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:

PhD Studentship -  Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience

Stipend: Approximately £16,000
Duration of studentship: 3 years

A 3 year, Action on Hearing Loss (AoHL) – funded, PhD studentship in auditory cognitive neuroscience is available at the UCL Ear Institute. The student will be supervised by Dr. Maria Chait and Dr. Debi Vickers. The project will use psychophysics, eye tracking, and EEG functional brain imaging to investigate auditory scene analysis capabilities in normal and hearing-impaired listeners.

The UCL Ear Institute provides state-of-the-art research facilities across a wide range of disciplines and is one of the foremost centres for hearing, speech and language-related research within Europe. More info about the work in Chait lab can be found on the labpage:

Person Specification

Applicants should have a UK/EU nationality and a 1st class, or upper 2nd degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. Audiology,Psychology, Neuroscience, Engineering). Previous experience with auditory research, signal processing and/or acoustics is desirable.


Due to funding restrictions the post is only open to UK/EU citizens.

How to apply

For an informal discussion, or to submit an application please contact Dr. Maria Chait (m.chait@ucl.ac.uk). Applicants should submit a mailto:d.vickers@ucl.ac.uksupporting statement, a CV, and the details of two academic referees.  The studentship includes fees and a yearly stipend at the standard UCL rate (about £16000;  tax free). 

Closing date for applications is 12 June 2015

UCL Taking Action for Equality

Research Assistant/Audiologist

Hours per week: As and when
Grade 6: £15.34 - £16.17 per hour
Duties and Responsibilities

We seek to appoint two Research Assistants / Audiologists to support the EC FP7 funded vestibular science EMBalance project on an ‘as and when’ basis. The post-holders will be based at the Neuro-otology Department, National Hospital of Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN) where the project is taking place. This Department is a tertiary care unit for complex audiovestibular cases who are seen on an outpatient basis (approx. 3,600 patients seen per year). The successful candidate will be employed by the UCL Ear Institute with an honorary contract at NHNN. The Ear Institute is a hub for interdisciplinary research into hearing and vestibular function from a basic science to the applied clinica;l perspective. This full time post is available from 26 July 2015 until the end of the project in November 2016. The EMBalance project aims to develop a Decision Support System (DSS), towards the early diagnosis, prediction and the efficient treatment planning of balance disorders. The post holders will be expected to support the PIs Dr Bamiou and Professor Luxon and work with a Research Assistant (TBA) in the final year of the project in project management duties, dissemination activities and in the clinical trial validation cycle.

Key Requirements

We seek to appoint a candidate with a postgraduate academic degree (MSc) with at least upper second class who has experience of high-quality academic research involving clinical trials, of working in a biomedical environment and interacting with both clinical and non-clinical and academic colleagues and 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 (at 5pm)

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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