The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Engineering Scientist Associate - R and D Acoustics Engineering Associate

Hiring department Applied Research Lab
Monthly salary $5,666 - $6,500+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 18-02-14-01-4205
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 trancripts. 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 (includes travel). Support collaborative research efforts with other analysts. 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. Experience with one or more of the following: sonar system design and evaluation, acoustics, signal processing, modeling, and/or data processing analysis. Experience with 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

Master's degree in Acoustics. Current or recent eligibility for access to classified information. One year of experience with one of more of the following: analysis of acoustic, seismic or radar data, acoustic propagation modeling, geoacoustic inversion techniques, and/ or estimating sonar system performance.. One year of experience with software design, programming, and analysis using Matlab. Experience working in both Windows and Linux environments. Experience summarizing analysis results in powerpoint. Proven ability to work with minimal direction, formulate research plans, solve tough problems, and take initiative. Demonstrated excellent interpersonal communication skills. Cumulative GPA of 3.0 of greater.

Working conditions

May work around standard office 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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