The Collaborative Research Centre SFB 1330 Hearing Acoustics: Perceptual
Principles, Algorithms and Applications (HAPPAA) at the Universität
Oldenburg is seeking to fill the position of a
Research Associate (m/f/d)
"Signal Processing for Active Acoustics"
in the Signal Processing Division (https:// www. sigproc.uni-oldenburg.de),
Department of Medical Physics and Acoustics, Faculty of Medicine and Health
Sciences. The position is available from January 1st, 2023 until June 30th,
2026 with a salary according to TV-L E13 (100 %). The position is suitable
for part-time work.
The Collaborative Research Centre Hearing Acoustics
(https: // uol.de/en/sfb-1330-hearing-acoustics) aims at a fundamentally
better quantitative understanding of the principles underlying the processing
of complex auditory and audio-visual scenes, the implementation of this
knowledge in algorithms for perceptual enhancement of acoustic communication,
and the evaluation of these algorithms in assistive listening devices.
The successful candidate is expected to contribute to project C1 "MIMO
acoustic earpiece for combined equalization, feedback cancellation and noise
reduction". The long-term objective of this project is to achieve
acoustically transparent speech communication and hearing support by means of
an active acoustic earpiece with integrated microphones and loudspeakers. The
main research questions are how to optimally exploit the availability of
multiple microphones and multiple loudspeakers to develop combined solutions
for sound pressure equalization, acoustic feedback cancellation and active
noise/occlusion control. More specifically, the successful candidate is
expected to develop, implement and evaluate direction-selective signal
processing algorithms for acoustic transparency and active noise/occlusion
control, depending on the acoustic scene at hand. In addition, the successful
candidate is expected to collaborate with the Jade University of Applied
Sciences in the area of individualized ear canal and occlusion models and with
the Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT in the area of
earpiece design and real-time implementation.
Candidates must have a completed scientific university degree (Master or
equivalent) in electrical engineering, hearing technology and audiology,
technical physics or a related discipline and have demonstrated their ability
to produce excellent scientific work, typically through the outstanding
quality of their doctoral thesis and an excellent publication record. We are
seeking candidates with extensive knowledge in at least two of the following
research fields: speech/audio signal processing, acoustics, control systems
and auditory perception. In particular, for the envisaged project experience
with active noise/occlusion control, adaptive algorithms and real-time
implementation is beneficial. Excellent programming (e.g., Matlab, python)
skills and English language skills are mandatory.
The Universität Oldenburg is dedicated to increasing the percentage of women
in science. Therefore, equally qualified female candidates will be given
Applicants with disabilities will be preferentially considered in case of
Please send your application ( ref. SP221 ), including a letter of
motivation, curriculum vitae, list of publications and a copy of the
university diplomas and grades, to Universität Oldenburg, Fakultät VI, Abt.
Signalverarbeitung, Prof. Dr. Simon Doclo, 26111 Oldenburg, Germany, or
electronically to email@example.com. Application by email is
preferred. The application deadline is 31.08.2022.