First listed on: 26 November 2020

Senior Researcher in Audiological Science

  • Location: Macquarie University, NSW
  • Three years fixed term full time position, with potential for extension
  • Based in the Australian Hearing Hub at Macquarie University
  • Competitive salary based on experience plus 15.4% super

About the National Acoustic Laboratories (NAL)

NAL is looking for an enthusiastic and innovative researcher to work on world-leading research focussed on transforming the lives of people with hearing loss. This is an opportunity for an experienced and creative individual to be a key member in our Audiological Science team and collaborate with other NAL scientists, working together to perform cutting-edge research in hearing healthcare.

NAL is a world-leading research centre whose research has a worldwide impact on the management of hearing loss. Located in Sydney Australia, NAL is based in the Australian Hearing Hub on the Macquarie University campus.  NAL is the research division of Hearing Australia, a Statutory Authority under the Commonwealth Department of Human Services.

About the role

The successful candidate will use their research expertise in audiological and hearing science, leading to new scientific knowledge and potential impact of clinical services at a national and international level. This role will also be responsible to plan and execute research projects on adult hearing loss in collaboration with other NAL scientists and external collaborators and initiate the development of new research ideas into adult hearing loss and participate in research projects across all areas of NAL.

The key responsibilities of this role include but are not limited to:

  • Lead and participate in initiating, designing, planning and executing research projects in accordance with NAL project procedures
  • Analyse and interpret data, preferably both quantitative and qualitative
  • Manage staff within the Audiological Science department
  • Identify potential sources of external funding and participate in funding applications, as the lead applicant where relevant
  • Participate in activities to ensure successful collaboration and working relationships between departments at NAL
  • Identify, develop and maintain external relationships and collaborations within the audiology community and other sectors (e.g. hearing industry, academia) that are consistent with NAL’s goals

The successful candidate will have:

  • A Ph.D. in relevant scientific discipline within audiology or hearing research
  • Qualified practitioner full membership with Audiology Australia is desirable
  • Proven track record of peer-reviewed publication and independent or collaborative research
  • 5+ years of experience in conducting audiological and hearing research studies.
  • Significant knowledge of audiology service provision and outcome measures.

For an informal discussion please contact Dr Melanie Ferguson (melanie.ferguson@nal, or tel 02 94127016). Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV to Melanie Ferguson.

If you would like to learn more about us, then please visit our website at and

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

Why work for NAL? 

At NAL, our mission is to lead the world in hearing research and evidence-based innovation to improve hearing health and transform the lives of people with hearing difficulties. A career with us is rewarding because you are helping to positively impact people’s lives and improve Australia’s hearing health.


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