Postdoctoral Associate/Research Engineer, Sensor Networks


Applications are accepted for a Research Engineer / Postdoctoral Researcher to work on two new urban sensing platforms in New York City. The position is part of work funded by the National Science Foundation in the context of the Sounds Of New York City (SONYC) and Reconfigurable Environmental Intelligence Platform (REIP) projects, which allow for advanced and multi-modal environmental data collection from one of the world’s most dense and diverse cities. The position is focused on the development and upkeep of the existing SONYC noise sensing platform and the implementation of a new sensor network infrastructure for the REIP platform, both of which include powerful processing capabilities for running machine learning on the edge.

The successful candidate will join the Music and Audio Research Laboratory (MARL) and the Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) at New York University, working as part of a team led by Juan Pablo Bello. The position offers a starting salary of US$70K for an initial annual term appointment, with the possibility of renewal for another year. The position is based in New York City. The expected start date is Summer 2019.



The successful candidate will have a proven track record of hands-on engineering projects, ideally in the realm of the Internet-of-Things (IoT), with experience in one or more of the following: embedded hardware engineering, physical computing, wireless networking, Python, cloud computing, devops, and Linux OS environments. In addition, excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team, will be critical to this role. Candidates will be considered who hold an MS or PhD in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or a related field.

The SONYC team is concerned by the lack of diversity in our field, and would like to strongly encourage applications from women and others from communities traditionally underrepresented in computer science and engineering research.


Application Instructions

To apply, click Apply Now and submit a letter of intent, full CV including a list of relevant past projects, and three (3) references. The deadline for applications is January 31, 2019, but we will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. Send questions to Charlie Mydlarz (


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