Fully funded PhD Position

Ultrasound Laboratory Trento (ULTRa) Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science

Location: University of Trento, Italy

Ultrasound Medical Imaging is a widely employed diagnostic technology. To give a few examples, it is utilized to visualize internal body parts non-invasively, to quantify perfusion, to assess blood flow, and to characterize tissue. Despite the already humongous range of applications, we have yet not completely revealed the full potential of this safe, non-invasive, cost effective and portable technology. This is especially true in the context of bubbly media, where the volume of interest is in great part occupied by gas. Practical examples are Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound Imaging (of great interest for cancer detection and localization), and Lung Ultrasound. This project will focus on the development, implementation and testing of ultrasound imaging solutions dedicated to bubbly media. The candidate is expected to have a background is signal processing, image formation, and image analysis. Background in ultrasound imaging or medical image processing is considered a plus.

Application deadline: September 7 2020

Application website: https://ict.unitn.it/education/admission/reserved-topic-scholarships

Contact: Dr. Libertario Demi libertario.demi@unitn.it
ULTRa website: https://sites.google.com/view/drlibertariodemi/

Interdisciplinary (Acoustic Modeler), GS 9-13

U.S. Department of the Interior
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Location: Sterling, VA

Full Description of the Position

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), U.S. Department of the Interior, manages the exploration and development of the nation’s offshore resources. It seeks to appropriately balance economic development, energy independence, and environmental protection through oil and gas leases, renewable energy development and environmental reviews and studies. For information about our bureau go to: http://www.boem.gov/

This vacancy may be used to fill additional positions as vacancies become available.


The mission of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is to manage ocean energy and mineral resources on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) in a manner that balances energy independence, economic development, and environmental protection. Energy resources on the OCS include oil and natural gas, as well as sources of renewable energy. Marine mineral resources include sand, gravel, and other non-energy minerals.

For each major stage of offshore energy and mineral planning and development, BOEM conducts reviews under a suite of environmental laws (e.g., National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Endangered Species Act (ESA), Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA)). These reviews and related public engagement help inform the Bureau’s decisions on conventional and renewable energy exploration, leasing and development activities, as well as marine mineral activities for coastal restoration projects. Additionally, BOEM’s scientists oversee environmental studies to ensure the best available information is used to inform decision- making.

To comply with these environmental laws, BOEM must assess the potential impacts of human-made noise (created by a number of BOEM activities) on marine species in the OCS. In order to better understand and analyze the impacts of these anthropogenic noises, BOEM is establishing an in-house, state-of -the-art Center for Marine Acoustics (CMA), which will include capabilities for developing and running underwater acoustic models. The goal of the CMA is to support all noise-related aspects of BOEM’s environmental analyses, including routine NEPA documents, MMPA and ESA consultations, internal BOEM technical reports, and prioritization of scientific studies.

The incumbent serves as an Acoustic Modeler in the Office of Environmental Programs (OEP) or Office of Renewable Energy Programs.

At the full performance level (GS-13) the major duties of this position include but are not limited to the following:

1. Acquires and implements a suite of underwater acoustic propagation models, dedicated marine mammal movement models and supporting software and databases capable of modeling potential acoustic impacts or other important acoustic analyses for all underwater acoustic sources regulated by BOEM. Develops supporting software to link existing models and maintain results of modeling efforts.

2. Uses expertise in scientific discipline and analytical techniques to author or review technical documents related to acoustic modeling or perform specialized analyses on impacts of human-made noise on marine species.

3. Prepares, or assists in preparing documents, Departmental and Bureau correspondence, and briefing materials concerning acoustic issues, including those related to decisions, public or stakeholder inquiries, and or congressional requests. Presents to Bureau and Departmental leadership.

4. Recommends field, laboratory, modeling, and/or synthesis studies necessary to adequately assess the environmental impacts from OCS activities.

5. Coordinates procurement of environmental studies and manages contractual agreements as Contracting Officer Representative. Prepares and reviews statements of work, procurement packages (including government cost-estimates) and evaluates proposals for technical adequacy, programmatic consistency, and cost-effectiveness.

