UCL Ear Institute


Current Ear Institute Job Vacancies

The UCL Ear Institute provides state-of-the-art research facilities across a wide range of disciplines including the study of the auditory system function and associated technologies, the molecular and cellular basis of hearing and the genetics of hearing and deafness. If you wish to join the Ear Institute, the following positions are currently available:

Director, the UCL Ear Institute, Ref:1491155

Hours per week: Full time
Grade: Professorial
Salary: The salary range will be negotiable on the professorial scale, but not less than £66,482 per annum) or the Consultant Clinical Academic scale (currently £77,411 - £103,613 per annum).
Duties and Responsibilities

UCL invites applications for the post of Director of the Ear Institute (EI) from candidates of international standing, either basic scientists or clinicians, with an outstanding track record in audiovestibular research and significant experience of academic and strategic management. The person appointed will be a charismatic leader with clear vision, a strong strategist, and a first-class manager of people and complex relationships.

The Director's role is: to promote and foster excellence in teaching, research, clinical service and administration across the Institute; to be responsible for the development, delivery and quality assurance of teaching and learning within the UCL EI, in accordance with UCL policy, procedures and regulations; to encourage all academic staff to participate in research-led teaching to provide the highest student engagement and satisfaction with programmes and courses delivered at the UCL EI; to be responsible for establishing, promoting and sustaining a research strategy for the UCL EI to ensure that it maintains its international research excellence in line with UCL expectations, fulfils the criteria of relevant external assessments of UK universities and the NHS, and complements, supports and contributes to the overall strategy of the Faculty; to establish, lead and implement strategies for academic development, ensuring that all resources, including space, funding, and staffing are deployed to maximise efficiency and effectiveness; to manage the finance of the UCL EI, assisted by the senior administrative staff of the Institute; to ensure educational activities and new developments within the Institute are supported by sound financial planning; and to manage the Institute’s relationships with the relevant NHS authorities and leadership of UCL Partners, as well as to oversee R&D activity, the NHS contribution to teaching and research, and the Institute’s contribution to service activity.

Key Requirements

The successful applicant will be of international standing with an impressive track record in audiovestibular research, together with experience of running research programmes, academic management and strategic planning.

In addition, he/she should have: demonstrable leadership in his/her field of research; strong strategic skills; a collegiate approach with the ability to foster the strategic ambitions of others; financial acumen and proven managerial ability; strong communication and interpersonal skills; excellent time-management skills with the ability to prioritise and balance the various demands on their time such that he/she is accessible to others, appropriate to need; experience of academic and administrative leadership and management at senior level; demonstrable ability to motivate and build morale and team spirit; the ability to promote the aims of the Institute to the academic community, national and international funding bodies and relevant organisations; the capacity to work in partnership with the RNTNEH and other UCL Partners hospitals on research and development issues. Ideally, he/she should also have knowledge of UK university teaching, research administration and funding; and an appreciation of the complexities of the NHS, and the relationship between Higher Education and the Department of Health.

To be appointed on the Consultant Clinical Academic Scale candidates with a Medical Degree must i) have Accreditation by / membership of a relevant the Royal College (e.g. Physicians/Surgeons) or equivalent national body and ii) hold GMC registration and entry on appropriate GMC Specialist Register (Note: Non UK trained applicants must supply at interview evidence of eligibility for full GMC registration and entry on specialist register in appropriate speciality).

Further Details

A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

If you wish to discuss the post informally, please contact Professor Alan Thompson, Dean of the Faculty of Brain Sciences (alan.thompson@ucl.ac.uk or +44 20 7679 6924).

Alternative contacts for informal queries: Dr Elena Bedisti, Institute Manager (e.bedisti@ucl.ac.uk or 020 7679 8910) or Dr Jennifer Linden, Interim Co-Director (j.linden@ucl.ac.uk).

We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

Closing date for applications is 30 Oct 2015

Interview date: January 2016

This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Academic Staff.

Postdoctoral Research Assistant/Audiologist

Hours per week: As and when
Grade 7: £18.00 per hour
Duties and Responsibilities

We seek to appoint an Audiologist on an “as and when” basis. The role of the Audiologist will be to test children, analyse & write up these results. The project will investigate children with clinically diagnosed Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) vs normal children in order to assess and develop a novel diagnostic approach. The children will be tested by means of psychoacoustic and electrophysiological tests of auditory cortex and beyond, and other behavioural assessments of attention, memory (conducted by another fellow). This post is funded by an Action Medical Research grant.

Key Requirements

We seek to appoint a candidate with a PhD in Audiology/related field and MSc in Audiological Science with at least upper second class who has experience of organizing, conducting and reporting high-quality academic research, publishing research findings, testing children in a range of psychoacoustic/electrophysiological procedures and of working in a biomedical environment and interacting with both clinical and non-clinical and academic colleagues, with a proven ability to work collaboratively with colleagues to achieve research aims and/or clinical goals. Computer literacy and excellent communication skills, both verbal and written; good command of written and spoken English, high ethical and professional clinical and research standards, self-efficiency and effectiveness and commitment to continuous professional development proven ability to organise and run a research project are essential qualities.

Further Details

To apply for the vacancy please email your CV to Dr Doris Bamiou (d.bamiou@ucl.ac.uk).

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process please contact Dr Doris-Eva Bamiou email: d.bamiou@ucl.ac.uk

Closing date for applications is 6th July 2015

UCL Taking Action for Equality

Our department holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award, which illustrates our commitment to addressing gender equality.

Any offer of employment will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff.

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