Subject: Exciting Research Opportunity - NIHR Nottingham Hearing Biomedical Research Unit - Senior Research Fellow / Research Fellow in Translational Hearing Research (Habilitation for Hearing Loss). From: Helen Henshaw <Helen.Henshaw@xxxxxxxx> Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2014 10:54:35 +0100 List-Archive:<http://lists.mcgill.ca/scripts/wa.exe?LIST=AUDITORY>
Dear list, An exciting opportunity has arisen within the NIHR Nottingham Hearing Biomedical Research Unit for a Senior Research Fellow / Research Fellow in the Habilitation for Hearing Loss research area. This research aims to improve outcomes for people with hearing loss, and to seek clinical strategies for overcoming loss of social activity and participation arising from difficulties in hearing: The NIHR Nottingham Hearing Biomedical Research Unit (NHBRU) is a partnership between Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, the University of Nottingham and the Medical Research Council Institute of Hearing Research. It employs approximately 30 academic, technical and administrative staff, all based in newly refurbished Trust premises in the centre of Nottingham and are looking to appoint a Research Fellow to join a multi-disciplinary research team concerned with basic and translational research on hearing and auditory perception with the aim to increase the benefit from hearing aid technology. The successful candidate will be involved in all aspects of research including development, design, implementation and dissemination of research findings and will work in close association with the research lead, Dr Melanie Ferguson. They will contribute to the translational research projects into habilitation for hearing loss, primarily in adults. This research aims to seek clinical strategies e.g. auditory training, for overcoming loss of social activity and participation arising from difficulties in hearing. This will be achieved by developing and evaluating novel intervention strategies for people with hearing loss, which will integrate developments in scientific principles of brain plasticity, learning theory and a patient-centred approach, to improve clinical practice. The role holder will be part of a small supportive, multi-disciplinary team and will be involved in all aspects of research including development, design, implementation and dissemination of research findings. Candidates should have a PhD (or equivalent) in a relevant scientific discipline. Training and skills in quantitative research methods and of analysing and interpreting data and using statistical tests are essential. Good data management and database skills are also required. Experience of qualitative research would be desirable. Research experience with either adults or children should cover study design, planning, development of tests, data collection, analysis and interpretation is essential. This full-time post will be offered on a fixed-term contract from 1 April 2014 until 31st March 2017. It is a condition of this post that satisfactory enhanced disclosure is obtained from the Disclosure and Barring Service. Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Melanie Ferguson, Research Lead for Habilitation for Hearing Loss, tel: +44 (0) 115 823 2600 or email: melanie.ferguson@xxxxxxxx Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted. http://www.hearing.nihr.ac.uk/vacancies/senior-research-fellow-research-fellow-in-translational-hearing-research Kind regards, Helen Henshaw, PhD Research Fellow National Institute for Health Research Nottingham Hearing Biomedical Research Unit Ropewalk House, 113 The Ropewalk, Nottingham, NG1 5DU t: +44 (0)115 823 2606 (direct) | t: +44 (0)115 823 2600 (reception) | w: www.hearing.nihr.ac.uk This message and any attachment are intended solely for the addressee and may contain confidential information. If you have received this message in error, please send it back to me, and immediately delete it. Please do not use, copy or disclose the information contained in this message or in any attachment. Any views or opinions expressed by the author of this email do not necessarily reflect the views of the University of Nottingham. This message has been checked for viruses but the contents of an attachment may still contain software viruses which could damage your computer system, you are advised to perform your own checks. Email communications with the University of Nottingham may be monitored as permitted by UK legislation.