Research Audiologist

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Job Description:

The Defense Health Operation of Leidos is currently looking for a Research Audiologist for the Submarine Medicine and Survival Systems Department at the Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory (NSMRL) in Groton, CT. NSMRL conducts research and investigates the effects of medical, psychological, and performance issues associated with the health and performance of naval personnel in operational and non-operational settings.

Primary Responsibilities

The ideal candidate shall:
  • Engage in research on human exposure to sounds and vibrations
  • Support the design of non-standard audiometric and psychoacoustic tests
  • Administer hearing tests to determine eligibility of volunteers for on-going research efforts
  • Conduct visual inspections of ear canals
  • Maintain subject files for human subject research
  • Measure noise levels in test spaces
  • Collect data across a variety of methodologies
  • Support the design of proposed research, development, test, and evaluation efforts
  • Travel to support projects both CONUS and OCONUS, so a valid passport (or the ability to obtain one) is required
  • Research solutions to novel problems as they arise
  • Be responsible for documenting all work (i.e., in manuscripts, technical reports, technical memorandums, posters, computers, laboratory notebooks, documentation binders, etc.)
  • Participate in conferences, meetings, briefings, etc. to update findings and disseminate knowledge products.

Basic Qualifications
  • Must have obtained an accredited Doctorate of Audiology (AuD or PhD).
  • The candidate will be required to acquire, at a minimum, a SECRET classification access level. Preference will be given to a candidate who already has this clearance level.
  • Skills should include a foundational and theoretical understanding of general hearing conservation principles.
  • Proficiency with Windows based computers; proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Experience with standard audiometric tests.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in a research setting;
  • A willingness to take on other tasks, possibly outside one's area of expertise, in order to contribute toward project completion is highly desired;
  • Experience in the US federal government system.

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Research Scientist

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