Ocean Project Engineer

Triton Systems Inc.

Location: Boston MA

Ocean Project Engineer

 

Triton Systems Inc. (http://www.tritonsystems.com) is a rapidly growing applied R&D and product development firm in the Greater Boston area.  We invest in new technologies through in-house and external partnership, transforming innovative technologies into successful business ventures.  Triton has a strong track-record of translating technologies from the laboratory to the marketplace through licensing, joint ventures and spin-off companies.  Triton portfolio companies have received over $200 Million in private venture financing, and Aduro had a highly successful IPO on NASDAQ in April 2015, with a current market value of ~$700 Million.

We are seeking a highly qualified and entrepreneurial engineer with a passion for developing advanced technologies and translating them into real-world applications.  Triton’s diverse set of projects will give you experience across the engineering spectrum and allow you to shine in a fast-paced environment. Platforms include UUV (unmanned underwater vehicle), underwater robotics and structures, diver communication, fiber optics, underwater and through hull connectors, submarines, towed arrays, and sonobuoy systems.  Relevant background with design process, analytical methods, hands-on fabrication, and test execution is desirable you will do it all.

Responsibilities:
• Self-starter with the ability to recognize and creatively solve complex problems
• Lead projects and set technical direction 
• Design and prototyping of cutting edge ocean systems including CAD and hands-on fabrication
• Performing experiments in an independent & inventive manner
• Project management including managing schedule & cost, and customer communication including reports.
Desired experience would include some of the following:
• Mechanical engineering in the ocean: materials selection, structures, machine design, pressure vessels
• Seabed geotechnical engineering
• Must have sonar experience as this person would be a help in our sonobuoy area, and be a potentially a fit on towed array topics
• Marine robotic vehicles: design, fabrication, and testing, including sensor integration and troubleshooting of Navy sonar systems.
• Navigation, localization, and state estimation techniques for underwater positioning
• Acoustics and underwater sound signal processing, application of machine learning techniques to underwater sensing
• Hydrodynamics and control of underwater vehicles and towed arrays.
• Fiber optic systems design for subsea applications
• Soft robotics: design, fabrication, and testing of compliant robots or inflatable structures
• Experience testing systems in a marine environment
• Experience conducting analysis of alternatives and technology review
Desired skills:
• Adaptability: broad interest in science and technology with a willingness and interest in expanding into new fields and learning new techniques and skills
• Strong Sonar experience
• Excellent writing skills
• Familiarity with SolidWorks, COMSOL, MATLAB, and/or LabVIEW, etc…
Education/Experience:
• BS in Ocean Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related engineering field. Advanced degree is a plus.
• 3-5 years experience working in ocean product design and prototype fabrication and testing is desired

Due to the nature of our business and information associated with this position, interested candidates must be US Citizens 

Come join our success and grow with the strength of these fascinating new technologies. We are looking for individuals with confidence and the right stuff.
We offer a competitive salary with full benefits package.

Triton Systems, Inc. Headquarters is located at 200 Turnpike Road, Chelmsford, MA  01824. 

We are an equal opportunity employer – M/F/D/VEEO. We strongly encourage qualified women and minorities to apply. 

To apply, please follow the link on our careers page at:  http://www.tritonsystems.com/

Signal Processing Engineer

The Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State University

Location: State College, PA

The Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State University is an integral part of one of the leading research universities in the nation. ARL supports national security, economic competitiveness, and quality of life through Education; Scientific discovery; Technology demonstration; and Transition to application. As a designated University Affiliated Research Center (UARC), ARL conducts essential research, development, and systems engineering in support of our nations priorities free from conflict of interest or competition with commercial industry.

The Communications, Information and Navigation Office (CINO) at the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) is looking for motivated and talented engineers to join our Sensors and Signal Processing Department, part of the Autonomy and Intelligent Systems Division.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to conducting signal processing and machine learning research and analysis using underwater acoustic sensors and system Data.

Experience with the following is required:

• Matlab

• Python

• C and/or C++

Experience with the following is preferred:

• Adaptive beamforming

• Active signal design

• Matched filter processing

• Passive narrowband and broadband signal detection

• Background noise estimation

• Machine learning

• Design and execution of testing procedures

• Environmental acoustics

• Underwater acoustic simulation tools.

Educational Requirements:

Typically, requires a Bachelor’s degree or higher in an Engineering or Science discipline and two (2) years of experience for a level 2. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs.

A Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Acoustics Engineering or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience is preferred.

Travel will be required to support local testing and attend meetings.

You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply. Candidates selected will be subject to a government security investigation. Employment with the Applied Research Laboratory will require successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen. This is a one-year fixed-term renewable appointment

Apply online at https://apptrkr.com/1473272

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.

 

Finite Element Analyst

Noise Control Engineering, LLC (NCE)

Location: Billerica MA

 

Noise Control Engineering, LLC (NCE) (equal opportunity employer and wholly owned subsidiary of Glosten, Inc.) is an engineering consulting firm that specializes in designing vessels with low noise and vibration. Our engineers perform assessments of vessel designs using advanced modeling and measurement approaches, develop solutions to noise and vibration issues, and carry out compliance and diagnostic testing throughout the United States and abroad. NCE encourages unique solutions to tough problems, identification of new approaches to data collection & processing, and forward thinking.

NCE is looking for an eager and talented candidate to perform finite element modeling and analyses of marine structures. In this position, your primary responsibilities will be to create finite element models of ship structures and predict the structural vibration response that results from machinery and propulsion excitations such as diesel engines and propellers. You will have the opportunity to perform vibration surveys while dockside and at sea for compliance and diagnostic purposes. There will also be opportunities to perform specialized dynamic structural testing such as modal testing, operational deflection characterizations, and modal extraction from operational data. You will be required to write reports, interact with clients, and write proposals that are clear, succinct, and effective.

The position will also require acoustic modeling and analysis to assess and identify noise problems and solutions. On-the-job training will be provided for candidates with an interest in acoustics and vibration and a desire to learn.

The ideal candidate will have following:

  • BS or MS in Mechanical Engineering or Naval Architecture
  • Exposure to marine structures and the ability to read ship drawings is preferred, but not required.
  • 2-5 years of experience in creating and analyzing finite element models. Experience may include static analyses, though vibration analysis capabilities are preferred. An understanding of basic finite element theory is required.
  • Demonstrated interest with structural analysis, vibrations, and/or acoustics.
  • Experience with 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 desired.
  • Effective technical communication skills in verbal, written, and graphic formats.
  • Proficient with the standard Microsoft Office Suite.

 

NCE works on ITAR and classified projects. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen in order to comply with the requirements of these projects.

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 and resume, to our applicant center for review.  Applicants missing any requested documentation will not be considered.

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.

 

 

Marie-Curie Early Stage Researcher position in Virtual Reality Audio

Queen’s University Belfast (QUB)

Location: Belfast IE

Physics-Based Source Modelling with Time-Variant Parameters (ESR12)

GENERAL INFORMATION
Position:
Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher (PhD Position, VRACE ITN), Full-Time
Hosting Institution
School/Department:
Queen’s University Belfast (QUB)
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering, and Computer Science
Closing Date:
Interview Date:
3 June 2019
14 June 2019
Salary:

Basic salary with pension: £30,424 per annum
Basic salary without pension: £37,081 per annum
Additional payments:
Mobility: £406 per month, Family Allowance (subject to criteria)

Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply; the VRACE network strives to improve gender balance in research.

JOB PURPOSE:
The Early Stage Researcher (ESR) will undertake research in the framework of the project “VRACE: Virtual Reality Audio for Cyber Environments”, and will be funded for 36 months through the prestigious Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Innovative Training Network (ITN) programme. VRACE will establish a multidisciplinary training and research programme focusing on the analysis, modelling and rendering of dynamic 3-dimensional soundscapes for applications in Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR), delivered by nine cooperating European Universities and their industrial partners, including Siemens, Mueller BBM, Sennheiser and Facebook Reality Labs (former Oculus). The ESR will be an active member of the research project team at Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) assisting in the delivery of research and training activities of the VRACE Network and required to work towards the expected results of the QUB-led project entitled “Physics-Based Source Modelling with Time-Variant Parameters”. In addition to their individual scientific projects, all ESRs will benefit from further continuing education through a dedicated training program in the various fields of expertise of the consortium partners, which includes active participation in workshops, conferences and outreach activities.

MAJOR DUTIES:
1. Conduct research in physics-based source modelling with time-variant parameters, as set out in the additional information below.
2. Carry out the research and training activities specified by a personal career development plan (PCDP) and contribute to the PCDP development.
3. Study and follow the technical literature including academic papers, journals and textbooks to keep abreast with the state-of-the-art in the project topical area.
4. Record, analyse and write up results of research work and contribute to the production of research reports and publications.
5. Prepare regular progress reports on the performed research and training activities and present the research outcomes at meetings, project workshops, and to external audiences to disseminate and publicise research findings.
6. Work closely with researchers of other consortium members and facilitate knowledge transfer within the VRACE consortium and in accordance with the consortium agreement.
7. Undertake mandatory training programs and secondment as required at the facilities of other consortium members in Europe and the US.
8. Actively participate in training activities and submit reports in fulfilment of the project requirements.
9. Participate in outreach, dissemination, and administrative activities promoting the VRACE Network project including contributing to the consortium webpages and to organisation of VRACE project training workshops and events.
10. Carry out undergraduate supervision & demonstrating duties under supervisor direction and according to university regulations.

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA:
1. Have or about to obtain a 1st class or 2.1 Honour Degree or equivalent in a discipline relevant to the research project in the realm of engineering (e.g. mechanics, electronics) and science (e.g. physic, mathematics).
2. Relevant experience in computer programming, including the ability to develop computational models in Matlab.
3. Demonstrable awareness of, and willingness to participate in, highly interdisciplinary research spanning across acoustics, numerical methods, virtual reality, and music.
4. Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
5. Ability to logically conceptualise and summarise the research findings.
6. Excellent verbal and writing communication skills.
7. Ability to interact with colleagues and staff.
8. Ability to organise resources, manage time and meet deadlines.
9. Willingness to assist in undergraduate supervision.
10. Be willing and able to participate in training programs at the facilities of other consortium members across Europe and in the US.
11. At the time of recruitment by the host organisation, be in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers and not yet have been awarded a doctorate. This four-year period is measured from the date of obtaining the degree that would formally entitle to embark on a doctorate.
12. Must not have resided or carried out their main activity in the UK for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their selection for this post.

DESIRABLE CRITERIA:
1. Masters Qualification in a relevant subject.
2. Specialist knowledge in numerical methods, musical acoustics, or digital signal processing.
3. Proficiency in in C/C++ .
4. Experience in working with audio/music software.
5. Experience in developing audio plugins.
6. Academic or industry experience in participating in engineering or science research projects.
7. Academic or industry experience in working with virtual/augmented reality systems
8. Familiarity with website maintenance and the use of social media tools.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
General information about VRACE can be found on the consortium website: https://vrace-etn.eu/

ESR12 Project Title: Physics-Based Source Modelling with Time-Variant Parameters
This project will belong to the work stream of Work Package 1, which focuses on modelling and simulation of sources and their near field characteristics. Research in this project will be conducted in collaboration with the University of Performing Arts Vienna (MDW), and will be further informed through industrial engagement by ARTIM.

Objectives: One of the key tasks in accomplishing further step changes in aural immersion involves replacing sample-based strategies with interactive, procedural source models based on realistic simulation of vibrating structures. Using a rigorous physical modelling framework, these will render physically consistent changes in the source signal in response to a human actor interacting with the embedded vibrating objects. Progress on this topic can partly build on a steadily advancing body of numerical techniques for simulation of musical instruments, which have become increasingly viable for real-time application, and are now seeing direct application in the design of new virtual-acoustic instruments.

From an engineering perspective, such interactions can be framed in terms of continuous human-driven adjustment (i.e. time-variance) of physical model parameters. This project seeks to introduce extended parameter time-variance in physics-based simulations of musical instruments and other sound-emitting mechano-acoustic vibrating systems for the following two complementary purposes:

• Exploration: discovery and design through fine-tuning global system parameters (e.g. dynamically adjusting the tension of a virtual-acoustic string or the mass density of a virtual-acoustic plate).

• Articulation: local parameter changes associated with physical human actions (e.g. sounding a virtual-acoustic membrane through repeated mallet striking with varying force and excitation position while dynamically exerting local hand damping control on a specific region of the membrane surface).

The principal research challenge that the project will address is enabling such control and interaction introducing minimal artefacts (which would degrade the sense of immersion) for both elementary and complex systems consisting for linearly and nonlinear coupled vibrational subsystems, with specific focus on avoidance of undesirable or unphysical energy changes that typically arise with existing discretisation approaches. Addressing this challenge will involve deriving numerical models that allow the specification of precise trade-offs between desired energetic behaviour, parameter adjustability and computational efficiency; both finite difference and modal expansion forms will be explored in this context.

Expected Results
1. New numerical methods and models for simulation of vibration and sound produced by virtual-acoustic source systems (including musical instruments) under time-variance of system parameters. 2. New methods for analysis of stability and energy behaviour for such systems. 3. Off-line and real-time realisations for demonstrating the models in the contexts of virtual reality, music performance, and audio processing.

Research Environment
The successful applicant will be part of and contribute to the Systems & Sensors research theme within the School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and will be based in the Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC). SARC (http://www.sarc.qub.ac.uk) brings together researchers in composition, performance, musicology, electrical engineering, computing, acoustics, perception, sound recording, interaction design, broadcast, critical improvisation studies, sound art, aesthetics and media theory, forming an interdisciplinary research environment with over 60 academics and postgraduate students.

The purpose designed SARC building features a state-of-the-art Sonic Laboratory, several multichannel studios, an Interaction Lab, and a VR/AR Lab. The ESR will interact regularly with other researchers in the network, and will conduct part of the research in collaboration with the team based in the Department of Music Acoustics – Wiener Klangstil (IWK, https://iwk.mdw.ac.at/) at the University of Performing Arts Vienna (MDW).

