Research Job Opportunities at Northeastern University

The Laboratory for Ocean Acoustics and Ecosystem Sensing at Northeastern University has openings for a Postdoctoral Research Associate and two graduate student Research Assistants starting in Fall 2017.

Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate [POSITION FILLED]
The work will entail development of ocean acoustic sensor hardware system, and real-time data acquisition, signal processing and analysis software system.  The research work is multidisciplinary with applications to sensing marine biology, ocean geophysical processes and man-made activities.  The research involves some periods of at-sea sensor instrumentation testing and data collection on board ships.

The Postdoctoral Associate will be involved with developing and writing research proposals and publications, participating in academic mentorship of undergraduate and graduate students and research staff, dissemination of research findings at professional conferences, and career development resources through Northeastern University and the Greater Boston area.

The candidate should have a PhD degree in Electrical Engineering, General Engineering, Physics or Acoustics.  The candidate should have prior experience with sensor hardware development, including both electrical and mechanical engineering design and fabrication.  Experience with signal and array processing, including methods in machine learning, pattern recognition and classification will be an advantage.

Position: Graduate Student Research Assistant [2 Openings]
Multidisciplinary research entails real ocean acoustic array data processing and analysis, sensor system hardware and real-time data acquisition software development, stochastic physics based modelling of ocean acoustic propagation, scattering and reverberation,  data analytics including machine learning, pattern recognition and classification, optimal detection and estimation theories, active and passive sensing.  The applications include maritime defense, remote sensing of marine life, geophysical processes and man-made activities.

For more information on these positions you can contact:

Prof. Purnima Ratilal Makris
Dir. Laboratory for Ocean Acoustics and Ecosystem Sensing,
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Northeastern University
360 Huntington Ave, 302 Stearns Center
Boston, MA 02115
Email: [email protected]



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