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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

Clinical Research Engineer/Scientist (m/f/d)

Remote working possible (within Europe)


In Hanover, Germany, Advanced Bionics runs the European Research Center (ERC), founded in 2009. The ERC coordinates feasibility and clinical research studies in Europe, with particular focus on signal processing, fitting procedures, new stimulation concepts and electrode development, in order to improve the benefits obtained by CI recipients. The ERC works in close cooperation with European clinics, technology providers and universities. Around 30 researchers and audiologists work for the ERC, 15 of them permanently based in Hanover.


Our Offer for your Engagement:

  • Sonova and our brands offer very good perspectives and career opportunities
  • Atmosphere of mutual trust in a highly motivated team
  • Modern work environment and equipment
  • You help to improve the quality of life of millions of people with hearing loss
  • Opportunity to share your ideas with us


Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Design, implementation and conduction of clinical studies to investigate new technologies in cochlear implant users, particularly in the surgical and electrophysiology domains
  • Design and conduction of clinical activities to support regulatory clinical requirements from MDR (CER, PMCF)
  • Define and supervise EU-wide collaborative research projects with external partners (clinics, universities…): study design, documentation, hardware/software-setup, monitoring of study progress and data analysis
  • Presentations at scientific conferences and preparation of scientific publications
  • Contribution of scientific information for product launch support and marketing purposes


Your profile:

  • University Degree in Physics, Engineering, Audiology or equivalent fields
  • At least two years’ experience in clinical research in a medical field, ideally in the auditory implant area
  • Willingness to travel internationally (20-30%)
  • Knowledge of medical terminology and clinical study design, expertise with regulatory compliance guidelines (MDR) and familiarity with statistical techniques for data analysis
  • English: excellent written/oral communication skills; fluency in one or more additional European language(s) ideally French
  • IT skills: Microsoft Office, ideally also CI fitting software, statistics software, Matlab.


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 English. For further information please contact
Laure Arnold, Senior Clinical Research Manager: or +33 6 18 48 28 19.

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