Associate Researcher, Electrical and Computer Engineering job with TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DRESDEN (TU DRESDEN)

The Technische Universität Dresden (TUD), as a university of excellence, is one of the most important and dynamic research institutions in the country. Founded in 1828, it is today a leading university with a global vocation and rooted in the region, as it focuses on the great challenges of the 21st century. It develops innovative solutions for the world’s most pressing problems. In research and academic programs, the university unites the natural and engineering sciences with the humanities, social sciences, and medicine. This wide range of disciplines is a particularity, facilitating interdisciplinarity and the transfer of science to society. As a modern employer, it offers attractive working conditions to all employees in education, research, technology and administration. The objective is to promote and develop their individual abilities while allowing everyone to reach their full potential. TUD embodies a university culture characterized by cosmopolitanism, mutual appreciation, thriving innovation and active participation. For TUD, diversity is an essential characteristic and quality criterion of an excellent university. Accordingly, we welcome all applicants who wish to commit their achievements and productivity to the success of the entire institution.

At Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Institute of Acoustics and Voice Communication, the Chair of Acoustic and Haptic Engineering offers a project position as

Research Associate (m/f/x)
(subject to personal qualification, employees are paid according to salary group E 13 TV-L)

from the next possible date. The position is limited until March 31, 2024. The period of employment is governed by Article 2 (2) of the Fixed-Term Research Contracts Act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz-WissZeitVG). Reconciling family and career is an important issue. The position is generally suitable for candidates seeking part-time employment. Please indicate your request in your application.

Tasks: The work includes research activities in the field of psychoacoustics and virtual acoustics. The main objective of the project is the development and evaluation of multimodal virtual environments for the study of the audiovisual perception of vehicles in traffic situations. To this end, the current state of research on the topic of source-based audio recording methods of moving sound sources (motor vehicles) will be reviewed. Thereafter, the existing methods of acoustic reproduction of mobile sources will be adapted or developed. For this purpose, a powerful wavefield synthesis system in a multimodal laboratory environment is available. The evaluation of the virtual scenes can be done using measurements and/or by means of perception experiments. The results will be presented and published at meetings, conferences and in the form of scientific articles.

Terms: Above average university degree, if applicable PhD, in the field of acoustics, psychology, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, physics, computer science or other related fields; great motivation and independent and scientific working method. Open-mindedness for interdisciplinary cooperation and very good English skills. Applicants who can communicate fluently in English and German are preferred. Experience in the field of psychoacoustics and statistics as well as virtual acoustics, audio technology and programming is an advantage.

TUD strives to employ more women in academia and research. We therefore expressly encourage women to apply. The University is a certified family-friendly university and offers a dual career service. We welcome applications from applicants with disabilities. If more than one applicant is found to be equally qualified, persons with disabilities or equivalent status under German Social Code IX (SGB IX) will be given priority for employment.

Please send your complete application accompanied by the usual documents by December 1, 2022 (the arrival date stamped from the university’s central mail service applies) to: TU Dresden, Fakultät Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik, Institut für Akustik und Sprachkommunikation, Professur für Akustik und Haptik, Herrn Prof. Ercan Altinsoy, Helmholtzstr. 10, 01069 Dresden, Germany or via the TU Dresden SecureMail portal https://securemail.tu-dresden.de by sending it as a single pdf document to [email protected] Please submit copies only, as your application will not be returned to you. Costs incurred to attend interviews cannot be reimbursed.

Reference to data protection: Your data protection rights, the purpose for which your data will be processed, as well as further data protection information can be found on the website: https://tu-dresden.de/karriere/datenschutzhinweis.

Please find the German version under: https://tu-dresden.de/stellenausschreibung/9938.

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