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:

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, - Ref:1724179 
UCL Department / Division - UCL Ear Institute
Location of position - London
Grades - 8-9
Hours - Full Time
Salary (inclusive of London allowance) - Grade 8: £43,023 - £50,753 per annum / Grade 9: £55,163 - £59,981 per annum
Duties and Responsibilities

The UCL Ear Institute is seeking to appoint a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Audiology to undertake and advance audiological research and teaching. The Ear Institute is a multi-disciplinary centre dedicated to understanding the mechanisms of hearing and the causes of deafness.

The post holder will work closely with research and teaching staff at the Ear Institute and clinicians at the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital and other NHS hospitals to deliver innovative research and teaching. Responsibilities of the post include successful advancement of an independent audiological research programme; leadership of clinical audiology programmes as a Module Coordinator and/or Programme Director; supervision of postgraduate student research projects at PhD, MRes and MSc levels; and provision of pastoral and tutorial support to students. 

 This is a full-time role, but we may consider a part-time arrangement (0.8 FTE, 29.2 hours per week) for candidates who wish to maintain 0.2 FTE of existing clinical duties.

Key Requirements

The ideal candidate will have an in-depth understanding of current theoretical issues in audiology and audiological practice worldwide, and an extensive knowledge of diagnostic audiology assessment and rehabilitation. Essential requirements of the role include extensive clinical experience in the NHS or other healthcare sector, along with a strong record of disseminating research and/or teaching via clinical groups, conference presentations and publications in journals. 

The successful candidate will have a recognised postgraduate qualification in Audiology (or related discipline) e.g. PhD or equivalent advanced degree. 

Evidence of leadership in the design and delivery of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) materials, experience of teaching and assessment within an Higher Education Institution (HEI) setting, and experience of delivering teaching using innovative methods (including distance learning) would be desirable.

Further Details

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If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process please contact the Interim Director of the Ear Institute, Prof Jonathan Gale (j.e.gale@ucl.ac.uk) or the Institute Manager, Steven Wallace -  (steven.wallace@ucl.ac.uk)

We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level. 
UCL Taking Action for Equality
Closing Date -1 Jul 2018
Latest time for the submission of applications - 23:59
Interview date - TBC
Our department holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award, in recognition of our commitment to advancing gender equality.

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

NIHR UCLH BRC Deafness and Hearing Problems Theme UCL PhD Studentship Programme

Programme description:

The NIHR University College London Hospitals Biomedical Research Centre (NIHR UCLH BRC) Deafness and Hearing Problems Theme have established a PhD studentship programme for translational hearing research.

Three full time PhD studentships are available to start from October 2018 for 3 years at the UCL Ear Institute. Each includes a tax free stipend commencing at £16,777 per annum (2018/19 rate, increasing in Years 2 and 3), tuition fees at the home/EU rate together with generous research project costs.

We are looking for highly motivated and talented students to work with academic experts at the UCL Ear Institute and the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital at UCLH. The selected students will engage in projects working to achive the primary aim of the NIHR UCLH BRC Deafness and Hearing Theme which is to develop and deliver targeted and transformative therapies to prevent or alleviate deafness and hearing problems and to regenerate the hearing system by;

  • identifying clinical phenotypes and genes that underlie deafness and hearing problems;
  • unravelling the cellular, molecular, and circuit mechanisms of deafness;
  • identifying and developing therapeutic targets for hearing loss and regeneration;
  • tailoring interventions (drugs, genes and devices) to individual patients' needs.


Start date:

  • 24 September 2018

Closing date for applications:

  • 23:59 9th July 2018

Key requirements:

  • A first or upper-second class UK Bachelor’s degree in medical/biomedical/biological science or related discipline, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard from a recognised higher education institution, or a recognised taught Master’s degree.
  • Non-UK students will be expected to hold an equivalent qualification and demonstrate mastery of the English language at 'Standard' level (as described by the UCL Graduate English Language Requirements)


Research projects:

3 PhD’s are available in a variety of research projects linked to one (or more) of the subthemes within the UCLH BRC Deafness and Hearing Problems Theme;

  • Identifying disease genes to target hearing therapies (genetics, bioinformatics)
  • Preventing deafness and regenerating hearing (molecular cellular biology, stem cell biology, biomedical engineering, clinical trials, qualitative research, health economics)
  • Treating hearing problems (auditory neuroscience)
  • Transforming hearing technology (neurophysiology, psychophysics)


Please send a covering letter (detailing why you would like to apply, motivation, interest and suitability for the PhD research programme) and CV to Steven Wallace, Ear Institute Manager –



UCL Ear Institute:

The UCL Ear Institute, a state-of-the-art research institute within UCL's Faculty of Brain Sciences, brings exceptional discovery scientists and excellent clinicians together on one site with a unified goal of understanding hearing and fighting hearing loss https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ear/.  Research at the Ear Institute is truly interdisciplinary and collaborative enabling individual researchers to pool their expertise. In addition, partnerships with other departments, centres and institutes both at UCL and across the world ensure that research at the Ear Institute is world-leading and at the cutting edge.



The research of evidENT (evidence-based Ear, Nose and Throat http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ear/evident) spans the translational pathway from early phase trials to implementation science. Supported by an NIHR UCLH BRC award, the evidENT team engages with research communities, industries, charities and other stakeholders to ensure patients with ENT, Hearing and Balance conditions benefit from new and better treatments.  Working across the UCL Ear Institute and the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital (RNTNEH), evidENT also has a close relationship with the Cochrane ENT Disorders Group. In addition, evidENT forms the base for the ENT Specialty of the NIHR Clinical Research Network and the Royal College of Surgeons ENT Clinical Research initiative.  As such, evidENT is central to linking clinicians and researchers in ENT, Hearing and Balance across the UK.


Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital:

With over 130 years of history as a specialist hospital, the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital (RNTNEH) are the UK's largest specialist hospital for ear, nose and throat problems https://www.uclh.nhs.uk/OurServices/OurHospitals/RNTNE/Pages/Home.aspx.  It is recognised internationally as a centre of excellence for audiological medicine and research, unique in the breadth of knowledge and specialities represented on one site. The hospital forms part of the University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH), providing first-class acute and specialist services to patients with hearing and balance problems both locally and throughout the UK and abroad.