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JOB: Research Audiologist/Engineer/Hearing Protection Specialist

Posting on behalf of Lynne Marshall:

We are seeking a Research Audiologist/Engineer/Hearing Protection Specialist
to become the foremost expert on hearing protection for the U.S. Navy.  The
position is full-time permanent civil service and located in coastal New
England. 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

-	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 fields.
-	Fosters an active network of technical experts in audiology/hearing
conservation, occupational/environmental health and medicine, audio
instrumentation, 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 10 years of professional experience beyond the Bachelor's
-	Publications related to hearing, the measurement/calibration of
sound, or hearing-protection devices in refereed journals and 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.

Primary: Lynne Marshall, Ph.D. 
E-mail: lynne.marshall@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Phone: 860-694-2550
Alternate:  Paul Weathersby, Ph.D.
E-mail: weathersbyp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx