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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:

 

Research Fellow, - Ref:1862720 

UCL Department / DivisionUCL Ear Institute
Location of positionLondon
Grade7
HoursFull Time
Salary (inclusive of London allowance)£35,965- £42,701 per annum

Duties and Responsibilities

A full time postdoctoral Research Fellow position is available at UCL Ear Institute, to work on an Action on Hearing Loss funded project entitled “Does neuromodulation have what it takes to silence tinnitus for the long-term?”  The aim of this project is to optimise High Definition Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (HD-tDCS) and its impact on Tinnitus perception & underlying brain networks.

The project will involve conducting studies involving people with tinnitus at Ear Institute using HD-tDCS and fMRI  at Birkbeck/UCL Centre for NeuroImaging (BUCNI) in collaboration with Prof Fred Dick (Professor of Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience).

Closing date - 7th April 2020


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Drosophila Research Lab Technician, - Ref:1786390 

****This vacancy is now closed****

 

UCL Department / DivisionUCL Ear Institute
Location of positionLondon
Grade5
Hours - Full Time
Salary (inclusive of London allowance)£24,506 - £27,863 per annum

Duties and Responsibilities

The UCL Ear Institute is a multidisciplinary research institute focused on understanding hearing and sensory processing whilst also pioneering treatments and preventions of hearing loss. The Biophysics and Molecular Biology of Mechanosensation lab, headed by Professor Joerg Albert uses insect models (fruit fly and mosquito) to study mechanosensation from the most fundamental level of sensory perception through processing and eventually the behavioural output. The position of Drosophila Research Lab Technician will be funded for 18-months in the first instance with possibility of extension with further funding. The role of the successful applicant will be to facilitate the day-to-day operation of the lab, maintaining fly stocks, ordering reagents etc. There will also be scope to assist with the setup and execution of experiments performed in the lab.

Key Requirements

The successful candidate should be educated to at least BSc level (or equivalent diploma) in a relevant field of the Life Sciences. A working knowledge of the model organism Drosophila melanogaster would be highly desirable and a solid background - and experience - in working in a scientific laboratory (with specific focus on molecular biology) are essential. In addition, the candidate must have an interest in pursuing a technical career in a neuroscientific environment. The candidate must have the ability to analyse and write up data, to keep accurate records and maintain lab equipment, as well as have the skills to conduct manual handling tasks. They will also be able to follow instructions, in a methodical and accurate way, with the required attention to detail and will have the ability to work to deadlines and the willingness to work under pressure on occasions. Effective time management with the ability to prioritise and coordinate tasks is also essential and the role will require a flexible attitude to work, including the ability to take up new tasks when required.  Good written and verbal communication skills are also essential for this role. 

Further Details

A job description and person specification can be accessed from the UCL HR Jobs site via the "Apply Now" link below.
To apply for the vacancy please click on the “Apply Now” button below.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process please contact Veronia McCoochie (v.mcconochie@ucl.ac.uk)

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.


Closing Date - 10 Feb 2019

Latest time for the submission of applications - 23:59

Interview dateTBC

 

Our department holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award, in recognition of our commitment to advancing gender equality.

This role does not meet the eligibility requirements for a tier 2 certificate of sponsorship under UK Visas and Immigration legislation. Therefore UCL will not be able to sponsor individuals who require right to work in the UK to carry out this role.

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

Please use these links to find out more about UCL working life including the benefits we offer and UCL Terms and Conditions related to this job.

 

Research Fellow, - Ref:1757717 

****This vacancy is now closed****

UCL Department / DivisionUCL Ear Institute

Location of positionLondon

Grade 7

HoursFull Time

Salary (inclusive of London allowance) - £35,328 - £42,701 per annum


Duties and Responsibilities

The UCL Ear Institute is a leading centre for hearing research in Europe, situated within one of the strongest neuroscience communities in the world at University College London.

The post-holder will be expected to carry out imaging and biochemical experiments to study the role of protein trafficking in the differentiation of the sensory ‘hair’ cells and non-sensory cells in the mammalian and avian inner ear. They  will be designing and implementing imaging protocols, and acute in vitro experiments, examination of material by confocal microscopy and maintaining tissue and cells in culture.

The post is available immediately and is funded for 36 months in the first instance.


Key Requirements

Applicants should hold a PhD degree in a biomedical subject and have carried out high quality academic research using methods mentioned in Job Description.They should have experience of maintaining tissues in culture, and experience in cell and molecular biology and biochemistry.Knowledge of inner ear development and hearing research, and experience in avian embryology would be advantageous.

Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD;  if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at Research Assistant Grade 6B (salary £30,922 - £32,607 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 (salary £35,328 - £42,701 per annum) being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis, including corrections.


Further Details

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process please contact Dr Dan Jagger (d.jagger@ucl.ac.uk) and/or Dr Nico Daudet (n.daudet@ucl.ac.uk).


UCL Taking Action for Equality


Closing Date - 24 Nov 2018

Latest time for the submission of applications23:59

Interview dateTBC

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

Please use these links to find out more about UCL working life including the benefits we offer and UCL Terms and Conditions related to this job.

Senior Teaching and Learning Administrator  - Ref:1759612

****This vacancy is now closed****


UCL Department / DivisionUCL Ear Institute

Location of positionLondon

Grade 7

HoursFull Time

Salary (inclusive of London allowance) - £35,328 - £42,701 per annum

Duties and Responsibilities

The UCL Ear Institute is seeking to appoint a Senior Teaching and Learning Administrator  who will have overall responsibility for the administrative and professional support of teaching and education. They will have overall Managerial / Supervisory responsibilities ensuring overall delivery and quality of administrative support for undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes and postgraduate research programmes at the Ear Institute. Duties will also include line managing two full-time members of staff ensuring that all courses at the Ear Institute adhere to UCL academic regulations and procedures. They will be managing and enhancing the marketing strategies for taught courses including through the use of the EI website and managing student applications, records and systems for relevant programmes.

Key Requirements

The successful candidate will have Experience of teaching administration role(s), preferably in the university sector having knowledge of its education policies and practices and possessing line management experience. They will have experience of servicing committee meetings as well as having finance management experience. The post holder should have excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritize own workload and be able to work to strict deadlines. The post holder will be able to work unsupervised, possess excellent communication skills, both written and spoken, having the ability to communicate and collaborate effectively and sensitively with students, colleagues and stakeholders. They should have excellent IT skills and high level of competency. Experience of working in an NHS / healthcare setting would be desirable.

Further Details

A job description and person specification can be accessed from the UCL HR Jobs site via the "Apply Now" link below.

To apply for the vacancy please click on the “Apply Now” button below.


If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Mr Steven Wallace. steven.wallace@ucl.ac.uk Tel: 020 7679 8910.

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.


Closing Date - 21 Dec 2018

Latest time for the submission of applications23:59

Interview date TBC

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

Please use these links to find out more about UCL working life including the benefits we offer and UCL Terms and Conditions related to this job.

Teaching Administrator - Ref:1777280 

****This vacancy is now closed****

 

UCL Department / Division - UCL Ear Institute

Location of position - London

Grade - 6

Hours - Full Time

Salary (inclusive of London allowance) - £28,574 - £33,487 per annum

Duties and Responsibilities

The UCL Ear Institute is seeking to appoint a Teaching Administrator to join an excellent Teaching Administration Team, comprising a Senior Teaching and Learning Administrator, Teaching Administrator and Administrative Assistant. The Teaching Administrator will work closely with his/her immediate colleagues, the Head of Education, the Institute Director and the Institute Manager, the teaching staff as well as with the academic and administrative staff of the Ear Institute. In addition the post-holder will liaise with staff from other UCL departments as well as hospitals and other external bodies. Duties will include managing the student admissions/recruitment procedures for MSc programmes and developing procedures to enhance prospective students' experience of the application process. They will have Joint administration of the Institute’s research programmes preparing teaching materials, providing appropriate administrative support to teaching staff as required for the smooth running of the taught courses and deputising for the Senior Teaching and Learning Administrator.

Key Requirements

The successful candidate must be educated to A Levels, or equivalent. Will have experience of teaching administration role, preferably in a university sector but the experience of working in an NHS environment would also be desirable. They will have experience of minuting committee meetings as well as having excellent IT skills. Proven time management and organisational skills and possessing excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential for this role as well as being a good team player but also possessing the ability to work independently and having the ability to work on different projects simultaneously.

Further Details

A job description and person specification can be accessed from the UCL HR Jobs site via the "Apply Now" link below.

To apply for the vacancy please click on the “Apply Now” button below.

If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Mr Steven Wallace. steven.wallace@ucl.ac.uk Tel:  020 7679 8910.

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

Closing Date - 8 Jan 2019

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 Research and Support Staff. 

