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Researcher Tinnitus and Electrical Stimulation

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Work type: Permanent
Location: Mechelen
Categories: Western Europe, Individual Contributor

Do you want to make a difference while doing a PhD? Would you like to do something really meaningful with your research skills and technical affinity? Imagine contributing to the future of hearing implants becoming standard of care for tinnitus, while growing to become an independent researcher.

The Tin-ACT project is a European Horizon 2020 Marie Curie Action (www.tinact.eu). The overall goal is to find innovative treatments for tinnitus in a diverse and highly skilled consortium. Cochlear is one of the partners in this project.

Cochlear is the global market leader in implantable hearing solutions for patients with a disabling hearing loss. Thanks to our expertise and dedication, more than 450.000 patients have stepped through the door of the hearing world. In Mechelen, the activities of Cochlear consist of European research, development, production, training, and sales in the Benelux region.

Within the TinACT framework, Cochlear is looking for a Researcher that will drive a research program on Tinnitus and Electrical Stimulation in the context of a PhD education, starting August 2018. The project will be conducted in close collaboration with the University Medical Centre Utrecht (Prof. Dr. R.J. Stokroos) and University Medical Center Groningen (Prof. Dr. P. van Dijk).

You collect and summarize available data on the efficacy of cochlear implants as a tinnitus treatment in order to formulate what is needed in order to push the tinnitus benefits of cochlear implantation.

  • You frame and execute tinnitus research projects showing the effectiveness of the treatment.
  • You drive and execute more fundamental research projects on tinnitus

This is a unique opportunity to work in an international consortium of research and build a significant network, while being part of a company. Our employees tell us that the number one reason they enjoy working for Cochlear is the opportunity to make a difference to people's lives.

You are the right candidate for this role when

  • you are eligible to the criteria of the EU Funding:
    • You received your master degree no more than4 years ago at the start of the projects;
    • You haven’t resided in Belgium for more than 12 cumulative months over the past 3 years;
  • you have a scientific degree in Audiology or Biomedical Sciences, with a strong interest and affinity with hearing, audiology, technology and clinical research and developing evidenced-based clinical routines;
  • you are able to work independently and have a strong proactive attitude, as well as excellent networking skills;
  • you are able and motivated to execute Clinical Trials with hearing impaired subjects;
  • you are willing to travel significantly between Cochlear Technology Centre in Mechelen and UMC Utrecht where most of the experiments will take place;
  • you have good verbal and written communication skills in English, as well as willingness to learn the Dutch language, which is the language used in the experiments.

Apply now by completing your application form online.

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