Entry Level Acoustical Consultant

Newson Brown Acoustics, LLC

Location: Santa Monica, CA


Entry Level Acoustical Consultant, Newson Brown Acoustics, LLC, Santa Monica, CA

Newson Brown Acoustics, LLC is seeking to hire an entry-to-mid level acoustical consultant to work in our office located in Santa Monica, California.

Newson Brown Acoustics, LLC has been in business for over twenty five years. Consultants at our company provide a full range of acoustical consulting services including architectural acoustics, building services noise and vibration control, community and environmental acoustics and acoustical troubleshooting. Our office works on a broad range of project types including television and movie studios, radio and recording studios, corporate headquarters, courts and other civic buildings, educational facilities, healthcare, residential, resorts and hotels, laboratories, libraries, museums, performing arts spaces, screening rooms, theaters and worship spaces. Clients served include all major Hollywood movie studios, tech companies, major global corporations, governments and academic institutions.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Reviewing architectural, mechanical, electrical and plumbing drawings.
• Providing sound isolation and acoustical finish recommendations.
• Using software to predict mechanical noise levels and recommending appropriate noise control.
• Providing vibration isolation specifications for electrical, plumbing and elevator systems.
• Carrying out noise surveys of project sites and recommending upgrades to building exteriors as needed to meet interior noise level criteria.
• Noise control of emergency generators and other outdoor equipment.
• Acoustical testing and troubleshooting.
• Vibration measurements.
• Analysis of noise and vibration data.
• Understanding of acoustics standards.
• Reviewing and responding to requests for information and product submittals during construction.
• Visiting projects during construction to determine if they are being built per the plans.
• Preparation of technical reports and communicating with clients.
• Attending meetings to discuss and present reports.
• Effective time management to meet deadlines on multiple projects.

Required Qualifications and Experience

• A Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree (preferred) in acoustics, or a related subject.
• Experience with Word and Excel.

Beneficial Experience

• Experience with TAP, CATT Acoustic, Auto CAD, Revit and EASERA.
• Experience with both Bruel and Kjaer and Larson Davis sound level meters and software.
• Knowledge of common architectural terms, structures, building systems and design practices.
• Ability to read, understand, interpret and analyze architectural and technical drawings, specifications and other related materials.

Professional Skills

• Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision making capabilities.
• Excellent writing, listening and verbal communications skills, with a strong commitment to learning.
• Excellent time management skills with the ability to prioritize and multi-task, work under strict deadlines in a fast-paced environment, interface effectively with management, and handle multiple requests.
• Ability to work independently and as a team.
• Ability to work with all levels of internal staff, as well as outside clients and vendors.
• Proactive, conscientious and flexible, with a strong work ethic.
• Organized and detail oriented.
• Passion for acoustics, building/construction, and design.
• Sound business ethics, including the protection of proprietary and confidential information.

Training and Benefits

We aim to fully train entry level consultants in all of the duties and responsibilities listed above within two to three years of joining the company.

We offer competitive salaries and outstanding benefits including:
o Fifteen days of paid vacation per year for starting employees.
o Seven paid holidays per year.
o Five days of paid sick leave per year.
o Health and dental coverage.
o 401k plan with company contributions.
o Long term disability insurance.
o Reimbursement of relocation expenses.

Newson Brown Acoustics, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants must be able to work legally in the United States. Qualified applicants are invited to send a resume and salary requirements to martin@newsonacoustics.com. Both graduates and people with work experience are welcome to apply.

Postdoctoral Fellowship

McGill University

Location: Montreal, Canada

McGill University
School of Communication Science & Disorders
Postdoctoral Fellowship
The Richard and Edith Strauss Clinical Fellowship
in Communication Sciences & Disorders

We are seeking clinician-scientists for this prestigious fellowship to investigate human communication sciences and disorders.
Eligibility includes:
> clinical credentials in speech-language Pathology or Audiology or a related field.
> any citizenship
> PhD in communication Sciences & Disorders or related fields is preferred but we will
consider applicants without a doctoral degree who propose a project that is well aligned with the program objectives.

Start date: September 2019 or January 2020

The award value is $35K and may be renewed for a second year. A $2500 allowance for research-related expenses (e.g. conference travel) is also included.
The clinical professional will develop and implement a research project in collaboration with one or more faculty within the school. Our objective is support research activities that lead to advances in clinical practice or training or provide new findings that may launch an ongoing clinical research project.

