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Senior 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 Senior Research Fellow position available.

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

  • Doctor of Philosophy Degree (PhD) in a relevant discipline.
  • A proven research track record, supported by peer-reviewed publications, presentations and successful funding applications.
  • A personal style that enables collaboration across Ear Science’s programs and with other institutions, both nationally and internationally.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in biomedical research into hearing and its disorders, or an applicable and closely related area.
  • Excellent abilities in problem solving, data presentation and working in a team environment.
  • Ability to attract and supervise students.
  • A clear appreciation of basic science translation and commitment to its clinical application.

The following criteria will also be highly regarded:

  • Experienced team leader with a high level of organisational skills and ability to prioritise effectively.
  • Ability to apply professional knowledge in a flexible and innovative manner.
  • High level of verbal, written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to follow and communicate written guidelines and policies.
  • Encourage collegiality and collaboration.
  • Maintain tact, discretion and confidentiality.

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

Working amongst researchers and clinicians at Ear Science Institute and ESC, the Senior Research Fellow will: develop a biomedical research theme in the MCOL group; be involved in existing projects and build new research areas; assist in recruiting additional personnel including post-doctoral scientists and students; foster and maintain collaborations; report findings in peer-reviewed publications; source funding including international, national and competitive grants and fellowships; and participate in Ear Science Research Committee meetings and attend board meetings, as required.

The appointment is full-time, and the Senior 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.

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

This position is currently available and applications are sought.

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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.