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PhD and PostDoc positions at the University of Oldenburg/Germany

Dear List,

The Centre for Hearing Research, the collaborative Research Unit (DFG Forschergruppe‘) FOR 1732 “Individualized hearing acoustics“ and the Institute of Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Science at the University of Oldenburg, Germany, are seeking to fill the following positions in the area of Hearing Acoustics (Acoustics, Signal Processing, Medical Physics):

2 PhD students (75% E13 TV-L, 3 years)
Model-based signal processing for audio and hearing devices

1 PostDoc (E13 TV-L, initially 2 years) or
1 PhD student (75% E13 TV-L, 3 years)
Perceptual aspects of loudspeaker reproduction and room acoustics

1 PostDoc (E13 TV-L, initially 2 years) or
1 PhD student (75% E13 TV-L, 3 years)
Monaural and binaural models of hearing and modeling of hearing quality

The positions are suited for part-time work.

The groups involved in this project offer an attractive environment with research covering auditory perception, audiology, digital signal processing, computational auditory scene analysis, new technologies for sound reproduction and sound quality research for automobile and aviation. The University of Oldenburg is known for its wide range of activities in hearing research and offers an excellent environment for a PhD or PostDoc project in Psychoacoustics.

We are looking for candidates with a Master degree (university) or PhD (depending on the position) in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or related fields with excellent grades and solid scientific background in auditory perception, acoustics, and signal processing. Familiarity with scientific tools and programming languages such as MATLAB or C as well as good English language skills are required. Research experience in any of the mentioned fields and a strong interest in interdisciplinary and application-oriented work are desirable.

Salary and social benefits will conform to the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Lower Saxony Civil Service (TV-L). The University of Oldenburg is an equal-opportunity employer that seeks to increase the proportion of female academic staff members. According to § 21, 3 NHG female applicants are to be preferentially considered in case of equal qualification.
Disabled persons with equal qualification will be given preference.

Interested candidates should send an application, CV, copy of their university diplomas and contact information for one or two references until 29th of February 2012 to:

Prof. Dr. Dr. Birger Kollmeier, Zentrum für Hörforschung, Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, 26111 Oldenburg, Germany (or per email to birger.kollmeier@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx).

For more information see www.hearing4all.org.


Dr. Karin Klink
Medizinische Physik
Fakultät V - Institut für Physik
Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg
26111 Oldenburg, Germany

Email: karin.klink@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Tel. (+49) 441-2172-180 (HdH)