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Research Fellow – Molecular and Cellular Otolaryngology (MCOL)

One in six Australians have a hearing loss, expected to rise to one in four by 2030.  Ear Science Institute Australia (Ear Science) is dedicated to creating solutions for ear and hearing disorders.

If you currently hold a PhD in Biomedical Sciences or a related discipline, we want to hear from you.

The Ear Science research team has a full-time Research Fellow position available.

To qualify for this position, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Doctor of Philosophy Degree (PhD) in a relevant discipline.
  • At least two years post-doctoral research experience in biotechnology for treating hearing disorders.
  • A developing research track record, supported by peer-reviewed publications and presentations.
  • A personal style that enables collaboration across ESIA’s programs and with other institutions, both nationally and internationally.
  • Excellent abilities in problem solving, data presentation and working in a team environment.
  • A clear appreciation of basic science innovation and commitment to its development for clinical translation.

The following criteria will also be highly regarded:

  • High level of organisational skills and ability to prioritise effectively.
  • Expertise in materials for tissue engineering and/or drug delivery.
  • Ability to apply professional knowledge in a flexible and innovative manner, including an understanding of intellectual property management.
  • High level of verbal, written communication and interpersonal skills.

The Research Fellow will be responsible for performing directed research activities in the Ear Science Institute Molecular and Cellular Otolaryngology team, and at the Ear Sciences Centre, UWA (ESC). This position will assist in building the capacity of biomedical devices research, with a focus on regenerative therapies at Ear Science and ESC.

Working amongst researchers and clinicians at Ear Science Institute and ESC, the Research Fellow will: perform materials research in the MCOL group; be involved in existing and new research projects; assist in recruiting additional personnel including students; foster and maintain collaborations; report findings in peer-reviewed publications; assist in sourcing funding including international, national and competitive grants and fellowships; and participate in Ear Science Research group meetings.

The appointment is full-time, and the Research Fellow will be based at the Ear Science Laboratories in the Ralph and Patricia Sarich Neuroscience Research Facility at QEII Medical Centre in Perth, Western Australia.

Annual base salary for the position is between $80,000 and $90,000 plus superannuation of 9.5%.

Ear Science research aims to use laboratory research discoveries to produce high level translational outcomes and your contribution will be critical to impacting the lives of those with hearing loss.

Ear Science Institute Australia is a world leader in ear and hearing research.  Our strengths in research include tissue engineering, cellular and molecular biology, hearing implants and service delivery (including telehealth). Ear Science’s research is focussed on translating the research findings into clinical practice, ensuring that both patients and clinicians receive evidence-based solutions.