, building systems and design practices.
  • Ability to read, understand, interpret and analyze architectural and technical drawings, specifications and other related materials.


Professional Skills

  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision making capabilities.
  • Excellent writing, listening and verbal communications skills, with a strong commitment to learning.
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to prioritize and multi-task, work under strict deadlines in a fast-paced environment, interface effectively with management, and handle multiple requests.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team.
  • Ability to work with all levels of internal staff, as well as outside clients and vendors.
  • Proactive, conscientious and flexible, with a strong work ethic.
  • Organized and detail oriented.
  • Passion for acoustics, building/construction, and design.
  • Sound business ethics, including the protection of proprietary and confidential information.


Training and Benefits

  • We aim to fully train entry level consultants in all of the duties and responsibilities listed above within two to three years of joining the company.
  • We offer competitive salaries and outstanding benefits including:
    • Fifteen days of paid vacation per year for starting employees.
    • Seven paid holidays per year.
    • Five days of paid sick leave per year.
    • Health and dental coverage.
    • 401k plan with company contributions.
    • Long term disability insurance.
    • Reimbursement of relocation expenses.


Newson Brown Acoustics, LLC is an equal opportunity employer.  Applicants must be able to work legally in the United States. Qualified applicants are invited to send a resume and salary requirements to  Both graduates and people with work experience are welcome to apply.















Acoustic Engineer


Location: Costa Mesa, California, USA


The Acoustic Engineer is responsible for designing and implementing high-performance loudspeakers components and systems.  The role is highly technical, and requires someone who can develop and deliver results to complex and demanding acoustic problems using modern techniques and methods.

Typical responsibilities include design of audio and/or acoustic components, design, development and test of crossover networks and/or enclosures, design and integration of horns/waveguides, acoustic test and validation, and component specification.

The successful candidate will work closely with members of one or more cross-functional teams, including mechanical engineers, electrical and/amplifier engineers, test engineers, supply chain staff, and NPI engineers.  The role requires someone who is self-motivated and possesses excellent communication and problem solving skills, as well as the ability to work effectively in small teams, in addition to requiring excellent acoustic engineering skills.



  • Develop and conduct analysis of audio/acoustic components and systems
  • Design and implement loudspeakers, enclosures, and associated system hardware
  • Build, measure, and evaluate prototypes to demonstrate acoustic designs
  • Identify opportunities for improving acoustic designs and infrastructures
  • Participate and work effectively in cross-functional product development teams
  • Drive internal QSC development effort as well as ODM where required
  • Participate in new technologies research and development



  • B.S. degree in Acoustics, Mechanical Engineering, or Electrical Engineering. M.S. preferred.
  • 3-5 years or equivalent experience in loudspeaker systems design and development
  • Passion for sound quality, music and the audio industry is a plus
  • Solid understanding of acoustics
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Experience performing multiphysics analysis with FEA simulation such as COMSOL
  • Experience with at least on scientific scripting language such as Matlab
  • Knowledge of at least one acoustical data measurements system such as SoundCheck
  • Knowledge of the Klippel measurement system is a plus
  • Excellent critical listening skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Ability to produce results in a dynamic and fast paced product development environment
  • Solid English written, verbal and technical language proficiency
  • Must be self-motivated in order to achieve assigned objectives with minimal supervision
  • Willingness and ability to travel overseas up to 10% of the time, to China as well as other locations

Please apply at and reference the Acoustical Society of America when applying.


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