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Research Scientist

Use your knowledge and experience in cochlear implant sound coding to work for a world leader and make a difference to people around the world.

  • Top 100 medical device company and market-leader in implantable hearing devices
  • Invent and test new and improved stimulation methods
  • Apply scientific methods to solve real-world problems

Cochlear develops world-leading medical devices that help people hear. Around the world, 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.


Key Responsibilities

In order to help Cochlear continue to improve hearing performance with cochlear implants and other implantable devices, we are recruiting for a Research Scientist in our Americas head office based in Centennial, CO.

To be successful in this role you'll be able to play a key role in an innovative research program. You'll work collaboratively with scientists, clinicians, and engineers to create and test novel stimulation methods. This technical role is responsible for designing, conducting, and analyzing the results of original, hypothesis-driven research studies that lead to better outcomes with Cochlear's current and future products.

In this permanent role you'll have the opportunity to make a significant contribution to Cochlear's successful history of innovation by applying your knowledge of hearing and cochlear implants. You'll know you've been successful in this role when you've seen some of your ideas implemented on products that help people connect with others and live a full life.

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:

  • Experimental design and data analysis
  • Verbal and written communications skills
  • Problem solving and critical thinking
  • Expert knowledge in one or more of the following areas: sound coding for cochlear implants, auditory processing, auditory perception
  • Ph.D. in Science or Engineering relating to hearing and speech sciences

Working for Cochlear:

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 a 60% share of the global market, employs more than 2,500 people worldwide, operates directly in over 20 countries and sells in over 100 countries. Over 250,000 people across more than 100 countries now experience hearing as a recipient of a Cochlear hearing solution. 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

As a world-leader in innovative medical devices, Cochlear encourages continuous learning for employees. Visit for more information.

Working at Cochlear Americas:

  • Work with dedicated and passionate colleagues to help more people hear
  • Diverse culture
  • Highly collaborative team environment
  • Opportunities for growth and development
  • Competitive salary, benefits and bonus
  • State of the art facility with great work/life balance conveniences  (daily on-site coffee barista, onsite gym, dry cleaning services and more)

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 Americas is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.

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