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Postdoctoral Position at The University of York, UK

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@xxxxxxxxxx

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

Tel: +44 (0)1904 32 5245

Fax: +44 (0)1904 32 5221



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