PhD student position in Evaluation of acoustic design solutions in virtual environments

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 19 Apr 2021


Project description
The successful candidate will join the Vibroacoustics Group within the Division of Applied Acoustics at the department of Architecture and Civil Engineering , Chalmers University of Technology. You will also work closely with the Audio Technology Group. The Vibroacoustics Group currently has 8 members. The project that you will be working with covers areas of building acoustics, room acoustics and vehicles acoustics. It is centred around the subjective perception of different design solutions evaluated in virtual environments. Your work will include acoustic design, different auralisation techniques to create virtual environments, as well as evaluation of the human perception in relation to different design solutions. In particular, this methodology will be applied to low-frequency sound sources in buidings, the acoustic quality of open plan offices, and the design of warning signals for electric vehicles.

Major responsibilities
In this project, you will be working with the modelling of different aoustic environments in order to create signals suitable for auralisation. You will implement your simulations into different approaches for creating virtual environments where listening experiments can be carried out. The work will require both simulation techniques and acoustic measurement techniques. You will publish your results at international conferences and in international journals. Approx. 20 % of the work hours will be dedicated to departmental work, which includes assisting in teaching in the MSc program "Sound and Vibration" (in English).

Contract terms
Full-time temporary employment. You will be employed at Chalmers for a duration of 4 years including the standard social benefits, and you will receive a salary according to current salary agreements.

Qualifications
- MSc degree corresponding to at least 240 higher education credits in Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Computer Science or related field with a strong focus on acoustics and signal processing
- Strong background in acoustics
- Strong skills in Matlab and/or Python
- Strong signal processing skills
- Strong knowledge on spatial auditory perception
- Excellent communication skills (oral and written)
- A strong willingness to work in a team
- Good language skills in English are required. Knowledge of the Swedish language is not a requirement.

Chalmers continuously strives to be an attractive employer. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Our offer to you
Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the dynamic city of Gothenburg .
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Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20210141 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

CV:(Please name the document: CV, Family name, Ref. number)
• CV
• Other, for example previous employments or leadership qualifications and positions of trust.
• Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter:(Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)
1-3 pages where you:
• Introduce yourself
• Describe your previous experience of relevance for the position (e.g. education, thesis work and, if applicable, any other research activities)
• Describe your future goals and future research focus

Other documents:
• Copies of bachelor and/or master’s thesis.
• Attested copies and transcripts of completed education, grades and other certificates, e.g. TOEFL test results.

Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. The files may be compressed (zipped).

Application deadline: 19 April, 2021

For questions, please contact:
Professor Wolfgang Kropp
Wolfgang.kropp@chalmers.se , + 46 31 772 2204

*** Chalmers declines to consider all offers of further announcement publishing or other types of support for the recruiting process in connection with this position. ***

Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and education in engineering sciences, architecture, technology-related mathematical sciences, natural and nautical sciences, working in close collaboration with industry and society. The strategy for scientific excellence focuses on our six Areas of Advance; Energy, Health Engineering, Information and Communication Technology, Materials Science, Production and Transport. The aim is to make an active contribution to a sustainable future using the basic sciences as a foundation and innovation and entrepreneurship as the central driving forces. Chalmers has around 11,000 students and 3,000 employees. New knowledge and improved technology have characterised Chalmers since its foundation in 1829, completely in accordance with the will of William Chalmers and his motto: Avancez!


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