Research Associate in Audiology / Hearing Sciences

Job Reference : M&HS-08220
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date (DD-MM-YYYY) : 23/06/2016
Salary : £30,738 to £32,600 per annum
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Medical & Human Sciences
Division : Communication & Deafness
Hours Per week : full time
Contract Duration : 01/09/2016 to 31/08/2019

This is an exciting opportunity to work on a Colt Foundation-funded project “Time to face the music: Addressing hearing health in future professional musicians”.

The project will make a significant contribution to minimising the occupational risks of hearing loss in future professional musicians and identify means of early identification and prevention of hearing loss. The project will involve working with musicians, hearing scientists and health psychologists from the University of Manchester and the Royal Northern College of Music.

This project has two goals:

  • Detailed assessment of hearing and tinnitus in music students at the Royal Northern College of Music using state-of-the art audiological measures.
  • Identification of reasons for non-use of hearing protection using insights from health psychology, and use of these data to develop and test interventions to increase the use of hearing protection to prevent hearing loss among future professional musicians.

You should hold a PhD or equivalent in Psychology, audiology or related discipline to gain, or build on previous experience of conducting research in hearing and in health psychology. Previous experience of working with research participants in longitudinal studies at graduate level is desirable.

The School is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in higher education. The School received a Silver Award in 2015 for their commitment to the representation of women in the workplace and we particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit.

The Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences / Life Sciences will form part of a newly created Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health from 1st August 2016. This post will transfer to the new structure on that date and details of the where the post sits within the new structure will be provided to successful candidates in their letter of appointment.

For further information, please visit:

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Dr Piers Dawes, Lecturer in Human Communication & Deafness


Tel: 0161 306 1758

General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 01565 818 234

Date of external posting Monday 23 May 2016

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Further particulars


This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.