The University of Mississippi
National Center for Physical Acoustics (NCPA)

Location: University, MS

The University of Mississippi’s National Center for Physical Acoustics (NCPA) invites applications for an R&D Engineer I to provide engineering support for the Applied Acoustics Research Group (AARG) and participate in mathematical modeling, data acquisition and data analysis.

AARG is a small group of researchers working in tight collaboration on experimental research activities. The group includes scientists, research staff, graduate students, and undergraduate interns. The work environment is interactive, fast-paced, and engaging.  Additional information is available at www.ncpa.olemiss.edu.

AARG desires a candidate with experience and/or education in applied acoustics, applied mathematics, and data analysis techniques.  The candidate will be responsible for helping develop mathematical models for acoustics applications, designing experiments, as well as developing software for analyzing data. As such, the candidate should be able to demonstrate knowledge of how to use acoustic data acquisition hardware.

The candidate will be expected to become an expert in modeling sources of noise in acoustic measurements and acoustic array signal processing. As such, the candidate should have an adequate background in mathematics and be a creative, independent learner who is capable of developing new ideas for solving challenging problems.  Good interpersonal skills are required as the candidate will work regularly with graduate and undergraduate students in research support activities.

The NCPA is an externally funded research unit of the University. R&D staff positions in the NCPA follow a promotion path (R&D Engineer I, R&D Engineer II, Senior R&D Engineer, Principal R&D Engineer). For promotion, the candidate will be expected to demonstrate R&D activities resulting in successful development of prototypes, refereed publications, and/or patents.

The position requires a Bachelor of Science Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Physics, Audio Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a closely related field or six (6) years of equivalent experience. A Graduate degree in a related field is highly desirable. The selected candidate must be eligible for U.S. Security Clearance.

Apply online at https://careers.olemiss.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until an adequate applicant pool has been obtained. The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

 

Job Description (definition of class):

The University of Mississippi’s National Center for Physical Acoustics (NCPA) invites applications for an R&D Engineer I to provide engineering support for the Applied Acoustics Research Group (AARG) and participate in mathematical modeling, data acquisition and data analysis.

AARG is a small group of researchers working in tight collaboration on experimental research activities. The group includes scientists, research staff, graduate students, and undergraduate interns. The work environment is interactive, fast-paced, and engaging.  Additional information is available at www.ncpa.olemiss.edu.

AARG desires a candidate with experience and/or education in applied acoustics, applied mathematics, and data analysis techniques.  The candidate will be responsible for helping develop mathematical models for acoustics applications, designing experiments, as well as developing software for analyzing data. As such, the candidate should be able to demonstrate knowledge of how to use acoustic data acquisition hardware.

The candidate will be expected to become an expert in modeling sources of noise in acoustic measurements and acoustic array signal processing. As such, the candidate should have an adequate background in mathematics and be a creative, independent learner who is capable of developing new ideas for solving challenging problems.  Good interpersonal skills are required as the candidate will work regularly with graduate and undergraduate students in research support activities.

 

Job Responsibilities (examples of work performed and essential functions):

The candidate will support research and development contracts by designing experiments and experimental apparatus, collecting and analyzing data, developing and implementing algorithms for data analysis (offline and real-time), preparing reports and presentations for technical and nontechnical audiences. Other duties include working closely with project managers to develop project plans to ensure overall technical success and preparation of proposals for new business. The position requires occasional travel for up to one week at time.

 

Minimum Qualifications (education and experience):

Applicants are sought for the R&D Engineer I position, which requires a Bachelor of Science Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Physics, Audio Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a closely related field or six (6) years of equivalent experience. A Graduate degree in a related field is highly desirable. The selected candidate must be eligible for U.S. Security Clearance.

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