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Study Director- Turner Scientific LLC

Turner Scientific is a hearing contract research company in Central Illinois that designs and conducts high quality research studies and consulting for a wide range of pharmaceutical, biotech, and academic customers using mouse, rat, guinea pig, and mini-pig models.

Research conducted at Turner Scientific includes testing new therapeutic drugs (e.g., chemotherapeutics, antibiotics, etc.) for safety/ototoxicity and new therapeutic drugs for efficacy and safety for the prevention and/or treatment of hearing loss and related pathologies. Turner Scientific also conducts extensive efficacy and safety research on cochlear implant and related devices. For more information regarding our services and expertise visit

Turner Scientific is seeking a PhD level scientist with experience in auditory, vestibular, or neuroscience research to direct preclinical research studies. 

Study directors are responsible for working with our team of senior scientists to communicate with customers on the design, analysis, and reporting of study results, and oversee the work of research technicians. Turner Scientific conducts approximately 20-25 research studies a year using a wide range of techniques including inner ear drug delivery, ABR and DPOAE measurements, immunohistochemistry, microscopy, cochlear explants, and others. Salary is commensurate with experience and is competitive with industry standards. Turner Scientific offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes standard benefits (health, life, dental, vision insurance), parental leave, and 8 weeks of combined vacation, sick, and personal time. 

Requirements include a doctoral degree in a relevant field and a record of scholarly activity using animal models. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a one-page cover letter that specifies the applicant’s research experience, up to three scholarly publications, and a list of three potential references to:

For more information or questions, please contact Mackenzie Welsh at the same email address. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Turner Scientific is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, order of protection status, marital status, genetic information physical or mental disability, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, association with a person with a disability, or any other basis or other perceived characteristic protected by federal law or the laws of the State of Illinois.

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