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Position:  Otolaryngologist-Surgeion Scientist for Tenure-Track Investigator at NIDCD 
Organization:  NIDCD
Date Posted:   5/23//2019
Date Job Listing Expires:   8/16/2019 
City:  Bethesa
State:  MD
Category: Academic
Salary:
Type of Position: Full-Time
Education Requirement: MD
Experience Requirement: 1-2 Years
Description & Details:Department of Health and Human Services National Institutes of Health National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders Otolaryngologist-Surgeon Scientist for Tenure-Track Investigator The Division of Intramural Research, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), located in Bethesda, MD, is seeking an Otolaryngologist Surgeon Scientist for a Tenure Track position. The Surgeon Scientist is expected to establish an independent translational and clinical research program. We welcome applications from candidates with clinical and translational laboratory research interests in disorders affecting human communication in one or more of NIDCD’s mission areas of hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech and language. Preference will be given to candidates whose research or approaches complement those of our existing strong programs in genetics, cell biology, immunology and clinical research. The successful candidate will join a dynamic group of scientists and clinicians at the forefront of research on communication disorders. Experience conducting clinical and/or translational research is preferred.The NIDCD offers an outstanding working environment including well-equipped basic and clinical research laboratories, genomic, audiology, imaging and flow cytometry core facilities, state of the art clinic, testing and inpatient units in the NIH Clinical Center, and numerous opportunities for collaboration both within NIDCD and across the 27 Institutes and Centers that comprise NIH. The position includes a generous start-up allowance, recently-renovated research and office space, laboratory resources, and positions for personnel and trainees. Qualifications:Candidates must possess an M.D., or M.D., Ph.D., be board-eligible or board certified in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, have post-doctoral research experience, and a record of outstanding publications. Leadership and administrative experience is preferred but not required. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. 

How to Apply/Contact:  Please submit a curriculum vitae including bibliography, reprint of 3 recent relevant publications, statement of research interests, an outline or proposed research, and names and addresses of 3 references to [email protected].

Applications will be reviewed starting June 30, 2019 and accepted until the position is filled. Please include in your CV a description of your mentoring and outreach activities, especially those involving women and persons from racial/ethnic or other groups that are under-represented in biomedical research. DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers and encourage application from women and minorities. 


Position:  Academic Otolaryngologist - Physician 
Organization:  UMass Memorial Medical Group Physicians                                                                                                                                                  Date Posted:   5/23/2019
Date Job Listing Expires:   11/23/2019 
City:  Worcester
State:     MA
Country:   USA
Category: Academic
Salary:
Type of Position: Full-Time
Education Requirement:
Experience Requirement:
Description & Details: UMass Memorial Medical Center, the clinical partner of the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, MA, is seeking a Board Certified Otolaryngologist to serve as the Residency Program Director with a minimum of 3 years of clinical practice in the specialty post-residency/fellowship, a minimum of 1 year of experience as an associate program director of an ACGME accredited Otolaryngology program or 3 years of participation as an active faculty member of an ACGME accredited Otolaryngology program, and evidence of periodic updates of knowledge and skills to discharge the roles and responsibilities for teaching, supervision, and formal evaluation of residents. The appropriate candidate must have a proven ability to develop and enhance the educational program for UMMS medical students, as well as playing a vital role in the residency program as directed by the Department Chair.

UMass Memorial Health Care is the largest healthcare system in Central Massachusetts. As the clinical partner of UMass Medical School, you will have access to the latest technology, research and clinical trials. Come join an established group of eight physicians in a busy tertiary care referral center. We are looking for ideal candidates with energy, desire, and drive to ramp up their careers and help expand our scope and presence. There are ample opportunities for clinical and basic science investigation and research. An academic appointment commensurate with education and training is offered.

Centrally located, Worcester is just miles from Boston, Providence, Berkshire mountains, mountains of Vermont and New Hampshire, Cape Cod beaches, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. The diverse city of Worcester has nine colleges and universities including the University of Massachusetts Medical School that overlooks Lake Quinsigamond. As the second largest city in New England, it has powered a rise of biotechnology, research, manufacturing and healthcare industries. Worcester is also home to the Hanover Theatre for Performing Arts, Worcester Art Museum, Mechanics Hall and the family-friendly Ecotarium.

Come join the Best Place to Give Care, the Best Place to Get Care, and the best place for YOU!

