About WS Audiology
WS Audiology was formed through the partnership of Widex with Sivantos - two pioneers joining forces with one clear ambition: to expand hearing care for the millions of people with hearing needs.
Together, we can look back on a proud history of nearly 170 years of leading global innovation in the hearing aid industry. Today, the company employs more than 10,000 people worldwide, is active in more than 125 markets and generates more than 1.7 billion euros in revenue annually.
Learn about us on www.wsa.com
About the team
We are currently looking for a colleague to one of WSA’s external audiological research labs, ORCA Europe, located in Stockholm, Sweden. The ORCA Europe team is part of the Scientific Audiology team within Research and Development at WS Audiology. Other members of the Scientific Audiology team are located in Lynge, Denmark, and in Erlangen, Germany. You will report to Filip Marchman Rønne, Global head of Scientific Audiology, who is based in Denmark.
ORCA Europe is an interdisciplinary team that currently focuses on questions like: How can hearing-aid success be quantified? How can we measure hearing-aid benefit in real life? What role could empowerment play in hearing health care? Which tangible insights can be gained from hearing-aid collected (big) data? Further, the team is interested in understanding the auditory reality of people with hearing loss, the physiological deficits leading to functional hearing loss, as well as the comorbidities often associated with hearing loss. Examples of recent research can be found on www.orca-eu.info
Research is carried out at the premises in Stockholm, where our modern research laboratory is located, as well as in collaboration with hearing clinics and research groups in the international audiological community. We are now seeking a highly motivated and talented researcher to aid our vision of creating audiological insights and knowledge, that leads to innovations across WS Audiology and a clear and recognized position in the scientific audiological community.
About the role
The position will be permanent and full time and your daily workplace will be in Stockholm. ORCA Europe is a small research group, which means that everyone has several duties. For the current position, the key responsibilities are listed below.
- Scope, drive and participate in internal projects and external research collaborations.
- Present at research conferences.
- Manage own projects and contribute to projects managed by others.
- Design experiments.
- Analyze data using statistics and appropriate visualization methods.
- Write scientific papers.
We welcome applications from candidates with a PhD in engineering, audiology, hearing science or a related discipline. It will be advantageous to have post-doctoral or similar experience managing research studies including human test participants.
It is vital that you are very strong in research design and statistics. A practical knack and knowledge in sound engineering and programming (Matlab, Python or similar) are beneficial. Good social skills are necessary. You need to have a good ability to work both independently and as a part of a team.
For a start you will be joining some of our current ongoing projects, but we do also encourage you to influence our scientific direction and bring your research interests into play.
You most likely fit the following profile:
- You hold a PhD degree or similar in engineering, audiology, hearing science or a related discipline.
- You have a record of managing projects, preferably also experience with international collaborations.
- You have a record of first and co-authored publications in international journals.
- You have experience in presenting at international conferences.
- You have experience in supervising students.
- You are interested in sharing your knowledge internally.
- You have the drive to influence the way we understand hearing and hearing impairment and its consequences and can convert this into tangible insights that can inspire and assist our developers.
The corporate language is English, and you need to be fluent in English, both verbally and in writing. A willingness to learn Swedish is necessary.
Join WS Audiology
Please submit your application before April 16th. First round interviews will be held online in April. If you require further information about this position, please contact Filip Marchman Rønne, Global head of Scientific Audiology, +45 22549885.