Please use these links to find out more about UCL working life including the benefits we offer and UCL Terms and Conditions related to this job.

Research Fellow - Ref: 1800076

*This position is now closed*

UCL Department / Division - UCL Ear Institute
Location of position - London
Grade - 7
Hours - Full Time
Salary - (inclusive of London allowance) £35,328- £42,701 per annum

Duties and Responsibilities

A full time postdoctoral research fellow position is available in the starting laboratory of Dr Marta Andres at the UCL Ear Institute (EI) at University College London (UCL). The UCL Ear Institute is a leading centre for hearing research in Europe, situated within one of the strongest neuroscience communities in the world at University College London. Neuroscience at UCL is ranked first in Europe and second in the world according to Thomson Reuters Essential Science Indicators. UCL is a highly interdisciplinary and collaborative environment that provides excellent opportunities for training and career development. The successful applicant will join a well-funded research laboratory within a vibrant research community.

    Research Assistant (Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement Lead), - Ref:1815801 

    **This vacancy is now closed**

     

    UCL Department / DivisionUCL Ear Institute
    Location of positionLondon
    Grade6
    HoursPart Time
    Hours per week (%FTE)14.6 hours per week (0.4FTE)
    Salary (inclusive of London allowance)£30,922 - £32,607 per annum
    Salary pro-rata for part time vacancies

    Duties and Responsibilities

    The Ear Institute invites applicants with experience in Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement in research to join the UCL Ear Institute evidENT team.
    The role is integral in the National Institute of Health Research University College London Hospital Biomedical Research Centre Deafness and Hearing Problems theme, working closely with the BRC communications department and promoting the work of the theme.  
    The post-holder will be responsible for engaging with patients and members of the public to be involved in Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT), Hearing and Balance research and building alliances with key patient, public and professional groups using professional and social media channels. 
    In addition to conducting and reporting on PPI within ongoing research projects, the post-holder will develop and lead PPI for new studies that are being developed within the UCL Ear Institute and the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital.

    Research Technician, -Ref: 1815645

    **This vacancy is now closed**
     

    UCL Department / Division - UCL Ear Institute
    Location of position - London
    Hours - Full Time

    Contract Type - Fixed Term / Contract
    Salary - Salary range will be £28,574 - £30,922 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance

    Duties and Responsibilities

    A full-time Laboratory Research Technician position is available in the lab of Dr Jennifer Bizley at the UCL Ear Institute.  The UCL Ear Institute is the leading interdisciplinary centre for auditory science in Europe, situated within one of the strongest neuroscience research communities in the world at  University College London.  The primary duties associated with the position will be to support ongoing experiments involving in vivo electrophysiological recording in behaving ferrets, lab management and will some behavioural testing in humans.
    Specific responsibilities will include training animals on behavioural tasks, assisting with surgical procedures, helping with construction of multi-electrode implants and other specialised experimental devices, assisting with electrophysiological recording procedures, preparing tissue for histological processing, recruitment and testing of human listeners in psychoacoustic tasks, and maintaining laboratory supplies.

    PhD Studentship

    ****This vacancy is now closed****

     

    UCL Department / Division - UCL Ear Institute
    Location of position - London
    Hours - Full Time

    PhD Project Title - Use of non-invasive brain stimulation for tinnitus management

    Applications are invited for a fully funded full-time PhD studentship at the UCL Ear Institute

    Stipend: Year 1 = £17280, Year 2 = £17799, Year 3 = £18333
    Tuition Fees paid
    Supplement for teaching hours = £3600pa
    Supervision: Primary supervisor – Associate Professor Giriraj Singh Shekhawat (Raj)
    Co-supervisor – Associate Professor Roland Schaette

    Background

    Tinnitus is the phantom perception of sound. It is commonly described as a ringing, buzzing, hissing sound in the absence of its external source. Tinnitus is thought to affect 15 to 20% of the world’s population. Its prevalence is estimated to be double by 2050. Tinnitus can have a profoundly negative effect on attention, sleep, and overall quality of life. The perception of tinnitus is thought to be the by-product of disturbances in several overlapping, parallel and simultaneously active neural networks in the brain. Non-invasive neuromodulation techniques (High definition/transcranial direct current stimulation – HD/tDCS), have been proposed as a potential treatment for tinnitus by inducing beneficial neural plasticity and by counteracting the pathological neural network reorganization responsible for tinnitus.

