Postdoctoral Scholar

University of Washington (UW)

Location: University of Washington, School of Oceanography, Seattle, WA



The research groups of Shima Abadi and William Wilcock in the School of Oceanography at the University of Washington (UW) are seeking a Postdoctoral Scholar to study the capabilities of Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) to record Southern Resident Killer Whales (SRKW) and other marine mammals’ vocalizations in Salish Sea. This opportunity is part of a growing effort at the UW to explore multidisciplinary applications of fiber sensing for the environmental sciences.

The successful candidate will join a multidisciplinary research group responsible for collecting DAS and hydrophone data in Salish Sea. They will develop techniques to detect and locate marine mammal vocalizations using both DAS and hydrophone array data. Additionally, they will analyze the performance of DAS as a passive acoustic monitoring (PAM) technique in comparison to conventional monitoring methods using visual observations or hydrophone array recordings.

The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to interact with a growing community of UW researchers with interests in fiber sensing for a wide variety of applications; participate in the field work and data analysis for additional submarine DAS datasets collected by the UW Fiber Lab (, and join the UW eScience Institute ( as a Data Science Postdoctoral Fellow.

This position is full-time (100% FTE), 12- months/year, with an initial term appointment of one year (12 months), renewable depending on funding and/or satisfactory performance for a total period of up to 2 years. The salary for this position will be $5,705 per month, commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination. The start date is negotiable, but the position is available from June 1, 2024, with a preference to fill the position no later than September 1, 2024. The review process will commence March 15 and will continue until filled.

How to apply: Please visit

Questions: Please contact Dr. Shima Abadi or Dr. William Wilcock

Acoustical Consultant

Newson Brown Acoustics


Location: Culver City, CA

Newson Brown Acoustics is part of the RWDI Group of Companies. RWDI is a world leader in global climate and environmental engineering consulting, with 700+ employees in several offices worldwide. For the last 50 years, the company has worked on some of the most iconic and defining projects globally.

Newson Brown Acoustics 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. The team supports 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.

We are hiring an Acoustical Consultant, to join the team in our Culver City, California office.

 The role includes but is not limited to: 

• 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.
• Conducting environmental noise surveys of project sites and predicting exterior noise intrusion.
• 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 construction sites to review progress and address concerns during construction.
• Preparation of technical reports and communicating with clients.
• Attending meetings to discuss and present reports.
• Effective time management to meet deadlines on multiple projects.

 We are accepting applications from candidates with the following qualifications: 

• A Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree (preferred) in acoustics, or a related subject.
• Acoustical experience an asset, but not required if degree is in acoustics.

 Preferred Experience: 

• Experience with TAP, Odeon, Auto CAD, Revit, Cadna/A and Bluebeam is an asset.
• 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 address 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.

Compensation and Benefits:

• Salary: $60,000.00-$87,000.00
• 15 Paid Vacation Days
• Paid Sick Time
• 11 Paid Holidays
• 401K Matching
• Group Benefits
• Fitness Allowance
• Learning Spending Account

Apply Here:  Please submit your cover letter and resume.

Applicants must be able to work legally in the United States.

Thank you in advance for your application.

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

RWDI endorses and practices the principles of equal opportunity employment.

We are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Accommodations are available during all stages of the recruitment process.

Acoustic Sales Manager

Scantek, Inc.

Location: Columbia, MD

Job description

Company Description

Scantek, Inc. is the leader in sound and vibration instrumentation sales, service, rental, and calibration. The company sells, services, and rents the finest vibro-acoustic products and provides expert support on their use. The Scantek Calibration Laboratory is accredited for various sound and vibration instruments. Scantek, Inc is a wholly owned subsidiary of Rion-Norsonic, with main office located in Columbia, MD.

Role Description

This is a full-time hybrid role located in Columbia, MD, with flexibility for some remote work. The Vibro-Acoustic Sales Manager will be responsible for managing and growing the sales within a region or product segment of various Acoustical or Vibration related measurement instruments, developing strategic accounts, developing new business development opportunities, developing sales strategies, and identifying business opportunities for vibro-acoustic solutions. The Vibro-Acoustic Sales Manager will also be responsible for providing technical sales support to customers, preparing sales reports, and ensuring customer satisfaction.


