S&T Lead - Structural Acoustics
The key duties of the position include The Role As the Science and Technology Lead - Structural Acoustics, you will lead a small multidisciplinary team to develop capability and modelling tools in structural acoustics (vibro-acoustics) for the analysis and control of the acoustic signature of ships and submarines. You will lead and contribute to structural acoustics S&T - and establish and maintain an active academic collaboration network - in areas such as machinery noise characterisation, structural vibration and acoustic transmission, underwater acoustic radiation, and noise control technologies. You will organise and oversee programs in structural acoustics that involve both modelling and experimental work, which may involve trials at sea where appropriate.
You will apply your team's expertise to conduct studies to characterise and assess the underwater radiated noise of maritime vessels. You will also contribute to national and international collaborations in structural acoustics and acoustic signatures. About our Team The successful applicant will work in the Acoustic Signature Control group, one of the groups in the Maritime Division of DST.
We work across a number of science areas relevant to the underwater acoustic signatures of maritime vessels. We make use of a variety of computer-based tools for modelling and analysis, and have access to experimental facilities such as a comprehensive range of sound and vibration measuring equipment, a large water tank, an anechoic chamber, a wind tunnel, and a multi-use underwater testing facility. Together with our Defence, university, industry and international partners, we help ensure the operational effectiveness of current and future submarines and surface ships for Navy.
Our Ideal Candidate We are looking for a person with significant knowledge and science research experience in technical fields relevant to structural acoustics. The right person will have demonstrated ability to lead research activities, work with teams and produce outcomes with impact. These qualities mean you will be able to identify the challenges and opportunities in a range of structural acoustics areas; to initiate research programs and collaborations in those areas; and to integrate them to understand the acoustic signature implications.
You will have strong written and verbal communication skills that will enable you to present program outcomes to our Defence partners at different levels of technical depth as appropriate..