First listed on: 07 June 2024

Research Scientist/ Postdoctoral fellow in Paediatric Hearing Loss-  National Acoustic Laboratories (NAL) 

  • 2 Year Fixed Term opportunity 
  • Based in our Macquarie University location with hybrid work arrangement  
  • Salary range: $83,246 – $130,500 p.a. plus 15.4% superannuation (salary determined based on level of experience)

Your opportunity

As a Research Scientist/ postdoctoral fellow, you will be a key member of the Communication Sciences Department and work on research projects in Paediatric hearing, all in support of NAL’s mission and strategic objectives. You will have the opportunity to grow your career in a friendly, vibrant and diverse environment with internationally renowned researchers, innovators, and state-of-the-art equipment.

Key responsibilities/duties include:

  • Leading and participating in initiating, designing, planning and executing research projects on paediatric hearing loss in accordance with NAL project procedures 
  • Analyzing and interpreting data, and supporting other staff in data analysis and interpretation 
  • Disseminating research findings through high-quality publication in international peer-reviewed journals and trade journals, and presenting at relevant conferences, as both lead author and co-author 
  • Identifying, developing and/or maintaining relationships and collaborations within paediatric audiology
  • Maintaining research expertise and keeping abreast of new developments relevant to NAL’s objectives and develop opportunities for integrating new scientific ideas into NAL.
  • Serve as a manager for staff in the department

What you’ll bring

  • Ability to design and execute studies in one or more of the following 4 areas: language, neuroscience, hearing (e.g., speech perception), cognitive science
  • Experience with neuroimaging techniques (EEG/FNIRS/MEG) and/or pediatrics research is desirable but not mandatory
  • Understanding of hearing loss, audiological service provision, and the hearing rehabilitation industry, particularly early intervention.
  • Skills in data management and manipulation and statistical approaches
  • Experience managing team members or supervising students
  • Qualitative research skills desirable but not mandatory
  • Ph.D. in relevant scientific discipline within or related to audiological or hearing research is desired but not mandatory 
  • Track record of peer-reviewed publications and/or independent or collaborative research are desired but not mandatory 

Why work at NAL?

NAL is a world leader in hearing research and evidence-based innovation to improve hearing health and transform the lives of people with hearing difficulties. NAL collaborates with organisations around the world to innovate on novel solutions to hearing health services and technology, conducts sophisticated validation trials on treatment benefit, and provides insight into the needs of people with hearing loss and clinicians who treat them. NAL is the research division of Hearing Australia —a trusted leader in the hearing care ?eld, providing hearing services for the wellbeing of all Australians. NAL is located within the Australian Hearing hub in the beautiful campus of Macquarie University.

What does that mean for you

You’ll also enjoy a range of bene?ts, including:

  • 15.4% Superannuation
  • Attractive employee benefits (salary sacrifice superannuation, HCF private health cover discount, well-being programs, salary packaging, discounts across an exciting range of retailers)
  • Paid parental leave

Let’s create the gold standard of hearing care

We will require the successful candidate to be willing to have a Police Check conducted (we pay).

Hearing Australia is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraced diversity, equity and inclusion. We are passionate about building a diverse and inclusive culture from within.

We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and applicants from different cultures who are bilingual to apply.

We are committed to facilitating a barrier-free recruitment process and work environment. If you require any accommodations, we welcome you to let us know so we can work with you to participate fully in our recruitment experience.


Visit www.nal.gov.au to discover more!

For specific role enquiries, please email recruitment@hearing.com.au.




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