University of Cambridge, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit

Lead/Senior Research Audiologist (Part Time, Fixed Term)

We wish to appoint either a Senior or Lead Research Audiologist to a four-year part-time position at the University of Cambridge, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit. The post forms part of a programme of research led by Dr. Bob Carlyon of the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge, and will be primarily based at the Emmeline Centre for Hearing Implants, Addenbrookes hospital, Cambridge.

The post involves the combination of clinical work with behavioural and electrophysiological studies of methods to improve hearing by cochlear implant (CI) users. Clinical aspects of the role include the fitting and management of CIs and contribution to all aspects of clinical care for CI patients with a focus on follow-up programming and obtaining outcome measures.

An important part of the role will include the integration of basic science carried out at the University with the clinical pathway of patients at the Emmeline Centre for Hearing Implants and will lead the recruitment of patients into research studies. Both the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit and the Emmeline Centre house state-of-the-art facilities are part of a thriving auditory research and clinical community, including the Cambridge Hearing Group, which involves auditory researchers from a wide range of disciplines throughout the University and Cambridge University Hospitals Trust.

This is an exciting opportunity for a qualified audiologist to make a substantial contribution to cochlear research and to develop their research and clinical skills. The successful candidate will have strong clinical skills and experience and at least some research experience; a higher research degree is desirable but not essential. The appointment will be made at the Senior
or Lead Research Audiologist level, corresponding to bands 6 and 7 of the NHS Agenda for Change pay scales.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 4 years in the first instance. Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check (enhanced with adults’ barred list). This appointment also requires an NHS honorary contract which will be applied for at the time of appointment.

Please apply online and find further details at

Closing Date: 31 August 2022

Interview Date: Thursday 29th September 2022

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please include details of your referees, including e-mail address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please quote reference SU32450 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Further information here: SU32450 Lead or Senior Research Audiologist Further Particulars