Research Fellow in Multimodal Hearing Assistive Technology

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh (GB)
£31,604 -£37,706 per annum pro-rata
29 May 2023
End of advertisement period
11 Jun 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job description

Grade 5, Full-time - Fixed term for 20 months, with possibility to extend by up to 12 months.

Edinburgh Napier University is seeking to appoint a full-time (or part-time) Research Fellow for the prestigious EPSRC funded Programme Grant: COG-MHEAR, led by Programme Director: Professor Amir Hussain.

As a Research Fellow, you will have the opportunity to work alongside renowned academics and researchers in the School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment. The position may also involve supporting related research as part of the EPSRC funded project on Natural Language Generation for Low-Resource Domains (NATGEN), jointly led by Dr. Dimitra Gkatzia and Prof. Amir Hussain. The work may involve conducting related research as part of the EPSRC funded project on Natural Language Generation for Low-Resource Domains (NATGEN), jointly led by Dr. Dimitra Gkatzia and Prof. Amir Hussain.

COG-MHEAR is a world-leading cross-disciplinary research programme funded under the EPSRC Transformative Healthcare Technologies 2050 Call. The programme aims to develop truly personalized multimodal hearing assistive technology. It includes academic partners from 6 other UK Universities and a strong User Group comprising industrial and clinical collaborators, and end-user engagement organisations. For more details, visit our website: https://cogmhear.org

Further information about the School of Computing can be found here. Additional facts and figures on the University can be found here.

The role

The role involves taking a leading role in COG-MHEAR under the direction of Prof. Hussain. Flexible part-time appointments will also be considered.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Undertake world-leading research in developing and evaluating real-time multi-modal machine learning models for hearing-aid speech enhancement and conversational dialog systems.
  • Manage, supervise, and administer research duties.
  • Prepare peer-reviewed publications for high-impact journals and conferences.
  • Collaborate with other COG-MHEAR project teams
  • Liaise with project researchers, collaborating companies, clinicians and end-users in the User Group, to ensure overall COG-MHEAR programme goals are met
  • Contribute to proposals to secure future research funding
  • Undertake other relevant activities under the direction of the Programme Director

Who we are looking for

A highly motivated, dynamic and enthusiastic individual who brings:

  • Expertise in low-latency machine learning, audio-visual speech processing, hearing-aid signal processing, multi-modal speech and natural language processing, Edge AI or related areas.
  • Strong publication record in top journals and conferences
  • Proven ability to solve real-world problems independently and make original contributions to collaborative research
  • Excellent programming, quantitative research and teamworking skills

For a detailed list of the requirements, please read the full role profile here. Informal inquiries can be made to Prof Hussain (a.hussain@napier.ac.uk)

Benefits We Offer

Salary: Grade 5-per annum, pro-rata

Global Talent Visa (where applicable): This position qualifies the successful applicant to apply for the prestigious Global Talent Visa under the fast-track route.

Further information about our benefits can be found here.

Additional Information

Application Closing Date: 11th June 2023

Interviews are likely to be held on 19st June 2023, with a post start date of 1st July 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The University is strongly committed to equality, diversity and inclusion, demonstrated through our work in respect of our diversity awards and accreditations (Advance HE’s Athena SWAN Charter) and hold Disability Confident, Carer Positive and Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champion status. More details can be found here.