6. Forms and maintains constructive working relationships with other Regional/Program Offices and Interior bureaus. Liaisons with other stakeholders on issues concerning BOEM decision-making, rulemaking, and other aspects of OCS activities dealing with environmental issues and assessment.

7. Represents the findings of BOEM’s environmental analysis and research to the public, key stakeholders, and other experts at meetings.

BOEM has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.

Salary Range Information:
GS-09: $59,534 – $77,396 Per annum.
GS-11: $72,030 – $93,638 Per annum.
GS-12: $86,335 – $112,240 Per annum.
GS-13: $102,663 – $133,465 Per annum.

First time hires to the federal government typically start at the beginning salary in the range for their respective grade level.

This vacancy is also announced as BOEM-MMGG-20-KS-072(DEU) for those applicants who wish to apply and be considered under Competitive Examining procedures.

Travel Required – Occasional Travel – Travel of 1-5 nights per month may be required.

Supervisory Status – No

Promotion Potential – GS-13

Open for Applications: 08/11/2020 to 08/31/2020
Salary: $59,534 to $133,465 per year

How to Apply:
Apply Now (https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/575933400 
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Agency contact information: HR Assistant,
Phone: 703-787-1446, Email: human.resources6@bsee.gov


Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
45600 Woodland Road
Sterling, VA 20166

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Acoustical Test Lab Group Leader


Location: Indianapolis, IN

Collaborate with Innovative 3Mers Around the World

Choosing where to start and grow your career has a major impact on your professional and personal life, so it’s equally important you know that the company that you choose to work at, and its leaders, will support and guide you. With a diversity of people, global locations, technologies and products, 3M is a place where you can collaborate with 93,000 other curious, creative 3Mers.

“A long-lasting career at 3M comes from having vision, imagination and the ability to see what doesn’t exist. 3Mers are groundbreaking innovators and it’s important that we give every person the space for disruptive and creative thinking.” – John Banovetz, senior vice president and chief technology officer at 3M

This position provides an opportunity to transition from other private, public, government or military environments to a 3M career.

The Impact You’ll Make in this Role

As an Acoustical Test Lab Group Leader at 3M, you will have the opportunity to tap into your curiosity and collaborate with some of the most innovative and diverse people around the world. Here, you will make an impact by:

  • Operating, maintaining and developing 3M Hearing Solutions’ internationally recognized and externally ISO 17025 accredited state-of-the-art acoustical laboratory for the evaluation of hearing protection devices using both human subject and objective testing means.
  • Supporting new product R&D for 3M’s passive and active hearing protection devices intended for worldwide markets by evaluating, developing, and implementing regulated protection measurement methods.
  • Participate in cross-functional project teams supporting scale-up and launch of modified and/or new hearing protection and protected communication devices by translating customer needs and business goals into tangible product related acoustical performance needs and requirements
  • Provide insight into optimized acoustical design for hearing protection and protected communication devices, along with oversight and evaluation of product prototypes
  • Develop an awareness of existing patent technologies and maintain awareness of current research and patent literature to facilitate generation of new intellectual property

Your Skills and Expertise

To set you up for success in this role from day one, 3M is looking for candidates who must have the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Acoustics, Mechanical Engineering, or Physics (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution
  • Five (5) years of experience with acoustical engineering and measurement methods in a private, public, government or military environment

Additional qualifications that could help you succeed even further in this role include:

  • Master’s degree or Ph.D. in related discipline
  • Board Certification by the Institute of Noise Control Engineering
  • Experience working in an accredited laboratory and/or facility with ISO17025 certification
  • Experience in the development of hearing protection devices or other safety and/or personal protection products
  • Ability to simultaneously manage multiple high priority projects efficiently and work with cross functional teams and across multiple functions and disciplines

Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status).