How to Apply/Contact:  Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae addressed to: Daniel Kim, MD, FACS, Chairman and Professor, Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, UMass Memorial Medical Center, c/o Adriana Dietlin, In-House Physician Recruiter, Department of Human Resources, Email: [email protected]    PI110230934


Position:Tenure-Track Positions–Assistant, Associate & Full Professor                                                                                                       
Organization:  Creighton University School of Medicine                                                                                                                                                      Date Posted:  1/23/2019                                                                                                                                                                       
Date Job Listing Expires:  7/1/2019                                                                                                                                                    
City:  Omaha                                                                                                                                                                        
State: NE                                                                                                                                                                               
Country:   USA                                                                                                                                                                               
Category: Academic
Salary:
Type of Position: Full-Time
Education Requirement: PhD
Experience Requirement:
Description & Details: The Department of Biomedical Sciences in the Creighton University School of Medicine invites applications for multiple tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant, Associate and Full Professor.  The department’s new chair, Jian Zuo, seeks to strengthen existing research programs, and establish a Translational Hearing Center, to be directed by Peter Steyger PhD (from June 2019).  Special consideration will be given to those utilizing various translational approaches for treating auditory dysfunction, including aging, drug development, genomic predisposition, gene regulation, gene therapy, noise exposure, ototoxicity, pharmacokinetics, and clinical studies and application.  Appointees will be expected to conduct a vigorous independent research program and participate in graduate and professional student teaching.  Generous laboratory space with equipment, competitive start-up funding, and state-of-the art core facilities will be provided.   

How to Apply/Contact: Applicants for junior positions should have a Ph.D., M.D., or M.D./Ph.D. degree; postdoctoral training with significant research accomplishment; and scholarly promise.  Applicants for senior positions should also have a record of extramural funding.  Application materials, including a CV, brief summaries of research plans and teaching interests, a personal mission statement on how research and teaching activities will reflect Creighton’s Catholic, Jesuit mission (see https://www.creighton.edu/about/mission), and the names of three referees, from whom letters of recommendation can be obtained, should be sent through the following website: http://careers.creighton.edu (position 175204).  Applications will be screened until positions are filled.  Drs. Jian Zuo and Peter Steyger also invite informal inquiries during ARO 2019 to discuss these opportunities further. 

Creighton University is located on 139 beautiful acres near downtown Omaha. The School of Medicine is one of nine schools and colleges at Creighton University including professional schools of Business, Law, Nursing, Dentistry, Pharmacy and Health Professions, and the Graduate School. Founded in 1878, Creighton University is a Catholic, Jesuit institution with an enrollment of approximately 7,000 students that has earned the top spot in U.S. News & World Report magazine’s college ranking for Midwest Regional Universities for 15 consecutive years.  In addition, neighboring Boys Town National Research Hospital and University of Nebraska Medical Center provide ample collaborative opportunities.  Creighton University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educational Institution and employer, and title IX University.  Applications from minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are especially welcomed.


Position:  Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor                                                                                                                
Organization:  University of California San Francisco                                                                                                                                                            Date Posted:   6/7/2019                                                                                                                                                                       
Date Job Listing Expires:   7/7/2019                                                                                                                                                    
City:  San Francisco                                                                                                                                                                          
State:     CA                                                                                                                                                                                   
Country:   USA                                                                                                                                                                               
Category: Academic
Salary:
Type of Position: Full-Time
Education Requirement: PhD, MD, or MD/PhD
Experience Requirement: 3-5 Years
Description & Details: The Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences is seeking a leader for the Saul and Ida Epstein Laboratory for Auditory Physiology and Genetics. The Epstein Laboratory is an endowed Regents Laboratory within the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at UCSF and is devoted to hearing science. Historically, the lab has focused on basic and applied research for the treatment of deafness with a focus on cochlear implantation and genetic therapies. The next leader of the Epstein Lab will be central to neuroscience collaborations focused on advancing the translational and/or basic science understanding of the mechanisms of hearing and auditory processing in order to target therapeutic strategies. 

The successful candidate will be a leader in the field of auditory neuroscience, highly collaborative, and must have a track record of facilitating relationships across several clinical and research disciplines. A track record of consistent funding is expected. 

The Epstein Lab Director will be a research leader within the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and as such will work cooperatively with the clinical Division of Otology/Neurotology which is led by Dr. Charles Limb. Mentorship of medical students, residents, post-doctoral students, and clinical and research faculty is integral to the position. 

The position will be within the In-Residence or Ladder track at the Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor level. Candidates must have a degree equivalent to a PhD, MD, or MD/PhD. 

How to Apply/Contact:  Please apply online at https://apptrkr.com/1482615 with a statement of interest, CV, statement of research, statement of teaching, statement of contributions to diversity, and contact information for three references. 

UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.


