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The Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center specializes in ear, nose, and throat diseases, and communication disorders. In Hearing and Speech, we diagnose and treat hearing, speech, language and cognitive problems that affect communication. Our team of more than 100 experts includes audiologists, speech-language pathologists, teachers of the deaf, occupational therapists, physical therapists and social workers. We offer every patient compassionate, personalized care. In addition to clinical services, faculty members also perform research in audiology, speech language pathology, and neuroscience. For more information, please visit https://www.vanderbilthealth.com/billwilkerson/24359 .
In your pivotal and rewarding role as Research Audiologist, you will be conducting auditory and/or vestibular research activities!
Data collection: Works with the principal investigator (PI), laboratory personnel (including students and post-doctoral fellows), clinical audiologists, otologists, and other medical and research personnel for collaborative research projects.
Participates in data dissemination, assists in development and writing of manuscripts for publication.
Remains current in new developments in topic areas related to research projects; reads professional journals, participates in journal clubs, engages in professional learning experiences.
Completes data entry, data management and initial data analyses.
Assists in equipment calibration.
Supervises students working in laboratory.
Conducts comprehensive audiometry (pure tone and speech), middle-ear immittance measures, otoacoustic emissions, auditory evoked potentials; air conduction, bone conduction, electrically evoked responses, hearing aid and cochlear implant fittings, programming, and verification, unaided and aided speech recognition testing
Executes psychoacoustic-based experiments including tonal detection, masking, spectral and temporal resolution, pitch discrimination, etc.
Executes experiments involving objective assays of auditory function, that can include responses from the middle-ear, cochlea, and neural responses from peripheral and central pathways
Organization and IRB-compliant protection of source data.
· Master's degree or equivalent experience
· 1 year of experience in audilogy or relevant professional role (e.g. research laboratory)
· Licensed audiologist
· ASHA Certification in Audiology
VUMC Recent Accomplishments
Because we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments:
· US News & World Report: #1 Hospital in Tennessee, #1 Health Care Provider in Nashville, #1 Audiology ( Bill Wilkerson Center ), 12 adult and 10 pediatric clinical specialties ranked among the nation's best, #15 Education and Training
· Truven Health Analytics: among the top 50 cardiovascular hospitals in the U.S.
· Becker's Hospital Review: one of the "100 Greatest Hospitals in America"
· The Leapfrog Group: grade "A" in Hospital Safety Score
· National Institutes of Health: among the top 10 grant awardees for medical research in the US
· Magnet Recognition Program: Vanderbilt nurses are the only group honored in Middle Tennessee
· Nashville Business Journal: Middle Tennessee's healthiest employer
· American Hospital Association: among the 100 "Most Wired" medical systems in the US
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