The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Engineering Scientist - Sediment and Ocean Acoustics Researcher

Hiring department Applied Research Lab
Monthly salary $6,250 - $10,833
Hours per week 40.00 Flexible from 700AM to 600PM
Posting number 18-08-08-01-4204
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin - J. J. Pickle Research Campus (North Austin)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

An agency designated by the federal government handles the investigation as to the requirement for eligibility for access to classified information. Factors considered during this investigation include but are not limited to allegiance to the U.S., foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations, drug involvement, the likelihood of continuation of such conduct, etc.

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: 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


Design experiments and models to further the understanding of acoustic propagation and scattering in underwater environments including shallow water, areas with benthic biology, and areas with ice cover.

Essential Functions

Model acoustic propagation and scattering in underwater environments. Design, implement and analyze data from experiments to understand acoustic propagation and scattering in underwater environments. Supervise and advise students on the graduate and undergraduate level. Document results in the form of technical reports, archival papers, and presentations directly to sponsors and at peer reviews and conferences. Participate in preparation of proposals and sponsorship and budget management.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Bachelor's degree in engineering, math or physics and three years of applied research experience. Experience related to modeling underwater acoustics and design of underwater acoustics experiments. Experience with modeling software packages such as Matlab and COMSOL and general knowledge of UNIX. Demonstrated knowledge in the following areas: acoustic scattering, acoustic response of underwater objects and acoustic propagation. 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, and accepting supervision.

Preferred Qualifications

Doctorate degree in engineering, math, or physics. Experience with finite element modeling of underwater acoustic scattering and propagation. Cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Working conditions

May work in all weather conditions May work in extreme temperatures May work around standard office conditions May work around electrical and mechanical hazards 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/foreign travel. Participation in field tests.

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