Position:  Assistant/Associate Faculty Position in Audiology                                                                                                                 
Organization:  Pacific University                                                                                                                                                                 
Date Posted:   5/8/2019                                                                                                                                                                       
Date Job Listing Expires:   8/12/2019                                                                                                                                                    
City:  Hillsboro                                                                                                                                                                          
State:  OR                                                                                                                                                                                 
Country:   USA                                                                                                                                                                               
Category: Academic
Salary:
Type of Position: Full-Time
Education Requirement: AuD or PhD
Experience Requirement: 3-5 Years
Description & Details: The School of Audiology (SOA) in the College of Health Professions at Pacific University seeks candidates for an assistant/associate faculty position with expertise in clinical audiology.  Candidates should complement existing expertise in the school and contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. The position is an 11-month, extended-term track position. Start date is flexible; August 2019 preferred. Responsibilities include: (a) Teaching in the AuD program, both clinically and didactically to support clinical education, including clinical knowledge and skills development;  (b) Providing clinical audiology services to patients in conjunction with clinical supervision of students in community-based and residential clinical experiences; (c) Assisting with the clinical education team’s work to advance clinical education by teaching and supervising students in the school’s simulation and teaching labs; (d) Contributing to the overall growth of the school; and (e) Engaging in service to the school, college, university, and community.
Required Knowledge, Skills, Experience and Traits: Qualified candidates must have: (a) Earned doctorate in audiology (Au.D. or Ph.D.); (b) At least three years of professional audiology clinical experience, with proficiency in comprehensive diagnostic audiologic assessment (adults and children), amplification, and hearing assistive technologies; (c) Oregon audiology license; individuals who do not yet hold but are eligible for an Oregon audiology license may be considered but the license must be acquired before the start date; (d) Commitment to interprofessional health care education and service delivery in keeping with the mission and vision of the School and College of Health Professions.
Desirable Knowledge, Skills, Experience and Traits: Desirable areas of expertise include but are not limited to: comprehensive audiometry, hearing aid evaluations/fittings, evoked potentials, balance assessments, auditory processing disorder evaluations, and intervention with both pediatric and adult patient populations. Other areas of professional expertise may be considered if supportive of the overall growth of the School of Audiology and its AuD program and clinic. Desirable experience and traits include: (a) Clinical supervision experience, preferable at the university level; (b) Teaching experience, preferably at the university level; and (c) Bilingual in English and Spanish. ASHA CCC-A and/or ABA Board Certification in Audiology is a plus.
Working Conditions: Typical university teaching, administrative, and clinical environment. Modified block-curriculum teaching format. Clinical service delivery, supervision, and teaching conducted during fall, spring, and summer terms.
School of Audiology: The SOA, established in 2012, currently has 10 permanent faculty, a full time Clinic Director, and four staff members. The Doctor of Audiology (AuD) degree program utilizes an accelerated three-year (121 credits), block-curriculum model. We have 25-27 students in each cohort who participate in interprofessional education with other students in the college including athletic training, dental hygiene, healthcare administration and leadership, occupational therapy, pharmacy, graduate psychology, physician assistant and physical therapy. Pacific University's Health Professions campus, located in downtown Hillsboro, OR, is 15 miles west of downtown Portland and easily accessible by public transit.
Pacific University: Founded by Congregational pioneers as a school for orphans of the Oregon Trail in 1849, Pacific University is one of the oldest chartered institutions of higher education in the West. It is the number one private research university in the Pacific Northwest and ranks 10th on the West coast, among the likes of USC and Stanford. It was recently reclassified as a Doctoral/Professional University through the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Along with the historical campus located in Forest Grove, Oregon (about 25 miles west of Portland), the university has campuses in Eugene, Hillsboro, Portland, and Woodburn.
Currently the university enrolls over 3,900 students in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs of study. Pacific University strives to provide an education of exceptional quality in liberal arts and sciences, optometry, education, business, and selected professional programs to prepare students for service to a changing community, nation, and world. The university is committed to diversity, sustainability, discovery and excellence, and to inspiring students to think, care, create, and pursue justice in a global community. 

How to Apply/Contact:  Application materials include: (1) letter of application, (2) CV/resume, (3) statement of teaching and clinical education philosophy (separate from letter of application), and (4) complete contact information for three professional references. Send applications electronically to: https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=10581&clientkey=ABFDAFED645B6920CFDB8559C078F8A5. 

Please contact Dr. Wendy Hanks, Director, with questions: [email protected] 

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Application materials will be screened, and candidates selected for interview will be notified by telephone or email. The hiring process may consist of multiple interviews and can last several weeks. Employment is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States and passing a background check.

Notice of Nondiscrimination Policy: It is the policy of Pacific University not to discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, age, religious preference, or disabled veteran or Vietnam Era status in admission, access to, or treatment in employment, educational programs, or activities as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and their implementing regulations. 


Position:  Postdoctoral Researcher                                                                                                            
Organization:  Oregon Health and Science University                                                                                                                                                        
Date Posted:  6/3/2019                                                                                                                                                                       
Date Job Listing Expires:  9/1/2019                                                                                                                                                    
City:  Portland                                                                                                                                                                        
State: OR                                                                                                                                                                             
Country:   USA                                                                                                                                                                               
Category: Academic
Salary: $50,004 yearly
Type of Position: Full-Time
Education Requirement: PhD
Experience Requirement: < 1 Year
Description & Details:Postdoctoral Position, Cochlear Implant and Hearing Aid Research Lab, Oregon Health & Science University - A postdoctoral position is available to investigate binaural spectral integration: how sounds are fused and integrated spectrally between the ears, in children and adults with hearing aids, cochlear implants, or any combination of these devices.  This position is supported for up to 3 years by an NIDCD/NIH R01 grant.  Qualified applicants will have a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Neuroscience, Psychology, Communication Sciences and Disorders, or related fields.  The candidate should have strong oral and written English communication skills, and experience with psychophysical experiments, computational modeling, signal processing, and programming in C++ and MATLAB. 

