Research Fellow in Room Acoustic Modelling

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Enzo De Sena

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Jun 9, 2022, 7:52:46 PMJun 9
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Dear WiMIR list,

Please see the 2-year postdoc opportunity below. Please feel free to forward to anyone who may be interested. Apologies for cross-posting. Thank you!

Best regards,
  Enzo

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RESEARCH FELLOW IN ROOM ACOUSTIC MODELLING
University of Surrey (UK)
Salary: £33,309 to £38,587 per annum
Fixed Term for 24 months
Post Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Sunday 26 June 2022

Applications are invited for a Research Fellow to be based in the 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 24 months, from 1/August/2022 until 31/July/2024. For an exceptional candidate, a later start date may be accommodated, subject to the approval from the funder. You can submit the application up until 26/June/2022, but you are encouraged to do so as soon as possible since interviews may start even before the deadline.

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.

For more information about the SCReAM project, see https://www.scream-project.org. To apply go to: https://jobs.surrey.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=033022 Informal enquiries may be made to the project lead, Dr Enzo De Sena e.de...@surrey.ac.uk.

In return we offer a generous pension, relocation assistance where appropriate , flexible working options including job share and blended home/campus working locations (dependent on work duties), access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes and supportive family friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery.


The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all.  We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community.  Therefore we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.
Best regards,
  Enzo

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Enzo De Sena
Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor)
Institute of Sound Recording
Department of Music & Media
University of Surrey
Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, UK

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