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Job vacancy: Technical Officer in Psychoacoustics (Part time)

Title: Job vacancy: Technical Officer in Psychoacoustics (Par
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Technical Officer in Psychoacoustics (Part time)


The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.

REF. 2882NET

FIXED TERM: Salary Level 7:
A$53K - A$57K per year (pro rata) (plus up to 17% employer superannuation plus leave loading).
The Chief Investigator of an ARC Discovery Project is seeking the assistance of an enthusiastic technical officer to support his research activities in the production of a range of psychoacoustic analytic tools (both signal processing and subjective measurement) using Matlab (or similar); developing up-to-date, easily accessed research databases and websites; organising and running experiments with human participants; engineering and editing sound recordings; providing assistance with data analysis; and performing other duties related to the project.

Essential criteria: a degree in computer science or similar; excellent knowledge of Matlab (or equivalent); ability to write external functions and commands related to human computer interfacing and sound file analysis (eg. for controlling audio CDs, performing spectral analysis, beat tracking and so forth); proven ability to meticulously document software; proven ability to work well as part of a team, as well as to perform tasks independently; familiarity with acoustics and psychoacoustics, as well as a strong interest in the field; willingness to work on a Mac OS X platform; ability to write, maintain and upload web pages according to University and Faculty guidelines; knowledge of database and web administration and maintenance; a knowledge of EEO/AA principles; knowledge of OHS responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant OHS training.

Desirable criteria: experience in making studio sound recordings; experience in making DVDs; extensive experience in the area of acoustics and psychoacoustics.

This is a fixed term position for 12 months working 2 days a week part time, with the possibility of renewal.

Enquiries may be director to Dr. Emery Schubert on telephone (61 2) 9385 6808 or email:

Applications close 21 May 2004.

1. Preparing Your Application
Step 1 - Complete the Application Form (on-line or download Application Form - RTF [http://www.hr.unsw.edu.au/employment/application.htm]) including details of 2 referees.
Step 2 - Your Application Letter QUOTING REF NUMBER and must address the selection criteria as detailed in the position description.
Step 3 - Your Resume and where requested, copies of academic transcripts and qualifications should be included.

2. Submitting Your Application

Send the completed Application Form, your Application Letter addressing the selection criteria and your Resume:
- by email to:
- by facsimile to: (61 2) 9662 2832 or
- by post to: Recruitment, Human Resources, UNSW Sydney 2052.

All electronic applications will receive an email response confirming
that the application has been received within 24 hours!
Applicants for General Staff Level 1-7 positions not selected for
interview will not be forwarded an unsuccessful letter.

For more information visit http://www.hr.unsw.edu.au/employment/07050408.htm