Associate Professor in Hearing Sciences, Translational Hearing Research - University of Nottingham

Vacancy Reference Number
Closing Date
26 Jul 2019
£51,630 to £61,618
University of Nottingham

Applications are invited for the above post based at either Ropewalk House, 113 The Ropewalk, Nottingham, NG1 5DU or Hearing Sciences, University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD.  

The purpose of this role will be to provide significant leadership and responsibility for delivery of a distinct programme of translational research in the Hearing Sciences group in the School of Medicine. This new programme of work will form part of the Hearing theme of the NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre. The successful candidate will join a vibrant and successful team with a strong track record of conducting translational research in the areas of hearing loss, hearing-related conditions including tinnitus & hyperacusis, interventions (e.g. hearing aids, cochlear implantation, self-management), outcome measures for clinical trials, objective measures of hearing and neural processing of sound, and ototoxicity. Working within the Biomedical Research Centre, the successful candidate will have access to dedicated hearing research facilities both co-located with hearing services in Nottingham City Centre and in the Hearing Sciences building on University campus. The Hearing theme also has established infrastructure in the areas of statistics, health economics, recruitment and research delivery, and Public & Patient Involvement.

The role holder will participate in the organisation, management and strategic planning of both the Hearing Sciences Group in the School of Medicine and the Hearing theme of the NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre. They will also contribute to the University’s strategic planning processes.

The successful candidate will act as principal investigator on major multidisciplinary translational research projects in the field of hearing. They will identify opportunities for the development of new research projects that align with the strategic priorities of the NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre. All research areas will be considered, but priority areas are:

  • Personalised medicine / genomics
  • Informatics / artificial intelligence
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Ageing and frailty

Candidates must have a PhD in a relevant scientific discipline, demonstrable skills as an independent internationally competitive translational research scientist and a proven track record in translational hearing research.  Candidates must also have the ability to work successfully in a collaborative and multi-disciplinary team and provide high level academic leadership and have demonstrated success in obtaining sources of funding, providing effective leadership, planning, and building, resourcing a team and delivering research results.

This post will be offered on a permanent basis and funded initially by the NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre award (2017-2022). Hours of work are full-time, however applications are also welcome from candidates wishing to work part-time (minimum 29 hours per week). Please specify in your application if you wish to work part-time and the number of preferred hours. Job share arrangements may be considered for this post.

Interviews will be held in early September 2019.

For more information about how to apply, please click here.

Contact Details

Informal inquiries may be addressed to Dr Pádraig Kitterick, Head of Hearing Sciences, Associate Professor in Hearing Sciences, Division of Clinical Neuroscience, School of Medicine.
Tel: +44 (0) 115 823 2626
Please note that applications sent directly to this Email address will not be accepted.