Senior Manager, Research – Algorithms and Application

We are looking for a Senior Manager, Research – Algorithms and Applications for Cochlear s Mechelen site. Cochlear is the global market leader in implantable hearing solutions for patients with a disabling hearing loss. Thanks to our expertise and dedication, more than 450.000 patients have stepped through the door of the hearing world. With the current low take up of hearing implants, the growth potential of the company is bright. 
Job no: 606176
Work type: Permanent
Location: Mechelen
Categories: Western Europe, People Manager
Do you want to make a difference with your inspiring leadership capabilities? Would you like to apply your eHealth research skills and knowledge to the field of hearing implants? Imagine shaping the future of implantable hearing solutions.
The Advanced Innovation part of our Research and Development department plays a leading role in defining Cochlear’s 10 years horizon. Within it, the Algorithms & Applications group researches algorithms delivering better and consistent hearing outcomes, and applications that are fundamentally transforming the clinical care journey. With connectivity integrated in our hearing implants, connected care models, empowering our implant users and distributing the professional care, will soon be an option. Therefore we want to expand our research capability in eHealth in the domain of audiology.
The Senior Manager, Research – Algorithms and Applications combines the role as Research Team Leader (67%) and Research Program Leader (33%).

As Research Team Leader and member of the Algorithms & Applications Management Team,

  • you manage and inspire the local research staff (approximately 15 engineers, researchers and audiologists) by supporting optimal execution of research projects, as well as by developing, motivating and bringing the best out of our people
  • you share the accountability for the definition of a strong portfolio of research and development projects, matching the vision, strategy and roadmap of Advanced Innovation, and for the Implementation in this site;
  • you manage the local budget and you are accountable for spending with the defined budget;

As Research Program Leader for the eHealth research program,

  • you are accountable for the strategy definition and implementation of the eHealth research program, transforming our future care model;
  • you drive the execution of the research program by frequent interactions with the research project managers and the team.
This is a great opportunity to contribute to the future of hearing implants becoming standard of care. Our employees tell us that the number one reason they enjoy working for Cochlear is the opportunity to make a difference to people’s lives. Learn and grow with us as we tackle the most complex challenges in helping people to Hear Now. And Always.

Working for Cochlear Technology Centre, Mechelen, Belgium:

Cochlear Technology Centre is Cochlear s largest Research and Development department outside Australia. Our enthusiastic colleagues work in a multidisciplinary setting to develop new technologies, products and manufacturing processes that will be used to develop new ground breaking hearing implant systems. Close links of collaboration exist between our centre and leading technology providers and universities over Europe. Our team is characterised by a familiar, informal and dynamic culture.

You are the right candidate for this role when

  • you have proven research experience within the Healthcare Industry, preferably within medical devices for chronic disease, giving you broad organizational experience and technical knowledge;
  • you have strong people management skills, drawing upon at least 5 years experience in managing engineers and scientists. You grow talents, manage skills mix, optimize organization for sustained short, mid and long-term capacity development;
  • you are an agile and inspirational leader with strong communication and influencing skills, excellent team collaboration skills and the ability to plan and execute in complex environments with multiple priorities;
  • you have a strong background in project management, including applying established project management methodologies;
  • you have a strong interest in the field of hearing;
  • you are willing to travel significantly;
  • you have post-graduation qualifications in bioengineering or equivalent.
Apply now by completing your application form online