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    This position is in the Structural Acoustics Branch within the Research Directorate at NASA Langley Research Center. As a research team member, the incumbent plans and conducts analytical, numerical and experimental research to develop scientific understanding of the potential impact of sonic booms from future commercial supersonic aircraft.

    The full performance level of this position is to the GS-13 level. Position may be filled at either the GS-11, 12 or 13 level. If selected at the lower level, and selectee may be noncompetitively promoted to the GS-12 or 13 when qualified and recommended by management.

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    The Structural Acoustics Branch is seeking to fill a research position in flight vehicle acoustics. As a member of the Sonic Boom Community Response Team, the successful candidate will participate in the development of experimental and numerical methods to estimate the noise dose experienced by residents of overflown communities. This includes supporting ongoing efforts to define and quantify variability in the noise dose due to vehicle flight conditions, atmospheric conditions, reflection and diffraction from buildings, and sound transmission through buildings. The incumbent may also contribute to the application of psychoacoustic test methods to design and conduct social surveys to estimate community response to boom events. The incumbent is expected to participate in computational, laboratory, and flight-test studies supporting the team’s work, and serve as a technical expert and interface with researchers in industry, universities, NASA, and other government agencies.

    The incumbent participates in the development of overall research plans and objectives and has full responsibility for the performance of specific research within this overall project plans, including the budget, generating milestones, and carrying out research to satisfy those milestones. The incumbent interfaces with researchers within his or her competency and with other centers, agencies, industries, and universities in pursuit of this objective.

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    U.S. citizens and U.S. nationals

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