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open PostDoc position at Aalborg University

Dear group

We’re opening a Marie Curie postdoc position within the area of acoustic signal enhancement. The job description is available at: http://www.vacancies.aau.dk/show-vacancy/?vacancy=662670 - the text is copied below for your convenience :-)

If you know of good students within this area, please inform them about the position.



The Signal Information Processing group at the Department of Electronic Systems, Aalborg University, Denmark, is seeking to fill the position of an Experienced Researcher (Postdoctoral Research Associate) in the Marie Curie Initial Training Network DREAMS (Dereverberation and Reverberation of Audio, Music and Speech, www.dreams-itn.eu). 

This full-time position is available from 01.10.2014 or soon thereafter for 16 months, with an attractive salary according to the Marie Curie Initial Training Network conditions. The main part of the research work will be carried out at Aalborg University,
Denmark (supervisors: Prof. Søren Holdt Jensen, Assoc. Prof. Jan Østergaard) and will include a
4-month research secondment at Carl von Ossietzky Universitat Oldenburg, Germany (supervisors: Prof. Simon Doclo, Prof. Timo Gerkmann).

The DREAMS Initial Training Network started in 2013 and investigates the problem of modeling,
controlling, removing and synthesizing acoustic reverberation with the aim of enhancing the quality
and intelligibility of audio, music and speech signals. The ITN hosts 12 Early Stage Researchers
and 4 Experienced Researchers, each performing an individual research project around one of four
themes that reflect the most challenging open problems in the area of (de)reverberation. The
research training is organized and supervised by an international consortium of 12 leading
institutions from academia and industry.

The title of the envisaged research project is Interaction of (de)reverberation with other
acoustic artefacts/algorithms. In the area of acoustic signal enhancement, artefacts such as
reverberation, echo, feedback, and noise are usually dealt with as isolated problems. However, in a
realistic acoustic environment, multiple artefacts appear concurrently. A mere concatenation of
existing acoustic signal enhancement algorithms would be a simplistic and inefficient way of
approaching more complex enhancement problems, since the interaction between different
algorithms is non-negligible. The objective of this research is to develop a general signal model for
acoustic signal enhancement under a combination of different acoustic artefacts and compression
artefacts, and to propose a number of strategies for exploiting interactions between different
algorithms. It will be crucial to investigate how the different artefacts depend on the characteristics
of the enclosure and the sound signals of interests, and how the different artefacts influence each

We are seeking for candidates with a PhD degree (or at least 4 years of equivalent research
experience) in electrical engineering, applied mathematics, or a related discipline, who have an
excellent research and publication record in the field of speech and audio processing, signal and
information processing. Preference will be given to applicants who have a strong interest in
interdisciplinary and application-oriented work and familiarity with subjective listening experiments.
Moreover, good English language skills are required. Apart from independently conducting cuttingedge
research leading to journal publications, the experienced researcher is expected to cooperate
with the early stage researchers in the DREAMS ITN. Please note that candidates are only eligible
if they obtained their academic university degree (Master) less than 5 years prior to their
recruitment and have lived/worked in Denmark for less than 1 year in the 3 years immediately prior
to their recruitment. You may obtain further professional information from Assoc. Professor Jan
Østergaard, phone +45 9940 8693, email: jo@xxxxxxxxx

To apply for this position use the online portal at: http://www.vacancies.aau.dk (vacancy # P21420)
It is required that you submit a letter of motivation describing the reasons for applying, a CV, a list
of publications, a copy of the university diplomas and transcripts, contact information of 2-3
possible references, and a preliminary research plan. The application deadline is 01.09.2014.

The DREAMS ITN adheres to The European Charter for Researchers and The Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers.