Senior Research Fellow / Research Fellow in Acoustics and Audio Signal Processing

Southampton, United Kingdom
£33,314 to £47,423 Per annum
28 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
15 Apr 2023
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Institute of Sound & Vibration Research

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £33,314 to £47,423 Per annum
Full Time Fixed Term (24 months)
Closing Date:  Saturday 15 April 2023
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2192923DA

The Institute of Sound and Vibration Research (ISVR) at the University of Southampton has the opportunity to explore new scientific horizons and develop new technologies for automotive audio. The research will be led by Prof Filippo Fazi and Prof Philip Nelson and will be undertaken in collaboration with Huawei, who are long-standing sponsors of audio research at the ISVR. The work will involve other University of Southampton academics and researchers, drawing on the University’s pool of talent in multiple disciplines. Support is available for various multi-disciplinary research projects that have the objective of creating revolutionary audio experiences.

You will undertake a key research project the reproduction, measurement, and perception of audio in the interior of a car. 

To be successful you will have a PhD* or an equivalent professional qualification and experience in acoustics and/or signal processing and/or audio technologies together with experimental and computational skills appropriate for audio engineering research. Experience with automotive audio, architectural acoustics, multi-channel audio, 3D audio, binaural audio, and real-time audio programming is desirable. You will collaborate with the audio research team in the ISVR, to work with researchers in our partner organisation, and to attend project meetings that may involve overseas travel.  The findings of the research undertaken will be published in leading scientific journals and presented at international conferences.

There is one post available with the successful candidate to be appointed as either a Research Fellow or Senior Research Fellow dependent on qualifications and experience.

If you are applying for the Senior Research Fellow you must have a strong track-records of research in acoustics, signal processing, or a related discipline, with experience in audio signal processing, automotive audio, and/or architectural acoustics.  

This post is offered on a full time, fixed term basis for at least two years due to funding restrictions. The proposed start date for the post is the 17th of April 2023, but it can be deferred, if required. 

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Informal enquiries can be made to Prof Filippo Fazi: 

The ISVR has been at the forefront of sound and vibration research and education since its inception nearly 60 years ago. The Institute has built an international reputation through pioneering academic research, strong and enduring collaborations with industry, and generations of graduates who have spread throughout the acoustics profession. The ISVR has excellent experimental facilities including anechoic and reverberation chambers, a 6-axis motion simulator and multiple audio focused laboratories. In addition, we are currently making substantial investments to refurbish our audio research and teaching facilities. 

The ISVR is part of the School of Engineering at the University of Southampton, which is one of the UK’s most dynamic centres for engineering research.  The School has an excellent record of collaborative research with industry and academic institutions in the UK and abroad. Equality, diversity and inclusion are central to the ethos of the School of Engineering. Women, black, asian and minority ethnic (BAME), LGBT and disabled applicants are encouraged to apply for this position. The University has a generous maternity/paternity etc. policy, and onsite childcare facilities.

*Applications for Research Fellow positions will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification. The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon completion of PhD.  Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.

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Application Procedure 

The application deadline is midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need assistance, call Recruitment on  +44 (0) 23 8059 2750, or email Quote the advert reference on all correspondence.

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