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Research Audiologist

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year p.a. pro rata
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated individual to join the Emmeline Centre, a well-established Hearing Implant Service providing cochlear implants, bone conducting hearing devices, middle ear and auditory brainstem implants for East Anglia.

The Emmeline Team is friendly and dedicated in delivering of an excellent service for all our users. Our practices are constantly examined and developed so as to improve our services. The Centre is purpose-built, located within Addenbrooke's Hospital, in Cambridge.

We can offer you:
  • Strong peer support
  • Work with patients with hearing loss, with a wide range implantable and non-implantable solutions
  • Career support and development
  • Positive commitment to CPD

You will work within a multidisciplinary and research team with particular emphasis in assisting the Hearing Implant and Optimisation (HIDO) for those implantees not performing well and programming of cochlear implant patients. Your role will also include applying current research tests in understanding why patients under perform and how to optimise their programming, help in the development of new diagnostic tests and rehabilitation strategies. There will also be the opportunity of developing stimulation strategies to help with symptoms that are preventing full use of the cochlear implant.

Main duties of the job

  • Implement clinical research studies in the Hearing Implant Service.
  • Carry out a range of diagnostic tests and assessments.
  • Maintain own professional knowledge and contribute to the research and clinical development of the Hearing Implant Service.

About us

Our Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 11000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people - patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing 'outstanding' care to our patients and rated 'Good' overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH's values - Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent - are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

CUH is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves. We value our differences and fully advocate and support an inclusive working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential. We want to ensure our people are truly representative of all the communities that we serve. We welcome applications for all positions in the organisation irrespective of people's age, disability, ethnicity, race, nationality, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity status or social economic background.

Job description

Job responsibilities

A good grounding in adult audiology is expected over a minimum of three years, along with the MSc in Audiology and the Certificate of Audiological Competence. An acceptable background in research and experience of cochlear implants is desirable but not essential and training will be provided as appropriate.

Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification) for key duties and responsibilities.

The advert will close at midnight on 25 September 2023.

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases alternative working hours will be considered.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

Person Specification



  • -MSc in Audiology or equivalent (or assessed study at M-level)
  • -State registration (or working towards)


  • -PhD in relevant topic
  • -Higher Certificate of Clinical Competence / Certificate of Audiological Competence (or equivalent)
  • -Track record of published and presented research
  • -Presentation at national conferences



  • -Extensive experience with cochlear implants in clinical or research setting post-qualification
  • -Significant specialist experience in an area of Audiology


  • -Evidence of autonomous and unsupervised working
  • -Experience with complex Audiology caseload
  • -Experience with EEG measurements
  • -Experience in audit and service development



  • -In-depth working knowledge of relevant national standards, policies, professional recommendations and guidelines
  • -Detailed knowledge of cochlear implants and their processing strategies and other relevant new technologies


  • -Comprehensive knowledge of the status of published hearing implant research



  • -Detailed knowledge of hearing aids , hearing implants, and their processing strategies and other relevant new technologies


  • -In-depth working knowledge of relevant national standards, policies, professional recommendations and guidelines
  • -Ability and willingness to lead, offer opinions and direction in an effective team- spirited manner
  • -Advanced research skills

Additional Requirements


  • The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of Safe, Kind, Excellent.

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrookes Hospital-Division D

Hills Road



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