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Empa is the research institute for materials science and technology of the ETH
Domain and conducts cutting-edge research for the benefit of industry and the
well-being of society.
For a research project, the Laboratory for Acoustics / Noise Control at Empa
Dübendorf (near Zurich) has an open
PostDoc position on Environmental Noise Effects/ Psychoacoustics
The position is embedded in the interdisciplinary research project RESTORE
(Restorative potential of green spaces in noise-polluted environments, see
www. restore-project.ch) and is funded by the Swiss National Science
Foundation. In this position you will design and conduct psychophysical
laboratory experiments on noise, stress, and recovery. You will use a virtual
reality (VR) environment which has been specifically developed for that
purpose to measure perceived and physiological stress. The diversified work
contains experiments and data analysis and requires close collaboration with
the RESTORE research team. It includes
Evaluation and selection of appropriate cognitive performance tests for
parts of the experiments
Putting into operation and testing a device for skin conductance
Design, planning, performing and analysis of psychophysical VR laboratory
experiments with audio-visual stimuli
Active participation in project, group and lab meetings, knowledge
Presentations and scientific publications
You have a PhD degree (or Master's degree with additional experience) with a
scientific-technical or biostatistical/psychological background. Knowledge in
(bio-)statistics is required. A strong interest in acoustics and noise
effects is expected. Further, experience with experimental studies (design
and performance) and programming skills in R and/or Matlab are advantageous.
Finally, very good command of English and German are a plus.
We offer an exciting position in a top-class research institution and
infrastructure in an interdisciplinary environment with modern working
conditions. You will have the opportunity to develop in a research field that
receives great attention in science and society. The starting date of the
position is January 2022 or by agreement. The duration of the employment is
For further information about the position please contact Beat Schäffer
firstname.lastname@example.org and visit our websites www. empa.ch/web/s509 and Empa-
We look forward to receiving your online application including a letter
of motivation, CV, detailed grades obtained during your studies and a list of
referees. Please upload the requested documents through our webpage.
Applications via email will not be considered.
Empa, David Heusser, Human Resources, Ueberlandstrasse 129, 8600 Dübendorf,