[ 16. Dezember 2014 ]

STUDIUM – Postdoctoral Position at The University of York, UK

From: Gavin Kearney
Subject: Postdoctoral Position at The University of York, UK
Date: 2014 December 12
Reply-To: Gavin Kearney

Dear List
Apologies for multiple-posting. Please see below details of a
postdoctoral position at The University of York. Please forward to any
researchers you think might be interested. Closing date for applications
has been extended to the 5th of January.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow – University of York –
Spatial Audio for Interactive Audio Systems

A position is available at the University of York for a postdoctoral
researcher in spatial audio. The successful candidate will work on the
perceptual basis, design, prototyping and evaluation of state-of-the-art
immersive sound systems for the home aimed at interactive gaming. The
research will enable scientific advances in perceptual modelling of
dynamic sound source/listener movement and elevation, adapting to head
movements and translation of the listening position in interactive
games, providing a new algorithmic basis for enhanced spatial audio
quality, focus and immersion.

The research undertaken will be targeted at living rooms with next
generation interactive media systems and will be subject to rigorous
experimental validation. The project crosses the disciplines of
psychophysics, acoustics, digital signal processing and human computer
interaction to utilise significant academic and industrial support.

The ideal candidate will have a fairly recent PhD in spatial audio
and/or audio signal processing and will be proficient in acoustic
experimentation and DSP. Candidates with experience working with
binaural sound, Ambisonics, Wavefield Synthesis or related areas in
sound field control are encouraged to apply.

The postdoctoral candidate will ideally start no later than March/April
2015 on a 1 year contract with the possibility of follow-on funding
afterwards. Salary is fixed at £30,400 (€38,350).

The post is in the context of the EPSRC funded Spatial Audio for
Domestic Interactive Entertainment project and is in collaboration with
the BBC, IOSONO sound and Trilabyrinth Games.

Further details about the post can be found here.

For informal enquiries, please contact Dr. Gavin Kearney,

Gavin Kearney PhD,

Lecturer in Sound Design

Department of Theatre, Film and Television

The University of York

East Campus, Baird Lane

York YO10 5GB, UK