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Research Audiologist / Prinicipal Investigator Position (U.S. Citizen), focus on hearing aids

Research Audiologist - National Military Audiology and Speech Pathology Center, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland (U.S. Citizen)
A mid-level Research Audiologist position will be opening in the coming months at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.  
We are seeking an individual to lead research projects in the area of hearing aids, hearing aid technology, and outcome measures for listeners with impaired hearing.
This is a GS-13 position for a U.S. Citizen that becomes permanent after a three-year period of employment. 

Job Summary:

The Research Audiologist will be an integral part of a team effort supporting a research program focused on the Prevention, Diagnosis, Mitigation, Treatment and Rehabilitation of Hearing Loss and Auditory System Injuries.  Projects will be conducted in the Scientific and Clinical Studies Section of the National Military Audiology and Speech Pathology Center (NMASC), Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD and will be under the supervision of the Director of Research, Audiology and Speech Center.

Major Duties:

This position is for a mid-level Hearing Scientist and leading subject-matter expert especially pertaining to hearing aids, hearing injury, and speech communication. The successful candidate will design and conduct studies to improve the ability to (a) conserve the hearing and speech of Department of Defense personnel, and/or (b) diagnose and treat hearing and speech disorders encountered in the military population. The principal areas of responsibility for this position involves the formulation, implementation, management, and integration of comprehensive basic and applied research programs in communication sciences and disorders dealing with impaired hearing, balance, and speech communication. Specific emphasis on hearing aids, hearing aid technology, and outcome measures for listeners with impaired hearing is preferred.


Basic Requirements.

The incumbent must be a recognized expert in auditory and speech science. Particular emphasis on evidence of qualifications for the position must include an extensive first-authored publication record of relevant scientific work in peer-reviewed journals; excellent communication skills, including an extensive record of peer-reviewed and invited presentations at national/international scientific meetings; a record of acquiring funding of his/her research; experience in research administration and management; and knowledge of military work environments is highly preferred.

Specialized Requirements:

- Education: A Ph.D. in Hearing Science, Audiology, Computer Science, Linguistics, Physics, Electrical Engineering or related field is preferred, although an individual with an Au.D. and substantial research experience involving hearing aids and hearing injury will also be considered. Candidates with post-doctoral experience are preferred.

- US Citizen


      - Security clearance

If interested, please contact:

Ken W. Grant, 301-319-7043, Kenneth.w.grant.civ@xxxxxxxxxx

Joshua G.W. Bernstein, Ph.D.
Research Audiologist
Audiology & Speech Center
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Building 19, 5th Floor
8901 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20889
Tel: (301)319-7040