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Join the home of Ear Science | Two Research Assistant Positions

Two Research Assistant Positions

Join the Home of Ear Science, an international centre of excellence, enhancing the lives of people with ear and hearing disorders.

We have two 1.0 FTE Research Assistant positions to join the Brain and Hearing research group to analyse and report on patient outcomes and conduct clinical studies.

Work with cutting-edge technologies and methods to create a positive, real-world impact on patient outcomes and the lives of people with hearing loss.  Your work will contribute to translating research into clinical practice.

Research Assistant – Cochlear Implants

Be a part of the vibrant and enthusiastic Brain and Hearing group at Ear Science Institute Australia, collaborating with the enAble Institute and School of Allied Health, Curtin University, and the Ear Sciences Centre, Medical School, University of Western Australia.

As an integral researcher with one of the largest multi-disciplinary ear and hearing research institutes in the southern hemisphere, you will be working closely with internationally recognised researchers.

We successfully compete for funding and grants from national and international funding bodies, with a proven track record in research translation, we bring together the brightest minds from across the world.

Ear Science Institute Australia has one of the largest cochlear implant units in Australia, and regularly collaborates with national and international researchers.

This is an exciting opportunity for a 1.0 FTE Research Assistant to join the successful and expanding Brain and Hearing research group, based at Ear Science Institute Australia Research HQ in Nedlands, Perth.

We encourage recent PhD graduates to apply.

You will conduct cochlear implant research studies, analyse and report on retrospective and prospective studies on hearing cochlear implant outcomes, and assist in other studies, such as surveys, focus groups and systematic reviews, as required.

You will work independently alongside a multi-disciplinary team to produce peer-reviewed papers that will contribute to changing clinical practice in Australia and internationally.

Training and mentoring will be offered, as required.

Research Assistant – Cochlear Implants and Remote Technologies

Be a part of the vibrant and enthusiastic Brain and Hearing group at Ear Science Institute Australia, collaborating with the School of Allied Health, Curtin University, and the Medical School, University of Western Australia.

As an integral researcher with one of the largest multi-disciplinary ear and hearing research institutes in the southern hemisphere, you will be working closely with internationally recognised researchers at Ear Science and Curtin University, and a wider team of international researchers in Australia, the UK and USA.

We successfully compete for funding and grants from national and international funding bodies, with a proven track record in research translation, we bring together the brightest minds from across the world. Ear Science Institute Australia has one of the largest cochlear implant units in Australia, and regularly collaborates with national and international researchers.

This study is funded by Cochlear Ltd.

This is an exciting opportunity for a 1.0 FTE Research Assistant to join the successful and expanding Brain and Hearing research group, based at Ear Science Institute Australia Research HQ in Nedlands, Perth.

We encourage recent PhD graduates to apply.

Working closely with lead researchers from Ear Science, you will conduct a systematic review and develop surveys for international consensus delphi reviews of cochlear implant patients and audiologists.

The study aims to develop a core outcome set to evaluate remote technologies for cochlear implant users.  You will develop and send out surveys, analyse the data and report on the study.

You will work independently alongside a multi-disciplinary team to produce peer-reviewed papers that will contribute to changing clinical practice in Australia and internationally.

Training and mentoring will be offered, as required.

Find out more

If this sounds like you, please submit your resume and a cover letter through the ‘Apply now’ buttons or email recruitment@earscience.org.au and be a part of our purpose-driven culture, united by a philanthropic philosophy to serve all people with ear and hearing disorders.

For informal enquiries, please contact the Head of Brain and Hearing, Associate Professor Melanie Ferguson (melanie.ferguson@earscience.org) or the Implant Research Lead Dr Cathy Sucher (cathy.sucher@earscience.org.au).

We look forward to ‘hearing’ from you.

Brain & Hearing Research Group

The Brain and Hearing research group is multidisciplinary, including hearing science researchers, psychologists, neurophysiologists, engineers and clinical audiologists. The team is led by Associate Professor Melanie Ferguson.

The primary research themes are:

  1. Cognition and hearing
  2. Wellbeing and mental health, and
  3. Service delivery models to increase accessibility and participation through early detection and intervention.

These are underpinned by theories, such as behaviour change theory and implementation science theory, using appropriate outcomes to evaluate novel procedures, devices and technologies.

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