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Job announcement -Research Assistant in Habilitation for Hearing Loss

School of Clinical Sciences in Association with the NIHR National Biomedical Research Unit in Hearing (NBRUH)

Research Assistant in Habilitation for Hearing Loss (Fixed-term)

Â24,520 - Â26,779, depending on skills & experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance

The NIHR National Biomedical Research Unit in Hearing (NBRUH) is a partnership between Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, the University of Nottingham and the Medical Research Council Institute of Hearing Research. It employs over 30 academic, technical and administrative staff and is based in refurbished Trust premises in the centre of Nottingham. The Unit has recently successfully renewed its funding from the NIHR from April 2012 to March 2017.

We are now seeking to appoint a Research Associate to provide support to a study funded by the NIHR National Biomedical Research Unit in Hearing to assess the effectiveness of cognitive training to improve listening abilities of adult hearing aid users. This project is led by Dr Helen Henshaw, Research Fellow at the NIHR National Biomedical Research Unit in Hearing.

The successful candidate will be responsible for undertaking and contributing to specialised clinical and research investigations in the HfHL area, including day-to-day study planning and administration, recruitment of participants, audiological and cognitive testing of adult participants with hearing loss; gathering high quality data, data entry, storage and back-up (according to data protection guidelines).

Candidates should have a BSc in a relevant discipline, such as audiology or psychology, or an MSc or other post-degree qualification (or equivalent) in a subject relevant to health research.  Training and skills in quantitative research methods and analysis, a working knowledge of relevant IT operating systems and software packages, good data entry skills and the ability to communicate on all levels across many areas are essential.  Experience working with elderly and/or people with hearing impairment is desirable, as is a working knowledge of ethical conduct in research.

It is a condition of this post that satisfactory enhanced disclosure is obtained from the Criminal Records Bureau.

This full-time post is available from 1 September 2012 or as soon as possible thereafter and will be offered on fixed-term contract until 31 March 2013.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Helen Henshaw, Research Fellow, Habilitation for Hearing Loss, Tel: 0115 823 2606 or Email: Helen.Henshaw@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.  Please note that applications sent directly to this Email address will not be accepted.

For more details and/or to apply on-line please access: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/Jobs/CurrentVacancies/ref/MED1107.   If you are unable to apply on-line please contact the Human Resources Department, tel: 0115 846 6172.  Please quote ref. MED1107.  Closing date: 17 August 2012.

Further details: http://jobs.nottingham.ac.uk/Upload/vacancies/files/12619/MED1107JD.docx