Applicants are encouraged to work with SCSD faculty in developing a brief (2-page) proposal that includes the following:
• Relevant background
• Specific aims, i.e. research question or hypothesis
• Brief description of methodology
• Comment on feasibility of the project – including possible difficulties
• Expected outcomes (wrt knowledge gained and/or training involved)
• SCSD faculty who will be involved
• Comments on the specific roles of the applicant and SCSD faculty who will be involved
To apply, please submit a CV and along with your project proposal, and the names and contact information for two referees, by July 31, 2019 to the Graduate Program Director.

Mitacs Elevate Post Doctoral Fellowship

University of Victoria

Location: Victoria BC


We are seeking a highly qualified candidate for a Mitacs Elevate post doctoral fellowship to work closely with Dr. Francis Juanes at the University of Victoria (academic supervisor; www.juaneslab.weebly.com) and Dr. Stephen Insley and Dr. William Halliday with Wildlife Conservation Society Canada (partner organization; www.arcticnoise.ca). This fellowship will focus on using passive acoustic monitoring in the Canadian Arctic for monitoring keystone marine fish species, such as Arctic cod (Boreogadus saida). We currently have acoustic recorders deployed in the Amundsen Gulf (to be retrieved summer 2019), and many of these recorders are paired with an active acoustics system that estimates the density of fish around the mooring site. The successful candidate will work on pairing the passive and active acoustic datasets in order to validate the use of passive acoustic monitoring for detecting fish calls in this remote Arctic ecosystem.

The successful candidate must have a strong background in working with passive acoustic monitoring data, specifically in bioacoustic and statistical analyses. The project will focus on analyzing large acoustic datasets, and may also include 2-4 weeks of field work per year in the western Canadian Arctic to retrieve and deploy acoustic recorders. The successful candidate must hold a PhD by the start date of this fellowship, and should have a strong record of scholarly publications. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, CV, and names and email addresses of two references to Dr. William Halliday (whalliday@wcs.org). This application will remain open until the right candidate is found for the position, or until 1 July 2019. Only applicants who have been selected for an interview will be contacted.

Required Qualifications

  • PhD with a strong computational/analytical background
  • Experience analyzing large acoustic datasets using both automated and manual analyses
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong record of scholarly publications
  • Experience with field work in remote locations, working out of small boats
  • Must be eligible for a Mitacs Elevate Post Doctoral Fellowship (https://www.mitacs.ca/en/programs/elevate/who-eligible)

Key Information

  • Duration: 2 years (second year contingent on satisfactory performance in first year)
  • Salary: $55,000/year plus health benefits and $5,000/year research stipend
  • Location: Department of Biology, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada
  • Application Closing Date: 1 July 2019
  • Anticipated Starting Date: 1 January 2020

Postdoctoral Associate in Underwater Acoustic or Ultrasonic systems

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Location: Cambridge, MA

The Signal Kinetics group, led by professor Fadel Adib at MIT, has a postdoc opening in underwater acoustic/ultrasonic systems, particularly in the context of communication, networking, and sensing. Applicants are expected to have experience in designing, developing, and testing acoustic systems—such as transducers, energy harvesters, or sensors—and background in acoustic modeling and signal processing. The research will focus on developing underwater communication and sensing systems with applications to underwater climate change monitoring, marine life sensing, submarine communications, and subsea IoT.

Initial appointment will be for one year, with the possibility of extension based on funding and the direction of the research.

Expected start date: Summer or Fall 2019.

Position will remain open until filled. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

· Conduct research to design, develop, and implement novel underwater sensors, actuators and transducers
· Evaluate systems in underwater environments
· Apply signal processing principles for underwater networking, communication, sensing, and energy harvesting
· Communicate results to the scientific community through publications in peer-reviewed academic publications and scholarly dissemination as directed by the PI
· Contribute to the development of proposals for research funding and to the reporting of results to funding agencies
· Engage in wider research and scholarly activities with the research group

· PhD in mechanical engineering, ocean science/engineering, electrical/electronic/communications engineering, computer science, physics, materials science, physics, or in relevant field
· Experience with acoustic or ultrasound transducers development, characterization, and applications
· Experience in piezoelectric design, theory, mathematical modeling, simulation, and implementation
· Background in signal processing and algorithms
· Ability to work independently, as well as a part of a highly collaborative interdisciplinary team, good interpersonal and communication skills
· Excellent writing skills
· Background in prototyping and proficiency in using 3D printers, CNC mill, CNC lathe, laser cutters, and soldering
· Experience in energy harvesting hardware design and implementation
· Experience with radar signal processing and wireless communication

Interested applicants should email their CV to fadel-postdocs@mit.edu along with a short (one to two paragraph) description of their background and interest

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.

