POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS

Boys Town National Research Hospital

Location: Omaha, NE

 

(revised 3/21/2018)

Two full-time postdoctoral research positions are available immediately (before June 30, 2018) at Boys Town National Research Hospital (BTNRH) in the area of human communication and its disorders.  Our program includes a stimulating mix of highly qualified scientists who serve as potential postdoctoral mentors, a staff of research-oriented clinicians, modern well-equipped laboratories, and strong core support in providing services related to recruiting and testing human subjects as well for technology development needed in research.  These positions are funded by a T32 institutional training grant from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders.

Specific areas of training and potential mentors include the following behavioral and clinical translational research programs and labs: communication development (Sophie Ambrose),  working memory and language (Angela AuBuchon), fMRI-based anxiety & trauma research (Karina Blair), auditory perceptual encoding (Adam Bosen), auditory prostheses & perception (Monita Chatterjee), language learning and memory (Katherine Gordon), cochlear implant research (Michelle Hughes), audiology & vestibular services (Kristen Janky), middle ear and otoacoustic emissions (Douglas Keefe), audiovisual speech processing (Kaylah Lalonde), human auditory development (Lori Leibold), hearing & amplification (Ryan McCreery), word learning (Karla McGregor), communication engineering (Stephen Neely), and auditory signal processing (Daniel Rasetshwane).  Opportunities for collaborative research involving several laboratory groups are encouraged, as are interactions with other postdoctoral fellows at BTNRH.  Fellows create and refine a training plan with their mentor(s) according to their research directions, skills they wish to further develop, and career goals.  Based on this plan and their interest in furthering their grant-writing skills, fellows may be encouraged to apply for individual postdoctoral fellowships (F32 grants) from the NIH; support for their fellowship is guaranteed by BTNRH in any case.  Fellows are selected from individuals holding a Ph.D., M.D. or D.Sc. in areas related to the ongoing research programs at BTNRH.  Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents.  Women and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

 

Contact

Interested individuals should contact Douglas Keefe, Ph.D., Chair, Training Committee, Boys Town National Research Hospital, 555 North 30th Street, Omaha, NE  68131 (email:  [email protected]), or submit a pre-application form that is linked to the following web URL. https://www.boystownhospital.org/research/Training/Pages/PostdoctoralTraining.aspx

 

 

 

Research Associate, Building Acoustics

The National Research Council of Canada

Location: Ottawa

Organizational Unit: Construction

Classification: RO

Tenure: Term

Duration: 2 years

Language Requirements: English

The NRC Advantage

GREAT MINDS. ONE GOAL. CANADA’S SUCCESS.

The National Research Council of Canada represents a powerful partnering option for anyone looking to push the boundaries of science and industry. In fact, as the Government of Canada’s premier research organization supporting industrial innovation, the advancement of knowledge and technology development, we have become catalysts for innovation. For over a hundred years, the impact of our work with industry leaders and other government bodies has shaped Canada’s future. We partner with some of the most creative and solutions-driven minds in the world.

And now, we want to partner with you. Be part of our collective force to come up with potentially disruptive solutions to Canada’s current and future technology challenges. Let your expertise and inspirations make an impact by joining the NRC.

Your Challenge

Help bring research to life and drive your career forward with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), Canada’s premier research and technology organization.

We are looking for a vibrant and dynamic Research Associate, Building Acoustics to support our Construction Research Centre. The Research Associate, Building Acoustics would be someone who shares our core values of impact, accountability, leadership, integrity and collaboration.

The primary responsibility of the RA is to support the goals of NRC and the Research Centre through research of and the development and application of advanced technologies. The RA works in a team environment with researchers and technical experts in world-class facilities. Activities include designing and making measurements for research projects, project management, and providing service to NRC clients. The RA provides input into the overall direction and research priorities for the program area within the context of the Research Centre business plan.

As part of a multidisciplinary team developing and deploying technical solutions for construction sector clients, the incumbent will support and conduct research activities dealing with the control of sound transmission in multi-unit buildings. Research activities focus on characterizing the acoustic performance of multi-unit construction, relating this performance to key construction details, modifying the design details to achieve enhanced performance for airborne and impact sound insulation.

