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Job Announcement - Auditory Localization

U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory
Aircrew Protection Division

Research Psychologist / Hearing Scientist

The U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory (USAARL) has an immediate
opening in our Aircrew Protection Division for a Ph.D. psychologist or
hearing scientist with experience and interest in sound localization and
three-dimensional (virtual) auditory displays. Supporting a five-year $3.9M
Science and Technology Objective, the successful applicant will collaborate
in a group of three or more scientists and engineers and function as primary
or associate investigator and assist in formulating, conducting, and
directing original basic and applied research on dichotic and virtual
auditory displays relevant to military air operations. Experience in
detailed programmatic planning, preparation of protocols for specific
experiments, conducting original research, and writing technical reports is
highly desirable. Technical skills in signal processing, modern computer
programming languages, and experience with Tucker-Davis Technologies
equipment are desired.

The USAARL Acoustics Laboratory is a modern, well-equipped
acoustics/psychoacoustics laboratory which contains large anechoic and
reverberant chambers and a variety of smaller sound rooms for hearing
research. USAARL also has an NUH-60 Black Hawk simulator, a JUH-60 Black
Hawk helicopter, and a JUH-1 Huey helicopter, each instrumented for
aeromedical research. A multi-axis ride simulator with 160-degree projection
display simulates the ride of any Army land or air vehicle and can be used
for research on different audio displays. Recent projects have included
research on hearing protective devices including the development of the
Communications Earplug (CEP), active noise reduction, speech communication
and auscultation in noise, and measurements of noise hazards in Army
rotary-wing aircraft.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens, have a Ph.D. in psychology or hearing
science, be able to fly in civilian and military aircraft (including
rotary-wing aircraft), and have or be able to obtain a secret security
clearance. Place of employment is in Fort Rucker, Alabama, with an
anticipated salary range of $61,749 to $69,984. Interested parties may view
the USAARL web site at <http://www.usaarl.army.mil/>.

Interested applicants should send their resumes and two letters of
recommendation to:

The U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory
P.O. Box 620577
Attn: William A. Ahroon
Fort Rucker, AL 36362-0577

Inquiries may be sent by e-mail to:

This is a government equal opportunity position.