To apply, click here to start your application: https://3m.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/Search/job/US-Indiana-Indianapolis/Acoustical-Test-Lab-Group-Leader_R01017123

Postdoctoral Scholar position – Seabed Geophysics/Acoustics, Machine Learning

University of Calgary

Location: Calgary, Canada


Duration:           2 years, with the possibility of extension

Start date:         October 2020 (negotiable)

Salary:               $55,000 CAD per year, plus University of Calgary Plan C Health Insurance Benefits


The Department of Geoscience in the Faculty of Science at the University of Calgary is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar in Geophysics.

Job Description:

We seek a postdoctoral researcher for a two-year position in seabed geophysics / geoacoustics / seismology, with the potential to be extended for an additional year. The research will develop probabilistic (Bayesian) methods to study seabeds of continental shelves. In particular, we employ reflectivity measurements of the seabed to infer sediment properties such as velocity, density, attenuation, porosity and dispersion.

The data were acquired in large volumes on towed arrays and a particular interest is to study the feasibility of scaling inference methods to 2D and 3D application over large study areas. The information gained is important to understand underwater sound propagation and applications such as SONAR. Particular areas of interest include inverse theory, probabilistic machine learning, Markov chain Monte Carlo, sequential Monte Carlo, computational seismology or acoustics, high performance computing, including message passing and general-purpose graphics cards, and/or numerical methods for seismic wave propagation.


  • PhD or equivalent degree in geophysics, acoustics, statistics, physics, or computer engineering;*
  • strong quantitative background in acoustics, seismology, Bayesian inference, machine learning.
  • excellent programming/coding skill (relevant languages and technologies are C, Fortran, MPI, CUDA, and python);
  • fluent in written and spoken English and have strong communication and technical writing skills.


*To be eligible as a Postdoctoral scholar at the University of Calgary, you must have been awarded a PhD or equivalent degree within five (5) years immediately preceding the appointment. Please review the Postdoc Eligibility Guidelines for more information prior to applying for this position

Application details:

Please email your application as a single PDF file on or before 11:59 MDT Friday, September 4, 2020 to Dr. Jan Dettmer, Associate Professor at jan.dettmer@ucalgary.ca.

All applications must include:

  • a single-page cover letter outlining the candidate’s suitability and motivation for the role;
  • single-page statement of research background, including major research accomplishments and interests
  • a current curriculum vitae (CV) with list of published articles
  • official or unofficial copy of diploma(s)/university certificate(s); and
  • contact information (telephone numbers and e-mail addresses) of  two (2) references that may support the candidate’s application.


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada, although others are encouraged to apply.

To learn more about postdoctoral scholar opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Postdoc Careers website.


About the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit ucalgary.ca.

To succeed as one of Canada’s top universities, where new ideas are created, tested and applied through first-class teaching and research, the University of Calgary needs more of the best minds in our classrooms and labs. We’re increasing our scholarly capacity by investing in people who want to change the world, bringing the best and brightest to Calgary to form a global intellectual hub and achieve advances that matter to everyone.

About Calgary, Alberta

Calgary is one of the world’s cleanest cities and has been named one of the world’s most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders – in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from the strongest economy in the nation and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour’s drive from the Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their professional success while they are here. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

Post-doctoral research position in passive acoustic monitoring of North Atlantic Right Whales

Department of Oceanography, Dalhousie University

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada


We are seeking candidates who will conduct research on the acoustic detection, classification, and localization of North Atlantic Right Whales (NAWR) from mobile and stationary passive acoustic monitoring systems in an effort to improve the real-time tracking of these animals in Canadian waters.  The study of underwater noise due to natural and human sound sources in NAWR habitats will also be carried out. Candidates should be familiar with the physics of underwater sound propagation and contemporary modeling methods.  Candidates should have expertise in acoustic data processing, array signal processing, inversion methods, as well as knowledge of marine mammal bioacoustics.  Strong programming and computing, ‘big’ data analysis and visualization, and analytical mathematical skills are necessary. A publication record that demonstrates these abilities is an asset.

This research will be carried out under the supervision of Dr. David Barclay in coordination with a multi-disciplinary team at Dalhousie University and the University of New Brunswick under the “SWIMM: Saving Whales with Innovative Monitoring and Mitigation” projec.  The primary objectives of the project are to study the detection and tracking of NARW in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, the environmental and anthropogenic causes and consequences of habitat variability, the individual NARW health and contaminants, and vessel strike and fishing gear risk and threat mitigation actions.


