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Post Doc Research Fellow - Hearing Aid Research Lab - (IHP Fellow)

MGH Institute of Health Professions
Boston, MA

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This role is located on the campus of the MGH Institute of Health Professions located in the Charlestown Navy Yard 


The Hearing Aid Research Lab at the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston, MA has an opening for a post-doctoral research fellow with an interest in studying the effect of auditory prostheses (e.g., hearing aids) on spatial listening and learning in children. This position is a two-year grant-funded opportunity. The successful applicant will hold an AuD/PhD or a PhD in hearing science or communication sciences and disorders, and have strong technical and experimental skills, including experience working with older children and adolescents. The Hearing Aid Research Lab is the latest laboratory to join the research community at the MGH Institute of Health Professions. The candidate will work closely with the director, Andrea Pittman, PhD, CCC-A, to assemble the lab in a new state-of-the-art research center, contribute to overall research objectives, develop new related areas of research, and form productive relationships with colleagues at the Institute and in the Boston area.   


Overall responsibilities include:

    Lab management (30%)Administering research protocols (40%)Contributing to the overall research effort in the lab and the Institute (30%)
Specific responsibilities include:

    Literature review and report preparationRecruit and schedule research participantsData collection in children and adolescentsStatistical analysesContribute to dissemination of research findings (writing of manuscripts and presentations)Create and manage research databasesContribute to the development of research aims and grant writingTraining and providing technical support for lab personnelParticipate in lab meetingsOther related duties incidental to the work described herein


  • Candidates with an AuD/PhD or a PhD in hearing science or communication sciences and disorders are encouraged to apply. 
  • The candidate should have experience with laboratory software including those used for signal processing, coding, and statistical analysis.
  • Previous experience with hearing devices (hearing aids) and behavioral testing in older children is strongly preferred as well as experience with experimental and database management software.
  • The successful candidate must be self-motivated and self-directed, with a strong interest in contributing directly to clinical care of people who have hearing loss.

  • Administrative Skills: database management (e.g., RedCap), IRB documents and procedures
  • Technical Skills: Data management and statistical analyses, proficiency with MS Office applications, reference software, basic programming with a willingness to learn new software applications, strong attention to detail.
  • Physical Capabilities: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, and walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel small objects, tools or controls; talk, listen and record responses accurately.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.  Specific hearing abilities include accurate speech perception in noise and from a distance and the ability to understand distorted and/or developing speech. Some travel is necessary in this position.

  • This is a 40 hour per week position that may include weekends.
  • MGH IHP is located in the Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston, MA.
  • Public transportation and parking are available to the Navy Yard area.

  • Fundamental understanding of hearing and hearing loss is required; additional and higher-level skills will be taught on the job as needed. 

About MGH Institute:

MGH Institute of Health Professions is a graduate school in Boston that provides entry-level and post-professional programs in Nursing, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Genetic Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Physician Assistant Studies. The PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences and a PhD and Master of Science in Health Professions Education have been added in recent years to meet rising demand for highly educated health care professionals, educators, and researchers. Integrating classroom learning with research and clinical experience, the Institute grants doctoral degrees, master's degrees, awards certificates of advanced study, and offers continuing education to practicing professionals.

The IHP is the only degree-granting affiliate in Mass General Brigham (MGB), the largest private employer in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Institute has been recognized multiple times by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Great College to Work For.” A leading health sciences educational institution, MGH Institute provides students with outstanding academic programs, many of which are ranked among the best in the nation.

MGH Institute of Health Professions has announced an organization-wide anti-racism initiative to think boldly about race and bring together all members of the IHP community to address systemic racial injustice as well as oppression more broadly. The plan seeks to create a supportive and inclusive campus environment and better support the diverse communities the school serves. We are excited about this new initiative and are hiring employees who are committed to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion and will contribute to our anti-racism and anti-oppression approach.  

Primary Location: MA-Charlestown-MGH IHP
Work Locations:
MGH IHP (MGHCharlestownIHP)
36 First Avenue
Charlestown, 02129

Job: MD/PHD/Fellows/ PostDocs
Organization: Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular
Job Posting: May 12, 2023


MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston is an innovative and interprofessional graduate school with post-baccalaureate, direct entry-level master’s and doctorate, and post-professional programs in Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies, Speech-Language Pathology, Health Professions Education, and a PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences. The only degree-granting affiliate of the Partners HealthCare System, the MGH Institute offers its more than 1,500 students unparalleled opportunities to learn and work alongside expert practitioners in a variety of hospital, clinical, community, and educational settings. The school, which has graduated more than 5,400 students since its 1977 founding by Massachusetts General Hospital, is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Several programs are highly ranked by U.S. News & World Report and the school has been named for the past six years as a Great College to Work for by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

The MGH Institute of Health Professions is located at the Catherine Filene Shouse Building in Boston's historic Charlestown Navy Yard. Originally built in 1866, a complete interior renovation of the Shouse Building was completed in 2001, providing a state-of-the-art working and learning environment. The building also houses The Children's Quarters, which offers kindergarten and preschool daycare to both staff and students of the Institute and the Charlestown community. We employ more than 200 faculty, administration, and staff, and offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package. The MGH Institute of Health Professions is an equal opportunity employer

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