     Proposed PhD project will investigate optimization of non-invasive brain stimulation techniques (HD/tDCS) and novel ways to manage tinnitus by conducting studies using audiological and brain functioning evaluations. The goal of this project is to enhance our understanding of how neuromodulation works for tinnitus suppression and developing novel protocols for tinnitus management.

    Key Requirements

    The successful PhD candidate will be involved in planning/programming of experiments, recruiting and testing subjects, collecting and analysing data, reporting the results for publication and writing a thesis. The student will be expected to act as a demonstrator for our degree programmes in Audiology for 180 hours a year. Knowledge and background in Audiology, brain imagining, quantitative research methods and excellent communication skills will be suitable for this project.

    Candidates must have a first or upper-second class UK Bachelor’s degree or a Master degree in Audiology, Neuroscience, Psychology, Computer Science, Biomedical Engineering or a closely related field, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard from a recognised higher education institution. 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) 

    PhD Studentship

    ****This vacancy is now closed****

     

    UCL Department / Division - UCL Ear Institute
    Location of position - London
    Hours - Full Time

    PhD Project Title - Assessing and optimising audiovisual integration for listening

    Background

    Being able to see a talker’s face provides both phonetic information, through lip movements (“speech reading”, Sumby and Pollack 1954), and rhythmic cues that allow listeners to better track that voice in a mixture of other competing sounds (Maddox, Atilgan, Bizley & Lee, eLife, 2015).  The goal of this studentship is to develop methods that allow us to identify listeners who currently show poor audiovisual integration and use targeted training strategies to enhance their ability to benefit from informative visual cues when listening in noise.  The student will develop a standardised measure for the benefit that seeing a talker’s face provides to speech reception thresholds in the presence of a competing talker.  Subsequently, we will use this paradigm to determine to what extent participants with hearing loss will benefit more from visualising a talker’s face when listening in noise and to assess the efficacy of training paradigms to enhance audiovisual integration.

    Key Requirements

    The successful PhD candidate will be involved in planning/programming of experiments, recruiting and testing subjects, collecting and analysing data, reporting the results for publication and writing a thesis. The student will be expected to act as a demonstrator for our degree programmes in Audiology for 180 hours a year.

    Candidates must have a first or upper-second class UK Bachelor’s degree or a Master degree in Audiology, Neuroscience, Psychology, Computer Science, Biomedical Engineering or a closely related field, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard from a recognised higher education institution. Due to the demonstrator role an understanding of practical audiology is essential, and an audiology qualification and clinical experience are highly desirable. 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) 

    Computational Research Assistant in Auditory Neuroscience, - Ref:1839645 

    Computational Research Assistant in Auditory Neuroscience

     

    ****This vacancy is now closed****

     

    UCL Department / DivisionUCL Ear Institute
    Location of positionLondon
    Grade6
    HoursFull Time
    Salary (inclusive of London allowance) - £31,479 per annum
    Closing Date: January 5th 2020

    Duties and Responsibilities
    The UCL Ear Institute is a leading centre for hearing research in Europe, situated within one of the strongest neuroscience communities in the world at University College London.

    A Computational Research Assistant position is available at UCL to work on a project entitled “Audiovisual integration in auditory cortex”.  This project is supervised by Professor Jennifer Bizley at the UCL Ear Institute.

    The aim of the project is to understand how auditory and visual activity is integrated in the auditory cortex, during sensory decision-making tasks.  The role of the Computational Research Assistant will be to analyse an existing dataset of behaviour and neural recordings from awake behaving ferrets performing an audiovisual discrimination task. There is additionally the possibility of running some human psychophysics experiments using a similar experimental design.

    Research Fellow in Auditory Neuroscience, - Ref:1839654 

    Research Fellow in Auditory Neuroscience, - Ref:1839654 

    ****This vacancy is now closed****

    UCL Department / Division - UCL Ear Institute
    Location of position - London
    Grade - 7
    Hours - Full Time
    Salary (inclusive of London allowance) - £35,965 - £43,470 per annum

    Closing Date: January 5th 2020

    Duties and Responsibilities

    A Postdoctoral Research Fellow position is available at UCL to work on a project entitled "How does audiovisual binding help listening?". This project is supervised by Professor Jennifer Bizley at the UCL Ear Institute. 

    The aim of the project is to understand how auditory and visual activity is integrated in the auditory cortex, during sensory discrimination tasks. To test the hypothesis that multisensory binding arises in auditory cortex large-scale recordings and optogenetic pertubations will be made in auditory and visual cortex while animals perform an audiovisual selective attention task.

