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Reminder: PostDoc Position available at RWTH Aachen University

Dear list,

The Medical Acoustics Group at the Institute of Technical Acoustics
(http://www.akustik.rwth-aachen.de/), RWTH Aachen University, Germany
is seeking to fill the position of a PostDoc (Experienced Researcher).

This full-time position is available for 18 months, starting in July

The aim of the ER is to develop an audio-reproduction system for Hearing Impaired using acoustic virtual reality with binaural technology. The ER should create real-time acoustic virtual reality scenesfor hearing impaired children.


-Extension of the software for virtual acoustics (RAVEN and Virtual
Acoustics-Tool) by the Institute of Technical Acoustics to make the tool
applicable for children/adults with hearing impairment and cochlear
-The work also includes working on three subprojects (SP1-SP3):
-SP1: Real-time simulation implementation of different complex acoustic
-SP2: determine binaural input for different types of hearing aids using
Boundary Element Simulations (BEM), dummy heads and on subjects
-SP3: assist with organization of a winter school at RWTH Aachen University

Tasks and methodology:
-Acoustic Virtual Reality: Real-time simulation of complex acoustic
scenes including room acoustics and head-tracking related to the
acoustic input of the hearing aid
-BEM and/or measurement of HRTFs for the physically correct
representation of a binaural scene

The Institute of Technical Acoustics offers an attractive scientific
environment in an international team of scientists and access to
state-of-the-art acoustical equipment and labs. We are seeking for
candidates with a PhD degree in electrical engineering, biomedical
engineering, computer science or physics, who have excellent grades and
a solid scientific background in acoustic virtual reality, (real-time)
signal processing, audiology, and (room-) acoustics. Familiarity with
scientific tools and programming languages such as C and MATLAB, as well as excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, and an interest in multi-disciplinary research are essential.Research
experience in any of the mentioned fields and a strong interest in
application-oriented work are prerequisite.

To apply, provide (in English, in pdf), preferably no later than 26
January 2014:

1) a letter of interest (including motivation relevant to the research
topic), 2) your detailed curriculum vitae (including study curriculum
rankings, relevant research experience and publications), 3) your
diploma and transcripts (including translation if possible), 4) two
references and their full contact information, 5) English language
proficiency test results (if available)

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Janina Fels
Assistant Professor for Medical Acoustics
Institute of Technical Acoustics
RWTH Aachen University
Neustr. 50
52056 Aachen
or electronically to jfe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

General Information:

Improving Children’s Auditory Rehabilitation (iCARE)
FP7-Marie Curie Initial Training Network

The objectives of *i*mproving *C*hildren’s *A*uditory *RE*habilitation
(iCARE) are 1) to provide training to create a new generation of
researchers capable of exploiting the synergies between different
disciplines to optimize spoken communication in children with hearing
impairment, and 2) to combine research across disciplines to develop
novel methods, training skills and procedures for improving auditory
rehabilitation. iCARE is an international and interdisciplinary
consortium from academia, industry and socio-economic agencies and
offers a choice of *11 PhD and 3 postdoc* positions, starting *June or
July 2014*. Each project is supervised by a multidisciplinary team of
experts and will benefit from extensive training. Please contact 1 or
more partners for project specific educational prerequisites.

Eligibility: Marie Curie funding is intended to promote mobility of
early career researchers within the research community. Candidates must:
a) have received a degree (Bachelor or Master's) that qualifies them for PhD training, b) should not have undertaken more than 4 years of fulltime research subsequent to that degree, and c) should not have been resident within the ‘country of interest’ (see individual projects) for more than 12 months within the 3 years prior to 1 June 2014. For a full description of the eligibility conditions see:

An excellent 1st degree, good verbal and written communication skills in English, and an interest in multi-disciplinary research are essential.
At this stage applicants can express their interest and/or ask for
additional information by contacting the individual partner(s). Mobility expenses are provided in addition to a salary.Applicants should send a completed application form along with a covering letter detailing their suitability for the fellowship, C.V. and 2 academic references.