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SONICOM Vacancies

The SONICOM consortium is growing. The project partners are in need of PhD students, post-docs and research assistants to join the AR/VR revolution.

Research Associate in Machine Learning-Based Spatial Audio

Closing Date: 20 September 2021

Imperial College London have a research associate (postdoc) position to work on spatial audio processing and spatial hearing using methods from machine learning. The aim of the project is to design a method for interactively fitting individualised filters for spatial audio (HRTFs) to users in real-time based on their interactions with a VR/AR environment. We will use meta-learning algorithms to minimise the time required to individualise the filters, using simulated and real interactions with large databases of synthetic and measured filters. The project has potential to become a very widely used tool in academia and industry, as existing methods for recording individualised filters are often expensive, slow, and not widely available for consumers.

Country: United Kingdom
Partner: Imperial College London
Contract: Full time, fixed term
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PostDoc Position

Responsibilities:

  • – Acquisition of behavioural data and electro-acoustic measurements, both in the context of personalized binaural audio.
  • – Development of machine-learning algorithms in the context of binaural audio.
  • – Communication of scientific results in scientific publications and at scientific meetings.
  • – No teaching duties.

 
Requirements and qualifications:

  • – PhD in a discipline related to the area of audio engineering.
  • – Profound knowledge of written and oral English is required.
  • – Flexibility, ability to work independently as well as in a scientific team are important.

 

Candidates are asked to send a CV, copies of relevant certificates, and a brief statement describing motivation, personal qualification, and research interests to Piotr Majdak (piotr.majdak@oeaw.ac.at), who also can be contacted for informal inquiries and questions. Applications will be accepted until an adequate candidate has been found. The first round of evaluation will start in September 2021.

Country: Austria
Partner: Austrian Academy of Sciences
Contract: Full time, fixed term
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PHD Student Position

Responsibilities:

  • – Development and implementation of auditory models.
  • – Communication of scientific results in scientific publications and at scientific meetings.
  • – No teaching duties.

 

Requirements and qualifications:

  • – Master’s degree (or equivalent) with excellent scores in a discipline related to research in hearing.
  • – Profound knowledge of written and oral English.
  • – Excellent programming skills in Matlab.
  • – Strong interest in systematic scientific work and integration into a multi-disciplinary research team.

 

Candidates should send a CV, copies of relevant certificates, and a brief statement describing motivation, personal qualification, and research interests to Piotr Majdak (piotr.majdak@oeaw.ac.at), who also can be contacted for informal inquiries and questions. Applications will be accepted until an adequate candidate has been found. The first round of evaluation will start in September 2021.

Country: Austria
Partner: Austrian Academy of Sciences
Contract: Part time, fixed term
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