Project Scientist (Acoustics) — Victoria, British Columbia

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Closes: May 31, 2022

Victoria, British Columbia

Position Overview

JASCO’s underwater acoustic modeling approaches lead the field and constantly evolve with new science and best practices. Our scientists are some of the leading experts in the field of underwater sound, having developed several models for common sound sources. The Project Scientist (Acoustics) will have the ability to adapt our existing approaches and identify new ways to solve acoustic propagation problems according to project-specific requirements. Our modeling work is completed to ISO 9001 approved processes and procedures. 

The successful applicant will be part of the computational modeling team, with responsibilities that include project-specific scripting and modeling, as well as contributing to the development of capability, and optimizing current codes. The Project Scientist, may also be tasked with authoring or reviewing technical documents related to source and propagation modeling and reporting results in acoustic impact assessment. In this role the successful applicant will work under the supervision of and be supported by more senior scientists.


  • Conducting acoustic propagation modelling; analyzing the potential impacts of underwater sounds on marine fauna; and preparing reports and presentations on the findings

  • Participating in the development of new models and analysis techniques

  • Participating in field work, possibly in remote locations or at sea, in various locations worldwide, to collect acoustic data

  • Presenting study results to clients, government regulators, NGOs and community stakeholders

  • Writing and publication of scientific reports

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Familiarity with underwater acoustics and ocean acoustic modeling theory

  • Experience with computational acoustic propagation models

  • Experience and knowledge of signal processing methods

  • Experience with programming languages such as Python, Fortran, C++, Java

  • Experience with 4GL mathematical languages such as Interactive Data Language (IDL) and Matlab

  • Experience assessing impacts of sound on marine life an asset

  • Must have a demonstrated ability to work within tight deadlines

  • Strong planning and organizing abilities with excellent interpersonal skills

  • Willingness to spend time at sea or in remote locations conducting field work

  • A strong team player with the ability to work independently

  • Exceptional oral and written English skills


  • A degree in math, science, engineering, or physics


  • Competitive compensation package

  • RRSP and health benefits program, including health, dental, and long-term disability and life insurance

  • Flexible personal leave

  • Well-structure annual vacation program

  • Ergonomic workspace

  • Friendly and supportive company culture

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We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.