Transferring research findings to industry and stakeholders is also an important responsibility of this position.

Screening Criteria

Applicants must demonstrate within the content of their application that they meet the following screening criteria in order to be given further consideration as candidates:

Education

As part of the RA Program you must have received your PhD in Building Science, Electrical, Mechanical or Civil Engineering, or a Master’s degree in Engineering (Electrical, Mechanical or Civil) within the last 5 years or you expect to receive the degree within the next 6 months.

For information on certificates and diplomas issued abroad, please see Degree equivalency

Experience

  • Experience in designing and conducting tests dealing with the evaluation and control of sound transmission in buildings.
  • Experience with measurement equipment, overseeing data collection, and ensuring data quality.
  • Experience in the prediction or rating of physical or subjective response to sound.
  • Experience working with standards, specifications, or building codes dealing with acoustical performance of buildings would be an asset.

Condition of Employment

Reliability Status

Language requirements

English

Information on language requirements and self-assessment tests

Assessment Criteria

Candidates will be assessed on the basis of the following criteria:

Technical Competencies

Advanced knowledge of physical acoustics, including sound transmission in buildings.

Solid knowledge of the physical attributes of sound, including basic knowledge of common criteria and rating systems for building acoustics.

Solid knowledge of measurement instrumentation and methods to characterize direct and flanking transmission in buildings.  For example:

  • Measurement of STC rating
  • Measurement of IIC rating

Knowledge of both physical acoustics and acoustical signal analysis.
Ability to design and use electro-acoustic instrumentation systems to measure, control, and characterize sound fields in buildings.

Behavioural Competencies

  • Research – Communication (Level 1)
  • Research – Initiative (Level 1)
  • Research – Results orientation (Level 1)
  • Research – Teamwork (Level 1)

Competency Profile(s)

For this position, the NRC will evaluate candidates using the following competency profile(s):  Research
View all competency profiles

Relocation

Relocation assistance will be determined in accordance with the NRC’s directives.

Salary Range

From $49,670 to $140,418 per annum.

The Research Associate (RA) Program is unique to the NRC. It falls under the RO/RCO classification system which uses a person-based classification system instead of the more common duties-based classification system. Candidates are remunerated based on their expertise, skill, outcomes and impacts of their previous work experience.

Notes

  • NRC employees enjoy a wide-range of benefits including comprehensive health and dental plans, pension and insurance plans, vacation and other leave entitlements.
  • Research Associate Program : In order to be considered for the Research Associate Program all applicants must include a copy of their resume with their application. Additionally, two letters of recommendations, their transcripts, and a copy of their degree must also be submitted. These can be attached to the application or may follow via e-mail to the contact below no later than the closing date indicated on this poster.
  • Candidates must demonstrate the ability to perform original high-quality research in their chosen field. The initial appointment will normally be for a two-year term. Appointments may be extended subject to the Associate’s performance and subject to the requirements of NRC. The maximum period of employment as a Research Associate is five years.
  • Additionally, by applying to this competition your application will be added to the national NRC Research Associate Program Inventory and may be considered for other RA positions as they become available.
  • For further information regarding the RA Program, please visit our website.
  • Preference will be given to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada. Please include citizenship information in your application.
  • The incumbent must adhere to safe workplace practices at all times.
  • We thank all those who apply, however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

 

As an employer who values diversity in its workforce, we encourage candidates to self-identify as members of the following designated groups: women, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. Measures for accommodation are available to all candidates retained for further assessment.

