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Who we are

In a life without sound, our work provides meaning. As a leading provider of innovative hearing care solutions, we are not just a company that makes products: we are a team on a mission to help people enjoy the delight of hearing. To enable a life without limitations, we – through our core business brands Phonak, Unitron, Hansaton, Advanced Bionics and AudioNova – develop, manufacture and distribute solutions that push the limits of technology and redefine the future of our industry.

Hannover, Germany


To support our research projects, we are now looking for a new team member!


Our offer:

  • Attractive work conditions in an innovative extraordinary company
  • Sonova and our brands offering very good perspectives and career opportunities
  • Atmosphere of mutual trust in a highly motivated team
  • As part of our team you help to improve the quality of life for millions of people with hearing loss
  • A safe job and an open-ended employment contract in a future-proof industry
  • Family friendly company and extensive company benefits


Tasks & Responsibilities

  • You will propose, initiate and manage projects related to pharmacological treatments of hearing loss, to some degree in combination with cochlear implants
  • You will work together with external partners, including universities, research labs and companies specialized in pharmacological treatment of hearing loss
  • You will evaluate and assess the potential effectiveness of pharmacotherapy concepts to mitigate sensorineural hearing loss originating from different etiologies, including the loss of residual hearing caused by cochlear implants
  • You will  manage the technical interaction between the external partners and different stakeholders within Sonova. You will report directly to and share expertise with the research groups of Sonova and Advanced Bionics
  • Within Advanced Bionics, you will work closely with scientists and engineers who are involved in the research and development of cochlear implant and drug delivery systems in combination with pharmacological treatments that are under investigation
  • You will monitor the field of pharmacotherapy of hearing loss and write progress reports
  • You will write reports and support publications related to the Sonova research activities


Education, Specialized Knowledge & Skills

  • A PhD in Pharmacology, Microbiology or a related field
  • At least 5 years of industry experience, experience within the field of medical devices or hearing aids/cochlear implants is a plus
  • Strong knowledge in pharmacology and/or biology
  • Proficient in managing and conducting research projects and interacting with industrial and clinical partners
  • High degree of own initiative, self-paced and -motivated
  • Proficient knowledge of statistics, strong analytical skills, accuracy and attention to detail, good presentation skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office and fluent in English and German
  • Willingness to travel up to 50 days per year


LocationAdvanced Bionics GmbH, European Research Center, Feodor-Lynen-Strasse 35, D-30625 Hannover, Germany


In return, we offer an exciting and challenging position with great potential for personal development, with a unique organization in a fascinating and fast-growing medical industry. If you want to work in an enthusiastic, motivated team and help launch the hearing implants of the future then send us your online application in German or English. Please contact for further information: Tim Nauwelaers, Manager Electrodes and Actuator Concepts,

Sonova is an equal opportunity employer

We team up. We grow talent. We collaborate with people of diverse backgrounds to win with the best team in the market place. We guarantee every person equal treatment in regard to employment and opportunity for employment, regardless of a candidate’s ethnic or national origin, religion, sexual orientation or marital status, gender, genetic identity, age, disability or any other legally protected status.