    Translational Research Manager, - Ref:1856260 

    ****This vacancy is now closed****

    UCL Department / DivisionUCL Ear Institute
    Location of positionLondon
    Grade9
    HoursFull Time (Job share considered)
    Salary (inclusive of London allowance)£57,279 - £62,283 per annum

    Closing date - 16 February 2020

    Duties and Responsibilities

    We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced research manager with a background in translational (hearing) research and/or knowledge exchange to join the NIHR UCLH BRC Deafness and Hearing Problems Theme to play a key senior role in driving and expanding the portfolio of translational research in the fast-moving field of novel hearing therapeutics.

    The post-holder will work with academics and clinicians across the UCL Ear Institute and the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital, together with industrial partners, to take responsibility for developing their translational hearing research strategy. This will include business development, leading grant application submission to major funders, negotiating research contracts, project managing successfully funded studies and overseeing the design and delivery of associated clinical trials.
    The post-holder will play a key strategic senior role in the BRC Hearing Theme, supporting academics on mapping the translational roadmap, raising research funding and interacting with biotech, pharma and private investors, managing regulatory approvals documentations and support the design and conduct of early phase clinical trials. The role requires a strategic thinker with a professional approach to communication and strong managerial, project and budget management skills.

    Senior Teaching and Learning Administrator , - Ref:1860154 

    ****This vacancy is now closed****

     

    UCL Department / DivisionUCL Ear Institute
    Location of positionLondon
    Grade7
    HoursFull Time
    Salary (inclusive of London allowance)£35,965 - £43,470 per annum

    Duties and Responsibilities

    The UCL Ear Institute is seeking to appoint a Senior Teaching and Learning Administrator  who will have overall responsibility for the administrative and professional support of teaching and education.
    They will have overall Managerial / Supervisory responsibilities ensuring overall delivery and quality of administrative support for undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes and postgraduate research programmes at the Ear Institute. Duties will also include line managing two full-time members of staff ensuring that all courses at the Ear Institute adhere to UCL academic regulations and procedures.
    They will be managing and enhancing the marketing strategies for taught courses including through the use of the EI website and managing student applications, records and systems for relevant programmes.

    Closing Date - 20 Feb 2020

    Teaching Administrator, - Ref:1860159 

    ****This vacancy is now closed****

     

    UCL Department / DivisionUCL Ear Institute
    Location of positionLondon
    Grade6
    HoursFull Time
    Salary (inclusive of London allowance)£29,089 - £34,090 per annum

    Duties and Responsibilities

    The UCL Ear Institute is seeking to appoint a Teaching Administrator to join an excellent Teaching Administration Team, comprising a Senior Teaching and Learning Administrator, Teaching Administrator and Administrative Assistant.

    The Teaching Administrator will work closely with his/her immediate colleagues, the Head of Education, the Institute Director and the Institute Manager, the teaching staff as well as with the academic and administrative staff of the Ear Institute. In addition the post-holder will liaise with staff from other UCL departments as well as hospitals and other external bodies. Duties will include managing the student admissions/recruitment procedures for MSc programmes and developing procedures to enhance prospective students' experience of the application process. They will have Joint administration of the Institute’s research programmes preparing teaching materials, providing appropriate administrative support to teaching staff as required for the smooth running of the taught courses and deputising for the Senior Teaching and Learning Administrator.

    Closing date: 20 Feb 2020

    Research Assistant (Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement Lead), - Ref:1815801 

    UCL Department / DivisionUCL Ear Institute
    Location of positionLondon
    Grade6
    HoursPart Time
    Hours per week (%FTE)14.6 hours per week (40% FTE)
    Salary (inclusive of London allowance)£31,479 - £33,194 per annum Salary pro-rata for part time vacancies

    Duties and Responsibilities

    The Ear Institute invites applicants with experience in Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement in research to join the UCL Ear Institute evidENT team.

    The role is integral in the National Institute of Health Research University College London Hospital Biomedical Research Centre Deafness and Hearing Problems theme, working closely with the BRC communications department and promoting the work of the theme. 

    The post-holder will be responsible for engaging with patients and members of the public to be involved in Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT), Hearing and Balance research and building alliances with key patient, public and professional groups using professional and social media channels.

    In addition to conducting and reporting on PPI within ongoing research projects, the post-holder will develop and lead PPI for new studies that are being developed within the UCL Ear Institute and the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital.

    This post is funded for 12 months in the first instance.


    Closing date - 23 February 2020