 

Please direct your questions, with the requisition number (605) to:

E-mail: [email protected]

Telephone: 613-998-6825

Please note the closing date for applications is the 9th of May 2018.  We do not accept resumes by email.  Applicants must apply directly from our website:

Link to Apply: https://recruitment-recrutement.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/job/Ottawa-Research-Associate%2C-Building-Acoustics-ON/357017817/

For more information on career tools and other resources, check out Career tools and resources

 

Date Modified: 2018-03-09

 

Sound & Vibration/Acoustical Engineer 

Noise Control Engineering, LLC (NCE)

Location: Billerica MA

 

Noise Control Engineering, LLC (NCE) (equal opportunity employer) is an engineering consulting firm that specializes in marine, and industrial noise and vibration control, and is wholly owned by Glosten. We take pride in developing unique solutions to difficult problems, using advanced modeling and measurement approaches. Our engineers perform predictions and assessments in the office, travel throughout the United States and abroad to perform compliance and diagnostic testing on ships.

NCE is looking for an entry-level, eager and talented candidate to perform acoustical and vibration design assessments, mitigation strategy development, and testing on ships and other marine structures. As an NCE engineer, you will perform computer modeling of noise and vibration using Statistical Energy Analysis, Finite Element Analysis, and other empirical methods. You will also have the opportunity to perform noise & vibration surveys while at sea and dockside, perform data reduction and analysis, and identify solutions to noise and vibration problems. You will be required to write reports, interact with clients, and write proposals that are clear, succinct, and effective.

NCE encourages unique solutions to tough problems, identification of new approaches to data collection & processing, and forward thinking.

The ideal candidate will have following:

  • BS or MS in Mechanical Engineering, preferably with coursework in acoustics and/or vibrations.
  • 0-3 years of working experience, preferably with exposure to acoustics and/or marine structures.
  • A fundamental understanding of sound and vibration in land-based or marine environments. (Many marine-specific aspects of the work will be taught on the job.)
  • Demonstrated interest and experience with structural vibrations and/or acoustics.
  • Experience with finite element analysis, MATLAB, Python, and/or other computational modeling tools or computer languages is a plus.
  • Proficiency with Word & Excel.
  • Sound, vibration, and modal testing experience is advantageous.

 

Applicants must be a U.S. citizen

Travel is required throughout the United States and sometimes abroad and may require a valid driver’s license, current passport, and/or TWIC card.

NCE offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical/dental coverage, paid time off, tuition reimbursement, bonus and profit sharing plans, and a 401(k) plan.

Interested applicants should submit their cover letter, resume, and transcripts (both official and unofficial will be accepted) to our applicant center for review.

Please visit our website www.noise-control.com to learn more about our company, our projects and clients, and what is happening at NCE.

NCE is proud to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment.  In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities.  NCE does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, handicap, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status in accordance with applicable state and federal laws.

We encourage women, minorities, veterans, disabled veterans, and the disabled to apply for this position.

 

Vibration Analyst/Engineer

Noise Control Engineering, LLC (NCE)

Location: Billerica MA

 

Noise Control Engineering, LLC (NCE) (equal opportunity employer) is an engineering consulting firm that specializes in marine and industrial noise and vibration control and is wholly owned by Glosten. We take pride in developing unique solutions to difficult problems, using advanced modeling and measurement approaches. Our engineers perform predictions and assessments in the office, travel throughout the United States and abroad to perform compliance and diagnostic testing on ships.

NCE is looking for an entry-level, eager and talented candidate to perform finite element analyses of marine structures as well as other acoustical and vibration design assessments and field measurements. In this position, your primary responsibilities will be to create finite element models of ship structures and use them to perform predictions of structural vibration response to specific and unique machinery and propulsion sources. You will have the opportunity to perform vibration surveys while at sea and dockside for compliance and diagnostic purposes and perform specialized dynamic structural testing such as modal testing, operational deflection characterizations, and modal extraction from operational data.

The position will also require acoustic modeling and analysis to assess and identify noise problems and solutions. You will be required to write reports, interact with clients, and write proposals that are clear, succinct, and effective.

