PostDoc in Experimental Acoustics

Faculty of Physics of ITMO University invites PostDoc in Experimental Acoustics to join our team.

Faculty of Physics of ITMO University is a creative synergy of honorary professors, ambitious scientists, and students. For ten years of joint work, we have grown from a small laboratory into a large scientific center, where today the most relevant scientific directions are developed and educational programs are implemented. 


  • Planning and conduction experiments on the propagation and scattering of sound in aeroacoustic waveguides and the propagation of elastic waves in combined media formed from various materials (including metamaterials);
  • Analyzing the results of experiments, including using the theory of signal processing, time-frequency representation of recorded signals;
  • Establishing dependences of physical quantities characterizing the propagation of elastic waves in a medium or scattering of elastic waves on inhomogeneities of this medium, on the parameters of the medium and inhomogeneities, as well as on the frequency-time characteristics of signals propagating in it;
  • Raise funding independently and jointly with colleagues (apply for grants, look for partners);
  • Plan and organize project work;
  • Publish articles;
  • Participate in educational activities (conduct special seminars on acoustics, supervise bachelor's and master's projects);
  • Speaking at conferences and seminars;
  • Willingness to administer the grant will be an advantage. 


  • Candidate of Science or PhD in Physics and Mathematics / Engineering;
  • Experience in planning and setting up experiments on sound propagation in atmospheric acoustics, experience in planning and setting up experiments;
  • Experience in planning and setting up experiments on the propagation of elastic waves in solids (seismology, ultrasonic flaw detection, acoustic and ultrasonic resonance spectroscopy, etc.) will be an important advantage;
  • Skill of working in software packages MATLAB or Python, Comsol (advisable);
  • Experience of speaking at conferences;
  • Knowledge of English at least B2 (Upper-Intermediate);
  • Willingness to work under tight deadlines;
  • Experience in developing and reading educational courses is advisable;
  • It is advisable to have publications in specialized high-rating journals on acoustics, for example, in the "Journal of Sound and Vibration" and "The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America", as well as in the "Acoustical journal";
  • Experience in grant-making and grant administration is advisable;
  • Work abroad experience will be an important advantage;
  • High communication skills;
  • High planning and organizing skills. 


  • Young and friendly team;
  • Solving non-standard tasks, working in an interdisciplinary team;
  • Communication with recognized experts in the subject area;
  • Corporate English for employees;
  • Work in the historical center of St. Petersburg;
  • Social package: official employment, recreation in a corporate out-of-town health center, events for employees and their children, etc. 
100 000 RUB Final salary is strongly dependent on the qualification of candidate

Saint Petersburg, Lomonosova, 9