Technical Specialist in Immersive Audio

University of York
February 14, 2024
Offerd Salary:£36,024 - £44,263
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Technical Specialist in Immersive Audio


School of Physics, Engineering and Technology


£36,024 - £44,263 per year


Grade 6

Contract status

Fixed term

Hours of work


Based at

University of York campus

Interview date

To be confirmed

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  • Job Description 13086.pdf (PDF, 293.44kb)
  • Role Description Department

    The School of Physics, Engineering and Technology brings physicists and engineers together to push the frontiers of knowledge, foster innovation and meet the grand challenges facing society. Our aim is to deliver world-leading research in both fundamental and applied areas whilst developing new technologies that work for the public good, in an environment where everyone can thrive.

    As a School, equality, diversity, and inclusion are central to our culture and we strive to provide a working environment which allows all staff and students to contribute fully, to flourish, and to excel. We aim to ensure that there is a supportive and egalitarian culture at all levels and across all staff groups and offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums, campus facilities and services to support staff from different backgrounds. We are proud to hold Juno Champion and Athena Swan bronze awards, which recognise our commitment to creating an equitable and fully inclusive environment in which staff and students can thrive. We aim to inspire young people to engage with science and engineering through our outreach work.


    The AudioLab, part of the School of Physics, Engineering and Technology, are seeking an audio technician to support their research and industry engagement activities on a fixed term basis until March 2029. The role will be based primarily at the AudioLab facility on the University's Science Park - a large space equipped with state-of-the art immersive audio systems, anechoic chamber, virtual reality, audio production and postproduction facilities. The main responsibilities of the role will be:

  • Managing the work area and equipment in the AudioLab space
  • Assisting staff, research students and industry partners with the design and implementation of experimental work in virtual reality, immersive audio and spatial sound
  • Facilitating demonstrations and training for colleagues, industry partners and visitors
  • Skills, Experience & Qualifications needed

    You will have:

  • An Undergraduate or Postgraduate (MSc, Meng, PhD) Degree in Audio, Acoustics, Music Technology or a related discipline
  • Knowledge and experience of working with immersive technologies, virtual reality and spatial sound
  • Experience of development in game engines (Unreal/Unity) and strong understanding of relevant languages (Matlab/C++/Python etc.)
  • Excellent communication abilities, both orally and in writing
  • Interview date: To be confirmed

    For informal enquiries: please contact Prof. Gavin Kearney ([email protected]) or Prof. Helena Daffern ([email protected])

    The University strives to be diverse and inclusive – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

    We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University.

    We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

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