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Research Audiologist (Nottingham)
The NIHR Nottingham Clinical Research Facility has substantially expanded Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust’s portfolio of research from childhood to old age. The CRF focuses on patient engagement and delivering excellence in experimental medicine, particularly in the areas of hearing disorders, gastrointestinal and liver disorders, respiratory, musculoskeletal. NUH NHS Trust has also been awarded £23.6M by NIHR for a Biomedical Research Centre with five themes (Hearing Loss and Tinnitus, Gastrointestinal and Liver disease, Musculoskeletal disease, respiratory disease, Mental Health and Technology) and a cross cutting Magnetic Resonance Imaging Theme.
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust has established itself as a flagship research centre addressing major clinical issues in the ENT and audiological management of hearing loss and tinnitus. Nottingham has a long established critical mass of staff working in fundamental hearing research, translational hearing research, ENT and Audiology, with one of the UK’s largest programmes in cochlear implantation. NIHR funding has enabled us to substantially develop and expand our research portfolio. Our vision is to make sure that the NHS provides the best, most innovative and most effective hearing healthcare for people of all ages (from babies to the elderly). Since the establishment of the CRF, there have been in excess of 40 research studies in hearing that have collectively recruited over 3000 patients. Our work on hearing loss has attracted significant investment from the NIHR and from industry, and influenced policy both in the UK and across Europe.
The CRF is an exciting part of the research landscape at NUH NHS Trust and we are seeking to appoint a Research Audiologist to:
- Ensure delivery of hearing related research studies in the CRF in particular those sponsored by NUH NHS Trust and those recruiting NUH patients.
- Contribute to the day to day running of hearing related research studies in the CRF, under the guidance of the Chief Investigator or the Principal Investigator
- Ensure that all audiological research assessments within the CRF meet appropriate regulatory standards.
- Develop standard operating procedures for study specific audiological assessments as required.
- Provide staff training on audiological research assessments as appropriate
Candidates should hold a BSc or MSc in a science related discipline such as audiology and have at least 1 year’s clinical audiology experience including clinical assessment and management of people with hearing loss and/or tinnitus. Research experience is desirable but not essential as full training will be given. Candidates should possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.