Clinical Scientist (Audiology) Mild to moderate hearing loss team
Closing date: 07 January 2018
Department: Mild to moderate hearing loss
Salary: Agenda for Change Band 7: £31,696 to £41,787 per annum
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Clinical Scientist (Audiology) to join the Mild to moderate Hearing Loss research team led by Dr Mel Ferguson at the NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre to work on a randomised clinical controlled trial (RCT) entitled "Assessing an online audiological rehabilitation program in an NHS clinical sample of adult hearing aid users" funded by Oticon A/S.
The successful candidate will be a key part of the research team running this trial and duties will include:
1. Performing highly specialised and complex scientific research undertaken at the NIHR Nottingham BRC in collaboration with Eriksholm Research Centre, Denmark (part of Oticon A/S).
2. Taking responsibility for the day-to-day running of a feasibility study and randomised clinical controlled trial that will assess an online audiological rehabilitation program - The Eriksholm Guide to Better Hearing, under the general guidance of the Lead scientist.
3. Assuming a high level of individual responsibility for non-routine scientific clinical research work with a high degree of autonomy.
Candidates must have an MSc in Audiology or equivalent and at least 3 years relevant post-qualification experience as a Clinical Scientist (Audiology), or equivalent experience. A knowledge of current good practice in Audiology, a good working knowledge of relevant IT systems and software packages (including Audiological Patient Management Systems, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and hearing aid programming software) along with the ability to undertake data analysis with guidance are also essential requirements
This is a full time fixed term post for 12 months. There is the possibility of a further extension (funding permitting).
Interviews are planned for the week commencing 22nd January 2018.