Cardiff School of Sport & Health Sciences/Centre for Speech and Language Therapy and Hearing Science
Job Title/Teitl y Swydd: Clinical Researcher in Paediatric Audiology/Ymchwilydd Clinigol mewn Awdioleg Bediatrig
School/Unit/Ysgol/Uned: Cardiff School of Sport & Health Sciences/Centre for Speech and Language Therapy and Hearing Science/Ysgol Chwaraeon a Gwyddorau Iechyd Caerdydd/Canolfan Therapi Lleferydd ac Iaith a Gwyddor Clyw
Location/Lleoliad: Llandaff Campus, Cardiff/Campws Llandaf, Caerdydd
Salary/Cyflog: 6B, £37,467 per annum (pro-rata)/Gradd 6B, £37,467 y flwyddyn (pro-rata)
Hours/Oriau: 18.5 hours per week (0.5 FTE)/18.5 awr yr wythnos (0.5 cyfwerth ag amser llawn)
Tenure/Daliadaeth: 6 months fixed-term/Tymor Penodol 6 mis

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The opportunity

Cardiff School of Sport and Health Sciences is a recognised centre of excellence in the UK and has established a national and international reputation for the quality of its academic and research work in the areas of sport and health sciences. Based across the Cyncoed and Llandaff campuses, we provide a broad range of vocationally focused academic programmes and pride ourselves on good student feedback and excellent graduate employability. Many of our programmes are professionally accredited to meet the requirements of the sport and healthcare professions and we engage closely with industry to provide consultancy services and professional development programmes. Our School also delivers a thriving research culture, with over 100 PhD students across a variety of disciplines. The wellbeing of our staff, students and our local community underpins everything we do as we continue to add value through our teaching, innovation and research.

As a clinical researcher, you will play an important role to perform a middle ear measurement using a commercialised device called Wideband Absorbance Immitteance (WAI), working closely with paediatric audiology services at the Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital for Wales, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board.

The post holder will be also participate in data management and dissemination of the findings of the project.

You will be an enthusiastic and friendly professional with excellent communication and interpersonal skills coupled with a commitment to providing an excellent student experience.

What you’ll do – key duties

  • To liaise with the clinical collaborators and schedule the data collection activities;
  • To set up the WAI measurement system and conduct the clinical data collection safely and accurately;
  • To work collaboratively in providing feedback on cross evaluation and verification of the deep learning tools;
  • To analyse the data and summarise results of experiments in a timely fashion;
  • To search the scientific literature relating to the project and to monitor new developments in the field of study;
  • To prepare and present work at research seminars and other departmental meetings as required;
  • To contribute to progress reports on the research from time to time as required by the funder for the review purposes;
  • To contribute to the drafting and submission of papers to appropriate peer reviewed journals.

What you’ll bring – essential experience & strengths

  • Ability to perform paediatric hearing assessments safely and accurately
  • Ability to analyse and summarise the assessment results independently

What you’ll have – essential qualifications

A good UG or PG degree in Audiology

Our total reward package

  • We have a range of great benefits for employees including:
  • Annual leave of 35 days, plus 12 bank holiday / concessionary days (pro rata if part time)
  • Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme with generous contributions
  • Flexible and remote working opportunities
  • Award winning sports and fitness facilities with subsidised membership, plus subsidised physiotherapy/complementary therapy/sports massage
  • Access to all library facilities
  • Salary sacrifice schemes including cycle to work

How to apply

If you would like to talk with us about this opportunity please contact Dr Fei Zhao, at fzhao@cardiffmet.ac.uk

To start your application please visit www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/jobs

Closing date: Thursday 9th December 2021 at 4:30 pm.

Should a high volume of applications be received, we may need to close this vacancy early. We therefore encourage you to apply as early as possible.

We are committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. Our Strategic Plan underpins our commitment to recruit and retain the best talent and we welcome applications from people from diverse backgrounds.  We appoint on merit.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic all of our recruitment is being conducted virtually. We aim to respond to your application as soon as possible.

Further Information

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