Main responsibilities:
-        Research on binaural pitch fusion, and how it relates to peripheral resolution and to auditory scene analysis
-        Research on speech fusion, and physiologically-based computational modeling
-        Development/programming of experiments in C++ and MATLAB, including direct stimulation of cochlear implants
-        Presentation and publication of results 

Additional opportunities:
-        Teaching experience: both didactic lectures and mentoring of students. 
-        Grant submission is encouraged and supported as part of postdoctoral training.  

Environment: We are part of one of the major auditory research centers in the U.S., with over 15 laboratories at the Oregon Hearing Research Center (OHRC) and the Portland VA National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research (NCRAR).  Research spans the basic sciences to human behavior, and cochlea to auditory cortex.  This is a rich environment for academic interaction and collaboration.

How to Apply/Contact: Interested applicants should email a cover letter, curriculum vita, copies of paper reprints, and three references to Lina Reiss, Ph.D., at [email protected]


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Position: Postdoctoral Research in Humans and Animals with Cochlear Implants
Organization: University of Michigan- Kresge Hearing Research Institute
Date Posted: 7/15/2019
Date Job Listing Expires: 10/31/2019
City: Ann Arbor
State: MI
Country: USA
Category: Postdoctoral
Salary:
Salary Paid:
Type of Position:
Full-Time
Education Requirement:
<1 Year
Description: Postdoctoral Research in Humans and Animals with Cochlear Implants JOB SUMMARY The Auditory Prosthesis Perception and Psychophysics Laboratory at the University of Michigan, Kresge Hearing Research Institute is seeking applicants for a postdoctoral research fellow interested in a rewarding area of cochlear implant research. The overarching goal of our work is to examine the importance of biological mechanisms underlying electrical hearing and use this knowledge to improve speech recognition in human cochlear-implant recipients. Our work includes unique and cutting-edge work in cochlear-implanted guinea pigs, mice, and humans using psychophysical and electrophysiological measures. In parallel, we use gene therapy procedures, genetic modifications, and histological measures in animals, and CT imaging and speech-recognition measures in humans to give a more complete understanding of the health of the cochlea and its functional implications in our research subjects. We seek motivated applicants who are interested in conducting primarily research in humans, but there is opportunity to also be involved in our animal research projects. The primary role of the individual would be to work on a newly funded grant which examines the role of cochlear health in central and cognitive processing, and uses EEG and cognitive measures among individuals with and without cochlear implants. Experience with EEG is an advantage, but not a requirement.Our Laboratory is part of the Kresge Hearing Research Institute (KHRI) in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Michigan Medical School. Michigan Medicine was recently listed first in the nation among Ear, Nose & Throat Departments by U.S. News & World Report. We have a large and active clinical cochlear implant population, and close to 3,000 patients have been implanted in our program to date. Laboratory website: https://medicine.umich.edu/dept/khri/faculty-labs/labs/pfingst-laboratory DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS•PhD, AuD/PhD or MD/PhD in Speech and Hearing Science, Audiology, Biopsychology, Biomedical Engineering or related sciences.•Ability to work independently, but demonstrating strong collaborative and organizational skills•Research and/or audiological experience with cochlear implants
How to Apply/Contact: To apply, please send a statement of your postdoctoral objectives, your CV, and names of three potential references to Bryan Pfingst ([email protected]).


Position: Post-doctoral research audiologist or hearing scientist
Organization: University of Michigan, Kresge Hearing Research Institute
Date Posted: 7/1/2019
Date Job Listing Expires: 09/01/2019
City: Ann Arbor
State: MI
Country: USA
Category: Postdoctoral
Salary: $52,000
Salary Paid: Monthly
Type of Position: Full-Time 
Education Requirement: PhD or AuD
Experience Requirement: 1-2 Years 
Description: The Kresge Hearing Research Institute, University of Michigan has a full-time position available starting August 1, 2019 for a post-doctoral research audiologist/hearing scientist to join a dynamic team that includes basic and translational scientists, audiologists, and surgeons. The position will involve participating in an NIH- funded clinical trial to test an innovative tinnitus treatment paradigm with adult tinnitus subjects at the. Responsibilities include psychophysical, electrophysiological and psychosocial testing under approved research protocols and pre- and post-treatment assessment. Responsibilities will also include participation in the analysis, interpretation and presentation of research results. The successful applicant will also interact with ongoing parallel animal studies. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS AuD or PhD in a hearing-related field and previous research experience working with human subjects.

How to Apply/Contact: Please send CV and names of three referees to: Susan Shore, PhD [email protected] 


PositionPostdoctoral Fellow
Organization: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Date Posted:  6/25/2019 
Date Job Listing Expires: 12/31/2019
City: Philadelphia
State: PA
Country: USA
Category: Postdoctoral
Salary: Based upon experience, consistent with NIH standards
Salary Paid: Monthly 
Type of Position: Full-Time
Education Requirement: PhD, MD
Experience Requirement: <1 Year
Description:  Applications are invited to fill a Post-doctoral position in the Auditory and Communication Systems Laboratory in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology at the University of Pennsylvania (PI Steven Eliades). The laboratory focuses on sensory coding in the auditory system during both perception and vocal production, with primary efforts in marmoset monkeys. We have particular interest in auditory coding in naturalistic environments and interactive social behaviors. Marmosets are an increasingly popular model system in neuroscience, with the advantage of being a non-human primate, readily used in a variety of neuroscience and behavioral contexts, but with the potential to take advantage of modern genetic and optical techniques. We also collaborate with other clinicians in the department to apply these methods to understanding hearing and speech in patients with communication disorders (hearing loss, vocal disorders). The work combines auditory psychophysics, speech sciences, motor control, sensory coding, and ensemble neural recordings. Candidates should have a PhD (or equivalent degree) related to neuroscience, engineering, physics, psychology, or a similar field. Preferred candidates have a background in animal behavior and/or neural recording. The intellectual environment of the University of Pennsylvania is outstanding for computational auditory neuroscience. The Hearing Sciences Center is a multi-investigator group that identifies neuronal correlates of hearing and communication at multiple scales of interrogation, using state-of-the-art computational and causal techniques. We collaborate with the Penn Computational Neuroscience Initiative, a center with faculty interested in systems and computational approaches to neuroscience, and the Penn Center for Neuroscience and Therapeutics, interested in translating neuroscience into clinical care. Candidates will have access and mentorship from faculty in the Hearing Sciences Center and inter-disciplinary faculty throughout the institution. Appointment will be for 12-months, renewable annually. Salary will be commensurate with experience and consistent with NIH NRSA stipends. We anticipate a Fall 2019 start date. 

How to Apply/Contact: Please email CVs to Steven Eliades ([email protected]). Further info at eliadeslab.weebly.com


Position:  Postdoc Research Fellow                                                                                                             
Organization:  University of Utah                                                                                                                                                           
Date Posted:  1/8/2019                                                                                                                                                                       
Date Job Listing Expires:  7/8/2019                                                                                                                                                    
City:  Salt Lake City                                                                                                                                                                         
State: UT                                                                                                                                                                               
Country:   USA                                                                                                                                                                               
Category: Postdoctoral
Salary:
Type of Position: Full-Time
Education Requirement: PhD
Experience Requirement: 1-2 Years
Description & Details: The research in the Yang laboratory in the Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah focuses on the disease mechanisms underlying hereditary retinal degeneration and hearing loss, cell biology of photoreceptors and hair cells, as well as treatments. We use mouse models and a combination of approaches in molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, electrophysiology, behavior, and various levels of microscopy.  We are studying Usher syndrome, the leading genetic cause of deaf-blindness. Currently, no cures are available for the disease.  

This position is for a highly motivated individual with 0-2 years of postdoctoral experience. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. degree and have a strong background and expertise in molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, genetics, physiology and/or neuroscience. 

How to Apply/Contact:  Please email curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and career goals, and contact information of three references to Dr. Jun Yang at [email protected].


Position:  Post Doc                                                                                                                 
Organization:  University of Pennsylvania Perelmen School of Medicine                                                                                                                      
Date Posted:   5/30/2019                                                                                                                                                                       
Date Job Listing Expires:  7/1/2019                                                                                                                                                    
City:  Philadelphia                                                                                                                                                                          
State:  PA                                                                                                                                                                                 
Country:   USA                                                                                                                                                                               
Category: Postdoctoral
Salary: $50,000
Type of Position: Full-Time
Education Requirement: PhD
Experience Requirement: 1-2 Years
Description & Details: Postdoc fellowship positions are available in Nanomedicine, Drug Delivery and Auditory Neuroscience directed by Daqing Li, MD at the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. The ongoing research projects are fully funded by the National Institute of Health/National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorder and have strong translational applications. Based on our unique targeted inner ear nanodelivery system, the research will be collaborating with Bioengineering at School of Engineering and Chemistry at School of Art and Science to develop novel noninvasive approaches to treat inner ear diseases with hearing loss. 

Successful Postdoc candidates must hold a PhD or MD/PhD in the field of nonomedicine, drug delivery, auditory neuroscience and other related biomedical research. The position requires self-motivated and driven candidates. Applicants should be able to work both independently and as part of a collaborative research team. 

How to Apply/Contact:  


Position:  Postdoctoral Researcher                                                                                                            
Organization:  Florida State University                                                                                                                                                          
Date Posted:  4/2/2019                                                                                                                                                                       
Date Job Listing Expires:  8/1/2019                                                                                                                                                    
City:  Tallahassee                                                                                                                                                                        
State: FL                                                                                                                                                                               
Country:   USA                                                                                                                                                                               
Category: Postdoctoral
Salary:
Type of Position: Full-Time
Education Requirement: PhD
Experience Requirement:
Description & Details: Postdoctoral Opportunity – Neurobiology of Vocal Learning - Starting August 2019, a postdoctoral position is available for a period of up to 3 years with the Birdsong Research Group (Rick Hyson, Richard Bertram, Frank Johnson, Wei Wu) at Florida State University.  The research group is funded by the NSF and studies the neural basis of the developmental learning and adult production of song in zebra finches (https://birdsong.neuro.fsu.edu/).  Birdsong learning is controlled by a forebrain network that supports dynamic processes of learning, memory, perception, and action.  The goal is to elucidate these processes at single-neuron and population levels of analysis and develop predictive biophysical and computational models of neural and behavioral function.  The candidate will be working on these topics and experience in one or more of the following – electrophysiology, molecular anatomy, tract-tracing, computational methods – is preferable.  Examples of the research group’s publications can be found at https://birdsong.neuro.fsu.edu/publications.

The research group is a part of the FSU Program in Neuroscience (http://neuro.fsu.edu/), an interdisciplinary research-intensive training program that includes 35 faculty labs in the Departments of Biological Science, Biomedical Sciences, Mathematics, and Psychology.  Our group encourages multidisciplinary science and candidates will have access to outstanding scientific facilities for a variety of research techniques targeting behavioral, physiological, cellular, molecular, and genetic levels of analysis, as well as multiple microscopy cores and instrument, electronics, and machine shops for customization of research needs. FSU is in the capital city of Tallahassee, which offers a culturally-rich and family-friendly environment with ready access to a variety of outdoor attractions, while maintaining a moderate cost of living.

How to Apply/Contact: Candidates are invited to send their curriculum vitae, a statement of interest, and a list of 3 individuals who could be contacted for reference to Rick Hyson, at [email protected].  

Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


Position:  Postdoctoral Fellow                                                                                                               
Organization:  New York University                                                                                                                                                              
Date Posted:   5/16/2019                                                                                                                                                                       
Date Job Listing Expires:  8/1/2019                                                                                                                                                    
City:  New York                                                                                                                                                                          
State: NY                                                                                                                                                                               
Country:   USA                                                                                                                                                                               
Category: Postdoctoral
Salary: $50,004 yearly
Type of Position: Full-Time
Education Requirement: PhD
Experience Requirement: < 1 Year
Description & Details: Developmental plasticity of auditory cortex and perceptual skills, Center for Neural Science, New York University.  A postdoctoral position is available to study the development and plasticity of central auditory processing, from synapse function to cortical processing during perceptual performance. Projects seek to understand how both auspicious or adverse developmental experiences influence this process. Thus, we are studying the strong role that juvenile learning exerts on the maturation of auditory perception, the cortical computations that support its emergence. A second set of projects explore how even a transient period of developmental hearing loss can cause a persistent impairment of cortical synapse function which are mirrored by deficits in perception and cortical encoding. To address these questions, we combine synaptic physiology and optogenetics, wireless recordings from cortex in freely moving awake-behaving animals, and viral vectors to express gerbil-specific synaptic proteins. Candidates are expected to have some experience with behavior or neurophysiology, and a primary interest in auditory neuroscience. The Center for Neural Science at NYU is located in Greenwich Village, and offers modern laboratory facilities, a stimulating research environment, and excellent opportunities for collaboration. Three years of postdoctoral housing may be available. URL: http://saneslab.com/.   

How to Apply/Contact:  Send vita, statement of research interests, and names of two references to Dan Sanes ([email protected]).


Position:  Postdoctoral Scholar                                                                                                             
Organization:  Stanford University                                                                                                                                                              
Date Posted:  1/11/2019                                                                                                                                                                       
Date Job Listing Expires:  7/10/2019                                                                                                                                                    
City:  Palo Alto                                                                                                                                                                         
State: CA                                                                                                                                                                               
Country:   USA                                                                                                                                                                               
Category: Postdoctoral
Salary:
Type of Position: Full-Time
Education Requirement: PhD
Experience Requirement:
Description & Details: The Ó Maoiléidigh laboratory in the Department of Otolaryngology at Stanford University School of Medicine is seeking Postdoctoral Scholars interested in computational and mathematical modeling of hearing and balance systems. To understand how the inner ear processes sensory input, our laboratory studies the mechanics and dynamics of auditory and vestibular organs. 

Applicants must have a PhD in physics, engineering, computational neuroscience, computer science, or a related field. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong background in computational and mathematical techniques, and previous experience modeling biological systems. Knowledge of dynamical systems theory, fluid mechanics, or statistical mechanics will be advantageous but is not required. 

The initial duration of an appointment will be one to two years with subsequent years expected upon mutual agreement. 

Stanford University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer, committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce. It welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, veterans, persons with disabilities, and others who would bring additional dimensions to the university's research and teaching mission. 

How to Apply/Contact:  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. Please email your application to [email protected] using the subject heading "Postdoctoral Scholar Position". Salary will be commensurate with the applicant’s experience and training. 

Interested applicants should provide a
1) Cover letter
2) CV
3) One-page statement of research interests
4) Contact information for three references 


Research 

PositionResearch Audiologist - Cochlear Implants
Organization: University of Michigan- Kresge Hearing Research Institute
Date Posted: 7/15/2019
Date Job Listing Expires: 10/31/2019
City: Ann Arbor
State: MI
Country: USA
Category: Research
Salary: 
Salary Paid:
Type of Position: 
Full-Time
Education Requirement: Master's
Experience Requirement: <1Year
Description & Details: Research Audiologist JOB SUMMARY The Auditory Prosthesis Perception and Psychophysics Laboratory at the University of Michigan, Kresge Hearing Research Institute is seeking applicants for a Research Audiologist who is interested in conducting exciting work in cochlear implants. The overarching goal of our work is to examine the importance of biological mechanisms underlying electrical hearing and use this knowledge to improve speech recognition in human cochlear-implant recipients. Our work includes unique and cutting-edge work in cochlear-implanted guinea pigs, mice, and humans using psychophysical and electrophysiological measures. In parallel, we use gene therapy procedures, genetic modifications, and histological measures in animals, and CT imaging and speech-recognition measures in humans to give a more complete understanding of the health of the cochlea and its functional implications in our research subjects. We seek motivated applicants who are interested in conducting primarily research in humans, but there is opportunity to also be involved in our animal research projects. The primary role of the individual would be to work on a newly funded grant which examines the role of cochlear health in central and cognitive processing, and uses EEG and cognitive measures among individuals with and without cochlear implants. Experience with EEG is an advantage, but not a requirement.Our laboratory is part of the Kresge Hearing Research Institute (KHRI) in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Michigan Medical School. Michigan Medicine was recently listed first in the nation for Ear, Nose & Throat Departments by U.S. News & World Report. We have a large and active clinical cochlear implant population, and close to 3,000 patients have been implanted in our program to date. Laboratory website: https://medicine.umich.edu/dept/khri/faculty-labs/labs/pfingst-laboratory DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS•MA or AuD in Audiology •Ability to work independently, but demonstrating strong collaborative and organizational skills•Research and/or clinical experience with cochlear implants
How to Apply/Contact: To apply, please send your CV, and names of three potential references to Kara Leyzac ([email protected]


Position:  Clinical Research Coordinator                                                                                                                   
Organization:  Ohio State University                                                                                                                                                                 
Date Posted:   6/10/2019                                                                                                                                                                       
Date Job Listing Expires:  7/15/2019                                                                                                                                                    
City:  Columbus                                                                                                                                                                          
State:  OH                                                                                                                                                                                 
Country:   USA                                                                                                                                                                               
Category: Research
Salary:
Type of Position: Full-Time
Education Requirement: Bachelor’s
Experience Requirement: 1-2 Years
Description & Details: Clinical Research Coordinator (Job Opening 449462) - Clinical Research Coordinator to coordinate and perform daily clinical research activities in accordance with approved protocols administered by the adult cochlear implant research program at the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery; assists with assessing patient records to identify patients who are eligible to participate in specified clinical research protocols; recruits, interviews and enrolls patients; obtains informed consent and ensures consent process is administered in compliance to regulatory and sponsor requirements; educates patients and families of purpose, goals, and processes of clinical study; coordinates scheduling and follow-through of patient care appointments, procedures, & other diagnostic testing in accordance with study protocol; participates in the collection & processing biological samples; administers, evaluates and calculates standardized scoring of behavioral testing; assists with monitoring patients for adverse reactions to study treatment, procedure or medication and notifies appropriate clinical professional to evaluate patient response, identify status of complications, & provide appropriate level of care; documents unfavorable responses and notifies research sponsors & applicable regulatory agencies; participates in evaluating patients for compliance related to protocol assists with collecting, extracting, coding, and analyzing clinical research data; generates reports and reviews to ensure validity of data; supports activities to ensure compliance with all Institutional Review Boards (IRB), FDA (Federal Drug Administration), federal, state and industry sponsor regulations; assists with coordinating and preparing for external quality assurance and control reviews by IRB, federal or industry sponsors; participates in activities to develop new research protocols and contributes to establishment of study goals to meet protocol requirements.

Education and experience: Bachelor's Degree in biological sciences, health sciences or other medical field or an equivalent combination of education and experience required; one year experience in a clinical research capacity required; experience or knowledge in Audiology preferred; knowledge of medical terminology desired; clinical research certification from an accredited certifying agency desired; computer skills required with experience using Microsoft Software applications desired. Requires successful completion of a background check. Qualified candidates may be requested to complete a pre-employment physical, including a drug screen.

