Research Audiologist

The Research Audiologist will design, coordinate, and conduct research studies with direction from the Denver Research Project Leads.  These studies will typically be scientifically and technically complex and involve the investigation of electric hearing and the evaluation of novel sound coding strategies, programming approaches, and other technological developments.  A component of this position is coordinating with the members of the team to ensure such studies are performed in a timely fashion and in a manner consistent with all accepted research practices.  The Research Audiologist may work with other Cochlear staff members in other regions of the world, such as Design and Development at CLTD.

Accountability 1:  Design, Perform, and Analyze Experiments

  • Design, conduct, and analyze clinical research studies to evaluate sound coding strategies, algorithms and programming techniques etc. with minimal direction from Project Leads.
  • Conduct and analyze research investigations of electric hearing as directed by Project Leads.

Accountability 2:  Communicate Scientific Information

  • Provide recommendations based on study outcomes to departmental team members and as needed to clinical and technical staff, Global Marketing, D&D, R&A and other internal parties.
  • Communicate study outcomes in presentations, internal reports, and peer-reviewed journals where appropriate.

Accountability 3:  Follow Clinical Standard Operating Procedures

  • Execute clinical studies according to clinical Standard Operating Procedures.  Study tasks include the creation of study documentation, study initiation, subject identification and enrolment, inventory management, data collection, monitoring, safety reporting, study records maintenance, statistical analysis, reporting and study close-out activities.  Ensure that high quality session records and documentation are maintained.

Accountability 4:  Shape Future Clinical Standard Operating Procedures

  • Identify and recommend significant improvement to clinical study operational procedures and processes.

Accountability 5:  Provide Input on Quantitative Analysis and Experimental Design

  • Provide technical and clinical trial design input, including statistical design and analysis to other team members.

Team Role (Team Member)

  •  Follow relevant quality procedures in order to deliver quality products and services and identify and support the implementation of continuous improvement.
  • Contribute ideas on systems and process methods to improve deliverables
  • Work safely, complying with all safety procedures, rules and instructions; and reporting workplace hazards, incidents or injuries to manager
  • Attract, develop and retain the best team to deliver Cochlear's current and future business objectives, for example, by:
  • o  Ensuring clarity of expectations for individuals and team
  • o  Providing regular feedback on performance
  • o  Providing coaching for growth and success to build individual and team capability

Key Incumbent requirements


  • Post-graduate qualification in Audiology or Hearing Sciences Related Field (M.A., M.S., PhD/AuD degree in Audiology or Hearing Sciences).
  • Experience in the fitting and programming of cochlear implants.
  • Advanced knowledge and expertise in research design, data collection and statistical analysis.
  • Advanced technical knowledge relating to cochlear implant design, clinical programming and clinical assessment techniques. CI product knowledge equivalent to Advanced Workshop Level Trainers.
  • Highly developed problem-solving and critical thinking skills to manage varied and complex study designs.
  • Ability to concurrently manage competing projects and responsibilities.
  • Good interpersonal and people management skills.


  • Track record of publication in external peer-reviewed publications.
  • 5+ years of experience in research design, data collection and statistical analysis.
  • Detailed knowledge of Cochlear products, including legacy products.
  • Detailed knowledge of clinical programming and support.
  • Experience in providing employee training, supervision and management.