Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

University of Cincinnati

Location: Cincinnati, Ohio



Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Health and Disease
and Department of Biomedical Engineering

An NIH-funded postdoctoral research fellowship position focused on a novel (and explosively exciting!) treatment for reperfusion injury following acute myocardial infarction is available in the Biomedical Ultrasonics and Cavitation Laboratory at the University of Cincinnati. The overall goal of the project is to harness the physical mechanisms associated with acoustic droplet vaporization to reduce tissue infarct size and improve cardiac function following reperfusion of the heart. The fellow will have the opportunity to conduct basic and translational research in microfluidic emulsion manufacturing and intravascular ultrasound with state-of-the-art techniques/equipment. Experimental approaches will include in vitro, ex vivo, and in vivo models.

A second postdoctoral research fellowship position is also available in the laboratory. The overall goal of the project is to develop advanced cavitation imaging algorithms that can be applied to guide a variety of therapeutic applications, including drug delivery and histotripsy. The fellow’s work will focus primarily on algorithm development and implementation. However, the fellow will also be expected to acquire experimental data in order to test the veracity and utility of the developed cavitation imaging algorithms.

A Ph.D. in biomedical engineering, physics, or another related discipline are preferred. Strong experience in experimental biomedical ultrasound, microfluidics, and/or cardiac models is considered a plus. Per university policy, the position has an initial appointment of one-year and is renewable for additional years. The University of Cincinnati offers a competitive salary and benefits structure, in addition to career building activities and mentoring for future work in academia and industry.  The postdoctoral fellows will work in a multidisciplinary environment, collaborating with basic scientists, clinicians, and industrial colleagues.

Applications or questions regarding the position should be directed to Kevin J. Haworth, PhD.  Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vita and references.


Kevin J. Haworth, PhD

Associate Professor


Senior Acoustician


Location: Seattle, Washington


Senior Acoustician

The buildings that make up the landscape of our daily lives seem like permanent fixtures, fastened to a time and place. But what if that didn’t have to be true? What if our built environment — where we live, learn, play, and conduct business — carried us forward instead?

Our Buildings practice keeps people at its heart, recognizing that our shared journey forward is shaped by the meaningful and responsive places we design. From iconic designs to monumental groundbreakings, join us to bring transformational building solutions to life. Every day we apply our expertise, creativity, and passion to propel communities into the future—join us!

Your Opportunity

Stantec’s West Coast buildings group is looking for a Sr. Acoustician to join their growing team of Acousticians. This position will be located in Stantec’s Seattle, WA office.

Your Key Responsibilities

· Manages and supervises work of others
· Coordinates with architects, engineers and other disciplines in the built environment
· Partners with project managers on architectural acoustics, mechanical systems noise and vibration control, and environmental noise control
· Builds and maintains client relationships
· Participates in local and regional client and industry events
· Meets financial performance targets and delivers projects within budget
· Pursues new projects and participates in proposal submissions
· Handles, delegates, and supervises design development and document preparation
· Researches, prepares, and presents coordinated design options
· Reviews drawings and researches code issues to comply with city, state, and county regulations
· Communicates with manufacturers, design team and contractors to address challenges and develop practical designs
· Provides input on the creation and editing of technical specifications for acoustical products
· Maintains current knowledge of technologies and trends, as they apply to the applicable project and market types, and continually strengthens skills
· Mentor and train junior members of the team and interns

Your Capabilities and Credentials

· Professional experience specific to acoustical design and vibration control in educational facilities, libraries, theatres for drama and music, healthcare facilities, commercial space, high-end residential, and/or museums
· Familiarity with, and ability to produce, project-related documents, drawings and documentation to appropriate standards
· Knowledge of applicable codes and standards applicable to the industry
· Familiarity with and ability to apply sustainable design principles within projects
· Knowledge of related engineering standards
· Experience in the construction industry and/or in-depth knowledge of construction processes is preferred
· Ability to prepare and review detailed drawings
· Ability to research and present design options
· Basic familiarity with recent versions of AutoCAD; in particular, AutoCAD MEP and Revit MEP
· Familiarity with CATT Acoustic, SoundPlan, EASE, Algor FEA Software, and sound and vibration measuring equipment
· Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office
· Ability to learn and deftly navigate customized database and software applications
· Ability to read, interpret, and act upon information included in specifications and contracts
· Regional travel is required on a regular basis.
· Out-of-state travel is required on occasion.

