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job advert: Investigator Scientist at MRC-IHR, Glasgow

Investigator Scientist -
Hearing Impairments and Benefits from Hearing Aids
reference IHR09/093

Permanent, Full time

The Scottish Section of the MRC Institute of Hearing Research has a vacancy for a Investigator Scientist to conduct applied research on the benefits offered by hearing aids to hearing-impaired adults. The Scottish Section’s mission is to understand the problems encountered by hearing-impaired people and to determine what current hearing-aids can do about them or where new benefits could be found. You will jointly lead with Dr Michael A Akeroyd our hearing-aid experiments and have the opportunity to develop and conduct your own research within the wider programme of the Scottish Section. The Scottish Section is located in the Royal Infirmary, Glasgow, where it has excellent facilities for running specialized experimental and questionnaire tests of hearing and speech, and it has an international track record of publishing its research. IHR is also proud of its history of developing novel technical and computer equipment, and you will also have full access to this excellent support, as well as many opportunities for interacting with all of IHR’s other scientists.

The appointment will be permanent and full-time. It is subject to a 6-month probationary period and a Disclosure Scotland check. The starting salary will be in the range £35635-£38635 p.a. according to qualifications and experience. We also offer relocation expenses, generous leave (30 days of annual leave plus 10.5 days of public holiday), and full membership of the MRC’s final-salary pension scheme. IHR has recently undergone a full international peer review: the lab is fully funded up-to March 2015, subject to an interim review in 2012.

Applicants are invited from post-doctoral scientists with (1) a PhD or equivalent qualification in psychology, audiology, neuroscience, or a related discipline, (2) extensive post-doctoral training, and (3) relevant research experience in experimental studies of the effects of hearing aids. A track record of relevant publication in peer-reviewed journals will be expected, including at least some first-authored papers. Also, strong experimental, statistical, and computational skills, and a desire and demonstrated ability to push research in new directions, are essential.

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Dr Michael A Akeroyd on +44 141 211 4695 or by e-mail.

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Applications for this role should be made online at http://jobs.mrc.ac.uk. If you do not have internet access or experience technical difficulties, please call 01793 301312, quoting reference number IHR09/093.

The closing date for applications is March 20th 2009.

Dr Michael A Akeroyd
Section Director
MRC Institute of Hearing Research (Scottish Section)
Queen Elizabeth Building
Glasgow Royal Infirmary
16 Alexandra Parade
Glasgow G31 2ER
United Kingdom

0141 2114695 (switchboard)
0141 5528411 (fax)
0141 2114694 (direct line)