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In your rewarding role as Research Audiologist, you will conduct auditory research activities with an emphasis on human auditory physiologic responses.
Identifies, recruits, and consents appropriate individuals for participation in defined research studies;
Conducts baseline auditory function testing including behavioral pure-tone audiometry, middle-ear measures, otoacoustic emissions, auditory evoked potentials, and other measures as indicated by research protocols;
Conducts psychoacoustic-based experiments including tonal detection, masking, spectral and temporal resolution, pitch discrimination, etc. as appropriate to research protocols;
Conducts experiments involving objective assays of auditory function, that include responses from the middle-ear, cochlea, and neural responses from peripheral and central pathways (brainstem through cortical assays);
Performs equipment calibrations;
Completes data entry, quality verification, and assists in data analyses;
Maintains human subjects training and IRB-compliant protection of source data.
The Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences conducts research, teaching and clinical programs associated with the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences; housed in the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center (VBWC) for Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences. The VBWC is a clinical and research facility serving middle Tennessee and neighboring states with over 50,000 patient visits annually and research funded by the U.S. Department of Education, the National Institutes of Health, and various foundation and industry sources. In 2005 the Center moved into a $61 million facility.
The VBWC includes audiology and speech-language pathology clinics, otolaryngology clinics, a rehabilitation clinic emphasizing treatment of traumatic brain injury, a voice center, and programs for early intervention in developmental communication problems. In addition, there are extensive facilities dedicated to research, including well-equipped speech, language, hearing and voice laboratories and a large anechoic chamber. The Department is closely affiliated with the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center located on the Vanderbilt campus.
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Knowledge: Demonstrates knowledge in human physiologic responses and ability to perform methods of recording afferent and efferent physiologic responses.
Data collection: Works directly with the principal investigator (PI) as well as other laboratory personnel (including students and post-doctoral fellows, clinical audiologists, otologists, and other medical and research personnel for collaborative research projects.
Supervises students working in laboratory.
Participates in data dissemination, assists in development and writing of manuscripts for publication.
Remains current in new developments in topic areas related to ongoing research projects; reads professional journals, participates in journal clubs, engages in professional learning experiences.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is home to Vanderbilt University Hospital, The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital and the Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital. These hospitals experienced more than 61,000 inpatient admissions during fiscal year 2015. Vanderbilt’s adult and pediatric clinics treated nearly 2 million patients during this same period. Vanderbilt University Hospital and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are recognized again this year by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals as among the nation’s best with 18 nationally ranked specialties. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is world renowned because of the innovation, work ethic and collegiality of its employees. From our health care advances to our compassionate care, Vanderbilt owes its accomplishments and reputation to staff and faculty who bring skill and drive and innovation to the medical center day after day. World-leading academic departments and comprehensive centers of excellence pursue scientific discoveries and transformational educational and clinical advances across the entire spectrum of health and disease.As t...he largest employer in middle Tennessee, we welcome those who are interested in ongoing development in a caring, culturally sensitive and professional atmosphere. Most of us spend so much of our lives at work, we want to be part of maintaining a workplace in which people support one another and encourage reaching for excellence. Many high-achieving employees stay at Vanderbilt because of the professional growth they experience and because of their appreciation of Vanderbilt’s benefits, public events and discussions, athletic opportunities, beautiful setting and, above all, sense of community and purpose.Vanderbilt and its employees share a set of mutual expectations that have been created with productivity, legality, fairness and safety always in mind. We believe that our investment in training and compensating employees multiplies in value when we enable individuals to deliver their best performance for the benefit of us all.