Research Audiologist

DTU Electrical Eng
Friday 21 Apr 17

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The Hearing Systems group at the Department of Electrical Engineering and the Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, and Audiology (ENT and Aud.) clinic at Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital offer a joint position as research audiologist. The position will be based mainly at DTU Lyngby Campus and partly at the three sections of the ENT and Aud. clinic at Rigshospitalet.

Audiological research is integrated both in the activities of the Hearing Systems group and the ENT & Aud. clinic in Copenhagen. The Hearing Systems group includes the internationally recognized Centre for Applied Hearing Research and the Oticon Centre of Excellence for Hearing and Speech Sciences. The ENT & Aud. clinic in Copenhagen is one of the largest units for audiological diagnostics and otolaryngology in Europe and divided in three centers at Rigshospitalet, Gentofte Hospital, and Bispebjerg Hospital.

The successful candidate will be expected to: 

  • Recruit research participants for projects at DTU and Rigshospitalet
  • Perform audiological screening of new participants in experimental research
  • Collect data for clinical audiological research projects
  • Act as a contact person between research participants and scientific/administrative staff
  • Assist with teaching activities related to experimental audiology
  • Contribute to administrative duties linked to research participants.

The successful candidate will be able to actively participate in research projects in close collaboration with scientific staff and students.

Qulifications
Candidates should have a MSc in audiology or equivalent. Candidates should be comfortable in both university and clinical research settings. Candidates must be able to demonstrate a solid knowledge and some practical experience in the following areas: 

  • Hearing evaluation and clinical diagnostic techniques
  • Fitting of hearing aids and/or cochlear implants
  • Clinical and technical audiolog

We expect the successful candidate to support scientific staff and contribute to joint university/clinical research projects as a continued collaboration between the Hearing Systems group at DTU and the research group at the ENT & Aud. clinic at Rigshospitalet.

Assessment
In the assessment of the candidates, consideration will be given to: 

  • Experience in working with hearing-impaired patients
  • Experience with fitting hearing-assistive devices
  • Knowledge of auditory and audiological research methods
  • Adaptability to new experimental measurement methods
  • Rigor in carrying out measurements and handling data
  • Interest in contributing to auditory and audiological research
  • Effective communication skills in both Danish and English

We offer
We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international environment focusing on education, research, scientific advice and innovation, which contribute to enhancing the economy and improving social welfare. We strive for academic excellence, collegial respect and freedom tempered by responsibility. The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is a leading technical university in northern Europe and benchmarks with the best universities in the world.

Salary and appointment terms
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years.

This is a joint position between DTU and Rigshospitalet. The workplace will be mainly at DTU Lyngby Campus and partly at Rigshospitalet’s audiological clinics located at Bispebjerg Hospital, Gentofte Hospital, and Rigshospitalet Blegdamsvej.  

Application and contact
Please submit your online application no later than 5 May 2017. Open the “Apply online” link, fill out the form and attach your motivated application, CV and exam certificates. 

If you would like additional information about the position, please contact Torsten Dau, tel: +45 4525 3977. You can read more about Hearing Systems at www.hea.elektro.dtu.dk and about the ENT and Aud. clinic at here  

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

The Hearing Systems group (DTU) currently includes 10 scientific staff members, 20 PhD students, as well as technical-administrative staff and is part of DTU’s Department of Electrical Engineering, which includes other groups in biomedical engineering, electric energy systems, electric components, electronics, electromagnetic systems, automation, and acoustic technology. 

The multi-disciplinary research activities conducted by the Hearing Systems group is done in collaboration with several European networks as well as with industry and involves topics such as auditory signal processing and perception, speech production and perception, audio-visual speech, audiology, objective measures of the auditory function, and hearing-instrument signal processing.

The Audiology section of the ENT & Aud. clinic (Rigshospitalet) currently employs 10 audiology doctors/clinicians, 10 speech and language pathologists, 20 audiology assistants and a technical staff of one engineer, 4 cochlear implant technicians, and another technician. With more than 70 doctors (including one coordinating professor and 16 assoc. professors/professors) and 10 PhD students, the clinic also performs cochlear implant surgery and other types of ear surgery. In addition, the ENT & Aud. clinic has a highly equipped vestibular unit with outpatient service in close relation to the other inner ear activities.

The collaboration between Hearing Systems and the ENT and Aud. clinic aims to translate new advances in basic auditory science into increased understanding of auditory dysfunction and pathophysiology, and use this to provide insights that are useful for clinical and technical applications, such as hearing aids, speech recognition systems, hearing diagnostics, and cochlear implants.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 5,800 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society; and our 10,600 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government, and public agencies.