Prior success in sales and business development skills.
Technical and product knowledge in vibro-acoustics measurement.
Experience in direct sales and business/key-account development.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, PC literate.
Ability to work independently and remotely.
Strong organizational and problem-solving skills.
Bachelor's degree in Acoustics, Engineering, Physics, or related field.
Experience in the sound and vibration industry, building acoustics is a plus.

Employment Type:Full-time

Compensation:Base + Bonus, based on experience level.

Company Contact:Ed Okorn, President, E:

6430 Dobbin Rd. Suite C, Columbia, MD 21045 | T: 410-290-7726 | E: | W:


Senior Acoustic Engineer

Trane Commercial Systems

Location: La Crosse, WI


At Trane TechnologiesTM  and through our businesses including Trane® and Thermo King®, we create innovative climate solutions for buildings, homes, and transportation that challenge what’s possible for a sustainable world. We're a team that dares to look at the world's challenges and see impactful possibilities. We believe in a better future when we uplift others and enable our people to thrive at work and at home. We boldly go.

Job Summary:
This Senior Acoustic Engineer works in an Acoustics Engineering group with a focus on commercial HVAC product development, technology development, continuous product support and field support. This role is responsible for applying experimental and computational methods for product sound ratings, developing industry leading quiet designs in support of product plans and representing Trane at technical societies.  Potential focus areas include acoustic testing and simulation, structural vibration, component (fans and compressors) and system noise, acoustic transmission/radiation and acoustic mitigation methods.  This Engineer will work closely with various product & technology development teams and with global engineering support center personnel.

Core Job Responsibilities (others may be added):

Support and carry-out the advancement and growth of applied acoustics engineering as well as laboratory measurements. The scope encompasses technology in both computational and experimental tools & methodologies applicable to Commercial HVAC products.
Work closely with product engineers as a member of the various product & technology development teams to design reliable & quiet products and provide solutions to meet market requirements.
Plan, conduct and supervise various acoustics & vibration tests and/or projects, including but not limited to: sound power (reverberant room, hemi-anechoic and sound intensity), sound pressure, steady state and transient vibration, transmission loss and acoustics material properties.
Work closely with both technicians and engineers (product, acoustics, lab, etc.).  Responsibilities include understanding and prioritizing test requests, designing and proposing the appropriate tests, discussing and supervising test implementations, assuring the validity of the data and its interpretation and documenting the work in formal reports.
Plan, conduct and supervise work related to developing acoustic simulation models. The scope includes prediction of vibration, sound radiation, source identification, sound transmission and muffler performance, using 1D models, finite element (FEA), boundary element (BEA), statistical energy analysis (SEA) and/or other methods.
Correlating simulation or any other prediction models with test data to improve prediction accuracy and validate models.
Support and successfully accomplish annual corporate objectives for individuals and team.
Effectively utilize personal project management techniques and utilize the available technical skills and resources necessary for success.
Some overnight travel is required, approximately 10% or less.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree in Applied Mechanics, Mechanical Engineering, Physics (or related technical discipline with focus in acoustics & vibration) and at least 5 years of Acoustics or NVH work experience is required.
Master’s Degree or Ph.D. in Engineering is preferred.

Key Competencies:

Formal coursework in acoustics, vibration, structural mechanics and digital signal processing.
Experience in acoustic data and structural acquisition systems, both hardware and software, as well as mechanical strain measurement is preferred.
Experience with Commercial HVAC products, (chillers, air handlers, packed rooftops, fans and compressors) and AHRI, ANSI and ISO test standards is desired.
Experience or knowledge in LMS Test.Lab is highly desirable while that in ANSYS, Virtual.Lab, ESI VA-One, and HYPERWORKS would be considered a plus.
Knowledge in design, testing and optimization for sound, vibration and/or flow characteristics of machinery.
Internalize Trane Technologies purpose, advocate positively for the organization, engender the trust and respect of others, and live the values of integrity, teamwork, respect, courage and innovation.
Speak and write in an authentic and persuasive manner to strike a chord with the listener, inspire engagement and commitment, and compel action.
Seek opportunities and engage with others to gain understanding and insights through the pursuit of information, experiences, dialogue and feedback.
Cultivate mutually-beneficial customer relationships and work to earn the trust of the customer by ensuring that the Company delivers value and acquire customer-driven insights to effectively address issues, needs and opportunities.
Innovate by imagining new possibilities and combining existing ideas and approaches to create new business solutions.
Question accepted practices, develop creative approaches, mitigate resistance to change and encourage others to do the same to promote progress through change.

