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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.

Valencia (CA), United States

Research Scientist Physiology


What you’ll do:


You will develop the capabilities of cochlear implants as sensors of physiological signals. You will exploit these capabilities toward solving complex problems in the clinical management of cochlear implant recipients. You will thrive in an inter-disciplinary team environment comprising researchers, clinicians, and technologists who are passionate about connecting patients to the world of sound by merging novel sensing capabilities of cochlear prosthetic devices with the connected world of today.


•       Contribute to a research program on evaluating concepts of how measurements of physiological signals can be integrated into the practice of cochlear implants.

         Develop and maintain prototype hardware and software for recording and processing various physiological potentials.

•        Collaborate with internal partners (rapid prototyping, product development, clinical research, marketing, quality, etc) on the utilization of physiological measurements.

•        Collaborate with external centers to conduct animal and/or human experiments.

•        Prepare technical documents to support communication with diverse internal stakeholders, and where appropriate, prepare manuscripts for publication in the scientific literature.

•        Support development of intellectual property.

5% for visits to clinics, conferences, and external collaborators


What you bring to the team:


Masters in Bioengineering in the area of bioinstrumentation, followed by 4 years of industry/research experience in a related area


Ph.D. and or Post-doctorate in a field of bioengineering, with strong focus on measurement of physiological signals


Industry/research experience in bioinstrumentation Previous research experience in cochlear implants


Hands-on, action-oriented. Good analytical and experimental work habits. Excellent attention to detail.

Ability to advance initiatives with minimal supervision and while defined ambiguously.


Good communication (speaking, listening). Collaborative mindset that welcomes input and contributions from diverse colleagues and adjusts communication to be appropriate for audience.


Strong organizational skills and collaborative mindset.


Strong knowledge of signal processing techniques as applied to measurement of physiological signals.


Strong understanding of data acquisition systems and amplifiers for measurement of physiological signals.


Excellent written communication.

Knowledge of auditory physiology.



Our offer:

  • Exciting and challenging work environment
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • Training and development opportunities – we believe every employee deserves a development plan. Come, learn, and grow with us!


Don't meet all the criteria?  If you’re willing to go all in and learn we'd love to hear from you! 


We love to work with great people and strongly believe that a diverse team makes us better.  We guarantee every person equal treatment in regard to employment and opportunity for employment, regardless of race, color, creed/religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, mental or physical disability.

We thank all applicants in advance; however only individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.  All applications will be kept confidential. Sonova is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to complete the application and/or interview process should notify the Director, Human Resources.


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.