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Research Fellow in Room Acoustic Modelling

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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 slightly 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

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

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For more information and to apply online, please download the further details and click on the ‘apply online’ button above.
 
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.

Click here to find out more about the benefits we offer to support you.

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.

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