The Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering at the University of Michigan is looking for a US-citizen postdoc or research scientist with skill(s) in structural acoustics & vibrations, underwater acoustics, or hydroacoustics, but will also consider anyone at or above the post-doctoral level who has a willingness to learn about these topics.
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Duration: 1–3 years
Start date: Immediate
A post-doctoral-level or higher scientist or engineer is sought for basic research studies into
acoustics and hydrodynamics of enduring interest to the US Navy. The successful applicant will
have or be willing to develop a mixture of experimental, computational, and analytical skills; a
desire to work with and assist undergraduate and graduate students; and a sincere interest in
performing research that leads to publications in top journals. Preferred applicants will have
expertise in one or more of the following areas (and a willingness to learn about the others):
array signal processing, acoustic wave propagation, structural wave propagation, wall-bounded
turbulence, and machine learning. The position is supported by US Government grants and
contracts, and University of Michigan resources.
US citizenship is required. Eligible applicants will have completed their Ph.D. in physics, math,
acoustics, engineering, or another relevant field. Underwater acoustics or signal processing
experience is preferred, but all candidates are encouraged to reach out.
Short statement of research skills & interests
Names and contact information for up to three references
Please send application materials or questions about the position to Prof. David R. Dowling at