The Structural Acoustics Branch at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, is seeking to fill a research position in acoustics. The candidate will join a team working to improve our understanding of human response to vehicles that will serve the Advanced Air Mobility Mission (AAM). The research will involve the design, execution, and analysis of human response tests to novel sound stimuli using NASA facilities and community flight tests. The results of these tests will inform the development of audibility and annoyance models for manufacturers, regulators, and communities to better understand design and operational tradeoffs to reduce noise impact on communities.
As a member of the psychoacoustics research team, the candidate will support important research and engineering work including the auralization of current and future aircraft to enable studies of specific sound characteristics, test methods to efficiently explore human response using in-person or remote testing capabilities at NASA, and statistical methods to model the subjective response of individuals and communities. This position requires a thorough knowledge of acoustics, signal processing, a familiarity with statistics, and an interest in human response to sound. The work will require interactions with other NASA researchers, partners in industry, academia, and other government agencies, domestically and internationally. Computational, laboratory, and flight-testing capabilities at NASA will be used to support the team’s work. Occasional travel may be required.
The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, self-motivated, and have demonstrated success in a team-oriented research environment. The candidate must be able to clearly communicate research results at technical conferences and to non-technical audiences. Publication of research results is expected in this position, so the candidate must possess good writing skills.
Applications must be submitted at https://www.usajobs.gov/job/692184600 between December 5 and December 16, 2022. Applications must demonstrate experience and education requirements with supporting documentation as specified in the USA Jobs announcement.