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PhD Position on binaural perception models available

Dear colleagues,

The Quality and Usability Lab of TU Berlin (Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sebastian Möller, An-Institute Deutsche Telekom Laboratories) seeks applications for a PhD opening (German scientific researcher, "Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter", salary according to the BAT IIa scale) on:

Models of binaural perception and their application to multi-channel audio reproduction evaluation

Our goal is to compile a binaural auditory perception model applicable to speech intelligibility prediction and to the evaluation of artefacts linked to multi-channel audio reproduction techniques. The task of the PhD candidate is to: 

- Collect, adapt, and if necessary create different building blocks of a model that emulates the signal-processing involved in human binaural auditory perception. 

- Apply the resulting model to the perceptual analysis of spatial and temporal artefacts related with spatial audio reproduction techniques such as Wave Field Synthesis (WFS) and Higher Order Ambisonics (HOA).

The research will be carried out in the framework of a collaboration with the Institute of Communication Acoustics, Ruhr-University Bochum (Prof. em. Jens Blauert, http://www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/ika/ika/mitarbeiter/blauert.htm). 

At the Quality & Usability Lab, the research is an activity of the Audio Group (Dr.-Ing. Alexander Raake, Dr.-Ing. Sascha Spors), and will be carried out in exchange with other PhD-students working, for example, on intelligibility prediction, multichannel audio reproduction techniques, and binaural perception.
For this position, genuine interest in and knowledge of acoustics, the willingness to work in an international and interdisciplinary team, and the capability of independent work are a must. Solid knowledge of signal-processing and interest in psychoacoustics as well as of the English language are required, prior knowledge of psychoacoustics is a definite plus. Also required is programming knowledge in MATLAB and C(++).

Further information on the team and our research topics can be found under www.qu.tlabs.tu-berlin.de.
Applications including a CV, a motivation letter, copies of the most important certificates and 1-2 references should be sent, as soon as possible, to:
Irene Hube-Achter 	Email: irene.hube (a) telekom.de

TU Berlin seeks to increase the percentage of female employees and particularly encourages female candidates to apply. In case of equal qualifications, female candidates will be preferred.

Handicapped candidates will be preferred in case of equal qualifications.

With best regards
Alexander Raake

Alexander Raake
Senior Scientist
Quality & Usability Lab
Deutsche Telekom Laboratories
TU Berlin
Ernst-Reuter-Platz 7
10587 Berlin
Fon: +49-30-8353-58462
Fax: +49-30-8353-58409