The main causes of tinnitus are noise-induced and age-related hearing loss which can result from a lifetime’s exposure to occupational or social noise. These impairments to the inner ear cause changes in the way that the hearing brain processes sound information.
We are now seeking to appoint a Research Fellow to a multi-disciplinary research team whose role is to create new knowledge that can underpin evidence-based practice for people with tinnitus.
The main project will lead the first step in developing standardised outcomes for evaluating tinnitus in clinical trials, using a range of methods including systematic review, focus groups, interviewing and Delphi survey, as appropriate.
This is an important study with potential for major international input.
The role holder will be involved with a European network of clinical and academic experts in tinnitus who are funded through the EU COST Action programme until 2018. The candidate also has the potential to involve patients in the research and also to become involved in other aspects of the BRU research team’s work, particularly with respect to trials of the audiological management of tinnitus.
The candidate 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 or qualitative research methods are essential. Candidates should also have an excellent working knowledge of relevant IT operating systems and software packages (including Windows and Microsoft Office), a good working knowledge of how to implement statistical software to analyse and interpret experimental data. Candidates should also possess communication skills demonstrating an ability to communicate on all levels within a multi-disciplinary team. Project management skills, demonstrating attention to detail, excellent organisation and planning are also essential along with good data management and database skills. The successful candidate will have made a substantial scientific contribution to manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals and will be developing a recognised national reputation in a relevant field.
This post will be offered on a fixed-term contract from 1st April 2015 until 31st March 2017. This post is open to job share.
Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof Deb Hall, tel: +44 (0) 115 823 2600 or email Deborah.firstname.lastname@example.org . Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.