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Research Occupational Audiologist/Hearing Protection Specialist

Posted on behalf of Lynne Marshall:


We are seeking a Research Occupational Audiologist/ Hearing Protection
Specialist to become the foremost expert on hearing protection for the U.S.
Navy. The person will conduct part‐time research and testing on devices
intended for hearing protection (with or without speech‐communication
capability). She or he will also monitor the worldwide industry for
potentially useful new devices, and interact widely with developers and
users. The incumbent will be the Navy’s internal consultant on hearing‐
protection devices, and will provide HPD education and training to
audiologists. The position is full‐time permanent civil service and located
in coastal New England.

- Pursues and conducts innovative and fundamentally sound RDT&E of hearing
enhancement and protection devices and strives for technical excellence
among worldwide contemporaries. Conceives plans (milestones, funding,
personnel, and schedule) and executes original multi‐phased programs with
multi‐disciplinary teams regarding hearing protection, communication
equipment, speech intelligibility, and functional hearing in complex sound
- Fosters an active network of technical experts in audiology/hearing
conservation, occupational/environmental health and medicine, and
acquisitions. Capitalizes on working relationships with senior executives,
directors, managers, scientists, technicians, audiologists, and military
customers to meet/exceed operational hearing conservation, hearing
protection, and communication requirements.
- Serves as a key member on military working groups related to occupational
audiology, noise control, hearing protection, and hearing conservation.
Works closely with interdisciplinary teams to develop critical directives
and decisions on hearing protection policies, procedures, and practices to
ensure goals are met.

- Graduate degree in acoustics, physics, mechanical engineering, biomedical
engineering, audiology, psychoacoustics,  experimental psychology, or a
related field.
- Master’s degree required. Ph.D. desirable.
- Minimum 7 years of professional experience in relevant RDT&E. This may be
shortened to 2 years with a Ph.D.
- Publications related to hearing, the measurement/calibration of sound, or
hearing‐protection devices preferably in refereed journals but laboratory
technical reports also considered. Presentations at the meetings of
national/international organizations.
- Superb writing and speaking skills.
- Ability to travel 10‐20% of the time.
- If graduate degree is not in audiology, will be required to complete a two
‐year part‐time directed OJT course of study including formal coursework,
self‐study, and on‐site observations of occupational, medical, and
rehabilitative audiology.
- If graduate degree is not in experimental science or engineering, will be
required to complete a two‐year part‐time directed OJT course of study
including formal coursework, self‐study, and lab work on instrumentation,
materials, experimental design, and advanced statistics.
- U.S. citizenship required.

Lynne Marshall, Ph.D.