To Apply:

We offer competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits and programs. We are an equal opportunity employer; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, pregnancy, age, marital status, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any legally protected status.

Editor  – Acoustics Today

Call for Editor  – Acoustics Today

The Acoustical Society of America (ASA) is seeking a new Editor for Acoustics Today, which is the science and technology magazine of the ASA. Appointment as the Acoustics Today Editor will begin on January 1, 2025.

About Acoustics Today: Each issue of Acoustics Today is sent to ASA members in print form and is also freely available online at The primary purpose of Acoustics Today is to provide timely scholarly articles, short essays highlighting important ASA programs, and other (including societal) material to ASA members that is interesting, understandable, and worth reading regardless of a member’s background. As of 2025, the magazine will transition to twice-yearly publication (Spring and Fall issues).

Responsibilities: Acoustics Today Editor reports to the ASA Editor-in-Chief. The primary responsibilities of the Acoustics Today Editor are to develop and produce issues and guide the scientific and editorial vision for the magazine.  General Responsibilities include the following:

  • Plans the content, solicits articles from prospective authors, and writes materials necessary to complete the content of the magazine;
  • Attends ASA’s virtual committee meetings related to the position and ideally attends ASA’s twice-a-year meetings in-person to conduct the business of Acoustics Today as well as to generate ideas for future articles based on meeting presentations across all ASA technical areas;
  • Works with authors on enhancements to their manuscripts, suggests rewrites, and develops content;
  • Works with the ASA office to obtain or produce original content on news items, obituaries, editorials, and book reviews;
  • Organizes by extending or condensing the magazine’s content so that it fits into the allotted pages;
  • Responds to queries and correspondence regarding the editorial content of the magazine, including responding to authors of unsolicited manuscripts;
  • In consultation with ASA’s Publications Office, sets the production schedule to ensure that the magazine is published by established publication dates;
  • Coordinates with the ASA’s Publications Office and publisher regarding editorial, art, production, and distribution processes and works with the publisher’s advertising division to develop advertising materials;
  • Coordinates with ASA staff on online features and improvements to
  • Assists the ASA Treasurer and Executive Director to set prices for advertising and assists the Editor-in-Chief to prepare annual budget estimates as needed.


Qualifications: Acoustical Society of America and Acoustics Today search committee will select an Editor based on a range of criteria.  Qualified candidates should demonstrate the following:

  • Strong leadership skills
  • Ability to think strategically and shift priorities based on the magazine’s needs
  • Effective communication skills
  • Editing skills and strong understanding of science communication
  • Excellent collaborative capability
  • Close connection with the acoustics community
  • Broad view of acoustics
  • Ability to lead outreach initiatives and understand the needs of the field
  • Ability to formulate a clear vision for the magazine that meets the candidate’s measurements of success as well as those of the ASA


Term: Appointment as the Acoustics Today Editor will begin on January 1, 2025, for an initial 3-year term. There would be a training/transition period beforehand in 2024. Applications are due by March 15, 2024.

There is a stipend for this position. The Editor position is a contract position. The Editor will not be an employee of the Acoustical Society of America and is not eligible for fringe benefits.

How to Apply: Please submit applications to Liz Bury, Senior Managing Editor, at by March 15, 2024. Applications should include a CV/resume and a letter that outlines interest, relevant qualifications, and vision and goals for the magazine. 

About Acoustical Society of America

Established in 1929, ASA’s purpose is to generate, disseminate, and promote the knowledge and practical applications of acoustics. The Society has national and international members and 14 technical committees covering the following acoustical specializations: Acoustical Oceanography, Animal Bioacoustics, Architectural Acoustics, Biomedical Acoustics, Computational Acoustics, Engineering Acoustics, Musical Acoustics, Noise, Physical Acoustics, Psychological and Physiological Acoustics, Signal Processing in Acoustics, Speech Communication, Structural Acoustics and Vibration, and Underwater Acoustics.


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