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Position available: Clinical Scientist (Audiology) / Senior Research Scientist

Position  available: Clinical Scientist (Audiology) / Senior Research
Band 8B
£43,221 ? £53,432
MRC Institute of Hearing Research
Nottingham, UK

Applications are invited for a clinical scientist (audiology) or a senior
post-doc researcher who has substantial research experience to manage the
MRC Institute of Hearing Research Clinical Section. You will lead an
exciting full-time research programme that includes the development, design
and implementation of applied studies of auditory development, auditory
processing disorder and auditory cognition, and dissemination of research
findings, under the overall direction of Professor David Moore.

Candidates should have either (i) a PhD in hearing science, psychology or a
related subject such as neuroscience, with substantial post-doctoral
experience or (ii) an MSc in Audiology, Certificate of Audiological
Competence, state registration as a clinical scientist and substantial
clinical and research experience, or equivalent. You will need to
demonstrate willingness to develop substantial international expertise in
current scientific developments relevant to the research area. A record of
published research in leading peer-reviewed journals is essential.
Experience of managing a team is desirable. There will be opportunities for
close collaboration with leading specialists in hearing research including
the National Biomedical Research Unit in Hearing and the Brain and Body
Centre based in Nottingham, as well as clinical practitioners. Experience of
multidisciplinary research is thus also advantageous. 

The MRC Institute of Hearing Research conducts world-leading research into
hearing and hearing disorders and has two regional sections, in Nottingham
and Glasgow, housing over 70 scientific, technical and administrative staff.
Our wide range of expertise provides a highly stimulating and collaborative
working environment. 

Salary will be in the range £43,221 ? £53,432 per annum, depending on
qualifications and experience (applicants who don?t meet the full
requirements may also be considered for appointment at a lower level). This
is a full-time three-year NHS post and runs to March 2012, with the
possibility to continue beyond that date. The post is funded by the National
Institute of Health Research and will be based at the Nottingham University
Hospitals NHS Trust in newly refurbished, custom-built accommodation.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Melanie Ferguson, tel: 0115 8493351,
Email: Melanie.Ferguson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx or Professor David Moore, tel: 0115
9223431 Email: David.Moore@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Further particulars and application form can be found on
http://jobs.nuh.nhs.uk under Healthcare Science Service (ref: 1251-08) or
contact Jane Whiting (HR), Jane.Whiting@xxxxxxxxxxx
Closing date: 13th February 2009. Interviews are expected to be held on 5th
March 2009.

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