Job announcement - auditory localization ("Ahroon, William A Dr USAARL-Ft Rucker" )

Subject: Job announcement - auditory localization
From:    "Ahroon, William A Dr USAARL-Ft Rucker"               <William.Ahroon(at)SE.AMEDD.ARMY.MIL>
Date:    Fri, 12 Oct 2001 12:15:02 -0400

Auditory folks. The position announced earlier (reposted below) now is officially listed on the Army civilian personnel on-line web site. If you are interested in viewing the ad or applying for the position, point your browser at 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. The closing date currently listed on the site is October 25th, which I will be trying to extend. If you are applying for this position, please follow the instructions carefully, for the Civilian Personnel On-Line office will reject (i.e., rule as ineligible) any applications without sufficient information. Work involves functioning as a principal or associate scientific investigator 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, statistics, acoustics, and hearing science, especially relating to research on directional hearing. Ability to set up and conduct hearing research from which information can be gained relevant to the use of auditory displays on voice communication and auditory performance in noisy environments in normal and hearing-impaired 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) william.ahroon(at) ----------------------------------------------------------------------- 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 <>. 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: william.ahroon(at) This is a government equal opportunity position.

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