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Research Audiologist - Contract

Apply now Job no: 610229
Work type: Fixed Term Contract (Cochlear payrolled)
Location: Centennial, Colorado
Categories: Audiology, Clinical Studies, North America, Individual Contributor

Job Title:      Research Audiologist

Change people’s lives and love what you do!  Cochlear develops world-leading medical devices that help people hear. As a top 100 medical device company and market-leader in implantable hearing devices, more people choose a Cochlear-branded cochlear implant system than any other. 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.

About the role

In order to help Cochlear bring new products to market and improve hearing outcomes, we are recruiting for a Research Audiologist to work on our Advanced Innovation research team in our Americas head office based in Centennial, Colorado. This is a contract position through June 2020 with a part-time to full-time schedule.

To be successful in this role you’ll be able to work with cochlear-implant patients to implement research protocols using a combination of clinical and exploratory procedures. You’ll work collaboratively with scientists, engineers, and other clinicians to fit and test novel stimulation methods to improve hearing performance in complex listening environments. This clinical investigator role is responsible for obtaining high-quality data and following Good Clinical Practice to achieve investigational outcomes.

In this role you'll have the opportunity to make a significant contribution to Cochlear's successful history of innovation by applying your knowledge of audiology and conducting research with human participants. By obtaining important data in early-stage clinical studies, you will have a unique opportunity to contribute to product design and clinical evaluation within a medical device company. You will know you have been successful in this role when you have contributed to the completion of studies that evaluate promising new technologies.

Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct clinical investigations to evaluate cochlear-implant algorithms and applications under the direction and supervision of the research team.
  • Measure hearing performance using clinical speech tests, psychophysical methods, and additional exploratory evaluation procedures.
  • Perform cochlear-implant fittings for clinical and investigational stimulation strategies using commercial and research fitting software.
  • Maintain and troubleshoot investigational cochlear-implant devices.
  • Execute clinical studies according to clinical Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Enter clinical research data into case report forms, electronic records, or data management systems.
  • Report adverse events, complaints, and device deficiencies according to investigational plan.
  • Maintain site regulatory files, subject files, and investigational device accountability records.
  • Prepare for internal monitoring visits and complete monitoring action items within the required timeframe.

Key Requirements

To add value to Cochlear in this role you'll be able to demonstrate the following skills and experience in your application and at interview:

  • Post-graduate qualification in Audiology or Hearing Sciences related field (M.A., M.S., Ph.D./Au.D. degree in Audiology or Hearing Sciences). Students currently enrolled in a graduate program are encouraged to apply.
  • Previous experience in following research protocols, testing human subjects, and/or lab management.
  • Knowledge of audiological management of adult cochlear-implant patients including experience in fitting and programming. Ideally, the candidate would have advanced technical knowledge relating to cochlear implant design as well as clinical programming and assessment.
  • Highly developed organizational skills, critical thinking abilities, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to concurrently manage competing projects and responsibilities.

Apply now by completing your application form online. Cochlear is an equal employment opportunity organization. Applicants must meet the job specific application criteria to be considered.

Cochlear Globally:

Cochlear pioneered and is the global leader in the research and development, manufacture and marketing of implantable hearing solutions. Cochlear’s global headquarters is located in Sydney, Australia where we design and manufacture the leading cochlear implant devices in the world. A success story in the commercialization of R&D, Cochlear has more than 60% share of the global market, employs more than 3,500 people worldwide, operates directly in over 20 countries and sells in over 100 countries. We have provided more than 550,000 implantable devices, helping people of all ages to hear and connect with life’s opportunities. Cochlear can offer:

  • The Work - A high impact job supporting world leading technology
  • The Organization – A global leader in active implantable medical device hearing technology
  • The Opportunity – To make a difference to the quality of people's lives and grow your career

Cochlear Americas is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer and provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local lawIn addition, Cochlear will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.  If you require accommodation with completing the online application, please contact us via web or phone at 303-264-2349.


Relocation for this position is not available.


Regular Business Hours. Testing may start earlier or run later depending on participant availability. Hours will range between 20 to 40 hours per week with amount to be determined based on candidate availability and fit for position responsibilities.

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