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Position in Computer Music

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Applications are invited for a two-year position in the Music Technology Group (MTG), Technology Department at the Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain, commencing immediately. The position will give the opportunity to write a Ph.D. thesis.

This post is part of ProSeMus, a three-year research project funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Education. The project is aimed at the development of models and tools for the semantic analysis and processing of music. The successful applicant will be involved in the development of systems for expressive performance of music, and performance-based interpreter identification using algorithms and machine learning techniques developed within the project.

Candidates for this post are expected to have a Masters degree in one of the following areas: Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, or Mathematics. Candidates with a background in Psychology, Cognitive Science, or Music Theory may be considered as well provided that they have a solid background in Computer Science. Strong candidates with a BA or BSc in a related topic and proven experience in the field of computer music may be also considered for the post. The candidate should demonstrate solid programming skills (e.g. in C++, Matlab, Python) and at least a basic knowledge of music theory, Signal Processing and Machine Learning, or a high motivation to quickly get acquainted with relevant aspects of these fields

The Music Technology Group, with around 50 researchers and led by Xavier Serra, is one of the world's largest and most dynamic academic research centers for music technology. Among other fields, the group has gained reputation for Sound Synthesis, Music Information Retrieval, and Interactive Music. The lab is located in a historic building right in between the old town of Barcelona and the sea.

For more information please contact
Rafael Ramirez, tel. +34 935422165
rramirez AT iua DOT upf DOT edu

An application letter including a CV and a covering letter should be sent to

sgurrera AT iua DOT upf DOT edu

Applications can be sent immediately and will be processed in the order received until the position is filled.