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Job announcement - auditory localization

Auditory folks:

The Army personnel office decided that no qualified persons applied
for the position that I posted earlier  (see below).  Therefore, the
vacancy announcement has been extended until 12 February 2002.

If you are interested in viewing the ad or applying for the position,
point your browser at cpol.army.mil.  On the left of the main screen
is a link to "Employment" and a drop-down menu to "Army's Vacancy
Announcements."  At the next window, you may enter the announcement
number "BBU200033" (no quotes) and then select the "Get Announcement Now"
button.  The ad should be displayed.  Otherwise, you may locate the
state of Alabama on the map which will permit you to list all of the
vacancy announcements in the state.

Please follow the application instructions carefully, for the personnel
office will reject (i.e., rule as ineligible) any applications
without sufficient information.  You might also want to send me a note
(with a copy of your resume or vitae) so that I can make sure that
we can make sure that the personnel office will correctly evaluate
your credentials.

I will be at ARO later this month if anyone would like to meet with me and
discuss the job or living in this lovely corner of lower Alabama.  I'll be
staying at the Alden Resort Hotel just down the street from the Tradewinds.
See your there.

Bill Ahroon


Work involves functioning as a principal or associate scientific
conducting research on directional hearing, binaural and three-dimensional
auditory displays, and other issues relevant to hearing and military air
operations. Position requires skills and knowledge of scientific methods
and investigation techniques, experimental design, instrumentation,
acoustics, and hearing science, especially relating to research on
hearing. Ability to set up and conduct hearing research from which
can be gained relevant to the use of auditory displays on voice
and auditory performance in noisy environments in normal and
listeners is required.  Work involves eventually becoming a subject matter
expert for the Army for aeromedical hearing research and development.


We are looking forward to hearing from you.  If you have any questions you
may contact me directly at the address/numbers below.

William A. Ahroon, Ph.D.
Research Psychologist

U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory
P.O. Box 620577
Fort Rucker, Alabama  36362-0577
(334) 255-6828 (voice)
(334) 255-6826 (fax)


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.