Vanderbilt University Medical Center Research Audiologist in Nashville, Tennessee


RequisitionNumber 1806460

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Department/Unit Summary

The Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center specializes in ear,nose, and throat diseases, and communication disorders. In Hearing and Speech, we diagnose and treathearing, speech, language and cognitive problems that affect communication. Ourteam of more than 100 experts includes audiologists, speech-languagepathologists, teachers of the deaf, occupational therapists, physicaltherapists and social workers. We offer every patient compassionate,personalized care. In addition toclinical services, faculty members also perform research in audiology, speechlanguage pathology, and neuroscience. For more information, please visit .

Your Role:

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 researchpersonnel for collaborative research projects.

  • Participates in data dissemination, assists indevelopment and writing of manuscripts for publication.

  • Remains current in new developments in topic areasrelated to research projects; reads professional journals, participates injournal clubs, engages in professional learning experiences.

  • Completes data entry, data management and initial dataanalyses.

  • Assists in equipment calibration.

  • Supervises students working in laboratory.

  • Conducts comprehensive audiometry (pure tone andspeech), middle-ear immittance measures, otoacoustic emissions, auditoryevoked potentials; air conduction, bone conduction, electrically evokedresponses, hearing aid and cochlear implant fittings, programming, andverification, unaided and aided speech recognition testing

  • Executes psychoacoustic-based experiments includingtonal detection, masking, spectral and temporal resolution, pitchdiscrimination, etc.

  • Executes experiments involving objective assays ofauditory function, that can include responses from the middle-ear,cochlea, and neural responses from peripheral and central pathways

  • Organization and IRB-compliant protection of sourcedata.

Position Qualifications:


· Master’s degree orequivalent experience

· 1 year of experience inaudilogy or relevant professional role (e.g. research laboratory)

· Licensed audiologist

· ASHA Certification inAudiology

VUMC RecentAccomplishments

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 ( BillWilkerson Center at ), 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



  • Occasional: Sitting: Remaining in seated position

  • Occasional: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.

  • Occasional: Walking: Moving about on foot.

  • Occasional: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another

  • Occasional: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.

  • Occasional: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles

  • Occasional: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.

  • Occasional: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands.


  • Occasional: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.

  • Frequent: Noise: May include exposure to occupational noise levels which equal or exceed an 8-hr time-weighted average of 85 decibels, requiring enrollment in VUMC's Hearing Conservation Program which includes training, use of hearing protection, and periodic audiometry.

  • Continuous: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.

Job Hearing/Speech/Audiology

Organization: Hearing And Speech 104782

Title: Research Audiologist

Location: TN-Nashville-Medical Center East (MCE) - South Tower

Requisition ID: 1806460