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Head of Paediatric Hearing Loss Research Program

Location: National Acoustic Laboratories (NAL), Australia
Closing Date: May 30th, 2021


Are you an experienced leader of paediatric hearing loss research looking for a new challenge to transform hearing healthcare worldwide?

The National Acoustic Laboratories (NAL) is seeking a Head of Dept to lead its Paediatric Hearing Loss Research program. This person will set the direction and lead NAL’s paediatric research portfolio that includes short-term and long-term projects with strong translational impact. Areas of research include new diagnostic tools, novel outcome measures, recommended protocols for best management of childhood hearing loss, and insights into the hearing health needs of children with hearing loss. Responsibility also includes leadership of underway longitudinal studies including the Longitudinal Outcomes for Children with Hearing Loss (LOCHI) program.

As part of the NAL leadership team, this role provides the opportunity to set the broader research agenda for NAL and to build collaborative partnerships with other research organisations and both non-for-profit and corporate organisations. Significant opportunities exist to work with and influence protocols of Hearing Australia who support 100% of the children in Australia with hearing loss. In addition, NAL are uniquely positioned to influence paediatric hearing health policy within the Australian Department of Health. This role also has responsibility for leading and developing a team of career researchers dedicated to paediatric hearing loss.

NAL ( is a world-leading research centre funded by the Australian Government’s Dept of Health. With World class laboratory facilities and a strong focus on applied and cross-disciplinary research, NAL enjoys a uniquely significant reputation as an international leader in audiology and hearing healthcare research and has had a worldwide impact on the rehabilitation of hearing loss.

Located in Sydney Australia, NAL’s facilities form part of the innovative Australian Hearing Hub on the Macquarie University campus, which includes other hearing loss-focused organisations such as Hearing Australia, Cochlear Corporation, and hearing loss non-for-profit organisations. NAL has a focus on collaborative research, working with teams from both academic and industry partners. Findings from NAL research are utilised by Australian government and international partners to improve hearing healthcare nationally and globally.

As department head your work week may include such tasks as….

  • Developing new research initiatives that meet NAL’s strategic objectives.
  • Contributing to concurrent research projects at NAL, in a leadership or advisory capacity– Build partnerships for collaboration on paediatric hearing loss research.
  • Mentoring, advising and leading the paediatric hearing loss research staff.
  • Providing leadership to NAL as a member of the NAL Leadership Team.
  • Presenting and publishing research results, providing thought leadership on best practices in paediatric hearing health.
  • Lead grant applications.

 The ideal candidate will possess:


  • Ph.D. in Audiology, Developmental Sciences, Language and Communication Sciences or a related


  • Track record of quality research (including peer-reviewed publications) into paediatric hearing loss.
  • At least 10 years’ professional and/or research experience.
  • Experience conducting and leading cross-disciplinary research.
  • Existing network of national or international collaborators and evidence of successful research partnerships.
  • Experience managing staff, mentoring and helping others to achieve success.
  • Track record of applying for and winning sourcing funding, in particular research grants, to support research goals.
  • (desirable but not essential) Experience conducting longitudinal research.

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The National Acoustic Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer operating under Department of Human Services. Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply.

Audiologist/Sales Manager

Location: Otodynamics Ltd
Closing Date: May 31st, 2021

The Company

Otodynamics Ltd, based in Hatfield Hertfordshire designs and manufactures electronic medical hearing testing instruments for sale to hospitals/private clinics and government facilities around the world. Our products are highly respected for their reliability and for the high standard of scientific/technical support we have provided for over 30 years.

The Role

This is an excellent opportunity for a technical minded candidate who has a strong diagnostic background and professional experience in Audiology to continue/start their career in a thriving commercial sector. The appointee will join our Sales and Marketing team as our Audiologist/Sales Manager. You will represent the Company and its products to hospitals, clinics and our partner companies across the UK and Ireland and potentially internationally.

The Audiologist/Sales Manager could be asked to work from Otodynamics’ Hatfield headquarters or from home as required by the needs of the Company. Contact with customers will be on location, sometimes on trips extending for more than one night possible include weekends, and potentially outside the UK.  Field visits could be in response to sales enquiries, to give product demonstrations, for product installation, for teaching, after sales support, for problem solving or to supervise equipment trials.  Interaction levels will be wide ranging, from basic application training to clinical research level discussions. The Audiologist/Sales Manager will largely self-manage their field trip programme in line with company strategic goals and target,  taking into account any input from the Business team.

Our Requirements

To be considered for the Audiologist/Sales Manager position you must have at least 3 years highly relevant experience  including clinical experience handling diagnostic hearing and/or vestibular equipment. You must be able to demonstrate your technical and scientific understanding of the underlying principles of equipment you have used. You must have a passion for technology and medical devices and show commitment to mastering all aspects of our products. You must have the ability and skill to present, teach and transfer advance technical knowledge to all levels accurately and concisely in both one-to-one and in group situations, including but not limited to Audiologists, service managers and other sales managers.  You will be a team player within the Company,  and also able to self-learn and self-manage efficiently and effectively. You will be an attentive listener with excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

Your Responsibilities will be

  • Increase sales revenue in the allocated territory/ies , by proactively identifying and following up sales opportunities and providing support to customers in their purchasing decisions.
  • Provide appropriate training and post-sales support for our equipment to customers in your territory.
  • Work with the Business Manager as they develop and implement sales strategies designed to increase equipment sales and also to build brand awareness and customer satisfaction.
  • Proactively grow and maintain your technical product knowledge by completing in-house product training, by hands on use of our products , by self-study, by reviewing professional publications, participating in professional societies, and by keeping aware of competitive products and their features etc.
  • Developing, maintaining , and implementing quarterly and yearly plans to achieve the goals for the territory, reporting plans to senior management.
  • Flexible in undertaking travel throughout the territory with overnight stays when required.
  • Maintain accurate records of all your activities, customer contacts, and equipment deployment and status.
  • Promptly report the outcome of all events attended.
  • Provide a weekly forward plan, and summary of the activities undertaken.
  • Be attentive to all customer requests, comments, opinions complaints etc about our products.
  • Validate issues and summarise them to be useful inputs for strategic planning and product improvement purposes.
  • Monitor and manage your expenses and resources to ensure short and long-term goals are achieved economically.
  • Contribute to the team effort by accomplishing related tasks as needed.
  • Demonstrate initiative and the ability to lead additional projects as needed.

You will need to be

  • Passionate about learning the science behind diagnostic testing and the technology behind  our clinical products.
  • Good at problem solving; dealing with technical issues and computers, both, software and hardware.
  • Excellent with interpersonal skills.
  • Great verbally & in written communication skills,  with a professional persona.
  • Dependable, punctual, and have reliable work ethics.
  • Able to work under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Able to take full advantage of Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, Word and Excel.

Essential Qualifications

  • A relevant science degree or equivalent
  • A qualification in clinical Audiology with practical experience, or a very closely allied medical field
  • Clean driving licence
  • Permanent right to work in the UK.

Highly Desirable Experience

  • Experience in business / sales, in the medical/Healthcare field,  preferably selling technical products, rather than services.
  • Professional experience in Diagnostic Audiology

To apply email your CV and Cover letter to