NCE encourages unique solutions to tough problems, identification of new approaches to data collection & processing, and forward thinking

The ideal candidate will have following:

  • BS or MS in Mechanical Engineering, preferably with coursework in vibrations and/or acoustics.
  • 0-3 years of working experience, preferably with exposure to finite element analysis, vibration analysis, vibration testing, and/or marine structures.
  • A fundamental understanding of structural vibration in land-based or marine environments. (Many marine-specific aspects of the work will be taught on the job.)
  • Demonstrated interest and experience with structural vibrations and/or acoustics.
  • Experience with finite element analysis, vibration measurements, modal testing, and related topics is advantageous.
  • Experience or expertise with MATLAB, Python, and/or other computational modeling tools or computer languages is a plus.
  • Proficiency with Word & Excel.

 

Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

Travel is required throughout the United States and sometimes abroad, and may require a valid driver’s license, current passport, and/or TWIC card.

NCE offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical/dental coverage, paid time off, tuition reimbursement, bonus and profit sharing plans, and a 401(k) plan.

Interested applicants should submit their cover letter, resume, and transcripts (both official and unofficial will be accepted) to our applicant center for review.

Please visit our website www.noise-control.com to learn more about our company, our projects and clients, and what is happening at NCE.

 

NCE is proud to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment.  In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities.  NCE does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, handicap, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status in accordance with applicable state and federal laws.

 

We encourage women, minorities, veterans, disabled veterans, and the disabled to apply for this position.

 

Assistant/Associate Professor (Acoustics)

Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Location: Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA

Tenure Track and Research Assistant/Associate Professor (Acoustics)
Department of Physics

The Physics Department of the Naval Postgraduate School invites applications for both a tenure track faculty position at the Assistant/Associate Professor level and a research faculty position at the Research Assistant/Associate Professor level with expertise in one or several areas of acoustics that include acoustic sensor design for material characterization, acoustic spectroscopy, sonar transducer design and testing, and ocean acoustics.  Exceptional candidates may be considered for appointment at a more senior level.  A PhD is required, and degrees in physics or applied physics are preferred for breadth of teaching within the department.  Applicants must show excellent research potential, are expected to develop an externally funded research program, and tenure-track applicants must have a strong commitment to graduate teaching. Opportunities for non-tenure-track faculty to engage in graduate teaching may also be available with the requisite background and expertise.

The Physics Department is part of the Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and has a long history of excellence in the areas of conventional weapons, electro-optic sensors, and acoustics.  The department is comprised of approximately 15 tenure-track professors, 5 research professors, three senior lecturers, and approximately 15 research associates.  The Physics Department has active research programs in physical acoustics, acoustic vector sensors, transducer design, ocean acoustic propagation, and acoustic communications.  In addition, the department has several autonomous, ocean-going systems with acoustic sensing and communications capabilities available for research.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Requires an earned doctoral degree in Physics, Applied Physics, Ocean Engineering, or acoustics-related engineering field;
  • Must be able to independently support research programs complementary to work being conducted at the Naval Postgraduate School;
  • Must be able to support a breadth of the department’s instructional needs (tenure-track);
  • Excellent teaching ability or aptitude (tenure-track);
  • A sustained publications record;
  • Evidence of potential to advise student theses and dissertations based on comparable experience or aptitude;
  • Must currently hold or be eligible for a Secret clearance;
  • U.S. citizenship required.

 

NOTE: IF YOU ARE A VETERAN, you are strongly encouraged to: Identify your Veterans’ Preference on your resume or elsewhere in your application package (type of preference, dates of service, date of VA letter, character of service, etc…)

Additional Veterans’ information: If you are not sure of your preference eligibility, visit the Department of Labor’s website:

http://www.dol.gov/elaws/vets/vetpref/mservice.htm. For more veterans’ preference information, visit: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.

A letter of application including CV, statements of teaching and research interests, and the names and addresses of three or more references should be sent to:

Prof. Kevin B. Smith
Chair and Professor
Department of Physics
Naval Postgraduate School
Monterey, CA  93943

Email:   [email protected]

 

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Relocation package, including recruitment/relocation incentive may be authorized.  The position will remain open until filled.

 

The Naval Postgraduate School is an equal opportunity employer. For additional information about NPS, please refer to the website at http://www.nps.edu