How to Apply/Contact:  Please send the updated CV and cover letter to [email protected] 


Position:  Research Technician                                                                                                             
Organization:  Creighton University                                                                                                                                                              
Date Posted:   5/20/2019                                                                                                                                                                       
Date Job Listing Expires:  11/19/2019                                                                                                                                                    
City:  Omaha                                                                                                                                                                         
State: NE                                                                                                                                                                               
Country:   USA                                                                                                                                                                               
Category: Research
Salary:
Type of Position: Full-Time
Education Requirement: Bachelor’s
Experience Requirement:
Description & Details: We are seeking a highly-motivated research technician to help set up and manage the laboratory and conduct projects in a newly renovated laboratory at the Translational Hearing Center in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, Creighton University. We study the contribution of inflammation and immune system in development, degeneration and regeneration of auditory neurons. The successful applicant will interface with the principal investigator and lab team members to provide general research support and to help with building experimental setups, running experiments, ordering necessary supplies, managing mouse colonies, and general lab management. 

Applicants must have a BS in Biology, Neuroscience or a relevant field and must be eligible for employment in the US. We are looking for individuals that are highly organized, possess excellent communication skills, enjoy working in a team environment, and be comfortable handling and caring for small animals. Preference will be given to applicants with previous research experience, and experience in any of the following areas: Animal handling, genotyping, molecular biology techniques, auditory functional testing (auditory brainstem response and distortion product otoacoustic emissions) in animals, inner-ear delivery, cochlear microdissections, confocal imaging, flow cytometry. The successful applicant will start in the Fall of 2019.  

Creighton University is located on 139 beautiful acres near downtown Omaha. The School of Medicine is one of nine schools and colleges at Creighton University including professional schools of Business, Law, Nursing, Dentistry, Pharmacy and Health Professions, and the Graduate School. Founded in 1878, Creighton University is a Catholic, Jesuit institution with an enrollment of approximately 7,000 students that has earned the top spot in U.S. News & World Report magazine’s college ranking for Midwest Regional Universities for 15 consecutive years.  In addition, neighboring Boys Town National Research Hospital and University of Nebraska Medical Center provide ample collaborative opportunities. Creighton University has its own baseball and basketball team that competes in NCAA. Creighton University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educational Institution and employer, and title IX University.   The cost of living in Omaha is cheaper than the national average. It is a great place to raise a family with plenty of activities for kids and adults and has a growing number of locally owned restaurants in addition to classic steakhouses.  

How to Apply/Contact:  Interested candidates should email a cover letter, a CV, and the names and contact information of three references to Dr. Tejbeer Kaur ([email protected]).  Applications from minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are especially welcomed. 


Position:  Scientist, Cochlear Anatomy & Physiology                                                                                                             
Organization:  Akouos, Inc.                                                                                                                                                           
Date Posted:  1/11/2019                                                                                                                                                                       
Date Job Listing Expires:  7/10/2019                                                                                                                                                    
City:  Boston                                                                                                                                                                        
State: MA                                                                                                                                                                               
Country:   USA                                                                                                                                                                               
Category: Research
Salary:
Type of Position: Full-Time
Education Requirement: PhD
Experience Requirement:
Description & Details: Akouos is building the leading gene therapy company focused on hearing disorders. Our objectives are to restore the inner ear’s ability to produce functional proteins required for hearing, rejuvenate structures of the hearing circuit critical for high-fidelity signal transduction and inner ear homeostasis, and reinforce healthy hearing with local, enduring protein production to protect against drug-, noise-, and age- associated ototoxicity. 

Ensuring delivery to the right cells, in the right amounts, and at the right time is central to our ability to restore and preserve hearing. Recombinant adeno-associated viruses (AAVs) can be harnessed as powerful vectors that are capable of safely and efficiently delivering therapeutic nucleic acids to the nuclei of target cells.  Akouos' initial focus is on delivery of AAV gene therapies to treat hearing loss in genetically-defined patient populations. 

Akouos launched in 2017 with backing from 5AM Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, and Partners Innovation Fund.

Responsibilities
Contribute to the development of novel gene-therapy techniques by executing and troubleshooting neurobiology experiments; including intracochlear AAV delivery, cochlear electrophysiology, microdissection, histology, and microscopy.
Perform RNA/protein analysis and assay development.
Contribute to the writing of SOPs and technical transfer to external vendors.
Prepare and analyze data, participate in weekly scientific meetings, and communicate procedures and results.
Maintain accurate documentation of experiments and projects through meticulous lab notebook practices.
Review and articulate latest scientific findings and literature/publications to remain up-to-date and informed.

Requirements
Ph.D. in neurobiology, molecular or cell biology, and a minimum of 3 years of hands-on experience working in a laboratory environment; biotech or biopharma industry preferred.
Has hearing-related research experience and is well versed in inner-ear physiology, anatomy, and histopathology.
Is able to work independently and collaboratively while effectively managing laboratory tasks and priorities to meet schedules and project deadlines.
Is extremely well-organized and detail-oriented.
Posses outstanding verbal and written communications skills.
Anticipates next steps, takes initiative, and is responsive to requests while consistently following through.
Has excellent computer skills and Microsoft Products proficiency (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.). 

How to Apply/Contact: Qualified applicants should submit their resume to [email protected]. Akouos is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, or any characteristic protected under applicable law.


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Postdoctoral Research in Humans and Animals with Cochlear Implants