Research Engineer in Numerical Acoustics


Dublin, Ireland. Remote option available.

Contract Type
Full time

Salary range €45 to €50k, dependent on experience

Closing Date
28 February 2022

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About Lios

Lios is an advanced acoustic technology company created with the aim of developing technologies to eradicate harmful noise damage. Lios empowers the building of tomorrow’s quieter world – through the development of materials that reduce the initial risk of exposure to loud noise and technologies which alleviate damage after it has occurred. SoundBounce is an acoustic material which works to reduce noise and vibration.  SoundRelief is a clinically proven tinnitus sound therapy used in over 60 countries worldwide and is accessed through the app stores.

Lios has grown over the last decade to foster a spirit of innovation and a passion for developing real-world solutions through building a team of experts in material science, acoustics, licensing, design, marketing, predictive modelling, project management, and sales. Come join our growing international team of innovative, enthusiastic, and dedicated individuals in creating technologies that make a difference.

About the role

We are looking for a Research Engineer in Numerical Acoustics to join our talented team. This role is a great opportunity to join a growing team working at the forefront of innovation in new acoustic materials. In recent years a new class of acoustic materials with high performance properties has been developed called acoustic metamaterials. The Research Engineer will play a key role in the design and development of our innovative materials.

What you will do?

  • Sample design – Product development
    • COMSOL modelling
    • Development of parametric studies (in collaboration with research assistant)
    • Collaborating with other members of the research team to deploy fundamental material models and optimisations
    • Simulations of proposed designs in live environments
  • Sample design – Customer projects
      • COMSOL modelling
      • Altering existing designs, and creating new ones, to respond to environmental conditions of customer applications
      • Simulations of proposed designs in live environments, modelling real world applications
  • Design optimisations
      • Collaborating with other members of the research team on product development and innovation

What you will bring?

  • Proven track record in scientific work and a relevant degree such as a PhD or equivalent work experience in acoustics.
  • Experience in analytical or numerical modelling of acoustic problems.
  • Excellent capability and significant experience in COMSOL or equivalent modelling software/techniques.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with experience of writing scientific reports.
  • Ability to work well independently, be a self-starter, and bring new ways of working to the research team. Creatively solve problems and take ownership of new projects.
  • Ability to manage more than one workstream at a time and time management skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate well with internal teams and external partners.
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and complexity and open to change and learn.
  • Experience of interaction with industrial research project or experience working in research within an industrial environment would be desirable.
  • Experience in product design and/or optimisation would also be desirable.

What we offer?

  • Salary range €45 to €50k, dependent on experience
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Minimum 25 days annual leave (based on full-time hours), expands with service
  • Comfortable and relaxed office in the heart of Dublin City Centre
  • Personal growth and training budget
  • Enhanced maternity leave benefit
  • Bike to work scheme & Travelsaver

 Contract type – Full time

D&I Statement:

Lios is an equal opportunities employer.

Equality, diversity and inclusion is central to the ethos of Lios. We particularly encourage women, Black, Asian and minority ethnic, LGBT and disabled applicants to apply for this position.  We give full consideration to applicants that wish to work flexibly including part-time and due consideration will be given to applicants who have taken a career break. Lios has generous annual leave and enhanced maternity benefits.

Posted on 7th January 2022 in Job Opportunities in Acoustics