The University of Mississippi’s National Center for Physical Acoustics (NCPA) is seeking applicants for the position of R&D Engineer to provide engineering support the High-Speed Aeroacoustics Research Group (HSAG) and participate in data acquisition and analysis. The work environment is interactive, fast-paced, and engaging. Additional information is available at http://www.olemiss.edu/depts/aeroacoustics/.
We are looking for candidates with experience in design, development, and troubleshooting of measurement systems in the areas of fluid dynamics, aerospace, aeroacoustics, or propulsion systems. The applicant will be expected to provide engineering support for the development/maintenance of HSAG research facilities including but not limited to wind tunnel facilities, compressor systems, hydraulic systems and actuators, laser systems, optical fixtures, electric power systems, and real-time controls. The candidate will be responsible for designing or modifying test models in close collaboration with HSAG scientists to achieve research outcomes. The candidate will interpret and apply engineering standards to evaluate safety factors associated with testing of aeroacoustics models. The candidate will be expected to become the primary resource for operation of the Jet Noise Laboratory and Mach 5 Trisonic Wind Tunnel. As such, the candidate should have an applicable engineering background, be capable of CAD/CAM operations through the assembly stage for research projects, and have familiarity with aerospace ground testing systems.
For consideration as Associate R&D Engineer: A Bachelor of Science Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or a closely related field.
For consideration as R&D Engineer I: A Bachelor of Science Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or a closely related field and a minimum of two (2) years product research and evidence of participation in one’s professional society and/or participation on collaborative R&D activities.
For consideration as R&D Engineer II: A Bachelor of Science Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or a closely related field and a minimum of five (5) years product research and development experience.
About National Center for Physical Acoustics at the University of Mississippi
The National Center for Physical Acoustics (NCPA) resides on the campus of the University of Mississippi, which, in turn is located in the beautiful and charming town of Oxford, Mississippi.
NCPA serves as the Physical Acoustics Archives for the Acoustical Society of America and coordinates the biennial Physical Acoustics Summer School. Although NCPA is not an academic department, we do employ undergraduate and graduate students. This employment allows graduate students to fulfill their research requirements for their degrees and undergraduate students to enhance their learning experience.NCPA maintains basic and applied research programs in many areas of physical acoustics; provides coordination of major, multi-university research programs in the United States; serves as an advocate for physical acoustics to federal agencies and other organizations; provides significant educational opportunities for students and postdocs; and provides direct research assistance to investigators throughout the world.