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Cochlear implant research in Cambridge

Dear all,

The following position has become available here in Cambridge, testing some novel cochlear-implant speech-processing strategies.

The closing date hasn’t yet been announced but will be in about 3 weeks’ time.

In the meantime, please bring this to the attention of anyone who might be interested. Informal enquiries can be made to me in the first instance


Many thanks




Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit – Cambridge

Research Assistant



The MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit (CBSU) is an internationally renowned research institute.  Applications are invited for a Research Assistant to work on a grant from MRC Technology to Dr R.P. Carlyon and Dr. Olivier Macherey. The post-holder will test some new cochlear-implant speech-processing strategies, to see whether they improve speech and/or music perception by cochlear implant listeners.  This will be a full time position for a minimum of 7 months initially, although a slightly longer appointment may be made  if funding is available . Part-time for a longer period may also be considered.


You will have a degree in psychology, audiology or a related discipline. Good communication skills and the ability to work well with hearing-impaired people are especially important.  Experience with auditory equipment and/or cochlear implants would also be an advantage.

The starting salary will be in the range of £20,074 - £27,271 per annum, depending upon qualifications and experience.   We offer a flexible pay and reward policy, 30 days annual leave entitlement, and an optional MRC final salary Pension Scheme.  On site car and bicycle parking is available.

For informal discussion please contact Dr Carlyon bob.carlyon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


If you would like to receive this advert in large print, Braille, audio, or electronic format/ hard copy, please contact the Recruitment team at the MRC Shared Service Centre on the telephone number below or SSCMRCRecruitment@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.


Applications for these posts must now be made online at http://jobs.mrc.ac.uk.  Please ensure that you upload a current CV and covering letter with your application. If you do not have internet access or experience technical difficulties, please call 01793 867959.



Dr Bob Carlyon,

Programme Leader,

MRC Cognition & Brain Sciences Unit,

15 Chaucer Rd.,


CB2 7EF,


tel: +44 1223 355294