The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Engineering Scientist - R and D Acoustics Engineering Scientist

Hiring department Applied Research Lab
Monthly salary $6,250 - $10,833
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 17-09-21-01-4204
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Terminates on unknown date
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin - J. J. Pickle Research Campus (North Austin)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

Position is for one year, possible renewal based on funding.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Note: The following additional materials are also required for consideration: College transcripts.References must be former employers. Instructions for submission of these materials will be provided at the time the online application has been completed.

Additional Information


Contribute to research and development tasks in the Environmental Sciences Laboratory.

Essential Functions

Process and/or analyze acoustic data including beam noise and transmission loss. Characterize the underwater environment using archival or survey data including bathymetry, sediment type, bottom loss, and climatology. Conduct acoustic and system engineering to design and evaluate sonar systems. Includes modeling of acoustic propagation, directional beam noise, and sonar system performance. Implement research grade software and analysis tools in Matlab including underwater propagation models, acoustic analysis tools, array performance estimates, environmental databases, and array processing techniques Preparation and review of analysis presentations and reports. Presentation of analysis results at internal and external working group meetings including travel. Support collaborative research efforts with other team members. Supervision of junior personnel including student employees.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Bachelor's degree in engineering, physics or related discipline and three years of experience in applied research. Interest in acoustic environmental modeling, data processing and analysis, and sonar system design and evaluation. Experience developing software tools using Matlab. US Citizen: Applicant selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information at the level appropriate to the project requirements of the position. Evidence of skills in the following areas: working with new technologies, being highly organized, planning and coordinating multiple tasks, effective time management, attention to detail, effective problem solving skills, using excellent judgment, working independently with sensitive and confidential information, maintaining a professional demeanor, working as a team member without daily supervision, effectively communicating with diverse groups of clients, working under pressure, accepting supervision and demonstrating regular/punctual attendance.

Preferred Qualifications

Advanced degree in Acoustics, Physics or related discipline. Immediate or recent eligibility for access to classified information. Two years of experience analyzing acoustic, seismic or radar data, with acoustic propagation modeling, geoacoustic inversion techniques, or estimating sonar system performance. Background in marine geology or geophysics, oceanographic survey planning, and oceanographic or geophysical data analysis. Two years of experience with software design, programming, and analysis using Matlab. Experience working in both Windows and Linux environments. Experience summarizing analysis results in technical report and powerpoint and presenting research results. Proven ability to work independently, formulate research plans, take initiative, and mentor other staff. Demonstrated excellent interpersonal communication skills. Cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Working conditions

Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Some weekend, evening and holiday work. May work in shared, windowless office space. Possible intrastate/interstate travel.

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