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Senior Underwater Acoustics Physicist

Company: Draper Labs
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: May 25, 2023

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Senior Underwater Acoustics Physicist

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Draper is an independent, nonprofit research and development company headquartered in Cambridge, MA. The 1,800 employees of Draper tackle important national challenges with a promise of delivering successful and usable solutions. From military defense and space exploration to biomedical engineering, lives often depend on the solutions we provide. Our multidisciplinary teams of engineers and scientists work in a collaborative environment that inspires the cross-fertilization of ideas necessary for true innovation. For more information about Draper, visit Our work is very important to us, but so is our life outside of work. Draper supports many programs to improve work-life balance including workplace flexibility, employee clubs ranging from photography to yoga, health and finance workshops, off site social events and discounts to local museums and cultural activities. If this specific job opportunity and the chance to work at a nationally renowned R&D innovation company appeals to you, apply now Equal Employment OpportunityDraper is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. We understand the value of diversity and its impact on a high-performance culture. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Draper is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, please contact


As a Senior Underwater Acoustics Physicist, the candidate will play a critical role in the development and understanding of acoustics in oceanic environments, acoustic sensing, and novel acoustic measurement and detection methods. The candidate will work closely with a team of engineers and physicists to conceive, model, design, develop, and characterize prototype water-based acoustic sensors, systems, and technology platforms. Experience using or interpreting sonar data and field testing underwater acoustic devices is highly desired.


Required Qualifications:

A degree in acoustics, acoustical engineering, physics, applied physics, or a closely related field.Demonstrated expertise in acoustics (modeling, simulation, beam forming, sensor design, and/or system implementation and testing) is required.Strong background in acoustic physics, underwater environments, and multiphysics modeling, along with the ability to capture, understand, and model physical phenomena, is required.Strong competency in a computing environment such MATLAB, Python, Mathematica, or similar is required. The individual must be highly self-motivated and must thrive in a multidisciplinary team environment.Support business development, write proposals, white papers, and technical documents.Deliver technical presentations to internal and external customers.Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to brief non-technical audiences, is required.Desired Qualifications:
A Ph.D. in acoustics, acoustical engineering, physics, applied physics, or a closely related field.Experience with simulation and computation software is highly desired. Experience performing laboratory experiments and evaluating fieldable prototypes.Five years of professional experience working with underwater acoustics systems.Security Requirements:
Applicants selected for this position will be required to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.#LI-MM1#LI-hybrid

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