Research Fellow in Translational Hearing Research (Paediatrics)
- Closing Date
- Thursday, 27th September 2012
- Job Type
- Research & Teaching
- School of Clinical Sciences in Association with the NIHR Nottingham Hearing Biomedical Research Unit
- £27578 to £35938 per annum depending upon skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance
The NIHR Nottingham Hearing Biomedical Research Unit (NHBRU) is a partnership between Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, the University of Nottingham and the Medical Research Council Institute of Hearing Research. It employs over 30 academic, technical and administrative staff and is based in refurbished Trust premises in the centre of Nottingham. The Unit has recently successfully renewed its funding from the NIHR from April 2012 to March 2017.
We are now seeking to appoint a Research Fellow to provide support to a study funded by the NIHR Nottingham Hearing Biomedical Research Unit to develop products to deliver antibiotics and other therapeutic agents to the middle ear. This project is led by Professor John Birchall, Professor of Otorhinolaryngology, University of Nottingham/Nottingham University NHS Hospitals Trust.
The successful candidate will join a multi-disciplinary research team whose role is to create new knowledge that can underpin evidence-based practice for children with hearing loss. The main project for this role is to develop products to deliver antibiotics and other therapeutic agents to the middle ear. Otitis Media with effusion (glue ear) is the major theme but treatments to address deafness will be supported. The ultimate aim is to develop and trial novel clinical treatments to the benefit of patients in determining, testing and delivery of putative therapeutic agents and/or systems. The post holder will be involved in all aspects of research including development, design, implementation and dissemination of research finding. The post holder will bring skills in the area of biomaterial science or microbiology to the role and will work with ENT clinical staff to support their research and training projects.
Candidates should have a BSc in a relevant discipline, ideally biomaterials or microbiology and a PhD or equivalent in a relevant scientific discipline. In the absence of a PhD, a strong degree of relevant experience in the research area will be considered. Candidates should also have experience of study design, planning, development of protocols, data collection, analysis and interpretation within a laboratory based environment.
It is a condition of this post that satisfactory enhanced disclosure is obtained from the Criminal Records Bureau.
This full time post will be offered for an indefinite period however the funding that supports this post is available from 1 October 2012 until 30 September 2014.
Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor John Birchall, Professor of Otorhinolaryngology, University of Nottingham tel: +44 (0)115 8493224 or email: Wendy.Phillips@nuh.nhs.uk Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.
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