A Ph.D. in oceanography, physics, engineering, or a related discipline is required.

Please send C.V. along with two references to dbarclay@dal.ca

More information on research in the lab can be found at http://noise.phys.ocean.dal.ca

This position will follow the Dalhousie University Employment Equity Policy: https://www.dal.ca/dept/hres/equity—inclusion/employment_equity/hiring_for_diversity.html



Acoustics Designer

All Pro Integrated Systems

Location: Pensacola, FL


Job Title:         Acoustics Designer
Class:               Regular, Full-Time
FLSA Status:   Exempt
Reports To:     Operations Department

All Pro Integrated Systems is an audiovisual integration company.  Please view some of our projects at www.allprosystems.com.

General Description:

The Acoustics Designer is responsible for the design, quoting, administration and occasional on-site commissioning for acoustics projects.  The Acoustics Designer will conduct on-site measurements,  prepare subsequent reports, provide technical input, recommend technical alternatives, and develop cost estimates.  The Acoustics Designer works closely with the sales team and project manager to ensure the project design meets all client expectations relating to the project timeline and budgetary parameters. The Acoustics Designer also has the responsibility to oversee the commissioning and post-construction testing of projects where those services are required. The Acoustics Designer must maintain a comprehensive knowledge of applicable products, best practices, design calculations, standard construction pricing and modeling to effectively develop technical solutions and conceptual design specifications for prospective customers.

Overnight travel is required on an infrequent basis but can vary based on workload demands.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Interface with prospects and clients to clarify intent and/or review project documentation
  • Complete project designs based on client requirements, desires and budgets
  • Meet with sales staff to discuss client needs and review completed designs
  • Complete acoustic analysis reports, project scopes and acoustics drawings
  • Oversee the ordering of material
  • Communicate progress with Project Manager and Salesperson throughout the project’s life
  • Participate in periodic site visits and walk-throughs as required and issue subsequent documentation on design issues or construction punch list items.
  • Create and/or respond to RFI’s in a timely fashion
  • Coordinate with Project Manager on specific needs for acoustics commissioning
  • Participate in commissioning in coordination with the Project Manager when necessary
  • Attend final walk-thru with Project Manager, Customer and/or Salesperson when requested
  • Complete administrative tasks, such as credit card reconciliations, travel booking, etc.
  • Execute all construction completion reports to measure progress and final close out of job
  • Responsible for ongoing training, continuing education to keep current with available solutions, technical advancement and design trends

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent customer service skills, and the ability to work effectively with diverse groups
  • Knowledge of acoustic products, best practices, calculations, and typical construction pricing
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks
  • Must be responsible, self-motivated, self-starter, personable and well-organized
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Products including Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Excel
  • Ability to plan, organize and implement to ensure projects are completed by a specific date
  • Basic skill level in AutoCAD LT and Blue Beam
  • Experience and proficiency with acoustic modeling software
  • The ability to create, read and effectively interpret general business documents
  • Must be able to effectively handle stressful situations
  • Valid and current driver’s license

Education and Experience

  • The Designer shall possess a bachelor’s degree and 3 years industry experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience required to successfully perform the essential job duties of this position. The Acoustics Designer should possess knowledge of customer relations and communications, project management, and job costing

Physical demands and work environment:

Employee will be required to stand, sit, walk, bend, stoop, climb, use hands and fingers, reach, lift and push with hands and arms. Employee is frequently required to type, talk and hear. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, depth vision and the ability to adjust focus. Employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.

This job description does not list all the duties of this position; others duties of a similar nature and level may be assigned. The management of All Pro reserves the right to revise this document at any time. This job description is not a contract for employment.  Requirements may be modified to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

To Apply:  Please apply on our company career page, www.allprosystems.com/careers.

All Pro is a drug free workplace, a pre-employment drug screen is required along with a background check.  All Pro participates in E-Verify.




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