Oldenburg: PhD student (m/f/d; 75 %)

University: PhD student (m/f/d; 75 %) in the field of music perception and hearing science (67175)

The Department of Medical Physics and Acoustics, University of Oldenburg, Germany, seeks a highly motivated

PhD student (m/f/d)
75 % of full time TV-L 13 position for three years, available from 01.06.2020
in the field of music perception and hearing science

The position is embedded in the newly established "Music Perception and Processing Lab" led by Dr. Kai Siedenburg, which is part of the Department of Medical Physics and Acoustics, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, at the University of Oldenburg. The lab studies musical scene analysis and music perception of hearing-impaired listeners. A particular focus of the lab is to combine audio signal processing with psychophysical and neurophysiological (EEG) approaches to music perception. A long-term goal of the lab is to understand the acoustical and cognitive factors that determine musical scene perception and develop compensatory strategies for better music listening of hearing-impaired listeners. See  https://uol.de/en/music-perception  for details.

Located in the university town of Oldenburg, the Department of Medical Physics and Acoustics offers an international scientific environment and access to world-class research facilities in acoustics and cognitive neuroscience. For more information, visit  https://uol.de/en/mediphysics-acoustics.

The successful candidate is expected to devise a computational model of auditory stream segregation in music and conduct acoustical analyses of music mixing practices. This work will be evaluated in listening experiments and applied to the development of automatic music mixing for hearing-impaired listeners.

The PhD position offers excellent working conditions and does not encompass teaching or administration obligations. Funding for conference travel is available and collaboration with external researchers abroad is encouraged and can be financially supported. Participation in the Oldenburg Graduate School OLTECH is encouraged, see  https://uol.de/en/oltech for details.

Applicants for the position are required to hold an academic university degree (master or equivalent) in audiology, media technology, (music) psychology, cognitive neuroscience, applied physics, or a related discipline. A solid scientific background in auditory perception, music psychology, or acoustics is required, together with strong interest in music perception and cognition. Familiarity with scientific tools and programming languages (e.g., R/Matlab/Python), solid knowledge of statistics, and good English language skills are required. For the envisaged research project, experience with conducting listening experiments and affinity to statistical modeling of research data are considered assets.

We and the University of Oldenburg are aware of the power of diversity. In order to increase the percentage of female employees in the field of science, female candidates with equal qualification will be given preference.
Applicants with disabilities will be preferentially considered in case of equal qualification.

Applications including a CV, a detailed letter of motivation, and copies of university diplomas and transcripts should be sent to  kai.siedenburg(at)uni-oldenburg.de  or to

Dr. Kai Siedenburg
Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg
Fakultät VI - Department für Medizinische Physik und Akustik
Ammerländer Heerstr. 114-118
26129 Oldenburg.

Application by email is preferred.

The application deadline is March 31, 2020. For further information please contact Dr. Kai Siedenburg.

Die Ausschreibung ist auch im Internet unter https://uol.de/stellen/?stelle=67175 abrufbar.

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