Postdoc in Audiology and Hearing Rehabilitation

Tuesday 29 Oct 19

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The Hearing Systems Section at the Department of Health Technology at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and the Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) & Audiology Department at Rigshopitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital, Denmark, seek a qualified candidate for a 2-year postdoc position. The joint position is within the areas of audiology and hearing rehabilitation and is based both at DTU and Rigshospitalet (and the ENT & Aud Department-related supplementary locations at Gentofte and Bispebjerg Hospitals).

Research is integrated both in the activities of the Hearing Systems Section and the ENT & Aud. Department in Copenhagen. A major goal of this position is to facilitate the translation of research between university and clinical settings. Overall, we aim to translate new advances in basic auditory science into increased understanding of auditory dysfunction and pathophysiology, and to provide insights that are useful for clinical and technical applications, such as hearing aids, cochlear implants, speech recognition systems and hearing diagnostics.

The candidate should be comfortable in both university and clinical research settings and should have some experience in at least two of the following areas:
 

  • Hearing evaluation and clinical diagnostic techniques
  • Hearing assistive devices (e.g., hearing aids, cochlear implants)
  • Clinical and technical audiology
  • Psychoacoustic and objective measures of hearing function
Responsibilities and tasks
You will be working with a team of experienced researchers and will be responsible for: 
  • Designing and running research studies, with a particular focus on running studies within Rigshospitalet’s Audiology Clinic at Bispebjerg and Gentofte in collaboration with the audiologists and clinicians
  • Collaborating with colleagues at DTU and Rigshospitalet in the context of ongoing projects
  • Co-supervising PhD & MSc students, especially those with projects located at DTU, Bispebjerg or Gentofte
  • Helping to lead the creation of a stronger research environment within the Audiology Clinic
  • Helping to establish the new Copenhagen Hearing and Balance Centre (CHBC), especially the DTU-designated research space
Qualifications
We are seeking highly motivated candidates who recently graduated with a PhD in hearing science, physiology, audiology, or another discipline related to hearing science. The candidate needs to have strong communication skills, both written and verbal, and be able to work in a team. Furthermore, the candidate should be well organized and detail-oriented.

We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation, and scientific advice. The ENT & Aud Department is one of the largest European clinical departments with high profile international clinical applied research. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union.

The shared position is in accordance to the agreement on the establishment of shared positions between DTU and the ENT & Aud Department, Rigshospitalet in ratio 50:50 percent. (Rammeaftale om etablering af delestillinger mellem Danmarks Tekniske Universitet og Region Hovedstaden).

The place of employment will be at both DTU Lyngby Campus as well as Ear, Nose and Throat & Audiology Clinic at Rigshopitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital. The period of employment will be 2 years. 

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Other terms
Rigshospitalet and DTU are non-smoking area.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from the Head of Hearing Systems, Torsten Dau, tel.: +45 4525 3977, tdau@dtu.dk, or Abigail Anne Kressner, aakress@dtu.dk. Information regarding hospital-related questions at Rigshospitalet can be obtained from Head of Department Mads Klokker, tel.: +45 35458785, klokker@rh.dk

You can read more about DTU Health Technology at www.healthtech.dtu.dk/english and about the ENT & Aud Department and Rigshospitalet at www.rigshospitalet.dk/english/departments/centre-of-head-and-orthopaedics/department-of-otorhinolaryngology-head-and-neck-surgery-and-audiology/Pages/default.aspx

Application procedure
Please submit your application no later than 30 November 2019 (local time). To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English as a single PDF file, containing the following: 
  • Cover letter
  • CV (including a list of publications)
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion, or ethnic background are ecouraged to apply.

DTU Health Tech engages in research, education, and innovation base on technical and natural science for the healthcare sector. The Healthcare sector is a globally expanding market with demands for the most advanced technological solutions. DTU Health Tech creates the foundation for companies to develop new and innovative services and products which benefit people and create value for society. DTU Health Techs expertise spans from imaging and biosensor techniques, across digital health and biological modelling, to biopharma technologies.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 11,500 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup.

Rigshospitalet is Denmark´s leading hospital for patients needing highly specialised treatment. We have internationally outstanding treatment offerings. Research is one of the cornerstones of Rigshospitalet. This means that research occupies a very special place of importance and priority at Rigshospitalet. Research findings are obtained and disseminated through extensive national and international collaboration.