• 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…
• 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/

Position: Professor – Engineering

École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS)

Location: Montreal, Canada

Position: Professor – Engineering

École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS) is one of the largest engineering schools in Canada, with a student body numbering over 10,700, including 2,800 students at the graduate levels. It offers Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate programs designed with an applied engineering focus. It cultivates close ties with industry through a dynamic co-operative education program, and boasts an outstanding degree of partnership-based research and innovation.

ÉTS has experienced spectacular growth in its educational programs and in its research and innovation activities over the last few years, allowing it to acquire world-class infrastructure. The high calibre of research conducted by the institution gives it a ranking among the top engineering educational institutions in Canada.

Description of Position

In order to fill a position created as part of the recent award of an NSERC Industrial Research Chair, ÉTS is looking for a professor who can be affiliated with one of its 5 departments: Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Software and Information Technology Engineering and Construction Engineering. ÉTS is seeking a professor with expertise in the areas of real-time signal processing and onboard electronics. Candidates’ research and teaching activities will be added to existing projects associated with the NSERC-EERS Industrial Research Chair in In-Ear Technologies (CRITIAS). At the beginning, activities will focus on fields of interest related to wearable and hearable audio technology, digital processing of speech signals and biosignals, machine learning and biomedical devices, along with their many applications for the industrial, healthcare, defence and other sectors.

Areas of Expertise Sought

Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in research and in teaching undergraduate and graduate Engineering programs. They must be capable of teaching undergraduate courses pertaining to digital signal processing, the implementation of algorithms in digital signal processors (DSP), onboard electronics, biomedical devices, acoustics and occupational health and safety. In addition, they must pursue research activities that are complementary to those being carried out by existing teams within their chosen department.

The selected candidate will be called upon to:

• Teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the area of digital processing of speech signals and biosignals, along with machine learning applications for wearable and biomedical devices.
• Mentor graduate students.
• Carry out funded or contractual interdisciplinary research projects, jointly with industry and in work places.
• Develop a research program.
• Publish scientific articles.
• Complete grant applications, particularly those directed at NSERC and FQRNT.

Qualifications Requirements

• Must hold a Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Engineering. Be specialized in one of the fields mentioned in the section Description of Position.
• Must be a member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ), or take the necessary steps to become one before applying for tenure.
• Must have industry experience. Experience conducting research in close collaboration with industry is an asset. If the candidate does not have related industry experience, he could acquire such experience through an industrial practicum.
• Must demonstrate excellent research and teaching skills. Professional experience or solid R&D experience would be an asset.
• Must be proficient in written and spoken French in accordance with the ÉTS Language Policy, or demonstrate a willingness to learn French and embark on a francization process supported by ÉTS.

Start Date

Fall 2019

Submission of Applications

All applications shall be treated confidentially. Interested candidates must submit their application by 5 p.m. (EST) on July 17, 2019 to Candidatures_professeursMEC@etsmtl.ca.

The application shall include all these documents named as noted below:
• a cover letter, inside which the candidate specifies the department he has chosen cov_letter;
• a curriculum vitae CV;
• an URL to a “Google Scholar” or personal research page URL;
• a statement of teaching goals teach_goals;
• pertinent details of three references references;
• a statement of their research plan res_plan;
• the equal employment opportunity form equity_form;
• a sample of research accomplishments (e.g., recent scientific articles) res_accomp.

All documents must be included. Otherwise, the application will not be evaluated. For any further information, please contact Candidatures_professeursMEC@etsmtl.ca. Please note that only candidates shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.

Salary and Terms
This is a tenure-track position. Salary and benefits will be determined in accordance with the Collective Agreement.

Immigration Requirements

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Nevertheless, priority shall be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. It is important to mention in your application whether you are able to work in Canada in order for us to plan any necessary immigration process.

Equal Employment Opportunity Program

ÉTS has adopted and follows an equal employment opportunity program, and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal persons, visible and ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities. Properly identifying yourself will help us consider all relevant factors during the selection process. Simply complete and attach the Equal Access to Employment form to your application.

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