RESEARCH FELLOW IN ROOM ACOUSTIC MODELLING

Posted on Oct 25, 2020 in Communication and Room Acoustics, Job Opportunities in Acoustics

Closing date for applications: 16 November 2020

Applications are invited for a Research Fellow to be based in the Department of Music and Media’s Institute of Sound Recording (IoSR, http://iosr.uk) and to work full-time on the EPSRC project SCReAM (“SCalable Room Acoustic Modelling”). The post is available for 36 months, from January 2021 until December 2023.

The post-holder will work on exploring connections between room acoustic models; defining new unifying and scalable room acoustic models; adapting those models for application in e.g. consumer electronics, computer games, immersive media, and architectural acoustics.

The successful applicant will have a range of skills, including some of the following: strong, independent research skills; an excellent signal processing background; knowledge of room acoustic models; expertise/interest in numerical acoustics; enthusiasm for working with project partners at other universities and organisations (including, among others, KU Leuven, Electronic Arts and Sonos).

The IoSR is home to the Tonmeister degree in Music and Sound Recording, which produced a stream of highly successful graduates (including three Oscar winners, seven Grammy winners, and twelve BAFTA winners), and is a leading centre for research in acoustic engineering. It has several projects funded from research councils and industry, involving human listening tests, acoustic measurement, statistical modelling and digital signal processing. Current work is, for example, developing systems for spatial enhancement of object-based audio reproduction, for timbral perception modelling, and for next-generation environment-aware headphones.

Please note, it is University Policy to offer a starting salary at Level 3.6 to successful applicants who have been awarded, but are yet to receive, their PhD certificate. Once the original PhD certificate has been submitted to the local HR Department, the salary will be increased to Level 4.1

For more information about the SCReAM project, see https://www.scream-project.org.

Informal enquiries may be made to the project lead, Dr Enzo De Sena e.desena@surrey.ac.uk

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