Supervision: Dr Maarten van Walstijn (QUB), Dr. Vasileios Chatziioannou (MDW)

Informal Inquiries: Dr Maarten van Walstijn (m.vanwalstijn@qub.ac.uk)
If available, applicants are strongly encouraged to send a copy of a research report they have written (e.g. Master’s Dissertation, Final-Year-Project Dissertation, scientific publication) to the above email.

Application: through the QUB portal https://www.qub.ac.uk/sites/QUBJobVacancies/ResearchJobs/
(see Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher, Job Reference: 19/107438)

Job Starting Date: between 1 August 2019 and 1 September 2019.

Applicant Data Protection: Please be aware that – in accordance with the VRACE Grant Agreement and EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – your CV may be shared with the named beneficiaries within the consortium, as part of the application review process.

Research Associate

National Center for Physical Acoustics

Location: University, MS

Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

Job Description

The University of Mississippi’s National Center for Physical Acoustics is seeking a Research Associate to assist in performing research for a large research program. The candidate will have duties that include creating long and short range plans and objectives based on cost, schedule, and technical requirements; providing technical assistance and research support to identify opportunities, requirements, and available resources; creating technical proposals and reports for sponsored programs.  Additionally, the candidate will manage all fiscal affairs of sponsored projects; establishing and maintaining policies and procedures related to the fiscal operations; ensuring compliance with University of Mississippi policies and procedures and funding agencies guidelines; serving as liaison with outside agencies, such as Government agencies, public companies and other universities, and the University’s departments.  In order to accomplish the fiscal responsibilities, this position will work closely with the Research Administrative Coordinator.

 

Job Responsibilities 

The responsibilities will be to assist in performing research for a large research program.  The candidate will create long and short range plans and objectives based on cost, schedule, and technical requirements; provide technical assistance and research support to identify opportunities, requirements, and available resources; create technical proposals and reports for sponsored programs.  Additionally, the candidate will manage all fiscal affairs of sponsored projects.

Minimum Education/Experience

This position requires a bachelor’s degree in Business, Physics, Engineering or other related scientific field.  In addition, experience in technical project management with particular emphasis on Federally-funded programs is preferred but not required.

 

Please attach the following documents when prompted during the application process.

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume / Vitae
  3. List of at least 3 professional references

 

Salary/Wage Information

The salary range is $60,000 – $70,000 (actual salary will depend on experience and qualifications).  Hourly rate or salary may vary depending on qualifications, experience, and departmental budget. Note: Unclassified positions (faculty, executives, researchers and coaches) do not have established salary ranges.

EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or genetic information. 

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Apply online at https://careers.olemiss.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until an adequate applicant pool has been obtained.

Entry-Level Noise Control Engineer

NIOSH Workplace Health Branch

Location: Pittsburgh PA

The Pittsburgh Mining Research Division (PMRD) of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is seeking applicants for a Mechanical Engineer position in the Noise Control Team (NCT) of the Workplace Health Branch (WHB). The mission of this team is to eliminate hearing loss in the mining industry. The team has been highly effective in delivering noise control technologies that have been commercialized to deliver significant reduction in noise exposure. With multiple well-equipped laboratories, WHB provides an excellent environment for outstanding work and high productivity. This is an opportunity to work as part of a highly skilled and dynamic team providing “real world” solutions that directly affect workers lives.

The WHB is performing research on reducing noise-induced hearing loss among mine workers through engineering noise controls and other workplace changes. A critical element of this research is evaluating the effectiveness of the noise controls though field studies on noise reduction and developing effective noise controls in the laboratory. This vacancy is for a researcher who will be involved in the experimental and analytical research components of the development and evaluation of noise control technologies. This individual will also participate in research tasks culminating in publications and workplace interventions.

 

Major duties will include:

  • Collection of laboratory and field data on noise controls and noise exposure.
  • Interaction with field site and equipment manufacturer personnel to obtain agreements on test protocols, equipment modification, and other program requirements. Excellent interpersonal communication skills are required.
  • Design and implementation of field and laboratory test programs is an important part of the duties associated with this position.
  • Analysis of data using appropriate statistical and other analytical techniques and reporting on these results is a major component of this individual’s duties.
  • Preparation of scientific and technical reports for publication.

 

Ideal candidates will have a Master of Engineering degree or higher and demonstrated experience in noise and vibration measurement and analysis. Specialized knowledge of noise control of industrial equipment is a plus.

For more information, contact Hugo Camargo, Workplace Health Branch, 412-386-6158, or at HCamargo@cdc.gov

 

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