Acoustician (Building Acoustics Emphasis) – 2 Positions Available

The Greenbusch Group

Location: Seattle, WA

Acoustician (Building Acoustics Emphasis)

 

The Greenbusch Group is a multi-disciplinary engineering and consulting firm located in the Interbay neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. The Acoustical Department is seeking a dynamic and energetic individual to fill the position of Acoustician to support a wide variety of interesting projects.

The Greenbusch Acoustical Department provides the following services:

  • Environmental noise and vibration (industrial, construction, etc.).
  • HVAC noise and vibration (building systems, noise code compliance, etc.).
  • Building acoustics (sound isolation, reverberation control, etc.).
  • Test and measurement (environmental noise, building acoustics, vibration, etc.).

 

At a minimum, the Acoustician would initially be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Review building plans and analyze acoustical characteristics such as reverberation, sound isolation, HVAC system noise and vibration, structure borne sound transfer, etc.
  • Develop acoustical recommendations to satisfy design criteria and coordinate with the design team.
  • Develop design narratives and coordination memoranda, as required, to support the design process.
  • Perform environmental noise/vibration assessments on an as-needed basis.

 

Minimum qualifications:

  • Five years of experience as a consulting acoustician.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, mathematics, physical science or related field. A bachelor’s degree in Acoustics can be included in the experience requirement above.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills, both oral and written, and a high appreciation for quality customer service.
  • Self-motivated, able to manage own schedule, coordinate multiple projects, and reliably meet deadlines.

 

Desired skills:

  • Experience with basic scientific testing protocols, data acquisition, data interpretation and reporting.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word/Excel.

 

Other position details:

  • Competitive salary and benefits package.US Citizenship or appropriate work visa is required.
  • Electronic submission of a resume and transcripts should be sent to info@greenbusch.com.

Acoustical Engineer

Blue Ridge Research and Consulting, LLC

Location: Asheville, NC

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 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 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 JobOpenings@BlueRidgeResearch.com

 

Program Director Graduate Program in Acoustics

Penn State College of Engineering

Location: University Park, PA

 

The Penn State College of Engineering invites nominations and applications for the position of Director of the Graduate Program in Acoustics. The program has a 55-year history of excellence in acoustics and seeks an individual who will provide innovative and energetic leadership for the future, with a focus on diversity. The successful candidate must have academic credentials commensurate with the rank of professor with tenure; a strong record of and commitment to teaching, research, and service in acoustics; proven administrative skills; and a widely recognized reputation in acoustics.

The program is internationally recognized as a leading academic program dedicated to acoustics, and is known for the quality of its students, its research and educational programs, and leadership of the profession. It is the only civilian Ph.D.-granting acoustics program in the nation, with over 800 masters and doctoral degrees granted since its inception. Additional information is available at https://www.acs.psu.edu.

Current research and teaching activities include core topics such as biomedical ultrasound, acoustic functional materials, aero- and hydro-acoustics, structural acoustics, architectural acoustics, transducers and signal processing, underwater acoustics, and physical acoustics. The breadth of acoustics as a discipline is relevant to every department in the College of Engineering (https://www.engr.psu.edu) and across the university. The program is also a strategic partner with the Penn State Applied Research Laboratory (https://www.arl.psu.edu) and maintains close connections with industry through the Center for Acoustics and Vibration (http://www.cav.psu.edu).

The program’s faculty consists of 6 core faculty and over 35 affiliated faculty members from other academic departments and the Applied Research Laboratory and is supported by 4 dedicated staff. The program offers more than 20 acoustics courses on a wide variety of topics. Approximately 50 students are currently enrolled in Master’s and Ph.D. degree programs in Acoustics at the University Park campus. In addition, the program offers the M.Eng. in Acoustics degree through a distance learning option in coordination with the Penn State World Campus; approximately 100 Distance Education students enroll in our courses each semester. As part of the first phase of the College’s capital construction master plan, the program is scheduled to move into new office and research facilities by 2024.

The Graduate Program in Acoustics Director position is a tenured faculty position. Half time is devoted to teaching, research, and service typical of a senior tenured faculty. The other half time administrative responsibilities include working strategically and collaboratively across the College and University to recruit diverse graduate students and faculty, secure resources to support program initiatives, supervise faculty (core and affiliated) and staff, and plan for future growth (new research areas, students, faculty, and courses). While the program is currently aligned with the Department of Aerospace Engineering for administrative support and oversight, core Acoustics faculty have their primary appointment within the program and the program controls its educational and research activities.

HOW TO APPLY:

Nominations and applications will be considered until the position is filled. Screening of applicants will begin on February 1, 2021 and it is intended that the position be filled by the beginning of the 2021/22 academic year. Applicants should submit a cover letter, statement of professional interests, curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of four references as a single PDF file to job Requisition # 0000009733 at https://hr.psu.edu/careers.

Applications will be treated with the strictest confidence. Inquiries can be made to Chris Rahn via e-mail to cdrahn@psu.edu or by phone at: (814) 865-6237.

To search active job openings in all departments of the Penn State College of Engineering, go to https://hr.psu.edu/careers.

