Join us as a Principal Research Audiologist for a 12 month FTC with the potential to go perm!
This role is responsible for leading our high-performing Clinical Audiology team based in Gothenburg, and for developing and executing a client-focused research programme at Cochlear’s research facility. Provide audiology expertise to aid in the development of reliable, high performing and user-friendly products for our customers, working with highly skilled and dedicated cross-functional business partners. You also will work closely with other clinical departments to provide audiological expertise to aid clinical research and evidence generation over the lifetime of Cochlear’s products.
- Collaborating with Clinical Program Managers, Clinical Operations, R&D Project Management, Marketing, Clinical Marketing, Regulatory, Quality, Clinical Evidence, and Finance Stakeholders as the Principle Research Audiologist for acoustics hearing implants throughout product development, registration and post-regulatory approval of Cochlear products
- Planning and oversight of all audiological research activities performed at Cochlear’s own research facility in Mölnlycke.
- Accurately forecast and manage expenditure in line with the approved budget for audiological research activities performed by the Clinical Audiology team in Mölnlycke in collaboration with finance department.
- Act as Principal Investigator for clinical investigations on sound processor and fitting systems conducted at Cochlear’s research facility in Mölnlycke, Sweden.
- Define, develop, and execute research strategies and test plans for audiological evaluation of new and existing sound processor and fitting systems in alignment with Cochlear’s product development projects and product plan.
- Maintain and continuously improve audiological research capabilities and efficiency to meet Cochlear’s future growth strategies.
- Lead a strong and experienced team, driven by a high level of engagement and customer-focus.
- University degree in Audiology
- Eligible for recognition as Audiologist (Legitimerad Audionom) in Sweden
- Clinical experience with fitting hearing aids and/or hearing implants
- Experience working with research design, data collection and analysis
- Solid knowledge of audiological test methodologies
- Fluent in English and Swedish
- Strong presentation skills
- Ability to concurrently manage competing projects and priorities
- Team player with good ability to work independently
- Previous experience from working as people manager
- PhD degree in Audiology, Pyschoacoutics, Speech and Language therapy, or related research
- Swedish as first language; communication with patients and patients reports need to be completed in Swedish.
- Clinical or research experience of bone conduction hearing implants or similar hearing devices
- Good understanding of commercial aspects of the hearing health market (esp. implantable solutions), customer needs and services.
- Experience in clinical investigations with medical devices in general, and hearing devices in particular
- Working knowledge of Good Clinical Practice (ISO 14155:2020)
Development for this role:
Within this role, you will be able to combine your audiological expertise and demonstrated ability to lead high performing teams with an interest in technology development and clinical research. We will be supportive of the right candidate with a solid background in audiology and people management looking for their first move into the medical device industry, working for a manufacturer.
You’ll have the opportunity to work with a collaborative, cross functional team based in Sweden, at the same time as belonging a global Clinical & Medical Affairs organisation: this role therefore offers both the ability to develop as a trusted SME and build your network with a global community of audiology and clinical partners who are here to support you.
A Little Bit About Cochlear
Cochlear’s global mission is to help people hear and be heard. Cochlear BAS is the division of Cochlear that designs and manufactures the world’s leading bone conduction and other implantable acoustic solutions. 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. Situated in Mölnlycke, 10 minutes from the city center of Gothenburg, Sweden, the head office employs approximately 200 people whose responsibilities include research, product design and development, marketing, quality and regulatory, manufacturing, distribution and administration for our implantable acoustic products.