Human otopathology research requires uniquely trained individuals. The traditional otopathologist has been a clinician-scientist (otologist or neurotologist), but individuals holding a PhD in relevant fields such as molecular biology can also successfully pursue otopathologic research, once they have sufficient grounding in the relevant basic sciences and are provided with a clinical link. The translational research potential of otopathologic research is vast, and so it is imperative that new investigators be trained and encouraged to take up careers in temporal bone research.
The Laboratories of the Network offer Research Fellowships to qualified individuals from both the medical and basic science fields. Depending upon the lab, positions are available to medical students, residents in otolaryngology or related specialties, as well as to pre-doctoral and post-doctoral PhD candidates in the hearing and vestibular sciences.
Candidates interested in research training and fellowships should directly contact investigators at the Network laboratories.