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.

Apply online at https://apptrkr.com/2127846

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to http://www.police.psu.edu/clery/, which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.

 

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

 

Modeling and Acoustics Postdoc

Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)

Location: Los Alamos, New Mexico

Modeling and Acoustics Postdoc

What You Will Do
Are you ready to begin a career in modeling and acoustics? The Acoustics and Sensors Team (MPA-11) is looking for a postdoctoral researcher with strong computational skills and solid background in finite element analysis.  We are seeking a highly-motivated individual to join a multidisciplinary research team and contribute to the development of a new acoustic inspection technology for LANL-specific large, complex composite systems. This work involves highly integrated numerical modeling and experimental efforts.

Ongoing work in our team includes applied research for material characterization (solids, liquids, & gases), acoustical imaging, nonlinear acoustics, acoustic separation of two‐phase systems, detection of corrosion and other defects in materials, acoustically engineered materials. The work involves development of new techniques, customized instrumentation, and validation of measurements in the field. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the development of new sensing technologies, patents, and publications. There will be opportunities to work in a wide range of areas, to innovate, and present work to sponsors and conferences.

What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
 
Technical Background
You will need to have a strong background in one or more areas: Signal processing, Advanced data analysis, Finite Element analysis, Ultrasonic techniques, Nondestructive testing, Machine learning.

Programming
This role requires a strong background in COMSOL or other Finite Element code, and willingness to learn COMSOL. Additionally, fluency in one or more Computer Programming Languages is required (e.g., Matlab, Python, VB, C, LabView, etc.).

Research & Experimentation
You will need hands-on experience in designing and conducting experiments. Additionally, you need demonstrated experience in conducting original scientific research through peer reviewed publication record.

Clearance
For this role you must have the ability to obtain a Q clearance, which typically requires U.S. citizenship.

Education/Experience: A PhD in Applied Physics, Engineering, Material Science or related fields, completed within the last five years or soon to be completed.

Desired Qualifications:
 
Electronics & Instruments
Knowledge of electronics and of typical laboratory test instruments, such as function generators, oscilloscopes, and piezoelectric transducers.

Flexibility
Ability to adapt to new requirements for projects and be flexible enough to learn new areas of research as needed.

Note to Applicants:

Along with applying online, you can send your resume and cover letter to Dr. Cristian Pantea, pantea@lanl.gov  (505) 665-7598 and Dr. Alan Graham, graham@lanl.gov (505) 500-2216

MPA-11 Acoustics and Sensors Team Web page: http://www.lanl.gov/orgs/mpa/mpa11/AcousticsAndSensorsTeam/

For more information on Postdoc program at LANL, please refer to http://www.lanl.gov/careers/career-options/postdoctoral-research/postdoc-program/index.php

Additional Details
New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.

Equal Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations.  The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

Where You Will Work
Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:

§  PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network

§  Dental and vision insurance

§  Free basic life and disability insurance

§  Paid maternity and parental leave

§  Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)

§  Learning opportunities and tuition assistance

§  Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)

§  Onsite gyms and wellness programs

§  Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)

Joint Faculty Positions

College of Engineering, Applied Research Laboratory
Pennsylvania State University

Location: University Park, PA

Applied Research Laboratory and College of Engineering Joint Faculty Positions

The College of Engineering and the Applied Research Laboratory at The Pennsylvania State University in University Park, PA are pleased to invite applications for one or more joint faculty positions. Applicants should have extensive records of building large-scale collaborative partnerships and programs among academia, governmental agencies, industry, and research institutions. Applicants should also have qualifications appropriate for an appointment as a tenured or tenure-track Associate Professor or Professor in the College of Engineering.

The College of Engineering houses nearly 350 tenured faculty spread across fourteen different departments. The College educates nearly 9000 diverse undergraduate students and 1500 diverse graduate students. All undergraduate and graduate programs are ranked in the top forty. The College of Engineering was recently ranked number twenty-two by US News and World Report.

The Applied Research Laboratory is one of five US Navy and one of fourteen Department of Defense University Affiliated Research Centers. With over 1200 full-time employees and 200 student employees, the Laboratory is the second largest University Affiliated Research Center. The Laboratory’s core research interests are focused in four areas: undersea systems; fluid dynamics and acoustics; advanced materials and manufacturing systems; and communications and cyber systems.

The Laboratory is an independent unit of the University but is collocated on the main campus at University Park. The Laboratory enjoys a collaborative environment with the College of Engineering. One of the goals of the Laboratory is to connect the fundamental research of the University to applied solutions for the Laboratory’s government sponsors and corresponding industrial partners. One purpose of this joint faculty position is to strengthen that bridge by conducting research that spans the full spectrum of Department of Defense Research and Development activities.

It is anticipated that any successful candidate will spend about fifty percent of their time each year within the College of Engineering and fifty percent at the Applied Research Laboratory. The College and the Laboratory recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding governing this unique position. A candidate-unique agreement will be signed by both organizations relative to specific requirements and expectations. Although currently we are seeking one profoundly qualified candidate, if multiple candidates exhibit outstanding qualifications, more than one position may be filled.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a field related to one of the following three technical areas that are of interest to both the College of Engineering and the Applied Research Laboratory:

 

  1. Acoustics: expertise in signal processing, structural acoustics, hydroacoustics, acoustic transduction, physical acoustics, modeling and simulation of acoustic signatures, noise propagation, computational acoustics, and experimental acoustic methods. Ideal candidate with have domain knowledge in active and passive sonar, turbomachinery noise, and vibration and stress analysis.

 

  1. Next Generation Materials: expertise in developing, synthesizing, and manufacturing advance materials, meta-materials, and/or multifunctional materials for unique design architectures and application in DoD relevant topics such as hypersonics, directed energy, power electronics, devices, and carbon-carbon fiber or ceramic matrix composites (CMC). Ideal candidate will have a fundamental understanding of data analytics and informatics to drive advanced materials processing, fabrication, testing, evaluation, health monitoring, and condition-based maintenance.

 

  1. Resilient Positioning, Navigation, and Timing: expertise in methods, sensors, and systems that determine a platform’s position, velocity, orientation, and absolute time. Research areas include methods that improve on vehicle motion sensing (accelerometers, gyroscopes, speed sensors), methods that exploit geophysical features (gravity, bathymetry, magnetics, celestial bodies), methods that exploit earth-fixed human-made signals (RF, Physical Structures, acoustics), and methods for time. Ideal candidate will have domain knowledge of Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security applications with platform constraints on Size, Weight, Power, Cost, and Performance.

 

Successful applicants will have demonstrated outstanding scholarly research and will have expressed a strong interest in engineering education. Those considered for the position should demonstrate an established record of defense-related research. The successful candidates are expected to teach courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels, develop an internationally-recognized, externally-funded research program, and contribute to the operation and promotion of the department, college, university, and profession through service. Appointments will be made at a rank commensurate with experience.

To apply, submit a single pdf file containing: a cover letter indicating at least one preferred home department within the College of Engineering and the names and addresses of four references; a full curriculum vitae containing a complete list of publications; separate statements of research, teaching interests, and commitment towards diversity and inclusion; and 3 published journal papers. Review of applicants will begin on February 1, 2021, and will continue until the positions are filled. Inquiries can be sent to Senior Associate Dean Anthony Atchley (aaa9@psu.edu), Chair of the Search Committee.

Candidates selected will be subject to a government security investigation. You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply. Candidates selected must acknowledge the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act.

 

Apply online at https://apptrkr.com/2119906

 

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to http://www.police.psu.edu/clery/, which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.

 

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Acoustic Engineer

Ecore International

Location:     Lancaster, PA

Ecore International (www.ecoreintl.com) is an organization driven by purpose; a purpose to transform reclaimed materials into performance surfaces that make people’s lives better.  Our passion for performance is ingrained into each of the Ecore brands. All of our products, from commercial flooring to sports surfacing to sound insulation, are engineered with precision at every step to be the smartest, most elegant solutions on the market.

We are seeking a highly motivated and customer focused Acoustic Engineer for our corporate headquarters in Lancaster, PA.  The Acoustic Engineer will provide critical technical services support for the Sales & Marketing and Technical Services departments.  This position will support external customers and Ecore Sales personnel.  They will work closely with our Research and Development department in creating, modifying and certifying new and existing products.  The Acoustical Engineer will assist with sales, distribution and marketing to achieve profitable growth.

 

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

Technical:

  • Provide technical support to customers and Ecore personnel, answering questions and suggesting solutions to problems associated with the acoustical line of products
  • Work with the Research and Development department to suggest improvements and develop new products helping to keep Ecore at the forefront of the industry
  • Writing specifications and certifying products to achieve business plan objectives and profit
  • Represent Ecore at technical association meetings, presenting papers, engaging in standards developments.
  • Support acoustical testing and research efforts

 

Sales:

  • Develop, maintain, and support relationships with acoustical, mechanical and structural engineers, generating acoustical specifications
  • Make site visits to current/potential customers in order to recommend and promote appropriate Ecore products
  • Training customers, sales managers, and other internal sales support representatives concerning all facets of acoustical products (product selection, installation, etc.)
  • Provide updates on competitive developments, making suggestions as to how Ecore can best align ourselves within the noise control market
  • Represent Ecore at trade shows and acoustic conferences
  • Provide sales support to representatives, customers, distributors, engineers in the field

 

Requirements:

  • BS in Acoustics, Engineering, Physics, or a related discipline
  • Knowledge of architectural acoustics, building materials and related industry codes
  • Interest in industry involvement
  • Experience managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Sales and/or Marketing experience is preferred
  • Must be creative and self‐motivated, comfortable working with customers, sales teams, and technical services personnel
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; comfortable speaking in large groups/public speaking
  • Able to work under pressure to meet deadlines and targeted goals
  • Computer proficiency with MS Office Applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point, etc.); familiarity with acoustic modeling software a plus
  • Able to travel up to 25%

 

Interested candidates should apply on-line via: https://www.ecoreintl.com/Careers

EOE, M/F/D/V

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