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Senior Scientist in Audio Signal Processing

Graz University of Technology
Country of Position: 
Contact Name: 
Gernot Kubin
Subject Area: 
Audio and Acoustic Signal Processing
Start Date: 
August 06, 2020
Expiration Date: 
August 26, 2020
Position Description: 

The Signal Processing and Speech Communication Laboratory ( at Graz University of Technology seeks a Senior Scientist who will further develop our research program in Audio Signal Processing with responsibilities in research goal definition, proposal writing and funding acquisitiion, scientific and administrative project management, research team management, research infrastructure support, regional and international cooperation, scientific publication, and technology transfer to industrial partners. Both curiosity-driven and applied research is welcome, in particular in application areas like medical engineering, assistive devices, acoustical measurements, and speech analysis. Some of the management work will involve project implementation for the lab director.

A limited amount of bachelor and master level teaching is expected as well, including supervision of student projects and master's theses.

Employment Conditions

  • PhD in Electrical and Audio Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Information and Computer Engineering
  • At least 3 years of employment in a research-related field
  • Very good knowledge/mastering of the English language
  • Scientific qualification in the area of Audio Signal Proceesing, demonstrated through peer-reviewed publications and  third-party funding acquisition

Additional Qualifications

  • Ability to further develop the research and teaching at the Signal Processing and Speech Communication laboratory, experience and methodical knowledge in the research field of Audio Signal Processing, implementation and administrative as well as scientific management of research projects
  • Experience in selected applications of Audio Signal Processing such as medicine, assisted living, acoustical measurements, speech analysis
  • Experience in the acqusitiion of publicly funded research projects as well as in cooperation with industrial partners
  • Experience in and readiness for indepedent teaching, including the supervision of project and graduation works

Specific Requirements

  • Willingness to participate in the continuing education program, especially in the framework of the offerings at Graz University of Technology
  • The chosen candidate should have a strong command of the English language, written and spoken, so as to effectively represent and communicate the subject matter in an international context both in the classroom and in the research field. If the candidate does not yet have sufficient knowledge of the German language, he or she must bewilling to pursue and acquire said language skills

Classification B1 according to the collective bargaining agreement for employees at universities. Indefinite-period full-time employment contract. Minimum gross salary is currently € 3,889.50 (before taxes, paid 14 times per year). 25 paid vacation days per year. Comprehensive health insurance. University sports program. Public transport allowance. Concessions for services and purchases. Family-friendly work place (regional award in 2018) including in-house day-care centre. Dual career program.

Eligibility criteria
Graz University of Technology aims at an increase of the percentage of female employees, especially in leading positions and amongst the scientific personnel, therefore qualified women are especially encouraged to apply. Until a balanced employment of females and males is achieved, women will be preferentially recruited.

Selection process
Graz University of Technology strives actively to achieve diversity and equality. In the selection process, individuals cannot be discriminated for based on gender, ethnicity, religion or beliefs, age or sexual orientation, respectively. Qualified individuals with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

Travel costs incurred during the application and interview process will not be reimbursed by Graz University of Technology.

Additional comments
Applicants are asked to forward a detailed application in electronic form (application letter, certificates and documents, curriculum vitae with a description of the applicant ́s scientific and professional career, publication list with copies of the five most important publications, an overview of his or her recent research and teaching activities) by no later than

August 26, 2020 (e-mail timestamp),

Dean of the Faculty of Electrical and Information Engineering
Univ.-Prof. DI Dr. Wolfgang Bösch, MBA
Inffeldgasse 18/EG, 8010 Graz, Austria

All applications have to include the reference number 4420/20/028 .

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