Air Force Research Laboratory: Acoustical Science and Engineering Researcher Position

Job Opportunity at the Air Force Research Laboratory, Sensory Systems Branch

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, OH

Please see the following info about a position at the Air Force Research Laboratory in Dayton, Ohio

The US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is seeking a full-time engineer or physicist to participate with the Physical Acoustics & Noise Team on a wide range of projects.

The successful applicant will conduct basic and applied research, collect data, develop models, and analyze military aircraft noise, rocket noise, impulse noise sources, hearing protection, acoustic environments, communications, and human performance.

The ideal participant will have:
1) Ph.D. in Acoustics Engineering or Physics,
2) Experience with acoustic signal processing (Python or Matlab desired),
3) A publication record demonstrating strong written and verbal communication of technical ideas,
4) Experience in acoustic data collection (National Instruments systems and LabVIEW programming skills preferred), and
5) Discipline and focus to achieve high-priority team goals, with willingness to respond quickly to changing requirements.

The AFRL Physical Acoustics & Noise Team offers a collaborative environment with a
focused mission to lead and influence US Department of Defense program objectives
that enhance warfighter performance and military readiness.

Applicant must be a US Citizen.

Interested parties may email Dr. Alan T. Wall and the official posting for the position will be sent out once it is published

Naval Surface Warfare Center: Electrical/Systems Engineer Position

Job Opportunity at the Naval Surface Warfare Center

Crane, Indiana

Please see the following info about a position at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Crane, Indiana.

The Naval Surface Warfare Center at Crane, Indiana (NSWC Crane) is looking for three applicants with a background in acoustics. The applicants should be expecting to complete a master’s degree at minimum in the coming spring or summer semesters. Requirements for employment are the ability to acquire and hold a secret security clearance. Experience using COMSOL Multiphysics is a plus. Projects are centered on underwater acoustics for sonar applicants, being acoustic and piezoelectric modeling, material science, additive manufacturing, signal processing, and data analytics. The ideal applicant will have a background in Electrical Engineering or Systems Engineering. Crane offers competitive benefits and salary as a federal employee of the department of defense. For questions and to send a resume, please contact Dr. Eric Dupuis at

Penn State Ultrasonics Lab: Post Doc Position Available

Postdoc Opportunity at Penn State

Penn State Ultrasonics Lab (PennSUL) and Rock Mechanics Lab

State College, PA

Please see the following info about a postdoctoral research position at Penn State.

Penn State Ultrasonics Lab (PennSUL) and Rock Mechanics Lab is looking for a postdoctoral researcher with multi-disciplinary interests and experience in ultrasonics, mechanics-based modelling and laboratory rock deformation/permeability testing. The research involves acoustic emission, ultrasonic data acquisition and processing, working with servo-hydraulic testing machines, flow and permeability measurements, X-ray computed tomography imaging, machine learning, fracture mechanics and micro-mechanical modelling.

The project is led by Parisa Shokouhi (, Jacques Rivière (, Chris Marone ( and Derek Elsworth ( The successful candidate will work with graduate students and co-lead research activities focused on illuminating the mechanisms that relate ultrasonic, hydraulic and frictional properties of fractured rocks (see Shokouhi et al. Geophysical Research Letters 2020 We encourage applications from researchers with backgrounds in geomechanics, mechanics-based modelling, elastic wave mechanics, acoustics and geophysics. Experience in experimental design and execution is required.

A Ph.D. in a relevant field is required by the date of hire. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The Pennsylvania State University takes an active role in building a talented, inclusive, and culturally diverse workforce. We understand that our shared future is guided by basic principles of fairness and mutual respect. Applicants should share this commitment to fostering diversity and equity with the goal of creating an inclusive and productive workplace environment.

Please include: 1) a cover letter of interest; 2) CV including a complete publication list; and 3) three references.


Inquiries about the position can be sent to Parisa Shokouhi ( Additional information about Penn State Ultrasonics Lab (PennSUL) and Rock Mechanics Lab can be found here: