Postdoc Position: Implementation and Evaluation of a New Clinical Protocol for Hearing-Aid Treatment, DTU, Denmark

Study in:Denmark
Deadline: 26 January 2018

Postdoc in Implementation and Evaluation of a New Clinical Protocol for Hearing-Aid Treatment

We seek a qualified candidate for a postdoc position in our Hearing Systems group at DTU Electrical Engineering. In this position, you will be part of the Denmark-wide project “Better Hearing Rehabilitation (BEAR)”, in collaboration with Aalborg University, University of Southern Denmark, Aalborg University Hospital, Odense University Hospital, Rigshospitalet, and Danish industrial partners.

The overall vision of the BEAR project is to improve hearing rehabilitation in Denmark through an evidence-based renewal of clinical practice. While much research has been conducted to improve diagnostic techniques and hearing aid fitting practices, promising scientific results have not translated into new clinical practices. By bringing together all the key stakeholders to conduct a large-scale and comprehensive investigation, we aim at changing clinical practice with an individualized approach for hearing-aid fitting.

As a postdoc involved in the clinical phase of the project, you will contribute to directly assessing whether better outcomes and higher satisfaction may be achieved using a revised and extended hearing profiling and fitting strategy, developed as part of the BEAR initial phase.

Responsibilities and tasks
Your main tasks will be to contribute to the design, the conduct, and the data analysis of the randomized clinical trials as well as to ensure high scientific value and minimum bias in the experimental phase of the research project.

You will be responsible for the coordinated implementation of the test batteries developed within the BEAR initial phase in the participating clinics.

It is also expected that you will contribute to the supervision of PhD students involved in this part of the project.

You will provide scientific input and contribute to the synergy between the BEAR project partners.

Candidates should hold a PhD degree or equivalent.

Further qualifications
You have knowledge and experience in the following topics:

  • Clinical audiology and hearing compensation with hearing aids
  • Experimental research with hearing-impaired listeners
  • Experimental design and statistical data analysis
  • Technical implementation of psychoacoustic tests
  • Assessment methods of hearing functions
  • You have experience with supervision or co-supervision of student projects
  • You thrive on collaboration and teamwork
  • You are motivated by both personal and team accomplishments
  • You believe in dialogue and feedback as the best foundation for sound decision making
  • You have good communication skills in English and ideally some knowledge of Danish

We offer
DTU is a leading technical university, globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and an academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union.

The period of employment is 2 years and 6 months.

The main workplace will be DTU Lyngby Campus. It is expected that you will work in close interaction with other academic, clinical, and industrial partners in the project, such that regular meetings as well as external research stays at Aalborg University, University of Southern Denmark, and the affiliated hospitals and industrial partners within BEAR will be required.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Torsten Dau, tel.: +45 4525 3977.

You can read more about DTU Elektro on, the Hearing Systems group at, and the BEAR project at

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 28 January 2017. Apply online at

Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

All qualified candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

DTU Electrical Engineering is the central department within electrical and biomedical engineering. It is our goal to ensure research and engineering training at the highest international level. The department is organized into 8 groups each covering important areas of electrical and biomedical engineering. Including PhD students we have more than 275 staff members. You can read more about us at  

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