Education and Experience

Bachelors’ degree in related field plus minimum of 10 years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. The related experience should predominantly in building acoustics

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other’s’ talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.


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NASA Langley Research Center

Location: Hampton, Virginia


The Structural Acoustics Branch at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia is seeking to fill a research position in acoustics. The candidate will join a team planning and executing community studies with NASA’s X-59 low-boom supersonic demonstrator aircraft. The team’s work will result in final test readiness for X-59 community overflights expected to start in 2023. The community response data and associated ground noise levels from these tests will be used to document public perception of low booms in communities around the country. These data are vital to support potential changes to FAA and ICAO rules that currently prohibit overland civil supersonic flight.

As a member of the community response team, the candidate will support important research in survey design, survey data collection methods, acoustic measurements, and analysis of acoustic measurements and community response from the X-59 overflights. This research position requires a thorough knowledge of acoustics, signal processing, and statistics. Familiarity with human response to transportation noise is desirable. Areas of work may include one or more of the following: contributing to community survey design and analysis; dose-response modeling; design of flight routes for the X-59 to produce desired sonic boom noise exposure; and, estimation of specific ground exposure levels based on measurements and predictions. The position will require interactions with numerous external partners to ensure the team develops survey and measurement methods acceptable to the international regulatory community. Computational, laboratory, and flight-testing capabilities at NASA will be used to support the team’s work.

The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, self-motivated, and have demonstrated success in a team-oriented research environment. The candidate must be able to clearly communicate research results at technical conferences and to non-technical audiences. Publication of research results is expected in this position, so the candidate must possess good writing skills.


  • BS, MS, or PhD degree or equivalent in field of engineering or physical sciences
  • Experience and/or training in acoustics and signal processing
  • Experience and/or training in statistical methods
  • S. citizenship

Desired skills:

  • Familiarity with human response to transportation noise sources
  • Familiarity with sonic boom propagation

Applications must be submitted online at

Postdoctoral Scholar: Treatment of Chronic Thrombus with Histotripsy and Thrombolytics

University of Chicago

Location: Chicago, IL


Postdoctoral Scholar:
Treatment of Chronic Thrombus with Histotripsy and Thrombolytics
Department of Radiology
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Like ultrasound but hate clots? The Biomedical Acoustics Development and Engineering Research Laboratory seeks a postdoctoral scholar in the field of image-guided focused ultrasound therapies for the treatment of venous thrombosis. The overall goal of this NIH-funded project is to harness the physical mechanisms of histotripsy as an adjuvant to the thrombolytic drug rt-PA, or targeted rt-PA-loaded liposomes to treat chronic deep vein thrombosis. The scholar will conduct in vitro studies with high frame rate active and passive ultrasound imaging techniques to monitor bubble cloud activity initiated by the histotripsy source. In addition, the scholar will provide support for in vivo assessment of the approach. Further information on the project can be found at

A Ph.D. in physics, medical physics, biomedical engineering, or a related field is preferred. Proficiency in experimental and numerical techniques, and data acquisition and analysis are also required. The candidate must be highly motivated, have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and enthusiasm to work in a multi-disciplinary team. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated experience and productivity in ultrasound-guided therapies and cavitation dynamics. Mentorship by the principal investigator will be used for training and promoting career development of the candidate, and the scholar will also have the opportunity to collaborate with other basic and clinical scientists.

Interested candidates should send a curriculum vita, cover letter addressing current research interests and dates of availability, and the names and contact information for three references via email to Dr. Kenneth Bader:

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